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Assitance with a build. Suggestions please.

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December 19, 2009 7:45:18 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime within the next 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $800 - $1000 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, operating system

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg for the win.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not sure what to go with; Amd or Intel. Intel seems to rock the gaming world right now though but either or, doesn't matter to me

OVERCLOCKING: Perhaps

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Defintely probably not now but later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Dual Monitor 24 inch and 22 inch, depends, but high

I am currently trying to build a new system for myself, no games that are really high end but would like to be ready or easy to update for some games that will be releasing this year. I appreciate your help. Thanks!

What I put together: Might be bad but thats why I am asking for help :) 


CPU and Motherboard: Combo

CPU:

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard:

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


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


RAM:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CASE: I really like this case but will take any suggestions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HDD:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Power Supply:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Burner:

PLEXTOR Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD/CD Writer LightScribe Support - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BTW total price right now is: 1,045.92



Once again Thanks for your input.

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December 19, 2009 8:42:14 PM

O yeah sorry about that I already have Geforce 9800 GTX, but not planning to update until later. I am not quite sure at this point, I currently play WOW and going to start Global Agenda when its released and Battlefied Bad Company when it comes out too.

I have the Blu Ray too.
December 19, 2009 8:56:08 PM

You didn't specify a graphics card.
If your main use is gaming, you really should consider getting an ATI 5850 graphics card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Alternatively, you could go with an ATI 5770 now and add a second one later when you have the money:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You should also consider getting a CPU cooler, such as the Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B now sold by Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The problem is you have already exceeded your budget. Any possibility of adding a few hundred dollars to your build.
December 19, 2009 9:09:55 PM

Unfortunately not at this time, do you have a suggested build so that maybe I can stay with in my budget.
December 19, 2009 9:37:55 PM

CPU/MB i5-750/ p55 mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
364.98

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
95.99

CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
109.99

HDD combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89.99

HSF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
28.83

CD/PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
141.98

$831.76+ Your own GPU

The i5-750/p55 is very good for gaming especially if your using a single card and you can add another one later if necessary.
December 19, 2009 9:44:12 PM

If this is really only for gaming, you can save a bunch by going i5 instead of i7920 without affecting performance. It will even leave you room to upgrade your graphics card to a 4890 or better and stay in budget
December 19, 2009 9:46:00 PM

Thank you.
December 20, 2009 2:22:55 AM

microcenter caries the i7 920 for 199.99
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