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October 21, 2009 7:14:40 PM

Edit: wow I fail!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within A Month BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Code Compiling, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Radeon 5850

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't know yet

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet is good, speed is good too.

I do a lot of C#/Actionscript3/C++ dev and I want a beast. The only thing I know I have to get and want is a Radeon 5850 for DX11.

I'm really out of the loop as far as everything except video cards so...

What can I build for between 800-1500 that would be great for gaming and dev? Are SSD's worth it?

More about : gaming development

October 21, 2009 7:33:01 PM

Sorry guys, I failed. Better now.
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October 21, 2009 9:15:19 PM

So the budget includes a monitor and OS? If so, here's a nice setup

Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DELL S2309W Full HD Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...

Should come out to around $1350. There's room to go up and down in price - if you aren't going to crossfire the mobo and psu could be switched out, and you can always add a SSD or upgrade.
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October 21, 2009 9:47:52 PM

Cool!

OS will be free.

What are your thoughts on SSD?

I don't see the need to crossfire, so what psu, mobo do you recommend then?

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October 21, 2009 9:51:17 PM

Good news about the OS.

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if you don't mind Micro-ATX

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would hold off on the SSD, but since your still way under budget it's definitely an option
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 21, 2009 9:59:52 PM

Hold off on SSD because of the cost? lol what's with 5850's being out of stock everywhere Oo.

Any others have opinions on this setup?

Thanks so much for all your help jbakerlent!
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October 21, 2009 10:07:27 PM

A quiet case in the same price range as the LIAN LI K62 is the Antec P183 $115 after rebate

Im not sure SSDs get you the kind of performance upgrade for the price you'd expect in your budget range.

Instead of the SSD I'd upgrade the monitor to Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP $449
The portrait mode pivot ability gives you nearly double the vertical page real estate for coding.

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October 21, 2009 10:08:50 PM

I'm in love with that monitor.
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October 21, 2009 10:13:27 PM

After having my last couple of monitors being able to use portrait mode I'll never go back to landscape only monitors.

The USB ports are oh-so-handy as well - especially if you're quieting the system by moving the tower a bit further away.
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October 21, 2009 10:16:09 PM

Excellent. Do you have that case? How do you know it's quiet?
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October 21, 2009 10:31:21 PM

Very cool thanks!

Any other thoughts out there?
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October 22, 2009 5:01:15 AM

hmm might as well drop $10 just in case I want to do crossfire later?

What's difference between ATX and Micro-ATX?
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October 22, 2009 5:07:49 AM

Micro-ATX is just smaller than ATX (9.6x9.6 maximum) versus (12x9.6)
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October 25, 2009 3:23:22 AM

About to order and would like any extra comments!
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October 25, 2009 2:47:05 PM

What are you about to order? I'm not sure it's clear what you've chosen.
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October 25, 2009 7:38:06 PM

FYI haven't ordered yet. would love some more feedback.

Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 26, 2009 5:22:20 AM

Anyone know where there's a 5850 in stock?
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