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March 3, 2010 4:19:53 PM

I am building a new pc and would like some opinions/advice. Will run Win 7 64bit. I'm not too into gaming but would still like a good performing pc because I don't want to have to replace it for 4-5yrs--so even if it is more then I need for now, by then it will still be a decent pc hopefully. I did do some research but I am definitley open to suggestions. Looking to stay around $1100 or so for these parts. Thanks!

Case: Coolermaster RC-922M-KKN1-GP HAF 922M ATX Mid Tower Case - $100
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow...

CPU: Intel I7 920 - $200 - Microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

MoBo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 - $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: WD Caviar Black 1TB - $100
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Black-WD10...

RAM: 6GB Corsair PC3-12800 DDR3 - $175
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-PC3-12800-1600MHz-240-Pin...

PSU: Coolmax CUG-950B 950 Watt - $90
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't need keyboard, mouse, DVDRW or monitor at right now.

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March 3, 2010 4:45:28 PM

Out of curiosity, why Amazon?

HDD: Switch that for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. It's cheaper and faster. It's $90 on Newegg.

RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $180. Much faster sticks for about the same price.

PSU: Don't get a Coolmax unit. They aren't high quality. In addition, 950W is massive overkill for Crossfired 5770s (I'm assuming it's for an upgrade). Here's a quality unit that's more of the right size: Antec Earthwatts 650W for $75.
March 3, 2010 4:49:31 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Out of curiosity, why Amazon?

HDD: Switch that for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB. It's cheaper and faster. It's $90 on Newegg.

RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $180. Much faster sticks for about the same price.

PSU: Don't get a Coolmax unit. They aren't high quality. In addition, 950W is massive overkill for Crossfired 5770s (I'm assuming it's for an upgrade). Here's a quality unit that's more of the right size: Antec Earthwatts 650W for $75.



I was just looking for the best prices and I buy from amazon a lot and never have any problems. If it is a better price somewhere else then I am not set on buying from Amazon.
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March 3, 2010 4:53:03 PM

I'd check Newegg, specifically for combos.
March 3, 2010 11:43:02 PM

brianl0202 said:
any opinion on if the ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard would be better then the Gigabyte one?
It would cost 263 after bing cashback (no tax, free shipping), Gigabyte would cost me a little more.


I'd take the Asus....

Hard Drives - Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and LX from Seagate are 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)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.

Why not a i7-930 ? Came out Sunday nite.

RAM - I'd grab these CAS 7 for $169
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec EA-650 or Corssair TX650

If you are not going to Overclock, no need for DDR301600 ....if you are gonna OC, then an aftermarket cooler is in order:

Look at the Xigmnatec S1283 or one of the others here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

pick a TIM from the top few here:
http://www.hwreviewlabs.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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