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January 15, 2010 8:44:31 AM

Hi all,

I want to build a computer primarily for Aion and rendering videos in Adobe After Effect (which is very intense!). There's going to be a new patch coming out in Aion sometime in the near future which looks amazing, so of course I want to be prepared for that as well. The three main components I'm looking at are listed below.

Budget: Around $1200

CPU: Intel i7 920 2.67ghz
GFX: Radeon 5850 (What are differences between Saphire vs XFX in terms of quality?)
RAM: G-skill 6GB DDR3

PSU: 600W should be enough?
MOBO: Compatible with i7 and DDR3
HDD: 640GB 7200RPM
Monitor: Probably 22" LCD monitor
Case: Do I need a Mid-size or Full Size for those components?
Keyboard: Logitech G15
DVD RW
2.1 Speakers


I know it sounds vague right now but for now I just want to focus on those 3 core components. So what do you guys think? Will this run Aion without lag on highest setting even during a fortress siege? (With about 300 players on the screen) Thanks in advance!

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January 15, 2010 11:10:28 AM

Bad idea on i7. Not enough dough. You can do i5 or AM3.

What parts are you reusing?
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January 15, 2010 4:04:09 PM

Thanks for the reply.

Could you elaborate on why i7 would be a bad idea? Isn't it better than i5?

And also, I will be building this from scratch so I will be buying all parts of the computer. Thanks in advance!

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January 16, 2010 8:38:07 AM

Sorry for double post, but I just finished configuring the computer on NewEgg. Total comes to $1230 and $70 from Amazon = $1,300.

Could you guys please review this setup? Thanks alot in advance!

CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (Cas 9)
PSU: Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
MB: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX w/ USB 3.0
Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA
Monitor: LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P
Keyboard: Logitech G15 (from amazon)
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January 16, 2010 12:48:25 PM

Well, I said it in my post. I'll say it again. i7 920 + X58 + 6GB DDR3 will be over your original $1200 budget.

You still cheaped out on the PSU which is the most important part of a pc, next to a clean power source. Like I said, a quality high-end gaming build with i7 920 is over $1200 US. 860 is cheaper, but it's not best for MMORPGs which need a fast dual core, semi-modern GPU and a VERY low-ping connection.

You can still do better with $1300 if you go with AM3 X3/X4, 790X, same GPU, QUALITY PSU, and maybe a small SSD. You'd be waiting for the other guys to load up their map/world in the game.
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