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Requesting help with last few components

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March 28, 2010 2:56:17 PM

I was hoping to get some advise on the last remaining parts I need for my new system, mainly the video card and processor.




APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $800-900 give or take

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Pictures, Programming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I currently have the following:

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, just quality and preformance.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not at first, but god chance

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am trying to mindful about heat, in the computer as well as out. It will be sitting in a somewhat small office and I was not wanting to feel like I was working in a Sauna. I was going to toy with overclocking, maybe up to 4.



Here are the parts I was thinking:

Processor - i920 or i930

Hard Drive - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb

Heatsink - ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball -vs- Water cooling

Videocard - Radeon 5850 or GTX470

Optical - generic DVD burner.

Thanks for any suggestions or thoughts.

Robert

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March 28, 2010 3:09:02 PM

Go for the i7 930 over the i7 920...

Switch the HSF to the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (better cooling & cheaper :)  )

I would go with the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB over the newer WD 1TB Black SATA III. I'm just not sold on going to SATA III at this point. I would wait to make the jump to SATA III at a later point.

I would go for the 5850 over the GTX 470 ( Swallows lumb in throat from being a huge Nvidia Fan!!! :(  )
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March 28, 2010 3:12:23 PM

^+1

The GTX470 won't be available until close to the end of April. It also fails in your heat criteria, especially compared to a 5850.
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March 28, 2010 3:48:19 PM

deff. go w/ the i7 930...
Also being a big Nvidia fan i hate to say it, but the 5850 or 5870 is a way better deal than anything Nvidia has. Especially if you want to buy your PC now.
Samsung Spinpoint F3 is a good drive, but i've always been partial to the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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