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October 14, 2009 1:30:48 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Wednesday October 14, 2009 TOMORROW!

BUDGET RANGE: $0 - $800 (preferably less)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Video Editing, Video Game Programming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, Case, Headset, Gaming Gloves(LoL)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.NewEgg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use INTEL, but whatever is more efficient

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Does not need to be all flashy. I NEED it to have 250 fps CONSTANT on all maps on cod4, be able to do the same with mw2.

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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

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

ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Retail

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

Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail (IS THIS NECESSARY?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7

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

VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

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

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Bare Drive? Good or bad?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks Ahead of Time Guys,
Nick

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October 14, 2009 2:06:10 AM

I also wanted to throw out there that i am also looking into a GTX 260 Video card

Good idea or Not knowing the new series of video cards are coming out?
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October 14, 2009 7:24:45 PM

I would recommend a different motherboard if you plan to overclock. I think in tomshardware's review that MB fried on them.

gigabyte ud3r:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same graphics card $25 cheaper, lifetime warranty:

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


I would switch to this heatsink:
Hyper 212+

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

CPU $10 cheaper:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

If your looking to get the price down search newegg, zipzoomfly, and ewiz for combo deals..you can usually find a pretty good deal on mobo/cpu combo or such.
October 14, 2009 7:27:48 PM

You can get a 1GB 4870 for less money.

XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $144.99

I don't trust Seagate drives, even the 7200.12 series. I would swap it for this one:

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

The Sunbeam cooler won't work for the LGA1156 socket. Here's one that will:

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

ECS is not known for making great motherboards. I would use this combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... (i5 750 + Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 combo) $299.98

Don't get an IDE DVD burner.

SAMSUNG SH-S223B 22X SATA DVD Burner Black Drive Bulk $29.99

I wouldn't get a GTX 260 over a 4870 1GB. You mentioned you were possibly interested in SLI or Crossfire. The cheap P55 boards don't support SLI.
October 14, 2009 7:46:14 PM

ECS sucks. I've had so many problems with them in the past. Why don't get a MSI GD-65 board or one of the mid-rage Gigabyte board.
October 14, 2009 7:51:28 PM

Now you have the option of a 5770 instead of the 4870 if you want DX11.
October 14, 2009 7:57:25 PM

So the build i first put up is good just need to change the Mobo + Video Card + DVD Burner and im set?
October 14, 2009 7:57:55 PM

townshiplax07 said:
any help?


This is what I would buy with 800 bucks.....

i5 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P55 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3-1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total : 841.85$ shipped / before rebates

Around 800.00 after rebates/discounts ;) 













October 14, 2009 8:06:46 PM

i dont see a point in building a rig that will give you a constant 250+FPS in any game... You cannot tell the difference after 60-80 FPS anyways....What you want is a high frame count with some eye-candy enabled.... The 4870 1Gb will give ya a ton of frames in CoD but of course without xAA. Once you enable your xAA your FPS will drop significantly.....
October 14, 2009 8:34:26 PM

+1

The Antec 300 will fit everything fine. Just make sure you take your time with the cable management.

October 14, 2009 8:54:00 PM

alright cool, i will be buying all of this either tonight or tomorrow. Do you recommend XP or Vista? and which version?
October 14, 2009 9:00:24 PM

oh alright, thanks man really appreciate it
October 14, 2009 9:01:27 PM

townshiplax07 said:
alright cool, i will be buying all of this either tonight or tomorrow. Do you recommend XP or Vista? and which version?

Definitely not XP. You can pre-order Windows 7 for $99. You can also get it for $30 if you're a student.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99

www.win741.com

If you absolutely have to get an OS that ships before next week, use this combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... (Samsung F3 500GB + 64-bit Windows Vista with a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7) $154.98
October 14, 2009 9:04:57 PM

masterasia said:
Just wait till Windows 7 is released. You won't get you're "Free" Upgrade until March or April. And it won't be free. You'll have to pay for the DVD which is $17 or so.


No... lol the upgrade is free

Its the same as when Vista came out and the egg was selling XP with a free upgrade to Vista. I bought that same OS and I did not have to pay a cent more.....

Win 7 will be released in 6 days, I dont know where you got the March/April date....

That is the main reason why the free upgrade is good till Oct 19th ........
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