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March 25, 2010 1:59:20 AM

Hello,
I am putting together a new build and have a short list for parts. I am having a little trouble deciding which case mobo combination to use and really need suggestions for video card and heat sink. Constructive comments on the current list are always nice.
This is for my new main work station as the 6 year old XP unit is showing it's bones. I build for longevity quiet and reliablity. I will be doing some gaming and some 3D rendering.
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Core i5-750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... core i5-750 processor
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 XMS3 8 GB PC3-10600 Core i5 http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMX8GX3M4A1333C9-XMS3-PC3...
ASUS Maximus III Gene http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?

Item=N82E16813131599&cm_re=asus_maximus_iii_gene_p55-_-13-131-599-_-Product
LIAN LI PC-V351BA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

V351-_-11-112-221-_-Product
ASUS ROG Maximus III Formula http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?

Item=N82E16813131482&cm_re=asus_maximus_iii_formula-_-13-131-482-_-Product
LIAN LI PC-A05NA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Claro halo XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... halo%

20XT



Mobo runners up
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro |Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H Motherboard |Biostar TPOWER I55
Case runners up
GMC AZT-GMCR2-SB R-2 Toast Middle-Tower ATX Case - Sky Blue http://www.jr.com/gmc/pe/AUZ_AZTGMCR2SB/

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March 25, 2010 2:16:28 AM

For the heat sink I would recommend the Corsair H5O, I have two of them and love them. They are super quiet and if you add an extra fan so it is a push-pull configuration they cool awsome.

As far as the Video Card it really depends on how much you want to spend. If you are rendering 3D videos I would suggest not skimping here. The 5870 would be good or you could get two 5850's. I have two 5850's and they work great for video editing. I don't do any gaming but a lot of video editing.

Side Note: Your going to love that processor, I do.
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March 25, 2010 4:14:35 AM

^ Hmm well I feel that budget can get you an i7 930 build, that will have more longevity and more upgrade options...

i7 930 + Gigabyte UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU + Graphics
650HX + HD 5770 - Am sure for occasional gaming and video rendering even these are fine...And thePSU can handle 2 of them Crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM
GSKillz DDR3 1600MHz CAS 8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 25, 2010 8:32:22 PM

Wow really great feed back. I have to say that I like pipe's idea for the water cooling it attracts me because of the quietness. Gkay really great suggestions. I would like to point out that future proofing (a somewhat futile endevour in computing) is different than longevity. Longevity to me implies that the equipment is long lasting and stable. For that I'm willing to pay a little more to a board maker that has a better quality reputation. Over all I would say that I have around a $1200~1400 budget obviously spending less to meet the goals is better.

Decided

LIAN LI PC-A05NA $99.99
Hitachi P7K500 $53.99
Corsair hydo series H50 $79.99
win7 ultimate $60

core i5 version

Core i5-750 $199
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W $129
Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1333C9 XMS3 8 GB PC3-10600 Core i5 $239.25
ASUS ROG Maximus III Formula $249.99

core i7 version

core i7 930 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R $479.98
CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL $264.98
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) $169.99


Later upgrades

Claro halo XT $249.99
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD $174.99

Decided cost $292.97 + i5 version 817.24 = $1110.21
Decided cost $292.97 = i7 version 914.95 = $1207.92
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March 26, 2010 3:14:05 AM

^ Welll even in that sense, that mobo should be good as Gigabyte is one of the Top 2 mobo manufacturers out there...
And I will still suggest the i7 build...gives you option to add 6GB more RAM too...and a very powerful CPU...
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March 26, 2010 5:28:24 AM

I'm with ya gkay. Final version below. For my own future reference, how did you find those relevant combo deals so quickly?

LIAN LI PC-A05NA $99.99
Hitachi P7K500 $53.99
Corsair hydo series H50 $79.99
win7 ultimate $60
Sony DVD $21.99

core i7 930 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R $479.98
CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL $264.98
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) $169.99


Later upgrades

Claro halo XT $249.99
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD $174.99

cost = $1229.91
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March 27, 2010 12:32:57 AM

Best answer selected by DarkShark.
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