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Final system build 1000$ i5

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October 23, 2009 7:50:42 AM

I am now pretty confident I have found the ideal build for me.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 CHF = 1000$ Can be within 900 - 1100 though.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING only

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.digitec.ch ( its from Switzerland but has a English translation. )

PARTS PREFERENCES: Non actually

OVERCLOCKING: I might after a year or so

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, when 5850's drop prices

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would prefer a windowed case =)

These are links to the build. Same build different layout.
http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=c37WAuQgDjs&view=shoppinglist
http://www.digitec.ch/?wk=c37WAuQgDjs&view=product

Could you please comment the build and tell me if some things need changing.
October 23, 2009 8:18:19 AM

I don't see any problems with that build, nice work!
October 23, 2009 8:32:22 AM

Thank you! =)
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October 23, 2009 4:51:31 PM

Overall really good build for the money. My only concern with the LGA1156 CPU is the compatibility with the more "performance level" CPU in the future, the 6 cores i9 for example will only work on LGA1366 (I don't know the plan for any LGA1156 equivalent). If you don't mind much (nothing wrong with that BTW) then no problem, you will enjoy your build I have no doubts; if you would prefer to keep i9 as a possible upgrade in the future, I would do the following alterations:
  • Mushkin XP3-12800 3x2GB, DDR3-1600, CL8-8-8-24@1.65V (+26$)
  • Corsair CMPSU-850TXEU, 850W, SLI/CF, ATX2.2/EPS, 80Plus (+17$)
  • Intel Core i7 920 D0 BOX (+100$)
  • AsRock X58 Extreme, Intel X58, LGA1366, SLI, CFX (+27)
    The bulk of the price difference is actually the CPU which is a shame because it's not really better than the i5 750 by itself. If you could find some kind of deal to bring the 170$ gap down, it would probably be worth it more.
    October 23, 2009 4:53:35 PM

    May I suggest these motherboards:

    Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4, Intel P55, LGA1156, SLI, CFX

    Asus P7P55D, Intel P55, LGA1156, SLI, CFX
    October 23, 2009 6:52:54 PM

    evongugg said:
    May I suggest these motherboards:

    Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4, Intel P55, LGA1156, SLI, CFX

    Asus P7P55D, Intel P55, LGA1156, SLI, CFX


    Second the Asus board, also if you plan to overclock down the line you might want to get 1600ddr3 memory.
    October 23, 2009 8:08:59 PM

    Thanks for the reply's.

    About the 920, I'm not really to interested in that option. Mainly because of the too big price difference for no performance upgrade.

    Hmm the motherboards. Could you tell me why I would have to spend more for the Gigabyte option?
    And why the Asus for the same price? With less options ( from my newbie point of view ).

    I have changed the memory to 1600 from the same brand and 8-8-8 timing. For just 5 CHF extra, thanks for the tip.

    Please keep commenting, it keeps improving my system =).
    !