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January 10, 2010 12:03:45 PM

-APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by january 13 - 3 days Max

-BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1100 (have a graphics card i want to keep,with it 800-900, however want to hear your thoughts with it and with out)

-SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming/Movies/torrenting movies/Massive Web surfing/ and School Work

-PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and preferably not a graphics card (ati hd 5850)

-PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, will do tiger direct though

-COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

-PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel for processor, but other then that its fine

-OVERCLOCKING: Yes / Maybe (most likely)

-SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes /Maybe (in the future)

-MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280, 1024

-ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I do want to try the new hyper threading which the i5 750 does not have, but not sure how much beneficial that really is, comments on this would be greatlly appreciated.


- PARTS CURRENTLY LOOKING ON (needs some work)

*Edit* Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


*Edit* Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*Under Review* ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*Edit* COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817171032

Graphics card is already bought but some ideas for other people wanting a smiliar build.

Total Cost- *Edit* $870 -$860 no graphics card
(The I5 can be changed to the I7 920, if you got some extra cash however new compatibility issues which will also boost up the cost)

-Thank you mavanhel -http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/profile-483162.htm
January 10, 2010 12:14:49 PM

Personally I'd choose the i5 setup just because the HT isn't really all it's cut out to be. For gamers it's more an advertising gimmick. While if you were doing extensive multi-threaded programs it would be more useful, it's just not something I can see you making use out of. Also, you still need an optical drive and a PSU.

OD: Sony Optiarc Black $25.99

As for the PSU, you need to decide whether or not you want to XFire in the future. If not, a quality 500-600W PSU should be fine, but since the 5850 takes 2 6-pin PCI-E connectors you would need at least 750W to XFire (as I haven't seen any with 4 6-pin PCI-E connectors less than 750W). Some good brands you want to look into are OCZ, Antec EA, and Cooler Master. Another thing to think about is whether or not you want a modular PSU, which would be great for cable management, but probably would break your budget as they are generally more expensive.
January 10, 2010 12:21:55 PM

mavanhel said:
Personally I'd choose the i5 setup just because the HT isn't really all it's cut out to be. For gamers it's more an advertising gimmick. While if you were doing extensive multi-threaded programs it would be more useful, it's just not something I can see you making use out of. Also, you still need an optical drive and a PSU.

OD: Sony Optiarc Black $25.99

As for the PSU, you need to decide whether or not you want to XFire in the future. If not, a quality 500-600W PSU should be fine, but since the 5850 takes 2 6-pin PCI-E connectors you would need at least 750W to XFire (as I haven't seen any with 4 6-pin PCI-E connectors less than 750W). Some good brands you want to look into are OCZ, Antec EA, and Cooler Master. Another thing to think about is whether or not you want a modular PSU, which would be great for cable management, but probably would break your budget as they are generally more expensive.






Thank you very much, i have looked at different posts and is the i7 920 worth it for $10+ ?? and wow that would of been pretty bad. For the PSU im looking at this one

COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 10, 2010 12:26:38 PM
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Ya, that's a good PSU, and apparently it does have 4 6-pin PCI-E connectors, so that will work great for upgradability as well. As for the i7 vs. i5 thing, where did you find the 920 for $10 more than the i5? I didn't see that. Another problem with going i7 920 is that the motherboards are generally more expensive (although they do support x16/x16 PCI-E 2.0, which would be great for XFire).
January 10, 2010 12:38:42 PM

No it was $10 more then I7 860 but im sticking with the I5 now the next question that needs to be answered is which mother board since the combo deal changed, (no longer 860)

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- $195 (after combo, free shipping)

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- $198 (with shipping)

(for the I5 750, whats your thoughts on the lower I5s?)
January 10, 2010 12:47:59 PM

Personally I'd go with the p7p55d-e because of the SATA 6 and USB 3.0 as I feel that they'd be a much better investment. Within the next couple months I could see USB 3.0 becoming much more mainstream, and with SATA 6 you could get an SSD in the future with no fear of bottlenecking.
January 10, 2010 1:00:23 PM

Sweet thanks so much so right now (giving some more time for changes)

Processor- Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo- ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mem- G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case- COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU- COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817171032

$860 (does not include graphics card)
January 10, 2010 1:04:07 PM

Looks good, pretty close to the build I am looking at next month :D 
January 10, 2010 1:28:53 PM

Cades mind posting your build? please and thank you (just so i can get an idea of other buyers)
January 10, 2010 1:29:34 PM

Looks great. Hope it all goes well and have fun.
January 10, 2010 3:02:24 PM

Cubz247 said:
Cades mind posting your build? please and thank you (just so i can get an idea of other buyers)



It has changed several times, but here is the whole thing at the moment, I am trying to patiently wait till nvidia releases fermi before I decide on a Vid card, but looking for at least the 5870 in terms of performance/price.


Same Cpu/mobo/RAM/HD/OS


Looking at either of these 2 cases, leaning towards the Cooler Master.

COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Probably only need 650 W for 1 card, but I like the headway for only 20ish bucks more and incase I ever wanna add another card.

CPU Cooler - Most expensive, but the best performer.

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is the other stuff, peripherals/monitor.

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAZER ABYSSUS Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 3500 dpi High Precision Gaming Mouse - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Aurora Premium ENERMAX KB007U-B Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Keyboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 10, 2010 3:12:29 PM

Just one thing to note, it looks like your optical drive is IDE, which is significantly slower than SATA, so I highly suggest switching that to a SATA drive.
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