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January 27, 2010 5:58:55 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Database design/programing, PHP/C# programing, Website design/programing, screen recording, multiple VM's, remote administration/support, productivity apps, Blu-Ray/DVD/CD ripping/storage, surfing, email and other general use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect, fry's... ?

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: none really

OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: slim to none

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


I have chosen my parts and would like to purchase today! I need advice on wheather or not I have made any MAJOR blunders or if anyone knows of compatibility issues with what I have chosen.

Thanks in advance.

case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

memory: G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd: OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI
Eyefinity - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

bluray: LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

monitor: LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000:1 w/ Smart Package - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total system cost: $2,318.84 before rebates.

some combo deals are involved but may not be accurately reflected in my links. Not that price isn't an issue, it is, but I'm o.k. with where it stands now. I am more concerned with whether or not the parts are going to work together and if I have made what would generally be considered quality choices.

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January 27, 2010 6:04:01 PM

What's your budget?

RAM: These Corsair sticks would be cheaper (how weird is that?)

HDD: I'd go with 2x 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3s. It'll be the same price, and I know those are better. I've heard all 2 TBs are having some troubles...

PSU: Why modular? You could save $10 with the non-modular version, and have no impact on the build, as the case is bottom mounted.

Those are just minor things. You're builds good as it is. Remember to check for combos...
January 27, 2010 6:30:23 PM

MadAdmiral said:
What's your budget?

RAM: These Corsair sticks would be cheaper (how weird is that?)

HDD: I'd go with 2x 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3s. It'll be the same price, and I know those are better. I've heard all 2 TBs are having some troubles...

PSU: Why modular? You could save $10 with the non-modular version, and have no impact on the build, as the case is bottom mounted.

Those are just minor things. You're builds good as it is. Remember to check for combos...



Thanks MadAdmiral.

budget : $2000 - $2400

I'll look into the ram. As for the PSU being modular I don't know that it matters to me much. It was part of a combo with the 2TB F3. But... if the 2TB models are having problems and I switch to 2x1TB it's mute moot. I'll need to choose another power supply anyway. I originally was looking at a
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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January 27, 2010 6:35:28 PM

Maybe having problems is the wrong term. The 2 TB models haven't been tested as much. The only exception is the WD Caviar Black 2 TB, but that's $300. I just know that the Spinpoint F3 1 TBs are possibly the best HDDs out right now.

That's a good PSU, but my current favorite recommendation is the SeaSonic 850W 80 Plus Silver for $110. It's very high quality, high efficient and high powered. I haven't seen a cheaper one that's better.
January 28, 2010 3:54:25 AM

MadAdmiral,

Thanks for the advice/suggestions. I went with the Cosair memory and the SeaSonic psu.

Ordered!

Done!
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