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January 4, 2010 8:22:08 AM

Help Building a NEW PC

Hi guys, I am building a new computer for myself. I have not got much hardware knowledge. I have selected all parts based on the forums research. Big bang for buck been major concern in selection. I really need you to review them. Any feedback will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Purpose: Performance PC/ HD Video Editing/ Multimedia PC.
NO GAMING AT ALL.

Budget: To save as much as I can while not compromising with quality so much. AU$1500 including everything.

OC: Yes. Up to safe mode. 3.5Ghz

Platform: WIN 7 Ultimate X64

Parts Selected

Processor: i7 920 (i7 920 vs i7 860)

Mobo: Asus P6T (Asus P6t vs Asus P6T Deluxe vs Gigabyte EX58-UD5)

RAM: Corsair 6GB XMS3 1600 Model: TR3X6G 1600C8G (Corsair 6GB XMS3
1600 vs Kingston 6GB 1600)

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 4670 (ASUS Radeon HD 4670 vs ASUS Radeon HD 5750)
Comments: I need HDMI output and1980X1024 true resolution in the end.

PSU: Corsair 650w CMPSU-650TX
Comments: Is that enough or over to run the components mentioned above?

DVD Writer: Liteon (Liteon vs Asus vs Pioneer)
Comments: I’ll upgrade to Blue-Ray writer when prices go down.

PC Case: Gigabyte Setto 1024 AXBS11-CNB (Gigabyte Setto 1024 AXBS11-CNB vs Cooler master HAF 922RC–922M-KKN1-GP vs
Cooler Master HAF 932RC–932M-KKN1-GP
Comments: I don’t wanna spend too much on case at this stage. I’ll upgrade the case later otherwise I really liked Cooler
Master HAF 932RC–932M-KKN1-GP.


Monitor: Asus MS246H.
Comments: Anyone knows another good design monitor 2ms response, Res: 1980X1024, HDMI input and with TV Tuner at
a budget price.


Speakers: Logitech X530 5.1

Webcam: Microsoft LifeCam VX5000

Keypad Mouse: Gigabyte GK-KM7500 (Gigabyte GK-KM7500 vs MS Desktop 3000)
Comments: I prefer Ultra Slim Design. I Don’t use hot keys.

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January 4, 2010 10:51:25 AM

What site are you using?
And that Corsair PSU should be more than enough.
January 4, 2010 12:16:03 PM

The builds pretty good.

Stick to the 920. The 860 may be a little cheaper, but the savings aren't worth dropping to the LGA1156 socket. The choice is really between the i5 and the i7-920, with the i5 being better for gaming/budget purposes. For multi-tasking and other uses, stick to the 920.

On the RAM, get some CAS Latency 7 sticks (also known as timings, 7-7-7-x). Usually, there are some 1600 mhz sets, but it might be cheaper to go with 1333 mhz sticks. There isn't much of a performance difference.

I would go with the 5750. I've got that in a media center PC, and it handles ture HD really well, especially if you're not gaming. It's also runs cooler, Crossfires better and is newer, all of which is important for potential future upgrades.

I highly recommend the HAF 922, especially if you liked the 932. It's almost as big, and much cheaper. It's also one of the best cases available.
January 4, 2010 1:38:39 PM

MadAdmiral said:
The builds pretty good.

Stick to the 920. The 860 may be a little cheaper, but the savings aren't worth dropping to the LGA1156 socket. The choice is really between the i5 and the i7-920, with the i5 being better for gaming/budget purposes. For multi-tasking and other uses, stick to the 920.

On the RAM, get some CAS Latency 7 sticks (also known as timings, 7-7-7-x). Usually, there are some 1600 mhz sets, but it might be cheaper to go with 1333 mhz sticks. There isn't much of a performance difference.

I would go with the 5750. I've got that in a media center PC, and it handles ture HD really well, especially if you're not gaming. It's also runs cooler, Crossfires better and is newer, all of which is important for potential future upgrades.

I highly recommend the HAF 922, especially if you liked the 932. It's almost as big, and much cheaper. It's also one of the best cases available.


Thanks for that. on ram I'ben thinking 1333 mhz as well. but i was advised if i wanna do OCing then I should choose 1600. I accept 5750 is much better, I selected that bcoz of budget. but now i am gonna save on PSU. Getting CAS 500 or 550. and put that money on GPU i.e 5750. For case I wanna save at the moment.
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