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December 28, 2009 11:42:19 PM

Please Help :) 
My original build was $2500 but i had to pay for my car so it drop to $900-$1000. I live on Hawaii so there is no free shipping.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Maybe before the end of December, which is soon
BUDGET RANGE: $900 -$1000 maybe a little higher- the reason I cant go higher is because Hawaii has no free shipping
-combos and rebates would be helpful

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, school work(office), general use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor(maybe), speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I can't decide between an Intel i5-750, amd phenom II x3, or amd phenom II x4 955 build
Help choosing good video card

IDK what case
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
APEVIA X-DREAMER3-BK Black Metal ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Combos would be helpful and rebates

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have 1280x1024 but If I can fit a better one in the budget then Ill pick it up too. If cant then Ill wait a few months to purchase one.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm gonna purchase Windows 7 at a store.

So basically I was thinking about either one of tecmos34 $800 budget amd or Intel build OR possibly his $1200 amd or Intel build (if I can stretch it to that much) from his thread
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269162-31-recommended...
December 29, 2009 4:03:08 AM

Help, anyone? please
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December 29, 2009 4:29:13 AM


Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Computer Case - Retail
$55

Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor – Retail
$280

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail
$120

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ... - Retail
$95

Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W Power Supply - Retail
$42


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
$28

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
$27
XFX Radeon HD 5770 HD-577X-ZNFC Video Card - Retail
$180
$50 give or take for the cables
Total $975
If I forgot anything please correct me and ill re configure the system
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December 29, 2009 4:32:01 AM

Oops Wrong motherboard sorry

2XSLI+Phy, 3X BIOS, 12+2 PWM up to 1189KHz, DDR3 2600MHz+
EVGA P55 FTW SLI 132-LF-E657-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$210
so it'd be $1050 total
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December 29, 2009 6:09:52 AM

Is this build good for future upgrades??? I'm caught between AMD and Intel. Should I build a cheaper build but with a better gpu? Thanks for the advice.
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December 29, 2009 6:23:48 AM

dont listen to bob15, his build is terrible.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail


Mobo: Cheapest P55 mobo u can find.

Hard Drive: get western digitals balck caviar 640 GB instead.


Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail


Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail


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


Video Card: ATI HD 5850





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December 29, 2009 6:28:56 AM

hey i am buying a comp within ur range...try my config !!!

this is my planned build :

processor -core i5 750 2.66 ghz

motherboard -gigabyte ga p55m ud2

ram -2x 2 gb ddr3

gpu -ati hd 5850

cabinet -cooler master cm 690 or cooler master gladiator 600

smps -corsair tx 650

hdd -segate 1tb (other brands are not available in india at least not where i live!!)

logitech keyboard mouse combo

optical drive -sony dvd writer

lcd -20 inch either lg or samsung

this will be one powerful build !!!! :bounce:  :bounce: 
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December 29, 2009 7:53:32 AM

Thanks for your help. Please post feedback on my build. I have questions.
Alright so here is my build please post feedback because I will order the parts soon.

Cost including shipping = $1,243.74

CPU - Inter I5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Antec 900 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
--------Can't decide what case I want. The NZXT or apevia one. What do you guys think???

GPU - XFX HD-585A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drive - SAMSUNG 22X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
------------I might get this..........or maybe a cheaper one (anymore suggestions)

Please post feedback. I would appreciate it very much since I'll be ordering parts very soon.

I have question about Windows 7 - If I purchase home premium retail in the store, is it cheaper than buying off of newegg??? I'm a student is there a discount for store purchase.
-------I might have to get W7 instead of the monitor
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December 29, 2009 8:07:32 AM

^ That is a good build but need some changes
1. Mobo and PSU
The mobo that you have will not support x8x8 crossfire(Will run 2 cards only at x16x4 config and not x8x8)So the 2nd card will be crippled by the x4's low bandwidth. So this will remove the possibility of the 2nd card, hence you wont need a 750W PSU...A quality 500W would do...
So either change the mobo or PSU...

2. This RAM would be better as it operates at lower voltages...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

3. DVD - NO to IDE drive...Instead get a SATA - Thinner cable - less clutter...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. CASE -
Save money going with NZXT...that case is pretty decent for the money...
they used it in the TOMS Build and dint have any major issues...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-own-pc,2503-2...
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December 29, 2009 8:32:05 AM

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
This PSUhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
----I'm not gonna crossfire

DVD - NO to IDE drive...Instead get a SATA - Thinner cable - less clutter...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106335

Case - NZXT

-I'll make the changes thanks for your advice

-Questions-
Should I buy windows 7 on newegg or a store w/student discount????

Any other suggestions on monitors???
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December 29, 2009 3:32:32 PM

you will be using many high end hotware, use higher psu instead. your corsair tx-750(you can go cfire one day) is recommended(at least get tx-650).
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December 29, 2009 4:45:01 PM

So this will be my final build thanks everyone for the advice. Please leave feedback
*I'm also looking to overclock.
*And aux I wont being doing CF, so there is no need to get a higher PSU because Ill would have to change my MOBO in which I'll probably go way over my budget. Thanks though.

*It's either between the Monitor or getting a bigger PSU and better MOBO in order to crossfire. My current monitor is kind of terrible and getting old.

CPU - Inter I5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case NZXT M59 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - XFX HD-585A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drive - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - SILVERSTONE ST56F 560W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - LG W2243T-PF Black 21.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total comes out less than $1,200 or just about
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December 29, 2009 5:45:07 PM

even if your not cfing your gonna ocing. so get good psu(really, its very important you dont wanna those hotware ejaculate prematurely right?)
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December 29, 2009 7:37:17 PM

All 5850s will perform the same. Only XFX has the lifetime warranty in the US.
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December 29, 2009 7:43:15 PM

Alright thanks so much
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December 30, 2009 3:05:10 AM

^ Even that 560W would suffice...
There wont be much difference in the power when you add and SSD and overclocking would add about say max 30-40W...So I dont think the 650W would be needed...
And as for the graphics card, you should check out this one...
Powercolor - Comes with Free game...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 30, 2009 7:19:06 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Even that 560W would suffice...
There wont be much difference in the power when you add and SSD and overclocking would add about say max 30-40W...So I dont think the 650W would be needed...
And as for the graphics card, you should check out this one...
Powercolor - Comes with Free game...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks gkay, but I already placed the order.

I actually purchased this card - xfx hd 5850 black edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

O I also never included the monitor in my purchase because my friend works at a store where I live and he'll give me a good discount.
I wish Hawaii had free shipping :( 
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December 30, 2009 7:26:19 AM

^ Dont take it wrong but IMO the extra $60 for that card is not worth it...
You can easily overclock the card yourslef with the ATI CCC that come with the graphic cards...
But if you get lifetime warranty, then its fine...
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December 30, 2009 7:37:59 AM

Yea I realize that, but it's too late :(  I am happy with the card though :) 
Thanks for the advice though. I appreciate it very much.
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December 30, 2009 7:45:56 AM

^ Good Luck with your build :) 
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