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Is my logic right? (newbuilt i7-5850)

After pounding my brains for 2 days. This is what i came up with. I would like feedback to see how correct my assumptions are.
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As TOMS requested here is the thread specs:


Will be buying with-in week or less.
This will be solely a gamer. primary game is WARhammer online.
Do not NEED keyboard/mouse/speakers/moniters.
Will be using prices found from Newegg. don't use Tigerdirect as they charge sells taxes.
OVERCLOCKING: will try limmted. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: upgradeable optional only.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050,
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All things most start with a CPU. so i picked the Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail $289.:: i liked the idea of the 3channel dd3. this is my primary reason for this choice.

As a bundle with this cpu from newegg, i can get this : OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail ::$138 give 12 bucks off. and has a $30 mail-in rebate. sure dd3 2000 is faster, but after reading toms reports, this seems to be very minor improvements for the cost ratio.

Motherboard i selected from the list of 58 NB and decided :ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail : $160:: is the best price vrs options.

Video card is the hardest thing to decide. SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail : $309. I selected. I could of got a crossfire of lesser cards for less money and better performance. but with this card i can in the future buy a 2nd/3rd card and have a simple upgrade to more power once prices drop for this card in 6 months.

With this video card i can bundle and get OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX30GXXX 2.5" 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail for -50 bucks off and a -$30 mailin rebate. making the SSD cost $50. something i could not pass up.

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ... - Retail $50 , dont see a reason to spend much money on a case. this look fine.

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ... - Retail $89 can get a 950w for $10more. but 850w should do.

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler -$45 to keep cpu happy

I buy 2 500gig Seagate drive for $98
cheap LG dvd burner for $28


as a cap i have

intell I7 920 cpu
ATI 5850 video
asrock x58 LGA 1366 MB
30gig ssd
1terrbyte raidx2
ocz 1600 ddr3 3x2gig
rosewell 850watt PSU

end price :$1300.89USD


should i click buy as is? or where did i flaw?
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  1. Best answer
    roswell psu's are just one level above crap

    get this instead it has all the power you'll nedd even for 2 graphics cards

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=tx750

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026
  2. Both case and PSU link to the PSU. Case link please?

    A Rosewill PSU serves but one function, and that is turning your other components to toast. A PSU is the beating heart of a PC, don't skimp on it. Get a quality PSU from a brand like Antec or Corsair. 750W and even 650W will be enough, even for future crossfire.

    For gaming, a socket 1156 CPU beats the i7-920 at a lower cost (even the lowly i5-750 beats the i7-920 and it saves you a lot of money). This means taking either 4 or 8GB of RAM however, but that's not an issue. 4GB is more than enough for today's games, especially WAR and other mmo's. When needed, another 4GB can be added at a later date.

    With the money saved above, you might be able to get a better SSD (intel 80GB for example), or you could just save the money for a future PC upgrade.

    What HDD are you using? A Samsung Spinpoint F3 is today's top end one, with the Seagate 7200.12 being a close second. Western Digital is a distant third at best atm.

    EDIT: indeed obsidian, that PSU is just what I had in mind.
  3. The case shows a working link , but here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147135

    i wanted the i7 simply for the tri-ddr3. looked like a nice feature.ill check the price of the i5's.

    the SSD is a combo deal, getting it for like 50 bucks.~!

    HHD is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9
  4. If you must have a 1366 setup, go ahead. But tripple channel offers a few % improvement in professional apps and no visible improvement in gaming at all. So that's not a reason to go for something. For pure performance, P55/i7-860 is the way to go, but even the i5 is more than you need for gaming;

    I'd personally get a Seagate 7200.12 or a Samsung F3 HDD. HDD's are already a computer's slowest part, so slowing it down further is imo the worst you can do (after buying a Rosewill PSU of course)
  5. the 7200.9 ? the .9 series is eons old it pc terms
  6. tbh, I was suprised it's still in stores in the US, it's retired in most stores already here in Europe.
  7. old relics die hard
  8. Its still brand new as long as its "new in box" ... :P
  9. totally correct the seagate was new in 2005 read again 2005 but now its new in the box
  10. ok i caned the Seagate 7200.9

    and got the Seagate 7200.12.

    :)

    and the Corsair PSU
  11. good switch
  12. reading the reviews of the OCZ ddr, seems there was alot of unhappy people.

    so, thinking to change to :CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9

    does cost a bit more.is OCZ anygood?
  13. for some reason the lower end cosairs dont clock to good

    ocz made their name on ram but this is also good
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304&cm_re=g_skill_6gb-_-20-231-304-_-Product
  14. thanks that saved ten bucks. and their pretty~!
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