2-day Deadline This Friday Build Purchase

ok im finalizing my official build. ive been asking around before as i had no idea where to start, but i think im almost on the right track just want to be for certain as im planning to buy this build on friday jan. 29th, 2010.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this friday jan. 29th 2010 BUDGET RANGE: $1200-$1521 Before

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: video transcoding with convertxtodvd avi/mkv to dvd. about 4 times a week. some gaming mainly rts, empire total war and the upcoming napoleon total war, possibly cod:mw2

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: i do not need a keyboard & mouse, os i have win 7 x64, an lcd monitor, or speakers


PARTS PREFERENCES: intel core i7 either 860 or 920 no brands preferences



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: good airflow/cooling


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail $289.99

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ... - Retail $239.30

ASUS P6TD Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV6GK - Retail $423.98

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV6GK - Retail $427.98

Titan Fenrir Universal CPU Cooler $48.99

Grand Total: $1,447.41


hdd: samsung 500gb f3: good/size/price

gpu: his 5850: will handle everything i run

case/psu: antec 1200/CP-850W its an awesome deal with a psu that will cover me if i plan to upgrade to crossfire/sli

mobo/ram: good deal on an awesome mobo with equally awesome ram

cpu/ram: core i7 920 chosen because its a great cpu. ram yes i know 12gb :O. thats what i said at first then i thought from the reviews that i will probably be one of the few people that actually need that much ram because of my weekly transcoding, but by all means correct me if im wrong.

cpu cooler: titan fenrir from all the reviews ive read this thing just seems killer best performance/price heatsink right now. i was debating between this and a corsair h50 push/pull configuration. im still somewhat undecided on either of the two
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  1. EDIT: Links fixed...
    This combo will be good...
    The mobo in the combo(Gigabyte X58A UD5) has equally good options - Added bonus - USB 3.0/ SATAT 6GB/s

    And HDD - Why not a 1TB HDD ? - Better cost/$ and also for your usage, you would need more space...
    Samsung F3 1TB

    CPU Cooler - The Titan Fenir is a good option...But if you want the best price/ performanace cooler, then the CM Hyper 212+ is the one...
    For $20 less than the Fenir, it will perform nearly as good...
    CM Hyper 212+
  2. so everything else is fine then, what do you think about the 12 gigs do you think for what im doing it will be fine. that gigabyte has awful reviews i forgot to mention that i do professional slide shows about 4 times a month
  3. ^ The only downside that I see on that board is that the PCI slot will become unusable when using 2 graphic cards...Most of the issues would have been solved if they would have updated the BIOS...The board is still new so it will get better with time and newer BIOSes...
    But still if you dont feel OK, stick with your option...

    And as for using 12GB, for video encoding/ transcoding, I dont think you would need would be very useful when rendering images/ video...transcoding and encoding is more to do with CPU power than amount of memory...So first go with 6GB of RAM and later on add more if you want to...
  4. Best answer
    And instead of that board, go with this one...
    ASUS P6X58D Premium - Though it would cost you roughly $30 more including that combo, but well worth it if you want to keep the PC for a longer time...
  5. lol that was the other board i was thinking about, so u think that would suit me better, also do you think that ocz obsidian ram is fine, and for the hyper 212 do i need any specific thermal paste
  6. Yes that board also has USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s inbuilt so no need for using add-on cards when you need those...And also that board seems to be very stable...

    And as for the RAM, stick with the ones that you had listed previously...they are much better...
    As for the thermal paste, TX2/ MX2 or TX3 if you have good patience...
  7. ok ty very much i know i was a pain through all these threads i created but i can truly say im ready to buy on friday, now i get to anxiously wait for friday to come around
  8. Best answer selected by syxxnyne69.
  9. ^ It is always better to clear all the doubts beforehand...
    Good Luck with your build...
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