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February 10, 2010 4:27:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: (No real budget, just looking for good value)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: gaming, surfing the internet, video editing)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, blu ray burner, case (Antec 900))

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, microcenter)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (I would like an ATI GPU and I am going to use I7 920 199.99 microcenter)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes CROSSFIRE: Maybe probably in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1440x900 right now, but will probably buy a new one in the future

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (I think i would like to have Sata III and may get a SSD in the future. I am mainly just looking for Motherboard, Ram help but I also need a video card, power supply and hard drive possibly in a combo. Is the Gigabyte Motherboard okay or would the asus be better with sata III?)

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Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Gigabyte Motherboard 209.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 6 gb memory 139.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Radeon 5770 149.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks

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February 10, 2010 5:02:39 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1st Option.

$ 288,99 CPU i7-920 $ 288,99
$ 309,99 MOBO Asus P6X58D $ 309,99
$ 179,98 HDD 2xSpinpoint F3 1TB $ 89,99
$ 599,98 GPU 2x5850 in CrossFire mode $ 299,99
$ 239,99 RAM Mushkin 3x2GB $ 239,99
$ 129,99 PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 750W $ 129,99
$ 159,99 CASE HAF 932$ 159,99
$ 29,99 CPU COOLER Hyper 212+ $ 29,99


SubTotal: $ 1.938,90 - CPU

Total: $ 1.649,91 + MIR + SHIPPING



2nd Option:

$ 288,99 CPU i7-920 $ 288,99
$ 309,99 MOBO Asus P6X58D $ 309,99
$ 89,99 HDD Spinpoint F3 1TB $ 89,99
$ 299,99 GPU 5850 $ 299,99
$ 239,99 RAM Mushkin 3x2GB $ 239,99
$ 89,99 PSU Antec 550W $ 89,99
$ 109,98 CASE HAF 922$ 109,98
$ 29,99 CPU COOLER Hyper 212+ $ 29,99

SubTotal: $ 1.458,91 - CPU
Total: $ 1.169,92 + MIR + SHIPPING

Now, you can have an idea about the configuration or choose one of the two. Everything depends of your budget.
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February 10, 2010 6:42:24 PM

Why is the asus motherboard better than the gigabyte one I linked? Also I already have the case. The 240.00 seems like a lot for 6 gb of ram. Thanks for taking time though and welcoming me to the forums, I have been a long time lurker.
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February 10, 2010 7:15:09 PM

1- The ASUS support 3-Way and 4-Way SLI or CrossFire.

2- You can reduce the price of the case.
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February 10, 2010 7:21:39 PM

The $240 RAM has very good timings, and is the only CAS 6, 6 GB kit on newegg.

You can get 6 GB 1333 MHz CAS 7 RAM kits on newegg starting around $160. Like this G.Skill kit. You can get slower ones for less, but 1333 MHz, CAS 7 is really the sweet spot for price/performance.
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February 10, 2010 8:37:04 PM

Thanks cold sleep, the sweet spot is more towards where I am looking.
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