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October 25, 2009 12:17:56 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next couple months BUDGET RANGE: under 1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: movies, school work (adobe illustrator, matlab, spice sofware), web surfing, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, CPU (i5), mobo (GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, frys COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: already have CPU and mobo

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: dual 1920x1080 23" monitors for everyday use. was wondering if I would be able to hook it up to my 40" Samsung 1080p LCD??

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first build. Bought the mobo and cpu on a whim at Frys today. Looking to get something for movie downloads and streams as well as music. Plan on hooking it into my surround sound in my room is possible.

Thanks for the help fellas
October 25, 2009 5:29:59 PM

anyone want to help?
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October 25, 2009 5:37:22 PM

So the $1000 is not including the mobo or cpu which you've already purchased?

Then something like this maybe, you could cut back a lot, but it only comes to $800

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported $379.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal $79.99
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 $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve $29.99
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 $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See what you think.
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October 25, 2009 5:44:46 PM

Thank you I will check that stuff out. That looks like a good GPU, so I am assuming it will work well hooked to my 40" LCD
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October 28, 2009 3:28:46 AM

Looked into the parts listed above and was just wondering about the case and the CPU cooler. I am new to building a rig and read the reviews and saw that the coolermaster cpu cooler can be difficult to install. I was wondering what your guys' experience is with it or if there is one that is an easier install. Also, how would all of this fit into the CoolerMaster Sniper Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 1, 2009 9:10:12 PM

Okay so I got my i5 and the UD3r mobo and just wanted to see if the rest of my build looks good before I place the order. Here is what I currently plan on getting.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231279

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler $44.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Reader & 16x DVD Burner - Bulk Model UH08LS10K LightScribe Support $109.99
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 $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] k=550%20vx

I will also be getting a 5870 gpu if I can ever find one. Is any brand better than the others for this?
I decided to upgrade to a Blu-Ray player basically because my brother has a vast library of blu-ray movies and I will be using this rig to watch a lot of movies in my room.

Another question I have is about a tv-tuner. Which one should I get?
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November 1, 2009 9:16:14 PM

I would go with that Lian Li case that was reccomended by jbakerlent but the HAF 922/932 are both nice cases too. All the 5870 cards are the same, the brand tells you how long of a warranty you get, XFX gives double lifetime warranty.
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November 14, 2009 10:31:02 PM

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

NewEgg has this PSU for like $60 after rebates right now. I was wondering how the quality of these PSU's are and if this will work well with my build.
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November 15, 2009 2:30:07 AM

Yes OCZ make nice PSUs and it should be more than enough to run your rig.
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February 13, 2010 7:04:18 PM

Best answer selected by racermx187.
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