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Emachines core i7 build

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April 18, 2010 2:56:33 PM

hi, i am rebuilding an emachines w3107 pc with a core i7 930 or 860.i need some suggestions to really turn this thing into a monster.please no negative comments about it being a waste of time its my sleeper project im doing on the side.thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me.

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April 19, 2010 9:18:50 PM

I like to build systems that are out of the box.i want to install a window with 2 120mm fans in the side panel to keep that core i7 cool and maybe a ati4000 or 5000 series video card.just a project im playing with.i am pretty much gutting the emachines case and replacing with new high quality internals
April 20, 2010 12:16:18 AM

i want it to be a sleeper emachines build
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April 20, 2010 2:14:19 PM

no sleeper as in plain jane with a big block v8 under the hood, wow
a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2010 2:37:07 PM

The main problem you may run into is that I can't find any information on the motherboard form factor. Some OEM's use a non-standard size motherboard which means you can't replace it with a decent board. There also doesn't look like there's much room for a decent graphics card in the case. You can pretty much forget about the i7 930 since there are hardly any microATX X58 motherboards available (assuming a microATX board will even fit). I also don't know if they use a standard size power supply. You certainly don't want to use the POS that came with the eMachines system. Likely the only thing you MAY be able to use is the case, and even that may or may not work.
April 20, 2010 4:22:59 PM

it does take a standard micro atx motherboard.asus and msi both make micro atx motherboards including the asus maximus ii can take a graphics card up to 9.5 inches long.i am looking at a 5850,4870,4670,or 5770.i have a standard 500 watt psu in it now and plan on upgrading to corsair or seasonic.i will be be replacing the dvdrw with two new standard dvd burners.most emachines,gateways,newer hp's take standard micro atx boards and accessories.i have done all the research with this case.just need suggestions on good parts to install to really turn this computer into a monster
a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2010 4:26:43 PM

What is your budget for the build? What will you be using the system for? Where do you plan on buying the components? What components do you need? Monitor, OS, etc...? Please give us all the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky so we can help you.
a b B Homebuilt system
April 20, 2010 4:52:23 PM

Without knowing the above requested information it's very hard to offer any meaningful advice. I put together some components anyway to get the ball rolling.

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $279.99

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $104.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $114.99

HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity $299.99 (Don't blame me if it doesn't fit. I still have a hard time believing it will.)

SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $84.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/BEBS - OEM $22.99

Total - $962.93
April 20, 2010 5:01:00 PM

thats a very good build you pointed me in the right directio thanks