Final Build

Does anything ABSOLUTELY need to be changed about this? Or should I be just fine with this build?

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Video editing, gaming (Playstation 1+2-era emulators and Diablo 3), general use

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768
BUDGET: ~$1300 - 1700

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like it to be quiet and not eat up a hellacious amount of power. Don't want to have to add more than a few fans. Not willing to mess with water cooling. Probably won't upgrade most parts for 4-5 years; my current computer lasted 8 years and I'd like another one that will last me for about as long.

Here's the build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

Mobo: ASUS P6X58D Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Memory: G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

DVD Reader: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276

DVD Burner: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

Graphics Card: XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

Power Supply... ? Not a clue what to get for my build...
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  1. Everything looks good, but I'll recommend a couple of changes.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $89 and the BEST performing non-SSD HDD on the market, even tops Velociraptors.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Retail Installs on a clean system and has a CD key, so you don't have to use an existing CD key. and is $30 cheaper than Pro.

    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
    Intel X58 chipset core i7 6GB kit
    Great RAM for a better price.

    As for a PSU, if you ever want to have the option of adding a second GPU, go with a Corsair 750TX. If you don't, consider a lower wattage Corsair.

    I also recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for cooling, even though they're so popular lately that Newegg raised the price $5. It outperforms most everything, even those $80 V12's and Peltier coolers.
  2. babachoo said:
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $89 and the BEST performing non-SSD HDD on the market, even tops Velociraptors.

    +1 Also I think that the extra space is another plus, especially for a build that is intended to last for awhile.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Retail Installs on a clean system and has a CD key, so you don't have to use an existing CD key. and is $30 cheaper than Pro.

    He might need XP Mode?

    As for a PSU, if you ever want to have the option of adding a second GPU, go with a Corsair 750TX. If you don't, consider a lower wattage Corsair.

    Personally I think this would be fine for three 5770s. It'll definitely provide plenty of room for potential upgrades tho.
  3. I'm not up to date on what exactly XP Mode is needed for. But you can run things in compatibility mode (XP SP3 if I'm not mistaken) on Home Premium. But I suppose if he has to have XP mode, there are workarounds and ways to install it on Home Premium, like what you see in this link.

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/12/14/workaround-to-install-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7-home-premium-and-home-basic/
  4. If you want it to last a few years with still being able to play most games on high then the 5770 is not for you.

    I would go for at least a 5870 for a $1.3k-$1.7k build. Most people try to fit in 5850 in a $800-$1k build. and a 5770 for a $550-750 build
  5. Oh, but I see your resolution. Never mind then.
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