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<<$1000 DESKTOP BUILD ~ HELP+SUGGESTIONS!

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December 13, 2009 6:04:01 AM

Hi guys, I am reposting a thread after reading the new build guidelines. Sorry for the previous hasty post.

I was told that there are many people here who are experienced with building computers.

I have built several computers before and wanted your opinions on the following parts. Probably the most important question is whether these parts are compatible.

Suggestions for other options are welcome as I am open to new ideas.

I will overclock the processor and may overclock the memory. I will be running Windows 7 HP x64.

APPROXIMATE BUY DATE: EARLY JANUARY.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: SPEED IN MINOR TASKS (INTERNET, PROGRAM LOAD, STARTUP, ETC.), SIMULATIONS, GAMING.

I LIVE IN THE USA AND WOULD LIKE TO BUY MOST PARTS FROM NEWEGG.

INTEL CORE I7-860 LYNNFIELD 2.8GHZ: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX GEFORCE 9800 GT 512MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P7P55D PRO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL DDR3 1600 4GB 7-7-7-24 (IS 4GB ENOUGH TO RUN WINDOWS 7 x64 AT A REASONABLE SPEED?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ARCTIC COOLING: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ANTEC 1200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I already own the following items and will use them.

HARD DRIVE: SAMSUNG 1TB 7200 RPM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
POWER: CORSAIR 750W: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CD/DVD: SAMSUNG: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MONITOR/KEYBOARD/MOUSE/SPEAKERS

Thanks a lot!
December 13, 2009 9:37:26 AM

If you want speed in the listed tasks, the most beneficial hardware you can get would be an SSD.

Do you plan on CFX/SLI in the future? If not, then your mobo is overkill.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$110 (before $15 MIR)

RAM: G.skill eco - $98
Similar timings but way cheaper. Would pick these up instead, unless you absolutely are certain about overclocking your memory, in which guess I would choose ripjaws on the second link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Definitely pick up a hyper 212+ over the cpu cooler you have listed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But yeah, IMO cut down on some parts and squeeze in an SSD. Based on your system priorities, I think you would be happy with a lower end one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Based on intel's ssd and is cheaper. Amazon may have them in stock.

In addition to saving from the parts I have listed above, I could also see you cutting down on the antec 1200. Not to say that it isn't a good choice, but if you take my advice and try to squeeze an ssd in there, these are some suggestions on where you might want to cut corners to fit it within/near your budget. HAF932 is equally as great and is $20 cheaper. If you don't mind getting a mid atx, antec 902 is $50 cheaper.
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December 13, 2009 10:46:04 AM

video card - 9800GT's are getting old, go with something like the ATi 5850 if you can squeeze it into your budget.
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