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March 16, 2010 12:08:42 AM

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=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS P6X58D Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Reader: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply... ? Not a clue what to get for my build...

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March 16, 2010 12:26:14 AM

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.






March 16, 2010 12:43:45 AM

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.
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    March 16, 2010 2:12:15 AM

    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-...
    March 16, 2010 3:31:22 AM

    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
    March 16, 2010 3:32:02 AM

    Oh, but I see your resolution. Never mind then.
    !