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October 22, 2009 5:24:38 PM

Looking at building..been awhile, let me know what you think


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before X-mas

BUDGET RANGE: $2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: CAD, Gaming, surfing the net

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i5 or i7

OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

Parts I'm thinking about using:

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214

ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.275990

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.275990

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

LG Black 8X Blu-ray Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136176

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October 22, 2009 5:52:46 PM

I believe the V8 only comes with a bracket for 1366. For 1156 take a look at CM Hyper 212+. Cheaper as well and received good reviews.
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October 22, 2009 7:37:26 PM

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October 23, 2009 12:14:57 AM

I wouldnt buy a p55 yet, not atleast till the foxconn stuff dies down. I was going to by an i7 860 setup a week ago, but after reading about the issues and not wanting to take a chance I just put the extra 50 bucks and bought an i7 920/mobo/ram.
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October 23, 2009 12:35:57 AM

Your power supply is designed for systems with 3 graphics cards and your motherboard is designed for one. Either drop the PSU down to a 750TX and get the P7P55D Pro OR drop the PSU to a 650TX. You cant 3way SLI/crossfire on a p55 motherboard, they dont have enough pcie channels.

At the $2000 dollar price point for a CAD system you really should get an x58 motherboard that is expandable to two graphics cards at x16 and an i7 920 CPU with a 750TX PSU.
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