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February 20, 2010 10:47:57 PM

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:this week
BUDGET RANGE: $1500 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (MMO's)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: no idea

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first time building a computer so any advice would be great. Keep in mind i need to fit a monitor in on this budget. Here is what I was think so far:

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 20, 2010 10:55:44 PM

I'd stay away from the OCZ PSU.

Antec 900 w/ EA-650 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Monitor - Great buy on the 23" but this monitor is my fav TN panel ...if ya can swing the $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - This adds USB 3 and SATA III for $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 20, 2010 11:36:35 PM

Thanks for the advice , Jack Naylor. I have swapped out the case and psu for the one you recommened. Don't think I can swing the $90 for the monitor. Will all my other choices work with the MoBo you posted?
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February 21, 2010 2:00:45 AM

bump
February 21, 2010 2:09:47 AM

Yea, your choices will work with the mobo jack said
February 21, 2010 1:21:06 PM

Yeah, I only commented on the things you should change, rest is fine
February 21, 2010 4:49:31 PM

It's a good choice....also the quietest and coolest of the bunch......can't say anything bad about the F3 tho.
February 21, 2010 10:16:13 PM

So here is my final build. Let me know if all these will work together with out any problems. This is my first time building a computer and my big fear is that the parts will not work with each other or fit in the case.

Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders


If someone with more knowledge says this will work I will go ahead and order it.
February 21, 2010 10:28:01 PM

I just had someone recommend getting 2 500GB hd instead of the 1TB and to drop ram quality/speed and get 2x4Gb. He recommends that for gaming reason which is mostly what I plan on doing with this comp.
Why are 2 hard drives better for gaming?
What 2x4Gb memory cards would you recommend?
February 22, 2010 4:33:53 AM

2 HDDs for a RAID 0 array which speeds up the drives speeds and stuff. and dont bother with 8gb of ram... 4gb is plenty... better off upgrading video card then ram...
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