Help with i7 860 build

Alright so i've been having some trouble finding the parts i wanted in Canadian stores so i will have to change a few things. This is what i have so far.

CPU- i7 860

Intel DP55WG Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, 8 Channel Audio, SATA

GPU- XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

PSU- Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

HDD- I heard good things about the Samsung Spinpoint (any suggustions on which one?)

RAM- G.Skill Ripjaw 6gb


I couldnt find the motherboard i wanted to so i changed to this one. Any input?. And i read that i will need at least 500mb hdd for video editing. Also read alot of good things about samsung spinpoint. Which one would work best for video editing and sound recording/ editing? this is my first build and could use all the help i can get.

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  1. Are those your only intended uses?

    What is your budget?

    What size monitor will you be using?

    What OS?

    There are several G.skill Ripjaw models, which?

    Spinpoint F3 does seem to be out of stock. here is an alternate:
  2. You will want a dual-channel RAM kit, not a triple channel kit. The triple channel kits are designed for the LGA 1366 X58 systems where the CPU has a triple channel RAM controller.

    Here's a very nice CAS 7 DDR3 1600 kit.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail $116.99
  3. I might do abit of gaming but the pc will mostly be used for sound recording and editing. I also have a few videos on my video camera i want to upload and edit. Nothing to crazy. my budget is around $1500 but i wouldnt mind spending a little less. I notice newegg has alot better prices then the canadian websites. Wish newegg shipped to Canada. Im not exactly sure but i think the monitor is only about 18"
    I think i'm going to go with Windows 7
    Not sure which G.Skill Ripjaw to be honest. Any advice would be much appreciated. Like i said this is my first build and not exactly sure what to buy.

    Also i read that i will need at least a 500gb hard drive to do video editing. So i guess the 1tb these hard drives have should be plenty?

    Seem to be having a hard time finding this exact GPU. Is there another one somone might suggest for video/sound editing. Dont think it has to be anything crazy since i dont do alot of gaming.
  4. Newegg does ship to Canada if you use the site. That's what I linked to above. That RAM it is awesome for a low price.
  5. As usual, Proximon has a very nice system put together for you. Here's a combo deal for your CPU and an upgraded version of the motherboard suggested above. I think the upgraded board is worth the extra $22. $466.98 (Intel i7 860 + Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3P combo)

    I put together nearly an identical system over the weekend and it's an awesome machine. I used the CPU + motherboard combo I linked to and 8GB of G.Skill Ripjaws RAM since my customer is using this build for CAD and Photo/Video editing. You will be very happy with the build Proximon put together.
  6. Thanks guys I really appreciate all your help. I will go for the combo for sure. I'm not sure if I will need it but I was thinking about getting 6 - 8gb of ram but I guess I could always get more Down the road if needed. Now I just have to find out if it's worth while ordering from USA cause of shipping and taxes.
    Thanks again
  7. I think ships from Canada now. NCIX, that I linked originally, is also a popular choice and can be quite competitive with free shipping and no GST type deals.
  8. is the 500w psu enough?
  9. Yup, the 500W Antec PSU is plenty for the system with a 5750 GPU.
  10. Yes, quite adequate for a 5750. It's quite a power sipper actually. Something like 75W at full load.

    You might want to get a higher efficiency unit, to save money on the electrical bill... also there's just the question of future upgrades and the possibility you would want a stronger gaming card in the future.

    I would probably get this Antec TP-550 for those reasons:

    You could pair it up with the NZXT Hush:

    Or the Antec Sonata without a PSU:

    or the more pricey Antec P183:

    And then it that price range you also have a few others that are quiet.
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