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January 12, 2010 3:46:31 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $2200 give or take a couple of hundred.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Architecture, Gaming, Internet, Movies, Word etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse and OS

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: Parts that I plan on getting are:
Intel Core i7 920 Processor LGA1366 2.66GHz 8MB Cache CPU
Asus P6T LGA1366 X58 6DDR3 FSB1600(OC) RAID GBLAN 3xPCIE2.0 ATX
OCZ 6G(3x2G) DDR3 12800 Gold CL-8-8-8-24 or the OCZ 6G(3x2G) DDR3 10666 Platinum CL-7-7-7-20
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M
Sapphire HD5850 1G GDDR5 PCIE 2D HDMI
Antec Nine Hundred Two Tower Gaming Case w Side Window black (no PSU)
Corsair HX-750 ATX Power Supply, 140mm Fan
LiteON IHAS324 SATA DVD-RW 24X Black Retail
LG W2353V-PF Gloss Blk 2ms VGA DVI-D HDMI Tilt
D-Link DWA-547 RAngeBooster N650 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter
Logitech Deluxe 250 Desktop USB
Logitech X-140 2.0 Speaker

OVERCLOCKING: No, at least not now...

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Any improvements? Advice regarding ram? Anything else?

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January 12, 2010 11:39:01 AM

Mobo: Get the Asus P6X58D Premium. It's a little more expensive, but it's more future proof with USB 3.0/SATA III.

RAM: For your budget, you should be getting at least 1600 mhz CL 7 sticks.

Case: The HAF 922 is cheaper, and some would say better. I think they're both great, but the cheaper price on the HAF sells it for me.

GPU: I would try to fit in the HD 5870 at least.

What's the price on everything? For the tower itself, what's the budget? I'm asking because that's no where near a $2200 build. It's more like a $1,500-$1,700 build.
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January 12, 2010 11:59:39 AM

Not to threadjack, but I was wondering what some cheap but still good i7-920 mobo were and the links to them. I don't really care about usb3.0 etc or 2 pci 2.0 express. Now that the i5-750 and i7-920 processors are only 30 dollars apart at microcenter, i was thinking about going for an i7-920 instead.
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January 12, 2010 12:12:04 PM

Keep in mind the motherboard will still be more expensive than an equivalent i5 one (usually $50-100). The triple channel RAM is also usually $50-75 more as well. And unlike the LGA1156 boards, you can't save money by looking for ones with only 1 PCIe slot, as there aren't any.

I'd probably say the Asus P6T SE would be the best "cheap" board. It's $185 after rebates, so it's the same price as the high end of the LGA1156 boards.
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January 12, 2010 7:26:45 PM

Intel Core i7 920 Processor LGA1366 2.66GHz 8MB Cache CPU $379
Asus P6T LGA1366 X58 6DDR3 FSB1600(OC) RAID GBLAN 3xPCIE2.0 ATX $277
OCZ 6G(3x2G) DDR3 1333MHz Platinum CL-7-7-7-20 $199
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M $105
Sapphire HD5850 1G GDDR5 PCIE 2D HDMI $465
Antec Nine Hundred Two Tower Gaming Case w Side Window black (no PSU) $166
Corsair HX-750 ATX Power Supply, 140mm Fan $211
LiteON IHAS324 SATA DVD-RW 24X Black Retail $38
LG W2353V-PF Gloss Blk 2ms VGA DVI-D HDMI Tilt $225
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 OEM $21
D-Link DWA-547 RAngeBooster N650 Wireless LAN PCI Adapter $77
Logitech Deluxe 250 Desktop USB $17.5
Logitech X-140 2.0 Speaker $35

I am from Australia and have grossly overpriced parts compared to those on newegg. I was tossing up between the 922 and the 902, but the dust filters are what sold it for me, just so I don't have to worry as much about dust incresing temps and all of that. Umart doesn't stock the P6X58D Premium, hence why I went with the P6T (was going with the Deluxe V2, but that went out of stock.) Any other suggestions???
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