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Will the new i7 build be good???

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March 15, 2010 3:27:54 AM

Hey guys, I just need some feedback on the new build I am planning on doing. This is my first one, as I am 15, soon to be 16.

Build date: Mid June
Budget: 1400-1600
Usage: Gaming, Folding@Home, internet
Parts not required: Mouse (for now)
Preferred websites for parts: Newegg, TigerDirect Country: US
Parts Preferred: Intel, AMD (maybe not after gtx 480 and 470)
Overclocking: Yes
Crossfire: Future yes
Monitor res: 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200
Additional comments: Dont care about noise (within reason)

Intel Core i7 920 $288.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048) $139.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Coolermaster HAF 932 Full Tower Case $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seventeam ST-850ZAF 850W ATX 12V V2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Radeon HD 5850 Video Card $319.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
Ultra Chilltec CPU Cooler $119.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

I dont have a monitor yet. What are your recommendations? Also, a good, but relatively cheap gaming mouse and keyboard.

Thanks guys!

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March 15, 2010 4:11:25 AM

First thing, the i7-930 is $6 on Newegg. No reason to get the 920.
You might want to consider getting a mobo that supports USB 3.0 and SATA III.
As far as HDDs go, you'll want to consider a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12. Unlike the WD drive you listed, they use 500GB platters (as opposed to the WD's 334GB platters), meaning they run faster and more efficiently.
Also, consider getting a CM Sniper instead of the HAF 932. It's a bit cheaper ($130 on NE and Amazon with free shipping, so $50 less after shipping) and definitely gives the HAF a run for its money. It looks much nicer too. :D 
Erm, you linked a different PSU than you listed? The one you linked looks decent, though generally the people on these forums recommend Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, or PC Power & Cooling PSUs.
That HSF is overpriced. I suggest you read some reviews of more common heatsinks. The top few listed there will definitely perform at least as well as the Ultra Chilltec, and should cost only half its price.

Monitors, mice, and KBs will depend on your personal preferences.
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March 15, 2010 4:25:52 AM

Thanks, I will get a 930 instead.
The mobo I chose was because of price, I dont think usb 3.0 is something i will need very soon, neither is sata III.
I will get a samsung spinpoint f3 instead of the Caviar black, the reviews look better, and it is cheaper!
The Sniper case looks ok, but i want a full tower because I might want to get a LONG graphics card later, and the HAF has bigger fans in it too.
Sorry about the psu link, i want the one i listed, not the one i linked.

OK, the heatsink. I originally wanted the prolimatech mega shadow. I just couldnt pick the right fans. It seemed like all the benchmarks were different. I saw the Ultra Chilltec, and it supposedly has really good temps. It seems like the tuniq tower, megahalems, and noctua nh-d14 have very close temps. I just want the best for overclocking to 3.8 or 4 ghz. What do you recommend?
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March 15, 2010 6:00:41 AM

ncorder said:
Thanks, I will get a 930 instead.
The mobo I chose was because of price, I dont think usb 3.0 is something i will need very soon, neither is sata III.
I will get a samsung spinpoint f3 instead of the Caviar black, the reviews look better, and it is cheaper!
The Sniper case looks ok, but i want a full tower because I might want to get a LONG graphics card later, and the HAF has bigger fans in it too.
Sorry about the psu link, i want the one i listed, not the one i linked.

OK, the heatsink. I originally wanted the prolimatech mega shadow. I just couldnt pick the right fans. It seemed like all the benchmarks were different. I saw the Ultra Chilltec, and it supposedly has really good temps. It seems like the tuniq tower, megahalems, and noctua nh-d14 have very close temps. I just want the best for overclocking to 3.8 or 4 ghz. What do you recommend?

I'm not going to force you to buy anything. I can see why you like that MSI board. But just so you know, USB 3.0 and SATA III will become mainstream within the next few years.

Also, just because the 932 is advertised as a High Air Flow full tower doesn't mean it has higher airflow or is any larger than a case like the mid tower Sniper. The Sniper is only .4" shorter, but it's a full inch wider and bit taller too. The Sniper is actually ~450 cubic inches larger than the HAF 932. While length may be more important than capacity when it comes to graphics cards, .4" is rather insignificant, no? You might appreciate the extra width of the Sniper if you get a tall HSF though. Also, something to think about--having bigger fans does not necessarily mean better airflow. If you find that it does in the case of the 932 (no pun intended), you still have to ask yourself if it's worth the $50.
If you're getting the PSU you listed, consider this combo with the Thermaltake Element G, another mid tower about the size of the HAF.

Haha. All the coolers you listed should easily get the 930 to 4GHz. :sweat: 
I would recommend the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme, because it costs about half of what the Chilltec does and tops FrostyTech's list.

The $50 you could save from the case and the $60 from the heatsink could easily afford you a 5870, a nicer mobo, or a Blu-Ray drive.
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March 15, 2010 3:12:18 PM

I will get the sniper case if it can hold a graphics card as long as the 5970. If it can, then i will buy it.
Tuniq Tower: what are some temps using it for an overclocked i7?
I really dont think i will need usb 3.0 or sata III for gaming anytime soon. I can see sata III if There are some cheap ssds that can max it out. Doubt it though...
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March 15, 2010 3:28:08 PM

The AZZA is just a cheaper / off brand remake of the Antec 900... IMO. I would look at the Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced.

One general comment... you are requesting build information for a build that is roughly four months away. New components (Antec's Dark Series cases, Nvidia's new GPU's, Intel's Hex Core, possible AMD's Hex Core.. etc) & combo deals will all effect your choices at the actual time of the build. You will get a general idea of what is a good build now but that might not be the case in four months. Just make sure to check back in a week or two before you plan to purchase to revisit the build.
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March 15, 2010 3:33:34 PM

Thank you sir!
Thanks everyone for your help!
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