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October 11, 2009 3:46:32 AM

Here is the build I am going to do. Would appreciate any suggestions.

Purchase Date: Next week

Budget: $1400 or so

System Usage: Gaming, General

Parts not required: Monitor Have Samsung P2350, Power Supply Have Corsair 750 Watt

Websites Preferred: New Egg, Amazon, or any other reputable.

Overclocking: Probably one I learn a little more.
Monitor resolution is 1920 X 1080

Here is what I have picked out.

LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P50R Red Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $229.00

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail Combo w/I7 $469.00

SAPPHIRE 100279-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $154.99.

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV4GK - Retail $79.99 after rebate

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $29.99

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM $31.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon $99.00 (Part of combo deal)

Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS $99.98

Thermal-Star LCD Media Panel 7-in-1 Card Reader / Fan Controller / Temp. Display (TS-07) $44.00

I originally bought a Gateway FX6800-01E for my teenager and it was atotal piece of junk(Another story), So I am Going to try and do it myself with some suggestions from you guys!


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October 11, 2009 3:57:48 AM

Another Amdtel. Looks great though.

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October 11, 2009 4:30:51 AM

That build is good but can be improved...

Change the processor to Core i5 750
And the case to Antec 900 or equivalent...

You will save a lot which will enable you to buy a better card which is most important for a gaming PC.

Buy a Radeon 5850 then...
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October 11, 2009 5:37:57 AM

The 860 had no performance increase for gaming. I'm gonna have to agree with shubham1401. Unless you do any other type of CPU intensive tasks, I'd stick to the I5.
October 11, 2009 1:33:00 PM

Also suggest an Antec 902
Why Vista w/ Win 7 shipping from newegg in 8 days (for 10/22 delivery)
The 2 TB WD Black is a top performer but the 1 TB model pales next to the competition,3.html

Don't forget to check the sound and temperature charts

Some better drives are $20 cheaper too.

If I was gonna spend that much on a Mobo w/ that CPU, I think I'd rather have theRampage II Extreme w/ an 900 series CPU. With the extra $100, get a 5850.