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February 17, 2010 9:40:59 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (next week) BUDGET RANGE: ($800)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Video card, hard drive, keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, headset, sound card, monitor, dvd drive)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.ca/tigerdirect.ca)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Intel/ black case with blue glows)

OVERCLOCKING: in 3 years SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1280x960)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Got all pieces l just want to make sure everything will work right and l dont make any mistakes.

First PC l build.

If you have any others suggestions feel free to tell me excluding AMD processor.

MOBO 135.44$ Intel DP55WB Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, micro ATX, 8 Channel Audio
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


Computer Case 115$ NZXT LEXS-001BK Lexa S Crafted Series Mid Tower PC Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


428.88$ I7+PSU together for free shipping
CPU Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

PSU Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

RAM 123.16$ CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

l already got on my old computer

500GB sata hard drive

Geforce 9600 GT video card

In the next months l will be able to buy
BFG GeForce GTX 275 OverClocked Video Card - 896MB, PCI Express 2.0 x16, SLI Ready, (dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI (w/ Adapter) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

and a CPU cooler so l can OC it later but l do not need to do it now.




More about : 800 gaming

February 17, 2010 9:53:26 PM

This is not what l am looking for did you even read it at all
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February 17, 2010 9:56:30 PM

Your P55 motherboard and LGA 1366 i7 920 CPU aren't compatible. You can also do better than the SBM build. I'll come up with something in a few minutes.
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February 17, 2010 10:02:35 PM

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... $368.98 (CPU + Motherboard combo)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $116.99

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $89.99

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $79.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $119.99

Total - $775.94
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February 17, 2010 10:03:28 PM

You cant put an i7 920 in a P55 board, they are different sockets. You can save $100 and have little to no difference in gaming performance if you go with an i5 750
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I would then put that money into a better quality PSU as that ultra only provides 45A which would not be sufficient for two video cards, a higher quality 750W unit will provide you with more power (60A vs 45A) and higher efficiency, think of it as an investment that will last you many years without upgrade.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

edit: damn i type slow today +1 to shortstuff's build
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February 17, 2010 10:13:32 PM

Yes I did. You want to build a gaming rig for about $800.00.

You listed an Intel P55, Socket LGA1156 motherboard.

You listed an Intel Core i7 920 Socket LGA1366 cpu.

Those are for two different systems. They won't work together. Your list goes downhill fom there.

I just figured it would be easier to refer you to the Tom's Hardware article.
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February 17, 2010 10:35:15 PM

Could you just go away if youre not going to say something that make me advance JohnnyLucky? Thanks a lot

Alright so from what l understand l could put both the 9600 gt l have right now with the
BFG GeForce GTX 275 OverClocked Video Card - 896MB, PCI Express 2.0 x16, SLI Ready, (dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI (w/ Adapter) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

but for that l do need a better quality power supply which is .
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

Could l buy http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item... as well for the look or the quality is inferior?

How about the computer case 115$ NZXT LEXS-001BK Lexa S Crafted Series Mid Tower PC Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Do you want me to buy http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... because the one l chose is not compatible

Even if the price is higher the one l chose cost less because of free shipping

Also l want to know why the MOBO and the CPU are not compatible so l dont make the same mistake again.

It clearly say Core i7 and Core i5 so im curious

Also why do you want me to buy G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

instead of CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - Retail
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

It is personal preference? Or is there a reason why its better

l might buy i5 as well if you say the performance is almost the same thing.

All l want is get rid of my lag and my 15 fps





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February 17, 2010 10:47:58 PM

The apevia only gives you 62A on the 12V rails, isnt 80 Plus certified, and only offers a 1 year warranty against the corsair's 5 year so it is of inferior quality, corsair has a reputation for making high quality PSUs that are often capable of more than they are rated for since they are all tested at 50C.

The i7 920 is a socket LGA 1366 processor, the p55 chipset only comes on boards with the LGA 1156, LGA 1366 boards always have the X58 chipset for now.

The ripjaws will give you the same performance at lower voltage, which means less heat, more OCing head room, and better quality chips from the start. Better chips require less voltage to achieve the same results so a set that runs at 1.5V and has the same speed and timings as one at 1.65V means that the 1.5V one is running better chips. Also keep in mind that you should not exceed 1.65V on the memory for any of the new intel processors or you risk damaging the CPU so the corsairs may not give you much head room for OCing.
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February 17, 2010 10:49:49 PM

Your motherboard and CPU are not compatible because they use a different socket. You have to look and see if the CPU is LGA 1156 or LGA 1366, they are not compatible. The P55 chipset supports LGA 1156 chips and the X58 chipset supports LGA 1366 chips.

I wouldn't waste your time with Nvidia graphics cards. The ATI 58xx series offers higher performance, uses less power, runs cooler, is quieter, and has DX11 support. I don't see any reason to currently buy an Nvidia GPU. The 5850 is the sweet spot IMO.

You're much better sticking with the Corsair PSU. Apevia doesn't make quality PSU's. Trust me, the PSU is not the place to scrimp on quality.

Your case will probably work, it just doesn't look like it has a whole lot of room for a GPU. I've never used it before, though, so I'm not sure.

That Corsair RAM would also work fine. Corsair RAM is usually overpriced, but that kit is at a fair price.
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February 17, 2010 11:15:21 PM

Alright so here is what l might take

402.85$ CPU+MOBO http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

133.66$ RAM http://www.newegg.ca/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemLis...

135.44$ Tigerdirect PSU http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

115$ Computer Case http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Total: 786.95$

As for GPU space for this case l will have to check

As well as ATI vs Nvidia in the next months.

Thanks a lot for the help.
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