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Core i7 920 Build for Under $1400

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January 30, 2010 10:18:06 PM


BUDGET RANGE: $1400 Without Rebates (avoid those things like the plague)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly Gaming, Watching Movies, and of Course, the Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Hard Drive, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg only (unless it's on sale or something like that)


PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Core i7 920, Haf 932 (but if there's anything better for the same price ($150) or less, that'd be great), Radeon HD 5850 (unless there's anything else better for roughly the same price)


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually, just one GPU for now


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: If you find something different that my preferred parts, I'd like the stock fans to be blue, it must have good airflow, be moderately upgradeable, the hardware must be compatible with Windows 7 (that's what I have on my current HDD that I'll put in there), and must look generally awesome. Thanks in advance.

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January 30, 2010 10:26:17 PM

2-3 months purchase time = any pricing done today is null and void.

The 930 should be out by then as well.

The 5890/5860/5870 Eyefinity 6 as well as possibly Fermi's

The HAF X should be around

At this point it's great to research certain aspects of the build, but pricing or deciding on any individual component is <shrug> a waste of time.
January 30, 2010 10:49:14 PM

Well, the time depends on how quickly I can sell my current build, so maybe just a month or so, so just assume that much.
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January 30, 2010 11:12:57 PM

Intel drops prices at end of February .... new CPU's are out, MoBo vendors introduce next gen products and fermi hits the streets in 6 weeks or so......While normaly I'd jump in and get you started.....mid winter is the time to pause.
January 30, 2010 11:40:39 PM

So how long would I have to wait for th e newer stuff to come out? 3 months?
January 30, 2010 11:55:59 PM

Okay, so I looked at FERMI, and what's the point of getting it for gaming when it's just going to be used for "ray tracing, physics, finite element analysis, high-precision scientific computing, sparse linear algebra, sorting, and search algorithms"? Is any of that even really applicable to gaming?
February 7, 2010 12:26:49 AM

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