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January 30, 2010 6:45:28 PM

Hello, I was wanting to build a pc and was hoping for some opinions on my rig.

Motherboard:
ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Core i7 920

GPU:
XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

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January 30, 2010 7:40:21 PM

What is your budget for these parts?
What are you applications and objectives?

You really should follow the standard outline to post for help:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

ECS are not recognized as one of the better boards. I prefer Gigabyte boards for the overclocking and support provided and the UD – ultra durable – construction/

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-ultra-dura...

Also note the Gigabyte ultradurable boards selected by THG in their recent $2,500 Performance and $1,300 Enthusiast Builds:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-new-pc,2497.h...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-own-pc,2503.h...

This would be an excellent for SLI or Crossfire:

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also get a more expensive version with that the new SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 incorporated:

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although note there are some limitations on how it was incorporated into the P55 design:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-performance...

CPU - depends on your applications and objectives. Note that the P55 mobo series selected is incompatible with that CPU - they have different sockets.

HD looks good.

For memory you need to post the link to product info as G.Skill most likely has several sticks that fit that general description.




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February 2, 2010 4:28:30 AM

Oh man...you are totally right about the mobo's incompatibility! I did not see that.

Anyway's my budget is $700-800 (planning to build by early fall)
And I would like efficiency in a variety of apps like photoshop and office stuff.
I'm also mainly building this system to game on.

What else do you recommend for the best possible system, preferably as low priced as possible?


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You really should follow the standard outline to post for help:


sorry about that, I'm pretty new here and found this site as a GREAT resource.

Thanks!
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February 2, 2010 4:38:42 AM

If you're not building until the Fall then you should come back a couple weeks before the build and ask for advice then. The computer industry moves way too fast to plan a build that far in advance. What we recommend today will certainly change by Fall.
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February 2, 2010 5:12:11 AM

I suppose that's best huh? I'm just so excited!! :D 



The computer I have right now has these specs just in case your wondering... ;) 

AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2GHz

1GB RAM (unsure what kind)

NVIDIA 6200 256 MB

WINFAST K7S Motherboard


Thanks for you guys' replies!
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