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January 9, 2010 11:31:18 PM

Hello Everyone. It has been well about 6 years since I have built a pc and many things have changed. I have done quite a bit of reading to get myself caught up on the new stuff going on. The PC i have now comes from the P4 non HT line which is pretty old and slow now. So Here is what I would like to do. I haven't really gamed a lot in the last few years and thats partly because of my rig. COD2 was the last one I bought and it worked ok on the system i had. I want to get back into gaming at some point soon. I would like to build a system that has the ability to play any new game well.... So i7 920 looked nice.... be able to utilize Blue ray and HD video with maybe a 3D setup soon? I would like the pc to last a while knowing technology always is changing. I would like to utilize usb 3.0 but not sure if i should wait for the boards to come down in price? Also I have seen a lot of video cards and read reviews on all plus ati vs nvidia stuff and so i am stuck. I am going to build on recommendations and research from all of you so this should be fun. I will be doing my own research as well to make sure its what i want too :)  So lets start with a mobo: I have said i would like to use the 1366 i7 920 with usb 3.0 if possible but i want to see what you all think!! Lets have fun!! oh PS like to keep the build in the 1100-1500 range but i am a bit flexible. Any other suggestions about other components please feel free you let me know!!

MOBO: Some 1366 chipset USB 3.0??
CPU: i7 920 most likely
Video: I have no idea?? HD important 3D gaming would be fun single video might be good for now
I have a 32'' hdtv id like to use.
Memory probubyl 4-6gig is good

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January 10, 2010 3:25:54 PM

What's your HDTV resolution for PC? 1080p?

How long would you keep the pc before upgrading? What upgrades would they be?

What games would you play? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?
January 10, 2010 3:31:09 PM

so.. it is a i7-920 system so you are needing 6 gb of RAM. Like the poster said more detials are required. Just give us an idea of what kind of games you wanted to play and what all else you needed.
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January 10, 2010 3:45:59 PM

Hey thanks guys for getting back to me. The 32'' TV is 1080p so that should be a good monitor. If the last PC I kept for 6 years without too many upgrade is an indication i think at least 4-5 probubly. COD is the most likely umm MAybe go for madden 11 for PC insted of PS3 some good flight sim games but not sure on those. I will be doing some vieo editing for some highschool football players films to send of to colleges so thats in important plus blueray and mybe some 3D videogaming.

The system I am building needs all components Except for the monitor. So CASE PSU MOBO CPU MEM VIDEO CARD KEYS MOUSE. I would like to do as much future proofing i can without spending more than 1500 or so. I will do upgrades at somepoint but hopefully not for a while.
January 11, 2010 1:26:29 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
3-Way Crossfire/ SLI ready, Easy OC, w/ True Blu-ray Audio

Would this work?? It doesn't have usb 3.0 but i figure they will sell a pci express card eventually for it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ( Couple of weeks When i figure all of this out) BUDGET RANGE: (1500 max)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: ( gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, video editing)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Probubly going to get everything PSU CPU CASE.................

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com tigerfirect and maybe besybuy if they have a sale

PARTS PREFERENCES: 1366 chipset want good HD video possible 3d gaming rig fast memory at 1600

OVERCLOCKING: Most likley probubly not really agressive but maby 3gig or a little higher

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (, 1920x1080)

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January 11, 2010 12:36:09 PM

Madden NFL 2010/2011 aren't out for PC and may never be. It's a big console franchise. Football Manager 2010 is out for pc, but I think you want to get in the action. Flight sims, particularly FSX, are quad-core intensive, so are video editing. I think you need a quad core & a mid-to-high-end GPU.

