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November 1, 2009 2:59:25 AM

Hey, I’m currently in the process of ordering the parts for a new gaming computer. I’m completely new to picking out parts and I’m wondering if anyone can tell me if this build will work [ie. will my case fit everything inside, do i have enough power, etc.]. Thanks in advance.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Hopefully within the next two days)

BUDGET RANGE: (Around $1600) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, schoolwork)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (www.ncix.com, www.directcanada.com)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (Canada)

PARTS PREFERENCES: Nothing really besides some type of Intel Processor and the BFG GTX 260 card.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I plan to use two-way SLI with two BFG GTX 260 cards, but I won’t be buying both cards with my first purchase. I'm planning to get a second BFG GTX 260 card sometime in the next 4 months, so will that second also fit/work with my current build?
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The parts I’ve currently picked out:

Motherboard:
EVGA X58 SLI LE ATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 Sound Dual GBLAN 1394 Motherboard

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case 900 Atx 9 Drive Bay No Ps Top USB2.0 1394 Audio

Power Supply:
Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply

Graphics Card:
BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE55 590MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card

Processor:
Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-

Hard Drive:
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive Oem

DVD-Drive:
Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM

RAM:
Corsair XMS3 CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit

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November 1, 2009 1:19:52 PM

There, I've updated the format Overshocks, hopefully that will help others.
November 1, 2009 3:23:26 PM

jonjon said:
There, I've updated the format Overshocks, hopefully that will help others.


Nicely done.
Well you have quite a large budget, you sure you don't want to upgrade your monitor? Because 1280x1024 gaming isn't that good.
November 1, 2009 3:29:41 PM

overshocks said:
Nicely done.
Well you have quite a large budget, you sure you don't want to upgrade your monitor? Because 1280x1024 gaming isn't that good.


Well right now I'm mainly just concerned with whether or not the motherboard will fit inside the case, if I have enough power, if two graphics cards can fit inside the case along with all the other parts, etc. Once I've got that figured out I suppose I may get a new monitor, but right now that's one of the last things on my list. However, if monitor size and resolution affects gameplay (I'm not sure if it does or not, but it very well may), then maybe this will become one of my priorities as well.
November 1, 2009 4:29:31 PM

^What's the point getting two graphics card when your monitor is only 1280x1024? You said 2x 260 gtx in your first post. You should get a monitor that's at least 1920x1080. Gaming is only good with above 1680x1050, in terms of visual..graphics..etc

Can you specify what games you play? At what settings?

So I can recommend you a build/parts.
November 1, 2009 4:33:55 PM

Uhh games I was thinking of playing: Borderlands, Fallout 3, COD4 on high preferably.
November 1, 2009 4:38:31 PM

Here's a i5 750 build, I did a few days ago. You need to buy a monitor that's at least 1920x1080 or else the 5850 video card is not relevant.
This is in USD, I'm too lazy to go to ncix :D  , but you'll get the idea of the build.

>Video Card

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


>Motherboard + CPU

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

>Operating System

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

>Hard Drive

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

>Power Supply + Case

Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

>RAM

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=N82E168...

>Optical Drive

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

>Heatsink

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

Total : $1170.9 USD

edit: there's no point getting 260 gtx now since it's pretty slow, the 4870 is cheaper and has same/similar performance as the 260..
November 1, 2009 4:43:55 PM

Hmm, thanks for that. I'll consider it.
November 1, 2009 4:52:34 PM

jonjon said:
Hmm, thanks for that. I'll consider it.


no problem
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