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I7 860 build... Suggestions?

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December 23, 2009 10:22:21 PM

Ok so i revised the build some. Im going to be buying all this from bestbuy :/  thats why im so limited to nvidia cards they wont have ati cards in for another month at least they said.
Approximate build date- Dec. 28th
Site for parts- bestbuy.com
Price Range-$2000 after tax and shipping
Dont need- OS, case, mouse/keyb, monitor
System Usage- Lots of gaming, FPS, MMO, RTS so it will need some power!!


Kingston Technology - HyperX 4-Pack 2GB PC3-12600 DDR3

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Kingston+Technology+-+Hyper...

Intel® - Core™ i7-860 Processor

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26%23174%3B+-+Core%26...

Intel® - DP55KG ATX Desktop Motherboard (Socket LGA 1156

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Intel%26%23174%3B+-+DP55KG+...

LG - 8x Internal Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+8x+Internal+Blu-ray+Di...

BFG - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 1792MB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/BFG+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+GTX+29...

Corsair - 750W ATX CPU Power Supply
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+750W+ATX+CPU+Powe...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATA HDD
Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler



If i can ill just upgrade to the ATI 5970 when available again.
Let me know if all this works and will be a decent set-up.

THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!

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December 23, 2009 10:49:21 PM

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Site for parts- bestbuy.com

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take a look here: http://www.newegg.com/

Newegg's prices are quite a bit cheaper. Also you have a larger selection at Newegg.

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Over all, good build.

Swap motherboard to any one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
BIOSTAR T5 XE $100 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA P55 FTW SLI 132-LF-E657-KR $185 after MIR

Also get a 5850 or 5870. Also, you forgot a case.
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December 23, 2009 10:57:56 PM

Haha i know im using best buy and not newegg cause i have a credit card with best buy and dont want another haha. I have a cas its a antec 902 and cpu cooler if i want to overclock some. And soon as best buy gets the 5870 in im gonna jump on it haha. I may switch over to the i7 920 and x58 so i can run crossfire.
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December 24, 2009 1:52:36 PM

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Haha i know im using best buy and not newegg cause i have a credit card with best buy and dont want another haha.[/quote
????? You can use any Visa/Master card credit card with Newegg.....

Btw, you *can* run CrossFire on P55
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December 24, 2009 2:16:00 PM

I mean its a best buy credit card. Not like visa/mastercard i can only use at bestbuy. I know the p55 has crossfire but its only 8x... the x58 has two 16x pci-e slots. I may just do a quick dirty build for now and wait for the gtx 300 series. There supposed to be out in Jan
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December 24, 2009 2:36:03 PM

Airiccampbell said:
I mean its a best buy credit card. Not like visa/mastercard i can only use at bestbuy. I know the p55 has crossfire but its only 8x... the x58 has two 16x pci-e slots. I may just do a quick dirty build for now and wait for the gtx 300 series. There supposed to be out in Jan



The x8 doesn't have a significant (statistically significant) performance drop unless you're gaming at 2560 x 1600.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-lynnfield,2...

gtx 300 won't be out Jan. Engineering samples haven't been sent out to reviewers yet and that occurs 1 month before release.

Also, Nvidia yields are still pitifully low atm. Once you see a news item saying that yield TSMC's yields are up to non ridiculously low levels, then figure about 1-2 months till release.
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