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October 8, 2009 3:00:34 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
This week, around 1000 euro's.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Only the pc. I've already got screen and everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

I've choosen a website already in europe, but I'll link the parts from newegg.

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
i7 920

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

OC maybe, Crossfire yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

A 20" widescreen with a resolution of 1680x1050

Parts:

CPU: i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: ASrock extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: Corsair xms3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Antec nine hundred two
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair 750tx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Harddrive: Samsung spinpoint F1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Videocart: Asus 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-drive: samsung S223 B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

plus: 2 x coolermaster 120mm fans
And some cold cathodes from revoltec

Pls comment on my build
really appreciate that

Thx! :sol: 

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 8, 2009 3:48:59 PM

How are the prices on the 5xxx series in Europe? it is only about a 45 USD difference here in the US between the 4890 and the 5850.

The 5850 beats out the 4890 in benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433...

It also consumes less energy, and is DX11. Not sure how it fits in your budget though.

Also, with crossfire down the line, two 5850s should rock anything for a few years.
October 8, 2009 3:52:48 PM

It looks like a solid build, but here's what I would do differently:

Switch the HDD to a WD Caviar Black 1TB. (or better yet: two WD Caviar Black 640GB in RAID 0, if you can budget for them) The drive you selected is way overpriced IMO; you'll probably get better performance from the WD anyway.

That video card might be a little bit of overkill at 1680x1050. I'd consider lowering it to a 4870. You probably won't even notice a difference.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 8, 2009 5:52:45 PM

Dont get a caviar black 1TB (a caviar black 640 would be great, though - different platters). You just picked the wrong Samsung. You want the Samsung F3 1TB for a gaming machine, not the F1 which is designed for corporate data servers.
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