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Eat your Heart Out - or...tell me it sucks.

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January 1, 2010 10:41:16 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photo Editing, Programming, Home Theater PC, downloading JERSEY SHORE

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Monitor, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Microcenter, Newegg, My company

PARTS PREFERENCES: Quality

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - maybe in future


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Will be connected to 37" LCD for home theater use, and 2x23" LCD for Work/gaming/school


Alright, I went into Microcenter today and had some fun with the associate, here's what we came up with


(1) EVGA P55 FTW 1156 ATX - http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

(1) Intel I7 860 - http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

(1) 4GB Dominator-GT DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL7 Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules) with Airflow Fan - http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

(1) FrozenCPU Megahalems - http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

(1) Antec Twelvehundred - http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

(1) Radeon HD 5850 - From my company (279 LANDED)

(1) Rosewill BRONZE series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2) Western Digital Black 500GB HD - Raided for speed - From my company (47 each landed)

(1) Lite On Blu-Ray player - 49.99


what do u think about the 870 vs 920 or i5.....

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January 1, 2010 10:50:17 AM

it sucks buts almost great just swop that psu for a corsair or antec
January 1, 2010 12:16:11 PM

^+1... Everything looks great except the PSU. In my experience, Microcenter's associates have never done right with choosing PSU's. 1) Your system will not need a 1000w PSU. A good Antec EA/TP or Corsair 750w PSU is more than enough for system in Crossfire. 2) They recommended me a Tagan 900w PSU when I built my first one... boom... It died a few months later, along with my MSI board & Q6600.

Overall a solid build... just watch your PSU. :) 
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January 1, 2010 12:22:39 PM

tecmo34 said:
^+1... Everything looks great except the PSU. In my experience, Microcenter's associates have never done right with choosing PSU's. 1) Your system will not need a 1000w PSU. A good Antec EA/TP or Corsair 750w PSU is more than enough for system in Crossfire. 2) They recommended me a Tagan 900w PSU when I built my first one... boom... It died a few months later, along with my MSI board & Q6600.

Overall a solid build... just watch your PSU. :) 

psst tagan and rosewill use the same oem on the higher watt units
January 1, 2010 5:26:09 PM

ha, i had the 800watt corsair and switched to the rosewill last night, i heard decent things about the higher end roswill ones :( 
January 1, 2010 6:14:31 PM

Like the OP said + i would of went for the samsung F3 500HDD or the WD black 640
January 2, 2010 8:10:12 PM

eloplayspolo said:
why the 640?

The 640 is base on two 320Gb platters where the 500 is based on two 250Gb. The higher the platter size, the faster the hard drive is. The 640 is the fastest of the Blacks, outside their new 2TB drive.
January 3, 2010 12:01:25 AM

oh, see i thought it was 1 500gb platter.
January 5, 2010 11:59:24 PM

anyone have any reason to not purchase items on ebay if they are new, sealed, and offer a return policy?
January 6, 2010 12:04:18 AM

eloplayspolo said:
anyone have any reason to not purchase items on ebay if they are new, sealed, and offer a return policy?


well sometimes those are fronts but rather rare. Long as you pay through paypal and arent sending to a PO Box you should be fine.
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