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New i7-860 build, want advice.

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October 13, 2009 7:10:47 AM

So here is my build I got together so far.

CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V

Video Card: XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 or XFX RADEON HD 5850 1 GB DDR5<---If it comes out around the time I decide to order.



(Want to do Crossfire in the near future.)

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP

Optical: LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

HDD: None.

Operating System: None

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5

Monitor: Already have a 1920x1080.



So thats what I have so far, price for everything I want is around $1,000 USD, max I am willing to go is around $1,200 USD.
I want to be able to play all game for awhile at relatively high settings at 1920x1080. I am not picky about Nvidia/ATI, I just want the best performance at 1920x1080 for my money.

Any suggestions/comments?

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October 13, 2009 7:35:16 AM

^ Hmm.. My suggestions...

1. CPU + Mobo combo...
This mobo also offers all the important features...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

2. CASE - I would prefer this case for about $89, with Free shipping and it is a better case than that 900
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$10 off w/ promo code EMCMLLW48, ends 10/14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. Graphics card - Dint you know there are newer DirectX 11 cards available...The HD 5850 would compliment that 860 better...
XFX RADEON HD 5850 1 GB DDR5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q4U5EY
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October 13, 2009 7:46:38 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, would you know when the 5850s are going to be released?
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October 13, 2009 8:45:45 PM

For crossfire though, he would need four 6 pin connectors (and the 650 TX only has two)...
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