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New CPU, MBoard, RAM, 2xHDD (615,70€ Portugal)

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December 27, 2009 3:46:48 PM

Hi guys/ladies this is my 1º post in Tom's Hardware, but im visiting this site since 2007 :D  !!!!!
Country: Esmoriz, PORTUGAL

This is my current Specs:
CPU: Pentium D820 (not overclocked heats a lot!!) :fou: 
MBoard: Asus P5LD2 Deluxe
RAM: 2x1Gb DDR2 667 (Kingston 9905316-105.A00LF)
GfxCard: Nvidia BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX :kaola: 
HDD: Maxtor 6V250F0 (232 GB) not 250GB this is the 2º, the 1º died in the first moth of use! :fou: 
Power Supply: NOX Pulsar 650 Watt
Full-Tower Chassi: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case (RC-932-KKN1-GP)
Monitor: 17" (LG Flatron L1780U) always playing on 1280x1024 75Hz
Sound Card: Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic
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And i want to buy those components:
CPU: i7 860 -» http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/3951142/art/intel/core-i7... ( this site is where i will buy it, sorry its in Portuguese)
MBoard: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 -» http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/3586569/art/gigabyte/ga-p...
RAM: CORSAIR 2 x 2 GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL8 (CMX4GX3M2A1600C8) -» http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/3708869/art/corsair/memor...
HDD: (2x) WD Caviar Blue 640 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM (WD6400AAKS) -» http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/1348806/art/western-digit...
Total Cost: 615,70€ Pixmania Portugal
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I will use this new pc for all kind of stuff gaming, movies, internet, photoshop, office 2007......
I will use my current GTX285, my tower, PSU (if has enough power), and sound card if better than onboard GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4!
And i will overclock the i7 860 but i need good cooler for CPU and RAMs to achieve good stability and maximum perfomance!

What do you think about my next 3 years gaming PC, worth the 650€ and is this a solid build??? And help me chose the coolers and extras that my system maybe will need!
Oh one more thing what about my current sound card does GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4 on-board sound card better than mine?
When i changed to WIN7 i usually hear sound gliches in games (Borderlands, FUEL, DarkStar One only happens in WIN7, with XP was everything normal) and sometimes in music (when i surf in the net and listen to music)!


!!!!Thanx in advance!!!!

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December 28, 2009 1:19:58 PM

Your plan is good. The i7 860 is the new king. I suggest you get at least a Hyper 212 cooler:

http://www.pixmania.com/pt/pt/3256297/art/cooler-master...

The e-store has a good selection of cpu cooling. XIGMATEK, CM V8, Noctua and Thermalright U120E (TRUE) are good ones.

Keep the XtremeMusic. Disable the onboard audio in BIOS on the mobo. It will offload your cpu processing power to the sound card. At the moment, both creative & gigabyte sites are not loading for me. Can't see the specs.
December 29, 2009 2:44:23 AM

Thanks! But which cooler best fits the i7 860?? I need the best around 50 euro.
December 29, 2009 12:12:57 PM

All of 'em will fit the 860. It doesn't matter which. They're all top coolers. Make sure the cooler is compatible with LGA 1156. Older coolers like TRUE may need a retention bracket for LGA 1156. They were released before the socket.
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