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January 12, 2010 11:07:37 PM

I used to build a new custom pc every 6 months. That was about 4 years ago, I bought a macbook and havent had a reason to build a new pc in a while but have forgotten how much I used to love it.

Check out my configuration and see if everything matches up and if I have all the critical parts and they match. Any suggestions on a better bang for my buck or anything is more than welcome. Thanks for your help and commentary is much appreciated!

COOLER MASTER HAF Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ~ 139.98$ [link]


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V Power Supply ~ 109.99$ [link]


EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard ~ 219.99$ [link]


Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz ~ 288.99$ [link]


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ~ 199.99$ [link]


OCZ Vertex Series 30GB SATA II MLC (SSD) ~ 134.99$ [link]

*Note: I will be using this for the primary drive with the Operating System on it for fast boot times, but apparently there is some trick to using SSD in Win 7, any ideas?

Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HDD ~ 99.99$ [link]


ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 ~ 78.99$ [link]

*Note: I'm not extremely concerned with a super fast video card because I do all my gaming on my Xbox 360. I will do some gaming but mainly just video editing and watching Blu-Rays.

ASUS 8X Blu-ray Drive Model ~ 109.99$ [link]
January 13, 2010 1:18:53 PM

You don't need i7 for home office. It's TOTAL waste of money.

What's your usage?

What's your budget?
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January 13, 2010 2:33:54 PM

Agree with p55ibexpeak.

That said, here are some changes for the better:

Case/PSU: Newegg has the HAF 922 and an OCZ StealthXStream 700W for $110 after rebates. This is more than enough for any build.

RAM: There's some cheaper, better RAM: Mushikin Enhance Blackline 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 for $165 after rebate.

HDD: WD is behind the times. Grab a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB for $90. It's all around better.

Mobo: Since you said you weren't gaming, this is a better future proof motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R $210.
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