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Gaming/rendering build for 1000ish

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October 31, 2009 11:39:33 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around next two weeks
BUDGET RANGE: Around 1000ish, but willing to go higher

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming, Renderings(3ds max, blender), Graphics/Open GL programming, Photoshop/Flash, General comp use..

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Keyboard mouse, optical drive, monitor, speakers, OS(have windows 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
newegg.ca

PARTS PREFERENCES: Bit biased on nVidia products for professional reasons

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
1920x1080

A tentative list of parts i have going is...

CPU
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail - $309

MOBO
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -$339.99
OR
ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard-$249
It it worth it to spend the extra money for the p6t?


GPU
GTX 260

PSU
SeaSonic S12 II SS-500GB 500W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail - $80

RAM
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail $164

HD
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$174

So yeah still need help for cooling/case.

Are these parts all good+combine perfect harmony with eachother, any recommendations to cut prices, or improve quality of computer with out straining my budget. So far all my prices are from www.newegg.ca, iv checked others but I have really good experience with new egg!

Totally not a hardware guy so could use the help!
Thanks in advance


November 1, 2009 1:07:05 AM

Looks pretty good, I'd just get this mobo (assuming no on sli since you omitted it).

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel

Here's some cases for you to look over
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

Finally, I would consider ATI.
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November 1, 2009 1:28:34 AM

for what you want to do make sure you have a good sli ready mobo and sli ready graphics cards from nvidia this will greatly improve your performance depending on the setup you have. for a good case look at the Cooler Master HAF 932 its a great case with lots of air cooling. you may look into a second psu or tone down the cpu because a i7 and your gpu along with everyting else may exceed your power limits. with the CM932 you can have 2 psu's
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November 1, 2009 1:31:24 AM

^Agree with jbakerlent, I would recommend ATI, as it offers the best bang for the buck right now. You could get a 4870 1GB for a lower price $155, and its performance is similar to 260gtx. Or get the 4890 for $182.99 after rebate (still cheaper than most 260gtx and offers better performance)

4870, this one blows air into your case, cheapest one:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

4890:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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