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$2,000+ i7-930 build.

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April 24, 2010 4:16:30 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In a week. BUDGET RANGE: $2,000 - $2,500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MMORPG gaming, photoshopping, other miscellaneous gaming, web surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor.

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not, but maybe in the future. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, if recommended.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: The native resolution of the monitor I'm looking to buy is 1920x1080, but I'm not sure what I'll actually use.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like to avoid any loud wind tunnel parts, but otherwise I'm not worried about noise to the point of sacrificing power. This will be my first time building my own rig so any parts that I'm forgetting or any tools that I'll need, please tell me. If anyone could recommend an Nvidia equivalent GPU to the ATI I posted I would appreciate it. I was originally looking at some Nvidia cards, like the GTX 285 but too many people were complaining about the size of the card.

Updated 4/25:

Processor:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution with NF200 3xPCIe true x16 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G

GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ...

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible ...

HDD
Western Digital AV-GP WD15EVDS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Tower:
NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CD/DVD Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Monitor:
SAMSUNG P2450H Rose Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Thermal compound:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Thanks ahead for any and all help. I really appreciate it.

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April 24, 2010 4:40:27 PM

Well dude that's quite expensive build for focussing on MMORPG gaming.. i have a old Q9650 and 4gb ddr2 800mhz Ram and a 9800 GTX+ and i can play WoW at full HD resolution with max settings at about 60 fps and i can play crysis on high at a decent fps.. what your getting will be totally overkill :p  but then again your future proofing yourself :)  Not sure if you need a higher spec if you're going to photoshop though.. my knowledge of that is low..
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April 24, 2010 5:35:03 PM

a1an said:
Well dude that's quite expensive build for focussing on MMORPG gaming.. i have a old Q9650 and 4gb ddr2 800mhz Ram and a 9800 GTX+ and i can play WoW at full HD resolution with max settings at about 60 fps and i can play crysis on high at a decent fps.. what your getting will be totally overkill :p  but then again your future proofing yourself :)  Not sure if you need a higher spec if you're going to photoshop though.. my knowledge of that is low..


Yeah I'm going for future proofing. I want to spend more now so I don't have to spend anything later, too soon later anyway.
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April 24, 2010 5:39:17 PM

I would switch the P6T6 for the new R3E as it is a much better MoBo for just a little bit more cost ~$50.00

Also, if you would be willing to go to the 23" version of that monitor, you'll save ~$80 if you use Bing Cashback - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Net savings would be around 30 bucks for a much better mobo, while only sacrificing an inch in screen space.
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April 25, 2010 3:37:19 PM

Haans249 said:
I would switch the P6T6 for the new R3E as it is a much better MoBo for just a little bit more cost ~$50.00

Also, if you would be willing to go to the 23" version of that monitor, you'll save ~$80 if you use Bing Cashback - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Net savings would be around 30 bucks for a much better mobo, while only sacrificing an inch in screen space.


The only R3E I can find on newegg is this one and it's not in yet:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But speaking of motherboards, does anyone else have any input on this?

In another topic someone recommended this mobo for an i7-930 build and it has pretty good ratings too:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To be honest I'm stumped on this, and I think the mobo is the last piece of the puzzle before I'm ready to buy. I'm pretty much open to any mobo, any reliable manufacturer.
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April 25, 2010 4:19:24 PM

MattFrost. Your build isn't very well optimized for gaming purposes and you are spending a little to much on unnecessary things. Your CPU is fine, however get the Asus P6X58D motherboard. Also downgrade the PSU to a 750 or 850 watt is won't be using Crossfire or SLI. Next, i'd switch from the ATI 5870 to an Nvidia GTX480. Also, I really doubt you need 12GB of ram. I'd get 6GB at first and if you need 12GB later on, just get another 6GB pack. In addition i'd change the case to something more high-end like an Antec 1200 or Cooler Master ATS 840.
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