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March 6, 2010 7:32:48 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
before these sales go away, or relatively soon.

Budget:
around $1000~ for the parts I don't have

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
gaming, school work, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
keyboard, mouse, monitor, case, psu, processor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
Newegg for prices, anything reliable to purchase from (I'm from the USA)

PARTS PREFERENCES:
Doesn't matter to me. Reliable parts :b

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
Forgot? haha sorry

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
Quiet performance. Running a dual screen setup.

Parts:

What I Have Already:

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What I Plan on Getting:

Patriot Viper 6GB DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Vigor Monsoon III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Tpk=Vigor%20Monsoon%20III%20Lt

IC7 Thermal Compound

LG Black 22X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: ~$840 w/o shipping and tax

EDIT: Noticed there was a combo deal with the 5850 and the mobo I wanted. Downgraded from the 5870 to get the combo.

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March 6, 2010 8:25:01 PM

Didn't dig into the specs but, given that the PSU has all your "future" connectors and that your cooler is "socket compatibe" (no doubt) then the build looks SUPERB

Eyefinity Support is desired for multi-monitor desktop ... everything from a 5670 (on up) should do that.

1GB min GDDR? ... Display port (yes) ... VGA D-Sub (NO!) .. ADAPT if VGA is needed.


Looks great ... Buy 2 and give ME one !

= jealous =
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March 6, 2010 9:49:35 PM



I already have the i7-920, picked it up for $150. That's why I stated in my post that those were parts I already had. I picked up the antec for $100 and the PSU for $30, so I can't do anything about those. I just need to figure out if the rest of the parts were good.

I was looking at that heat sink earlier, but wasn't sure which would be the better buy. I didn't pick the hyper 212 since it looked like it would be noisier. Not sure about performance of both though.
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March 6, 2010 9:50:49 PM

Whoa, were did you get the i7-920 for 150$? Where did you get that case and psu for that? Also, the HSF i picked is the flat out best HSF under 65$.
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March 6, 2010 9:52:15 PM

builderbobftw said:
Whoa, were did you get the i7-920 for 150$? Where did you get that case and psu for that? Also, the HSF i picked is the flat out best HSF under 65$.


Friend of mine works for a company which distributes the i7. His company sold him one, and he didn't need it so I just got it from him. The PSU I got on some crazy sale, and the case I got refurbished.
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March 6, 2010 10:12:43 PM

Good job! Don't change a thing.
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March 6, 2010 10:13:40 PM

Whoa, i want to here where that sale was. Ebay? Govt. seizure Auctions?
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March 6, 2010 10:18:44 PM

builderbobftw said:
Whoa, i want to here where that sale was. Ebay? Govt. seizure Auctions?


I don't remember I saw it on slickdeals or some other random place I frequent a long time ago. It was discounted and had a rebate on top of it. I actually picked up the i7 back in January and have just been waiting for deals to come along. Kind of got lucky and all the parts I wanted went on sale at once today.
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March 6, 2010 10:46:39 PM

Best answer selected by cynicallyenhance.
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March 6, 2010 10:52:59 PM

... was the cooler one solid block of plastic and was the manual full of blank pages?
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March 7, 2010 12:03:22 AM

Alvin Smith said:
... was the cooler one solid block of plastic and was the manual full of blank pages?


Nope, it's a very manly looking cooler and a tiny little processor.
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March 7, 2010 12:18:52 AM

Alvin Smith said:
... was the cooler one solid block of plastic and was the manual full of blank pages?


Lolz, that would be funny as hell if he got a fake one, thinking he got such a great deal.
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March 7, 2010 1:31:50 AM

Don't mind Us ... We are just jealous. I fantasize about a 10 min "all u can" shopping spree, at Fry's with a big shopping cart ... at midnight ... with blue flashing strobes ... in fuzzy house slippers and one of those Canadian hats with ear flaps.

... just kidding ... about the strobe.

= Alvin =
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