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October 26, 2009 10:40:12 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow / this week
BUDGET RANGE: 1300-1450 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming mostly.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I like newegg.com (no tax). I do have a 250 dollar bestbuy giftcard, but unless it's cheaper there including tax than on newegg, I'd rather not use it.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor seems to be the way to go, along with an ati card (I was thinking 5850).

OVERCLOCKING: Most likely (will be my first time)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Depends on the monitor purchased.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like something that's quiet, would prefer not to have a flashy case. I'd like a monitor that's 23" or so, but I'm not sure about the price range of them.

I was looking at the i5 750 because of the price+performance compared to the i7 920, but is upgradeability worth the cost? From what I've seen, the i5 750 performs on par/better than the i7 920 while being 90 dollars cheaper plus a cheaper mobo - is this accurate?

Also, what does it take to watch TV on a monitor if I get a second cable/DVR box that has component/hdmi/av outputs? Do video cards have inputs for this, or would I need a seperate card/tuner for that? If so, it's probably something I could do in the future.

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October 26, 2009 10:42:54 PM

With that kind of build money you could look at the i7 1156 socket instead of the more expensive 1366
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October 26, 2009 11:24:29 PM

The i7 860 (not the i5) performs around where the i7 920 does. It also costs about the same.

Video cards dont have inputs. You need to but a TV tuner card. They are in the same menu category as video cards on newegg. Happauge (something like that) seems to be a popular brand.

If you want a quiet case, something like an Antec P183 or P193 are specifically designed to be quiet but still have good airflow and cooling.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now the 5850 is the top price/performance pick for a graphics card when you can find one in stock.
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October 26, 2009 11:51:59 PM

Well...for your budget a 1366 would probably do well but if you take the 1156 route you will end up paying less for the mobo/ram and will be able to use that money for a goodie like an SSD which you would not be able to with a 1366 build without sacrificing quality. Your choice, take your pick.
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October 27, 2009 11:56:49 AM

Here's what I have picked out so far. How long does it take newegg to get a new part in (specifically the 5850 video card)? Also, will a 750W power supply be good for future crossfire with the 5850?

I'm also still needing a monitor - does anyone have a good suggestion in the 200-300 dollar range? And is the cooler picked out going to be good for OCing?

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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $209.99
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 Video Card w/ATI ... - Retail - $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail - $109.99

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail - $288.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail - $153.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $109.99
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 ... - Retail - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





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October 27, 2009 12:23:39 PM

Something about that size - 23 or 24 inch. I'm thinking I might get a TV tuner in the future to use it to watch TV, but not sure on the quality of that.
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October 27, 2009 4:01:57 PM

The 5850s seem to come in every week or so and sell out in a few hours. Put them on auto notify and watch your email for the notice.
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October 27, 2009 8:25:08 PM

All the 5850s are the same right now, no special cooling or overclocking added yet.

Diamond has been around a long time so they cant be too awful.
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