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No particular budget PC w/ I7 920

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December 18, 2009 4:19:26 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anytime.....possibly this week

BUDGET RANGE: Nothing in particular, but can't be too expensive

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, heavy downloading of data, watching video

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitors, video card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preferred site

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I like Asus, Corsair, Antec products; but no particular preference if they are better

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

- Core i7 920 Processor Boxed

- Cooler: Corsair H50

- ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

- Corsair TX850W Power Supply - 850W CMPSU-850TX

- CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9

- Cooler Master HAF 932

- Video cards: I will be using 4890 as I have a couple lying around from my Mac Pro use. I don't want to upgrade video cards right now and I will look into it when 5890 comes out and price is reduced.


I started with this inquiry, but ended up buying all of the above items to build my unit. Please let me know if anyone has any additional input that can help me.

Thank you in advance.

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December 18, 2009 2:41:54 PM

It's catch 22. You are planning to get HD 5890s, but you're sticking with a 850W PSU. How do you know how much wattage the HD 5980 CF require? I don't. For the HD 4890 CF, it's 600W.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

It's best to have a budget cuz we'd be picking out gold-plated with diamonds parts.
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