I7 920 encoding build, please help


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: encoding, watching HD movies, CAD(only light), surfing the net,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: mainly been using http://www.staticice.com.au/ COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia


OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No(as long as my GPU supports dual monitor)


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 1. Just making sure the grahpics card has dual monitor HDMI support
2. Wondering whether the 700W PSU is overkill (as I'm not using SLI/Crossfire)
3. This build is focused on encoding, so parts will have to match that.
4. This is a future build, so it will need to last.


CPU - Intel i7 920 - AU$336 (US$300) - Already Bought(on it's way)

GPU - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Gainward-ATI-Radeon-HD4850-PCI-VGA_W0QQitemZ200422372789QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Components?hash=item2eaa1ab5b5 - Gainward ATI Radeon HD4850 PCI VGA (this needs dual HDMI monitor support)

Mobo - http://www.theofficeshop.com.au/store.php?specs=23834&shopref=2 - ASRock X58 Extreme - AU$215.06 (US$193)

PSU - http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=140&bid=2&sid=50865 - Thermaltake Litepower 700W PSU - AU$90 (US$80.82)

RAM - http://www.itsdirect.com.au/com_products.php?view=detail&category_id=35&Product_ID=6845&sub_category=114&keywords=G_Skill_6GB__3_x_2048mb__DDR3_1333__PC10600____F3_10666CL7T_6GBPK__RAM_Module_Kit__Suits_Core_i7_ - G.Skill 6GB (3 x 2048mb) DDR3 1333 (PC10600) 7-7-7-18-2n 1.5v - AU$184.80 (US$165.95)

HDD - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/500Gb-SATA-2-Seagate-ST3500830AS-Barracuda-7200-10_W0QQitemZ400095197762QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Components?hash=item5d27883a42 - 500Gb SATA-2 Seagate ST3500830AS Barracuda 7200.10 - AU$65 (US$58.35) - will be getting a good quality one later

Case - http://www.instantpcshop.com.au/pcshop/446/index.php?productID=4944 - Antec Nine Hundred Two 902 - AU$165 (US$148)

This comes to a total of: AU$1055 (US$946) minus the gpu, close enough to my budget

I hope I'm not missing anything, this is my first build. I'm open to advice.

Thankyou in advance
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  1. 1. HD 4850 cards always has had 2 outputs. There's no single ouput one. In fact, most new cards have 3 outputs each. You may need a monitor with the correct input. For that one on ebay, it's DVI. Or you can get a DVI-to-VGA adapter.

    Two integrated dual-link DVI display outputs


    2. The bare minimum for that card is 450W. The Litepower isn't a good model. If you prefer Thermaltake, get the Toughpower. It ain't cheap. You get what you pay for. Or look for Antec, Enermax, Fortron, OCZ, Sparkle, etc.


    3. You picked out the right parts for the usage.

    4. It will.

    You sound like you're def. getting the 2 parts from ebay. Sometimes you can't. If you can't, you may be over budget. I always have a plan B. Say, I am buying a cpu, I make sure there are 2 local stores that have the same cpu in stock for about the same price.
  2. Thankyou for the reply p55ibexpeak,

    I have decided to go with OCZ for the Power Supply:

    http://www.spotit.com.au/items.aspx?id=54717 - OCZ MODXSTREAM PRO 700W 80+ -AU$129 (US$117)

    Apart from that change I think these components will stay.

    I may start ordering soon.
  3. That's one of the lower-tier good brands. Go for it.
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