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$1800-$2200 Budget-i7 Gaming Build, ADVICE!!!

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January 9, 2010 7:38:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Crysis, COD MW2 etc.), University stuff (Architechture) and normal stuff (internet, word etc.)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Umart-http://www.umart.com.au/newindex2.phtml?bid=5

PARTS PREFERENCES:

Intel Core i7 920
Asus P6T LGA1366 X58
OCZ 6G(3x2G) DDR3 12800 Gold CL-8
Samsung 1TB F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M
Sapphire HD5850 1G GDDR5 PCIE 2D HDMI
Antec Nine Hundred 2 Black Case (No PS)
Corsair HX-650
LiteON IHAS324 SATA DVD-RW 24X Black
LG W2253TQ-PF Gloss Blk 2ms
D-Link DWA-547 RangeBooster N650 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter
Logitech Deluxe 250 Desktop USB
Logitech X-140 2.0 Speakers System

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Any improvements to be made, but still within budget would be nice. Its this setup or the same setup except with the Intel Core i5 and the Asus P7P55D Mobo.

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January 9, 2010 7:47:20 PM

Can you bump up to a 750W PSU like the 750TX or the TP-750? It will save you from needing to upgrade if you decided to crossfire a second 5850 down the line. Other than that it looks good to me.
January 9, 2010 7:49:03 PM

Kk, I'll look into the 750W PSU, any suggestions over whether I should go with an i5 build vs. the i7?
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January 9, 2010 8:05:19 PM

your architectural programs will probably appreciate the extra power of the i7, one way to cut down your prices a bit may be using the P7P55D motherboard and an i7 860, it will performance as well and reduce your costs a bit. Depending on how often you use your architectural software, and if its 64 bit, you may want to opt for 8GB of ram if you do an LGA 1156 build, if its only 32 bit there is no need for extra ram since it cant use more than 2GB anyway, if you do stick with the 920 the 6GB of ram will be plenty even if it is a 64 bit program.
January 9, 2010 10:26:17 PM

How about this?
Intel Core i7 860
Asus P7P55D Pro
DDR3 8gb (4x2gb) G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mHz (4GBRM)
Samsung 1TB F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M
Sapphire HD5850 1G GDDR5 PCIE 2D HDMI
Antec Nine Hundred 2 Black Case (No PS)
Corsair HX-650
LiteON IHAS324 SATA DVD-RW 24X Black
LG W2253TQ-PF Gloss Blk 2ms
D-Link DWA-547 RangeBooster N650 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter
Logitech Deluxe 250 Desktop USB
Logitech X-140 2.0 Speakers System
January 9, 2010 10:27:22 PM

Total cost $2082AUD
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