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First Build, Need Opinions On Parts

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March 9, 2010 12:25:53 PM

These are the parts I've chosen so far, any advice would be a big help. Will be using for encoding videos and gaming. Willing be useing SLI and duel monitors in the future. Will probably overclock if needed. My budget is about $2300, including shipping and stuff. Prefer for parts.

Processor - Intel Core i7 930
Monitor - Philips 230E1HSB 23" LCD Widescreen Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080
Processor Cooling - Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, Copper Cold Plate, Aluminum Radiator
Ram - OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz
PSU - Ultra X4 850-Watt Modular Power Supply
Motherboard - EVGA X58 SLI LE
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked 896MB
Case - Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX

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March 9, 2010 12:41:21 PM

Whats your Budget I am sure we can do better.

If you follow this link then it will provide all the info we need to help you out.

You this if you want more help.
March 9, 2010 1:13:08 PM

Thanks updated my post.
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March 9, 2010 2:00:37 PM

The list that OSU43130 listed is nice. It certainly bests the build from earlier.

That's a solid build for $1400
March 9, 2010 2:01:53 PM

Updated and linked a 5870 instead forgot I had a 5850 in the previous build.
March 9, 2010 2:29:49 PM

Which Ram shoud I get?
This one
This one

Edit:Have to use the Canadian site but they show two items.
March 9, 2010 2:33:28 PM

The CL7 sticks will be a little better but not really noticeable.

i would get the CL7 sticks. Since they are the same price.
March 9, 2010 2:58:20 PM

Last question before I finish my order.
Is it really worth the extra $100 for the 5870?
March 9, 2010 3:24:25 PM

That is all personal preference.

The 5870 will last longer before you have to crossfire as well as can play pretty much (except Crysis) every game on Max res with out any issues.

However the 5850 is basically the sweet spot for GPU's, in my opinion, based on price to performance. Unfortunately that is starting to slim a bit since the 5850's keep rising in price.
March 9, 2010 4:03:34 PM

Ok, Thanks for all your help.
March 9, 2010 4:11:22 PM

Glad I could help.