mATX Corei7 860 Build $872.97

How does this look for a multi-purpose machine? I'll probably do some gaming on it mostly strategy.

Case: Coolmaster Elite 342 $50.00
Processor: Intel i7 860 $229.00
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 $109.00
Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $160.00
Video Card: Radeon HD 5770 $159.00
Hard Drive: Western Digital 640GB 7200rpm $74.99
Power Supply: StealthXstream 600 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply $79.99
DVD: Drive SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD R 8X DVD RW $30.99
Total Price: $892.97

10-28-09
Updated Power supply and corrected processor number.
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  1. errrr....
  2. Just a nickname said:
    errrr....


    could you elaborate?


    It seems good, but I have never heard of core i7 840
  3. Overkill on the amount of RAM, no program will use 4GB let alone 8GB. You would be better off going with 4GB and getting better timings. Take a look at the one below for $115 and take the savings and put in a better PSU or the UD3 motherboard.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279
  4. Thanks for everyones feedback.

    Any recommendations on a good monitor ranging from 21' to 23' inches in size? I would like good ergonomic settings on it.


    Note: I was orginally going to purchase a Velocity Micro system but their price went up after Win 7 was released. :(
  5. You should go with a i5-750 instead of the i7-860 and use the saved money to get a 5850 instead of the 5770. With that configuration, you'll be able to play whatever you want at a resolution of 1920x1200.

    Combo Deal Details i5-750 & GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P retail:$344.98
    ATI radeon 5850 (you'll have to wait for new stock)
    retail:$279.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    retail:$114.99
    Samsung f3
    retail:$79.99

    I don't know if you want to overclock or put an other video card later. I don't know if you prefer having a bluray. We need to know that before choosing a case/PSU. You have to count a good $150 for these composants.

    I like this monitor
  6. Ok I'm totally switching things up. I'm planning to keep this system 6+ years so I've spiced things up. How does it look now?


    Case: Lian Li PC-A03B $84.99 svc.com
    Processor: core i5 750 $150.00 Microcenter
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 $109.00 Microcenter
    memory: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $90.99 NewEgg
    Video Card: Radeon HD 5770 $159.00 NewEgg
    Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB $69.99 NewEgg
    SSD Harddrive: Kingston's Intel G2 SSD 40GB $85.00 NewEgg
    Power Supply: OCZ Z-Series OCZZ550 550W $99.99 NewEgg
    DVD Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW $30.99 NewEgg
    TV Tuner: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 $129.99 NewEgg
    O/S Windows 7 Pro Priceless
    Total $1,009.94
  7. SSD have a life of 5 years, so good luck for the hypothetic 6+ years.
    And you really don't need a SSD
  8. Just a nickname said:
    SSD have a life of 5 years, so good luck for the hypothetic 6+ years.

    .
  9. Helo?
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