New i7 860 build Tags: Build Intel i7 Systems Last response: January 29, 2010 4:40 PM in Systems Share kris77 January 29, 2010 11:46:12 AM Looking for advice on a new I7 860 build. Of course I want the processer to be an 860. Im partial to Gigabyte Mobo, but Asus is a close second. I was looking at the UD4P from Gigabyte because it has built in 1394 Firewire. I use video with firewire a lot. I have a copy of Win 7 Pro. Budget is as close to $1000 as i can get. I dont need a super great video card. Rarely play games, Mostly just video editing and pic editing. Mostly Adobe stuff. I also need a monitor. And I will have to get everything online, No microcenter or Frys nearby. Im guessing NewEgg would be best. Think its possible to build this under 1K? Here is what i came up with, If anybody has some suggestions on saving money, I would be glad to hear them. i7 860 - $279 Gigabyte UD4p P55 - $169 G.Skil Ripjaw 4gb 1333 Ram (2 x 2gb) - $105 Cooler master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Mid Tower - $50 Rosewill 600w PS - $60 WD Caviar Black 750gb - $80 LG DVD burner SATA - $28 Hanns F hi-221DPB 22" widescreen - $140 All from newegg. Total Close to $920. Not including shipping. Shipping was free when i created this list, but I think its more now. Thanks for all the help. No clue on the video card. Hoping for one under $75. With DVI and HDMI if possible. More about : 860 build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove MadAdmiral January 29, 2010 11:54:28 AM Mobo: Since you're not gaming, you don't need a board with 2 PCIe 16x slots. Save yourself some cash and get a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 for $135. RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110. These will be faster for almost no additional cost. PSU: Rosewill isn't a good choice. Here's a super efficient 550w: OCZ Z-Series 550W $80 after rebate. Or a cheaper, less efficient one: Corsair 550W $70 after rebate. Both of these are good quality. HDD: Spend the extra $10 for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. It's faster, runs quieter and cooler, and it's cheaper/GB. GPU: You still need to get a graphics card. The board doesn't have integrated graphics. Add an HD 4650 for about $50. Total: $971, not counting shipping. Don't forget to check for combos. | Report abuse banthracis January 29, 2010 2:22:10 PM It's VERY difficult to pull of a i7-860 build w/ monitor for under $1k. But here goes Optical Lite on $22.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case Antec 300 $51.99 after code EMCYZNT57 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Monitor Hanns G $149.99 21.5" 1920x1080 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU 5770 $152.99 after code EMCYZNW74 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM Corsair we've been linking $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU/HD OCZ 600W + Spinpoint F3 500gb $109.98 w/ $30 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... CPU/MOBO i7-860 + Gigabyte UD3 $396.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Total: $994.91 before shipping and $25 MIR which should cancel out. | Report abuse banthracis January 29, 2010 2:26:51 PM Had to use the 500gb F3 to fit in budget >.< you could use get a cheaper GPU, any other DX11 GPU can't actually run a game using DX11 features at a playable frame rate. If you don't want DX11 or eyefinity support then you could grab a 4850 or $100, which isn't far behind the 5770 and much better than the 5750. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse Related ressources New Build - Home Studio (i5 750, i7 860 , or i7 930) - Forum New Computer Build core i7 860 - Forum New Build i7 860 Computer Must Last Four Years - Forum I7 860 New Build for Gaming and 3D Modeling - Forum How to Ask for New Build Advice - Forum Ask the community Publish MadAdmiral January 29, 2010 2:34:20 PM It's not a gaming build. The 5770 is not necessary. Forgot to put an actual total on my changes (it's there now), but it's $971, with everything OP had above. | Report abuse kris77 January 29, 2010 4:11:13 PM thanks guys... The 1tb hd is a pretty nice deal. I took a little of both advice and came up with a pretty nice system with a 24" monitor for $1005 plus 13 shipping...Minus $10 MIR. So for around $1010 I got this...I hope a link to the shopping cart will work...If not, i'll post items... http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view | Report abuse banthracis January 29, 2010 4:14:27 PM can't actually view your cart, you need to make it a wishlist and make the list public, or post items. Can't put combo's in wishlist though. | Report abuse MadAdmiral January 29, 2010 4:14:41 PM Or use a screen capture. | Report abuse kris77 January 29, 2010 4:20:45 PM LG DVD - $23 Cooler Master Case - $60 Samsung F3 1TB - $90 Hanns G 24.6" Monitor - $180 Sapphire HD 4650 512MB GPU - $65 Corsair 550W - $80 - $10MIR Corsair 4GB (2 x2GB) -$110 i7 860 + Gigabyte UD3 Combo - $397 Total $1006 + $14 shipping - $10 MIR = $1010 | Report abuse banthracis January 29, 2010 4:31:35 PM Use the code I posted to knock the case down $8. | Report abuse kris77 January 29, 2010 4:34:08 PM Different case...I like the Cooler Master one...For some reason...I could use the one you posted and get it under a grand...but 10 bucks aint all that much... Thanks for the help though...What do you think about the rest of the system? | Report abuse MadAdmiral January 29, 2010 4:40:21 PM It's good. 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