The specs:
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136284
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$109.99

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ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814121361
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$309.99
$299.99

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OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341019
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-341-019

$99.99
$79.99

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GeIL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV36GB1066C7TC

GeIL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV36GB1066C7TC - Retail
Item #: N82E16820144281
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



$135.99

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MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813130226
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy



$189.99

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Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy



$288.99

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LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Burner SATA Model DH-4B1S-08

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Burner SATA Model DH-4B1S-08 - Retail
Item #: N82E16827248014
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options27-248-014S7702|hide options27-248-014S7702)

Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info27-248-014.0.18)

* 1 year: $19.99
* 2 year: $35.99



$169.99

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Verbatim 25GB 4X BD-R Single Disc Model 96434

Verbatim 25GB 4X BD-R Single Disc Model 96434 - Retail
Item #: N82E16817130042
Return Policy: Consumable Item Standard Return Policy

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$5.99
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Subtotal: $1,274.93
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The PSU is overkill for HD 5850 (500W), but it is at a VERY good price. $50 after rebate. A good 500W costs $50+. You won't be stressing the PSU out so it will in the end save you money on electricity.

The only missing item is a case. I recommend a full-tower ATX case for cooling the HD 5850. If you're getting a mid tower, make sure it has lotsa vents like the new COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced. A case & a mobo come with everything you need to build a pc. Just gotta have some screwdrivers & a small pair of needle hose pliers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

If you don't need a BD burner, but a BD reader + DVD burner, swap the BD burner out for:

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

If you still have money left, you can boost the load times SIGNIFICANTLY with a SSD. Swap the TB drive out for 1 SSD for OS & apps & 1 small HDD for backup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 11, 2010 6:15:32 PM

Ok So here is my list so far now:

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire
Ready Active PFC Power Supply

MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

i7 920 bloomfield

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

As far as BD drive I am not sure yet what I want to do. Minimum is the BD reader

What do you think??

January 12, 2010 1:50:52 PM

Looks good to me.
January 12, 2010 2:09:52 PM

bigstott said:
Ok So here is my list so far now:

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire
Ready Active PFC Power Supply

MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

i7 920 bloomfield

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

As far as BD drive I am not sure yet what I want to do. Minimum is the BD reader

What do you think??



I think you will benefit HUGE from having either a raid set-up and ssd, i would look there... especially for what you are looking at doing...

I recommend the below motherboard:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As far as raid ( I have TWO of this, I move a lot of data)

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

As a boot drive:


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

You're already spending A LOT OF MONEY, why not save up a little more and get the above recommendations... (No question intended, all beneficial reasoning)
January 14, 2010 7:47:16 PM

I'd recommend against a RAID setup unless you're doing really heavy editing and know that you need a lot of speed.

And an SSD just isn't economical for a $1500 max build, or for the intended usage. If you are considering going over $1500, then it might be a factor, but as cool as they are, it's going to cause you to cut corners in too many places at the given budget.
January 15, 2010 10:44:09 AM

The GB board isn't bad, but the problem is their customer service. If you're careful, you'll never have to call/email GB. They do fix boards & sh!t, but it MAY cost you even if it's under warranty.
January 15, 2010 6:34:27 PM

well i am looking at video cards and i was wondering can i get buy with like a ati 4890 for most games and be alright. Nost of the time i will be gaming at 1900x1080 or as close to true hi-def as possible. I just don't know if i want to spend 300 on like a 5850 or something like that what is your opinion.... I have read a lot of the other forums here and know the 5850 is one of the best but do i need it??
January 15, 2010 6:55:04 PM

5770 maybe??
January 15, 2010 11:50:04 PM

Ok so Here is what i am going to buy:

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
i7 920
WD 1tb black Hard drive
8 gig corsair ddr3 1600 ram
LG Blu ray combo drive

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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windows 7 pro

Most likely a 5850

What do you think?? Looks good??
January 16, 2010 1:18:23 PM

Depends. If you don't mind low image quality at 1080, get the HD 5770. If you can't not have highest image quality at 1080, get the HD 5850. It's more of a compromise thing for those with a budget constraint.

The rest looks good.
January 17, 2010 3:37:06 AM

ok well the video card is the only piece i havent bought yet. I guess i will use an older card for the install of the system and then decide..... i think i will just fork over the bucks and get a 5850 but might have to wait a couple of weeks. I saved about 150 on the build than i projected so i will pout that to a 5850
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