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April 3, 2010 9:06:34 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month of April
BUDGET RANGE: $1300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Video editing, gaming, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:o S, dvd drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com,
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, ati,

OVERCLOCKING:Yes, highest i plan to OC is around 4ghz
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Never in my lifetime, I believe in just getting a single powerful gpu and upgrade in like 2 years.



Cpu:
Intel Core i7 860 = $200(microcenter sell them for that price and its only 20 mins away from my house)

GPU:
SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail =$350(not from newegg)

MotherBoard:
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail=$130(that includes shipping)

RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel
Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail=$105

Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified
Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail=$99

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive=$55

Case:
AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail:$100

Monitor
Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000:1(ACM) Built-in Speakers - Retail=$200

Cooling: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail=$80

Total:$1320

Also i hate how the price of the psu went up, can someone tell me of a good psu between 80-90 bucks that is a modular and will allow OC of the gpu(the gpu i choosed has the voltages lock but im just OCing a bit) and OC for my i7

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April 3, 2010 9:07:55 PM

I also dont need an operating system
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April 3, 2010 9:31:35 PM

whitefang said:
Not very good to be honest. If you can go get this for $1350 it would be great.

Total would be $1358.90

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*EDIT* For modular PSU Change this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I dont see how my build isn't good. The only real differential is the cpu fan. If i swapped my h50 for the coolermaster + the rest of the money can be used to buy a 5870 which is good. But with that cpu fan will i be able to hit around 4ghz stable for my i7, cause i heard good things about the h50
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April 3, 2010 9:33:54 PM

Your power supply is crap.

Your video card is alright, but a 5870 is better like you said above.

The H50 is about the same as the hyper 212, totally not worth the extra.

Your ram is 9-9-9-24 which isn't nearly as good as 7-7-7-21 as the ram I have in my setup.

Your case is alright, but the Haff 922 is the best mid sized case evaaaarrrr.

Your monitor is 5MS and mine is 2MS.

That pretty much sums it up :p 
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April 3, 2010 9:48:00 PM

whitefang said:
Your power supply is crap.

Your video card is alright, but a 5870 is better like you said above.

The H50 is about the same as the hyper 212, totally not worth the extra.

Your ram is 9-9-9-24 which isn't nearly as good as 7-7-7-21 as the ram I have in my setup.

Your case is alright, but the Haff 922 is the best mid sized case evaaaarrrr.

Your monitor is 5MS and mine is 2MS.

That pretty much sums it up :p 



Lol i know the power supply suck why do you think i was asking for a better one O_o
The azza case comes with good cooling, im not changing that. Didn't see that monitor your recommended before, im changing that, the psu,, the cpu cooler which will let me get a 5870
Thank you xp
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April 3, 2010 9:54:24 PM

Not to mention that saving a few bucks with an i7 8xx over a 9xx isn't worth it, since if you plan on upgrading your CPU in the next few years you'll end up having to buy a new mobo. If you can afford the extra $100 now, i'd definitely go with a 930. Though if you can't, then just listen to whitefang
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April 3, 2010 9:58:18 PM

DXcellence718 said:
Lol i know the power supply suck why do you think i was asking for a better one O_o
The azza case comes with good cooling, im not changing that. Didn't see that monitor your recommended before, im changing that, the psu,, the cpu cooler which will let me get a 5870
Thank you xp



And change the ram :p 
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April 3, 2010 9:59:19 PM

For $1300 I would go for a 1366 socket build. Microcenter has i7 920s on sale right now for $170 and the 930 for $200.

@Whitefang, Show me the benchmarks that show the CM hyper 212+ is on par with the H50 :p 
The hyper 212+ has the best cost/performance ratio, but the H50 will outperform the top of the line air coolers by 1-4C with a push pull config.
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April 3, 2010 10:14:03 PM

cory1234 said:
For $1300 I would go for a 1366 socket build. Microcenter has i7 920s on sale right now for $170 and the 930 for $200.

@Whitefang, Show me the benchmarks that show the CM hyper 212+ is on par with the H50 :p 
The hyper 212+ has the best cost/performance ratio, but the H50 will outperform the top of the line air coolers by 1-4C with a push pull config.



True, but it's not worth the extra at all.
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April 4, 2010 6:34:17 PM

Be careful how you install the h50. the hoses on the radiator should face down while the hoses on the cpu block should also face as downward as possible w/o hitting pushing the hoses against the gpu to much. I will look for the article where a guy test all the different install options. Properly installed he saw temp differences as high as 10c.

I would recommend the 650tx over your current choice. The corsair is a proven unit and 10 dollars cheaper.
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April 13, 2010 11:57:09 PM

Best answer selected by DXcellence718.
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