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April 30, 2010 12:45:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This sunday

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: none

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: see below.

OVERCLOCKING: probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: does all parts mach? Do i need double 12rails psu? have comments about parts?

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So I changed some things.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236050

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102872

CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139011

Logitech Deluxe 250 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126013

Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104318

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131614

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225

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April 30, 2010 3:24:16 PM

Price/performance 5870 is a better deal. Though the 480 does get higher FPS. It can also fry eggs or something like that...

HD wise Seagate 7200.12 500gb or Spinpoint F3 drives are much better.

don't bother with fancy vapor x or factory OC GPU's. Waste of money.


You want CAS latency 7 RAM. Gskill has PI series with 7-8-7-24 timings for DDR3 1600.

You should also fill out the form in the sticky if you want better advice. Link in my sig.






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April 30, 2010 8:36:56 PM

The WD1002FAEX that you are looking at has similar performance to the Spinpoint F3 and 7200.12. All of those drives have 500 GB platters (the WD1001FALS, the older Caviar Black drive does not), so they are very similar from a performance standpoint.

However, the WD1002FAEX doesn't approach using 6 Gb/s (no current mechanical drives do), so the added expense (about $30, I believe) is unnecessary.
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April 30, 2010 9:15:16 PM

thanks for explanation.
hd5870 vapor-x is cooler isnt it?
Is these rams are good?
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
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April 30, 2010 9:22:44 PM

yes the vapor x is cooler and makes less noise. Ir's also stock clocked higher( I think maybe only with the toxic). Its better than the stock but more expensive obviously. The best is buying a normal 5870 and sticking a high quility gpu heatsink on it. And PLEASEEEEEEEE people stop this hype about making WD go bankrupt by trying to convince people caviar blacks are slow which they aren't they are faster in some ways and slower in others than the f3 or 12.7200.
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April 30, 2010 9:27:47 PM

There performance was subpar until very recently. There price/performance and price/gb ratio is still behind Samsung and seagate.

Hence, they are worse buys.
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April 30, 2010 9:29:54 PM

To the OP, it's much easier if you just link to the RAM. The original ones you linked are CAS latency 9, which is not so good. You want CAS 7 which is better at a small price premium.
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April 30, 2010 9:36:58 PM

does it make difference at the first place? I read in forums that difference is so small that you cant say is it 7 cas lat machine or is it 9 cas.
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May 3, 2010 12:34:51 AM

GFX Cards - Big difference in card performance on whether or not you're looking for DX 10 or DX11 performance. If you'll be playing mostly older DX10 games, then the ATI cards have the advantage....with DX11, advantage nVidia.

Here's the price / performance numbers in dollars per frame (DX11, 1920 x1200 , hi settings). The 5850 and 470 are almost identical, differing by just 4 cents, and the 470 takes 8 outta 9 DX11 benchies. The 480 takes 10/10 DX11 hi settings benchies and has a 6% better price / performance ratio.

ATI 5850 - 9.04 dollars per frame (fps)
nVidia 470 - 9.08
nVidi 480 - 10.01
ATI 5870 - 10.59
ATI 5970 - 11.93

Again, the 4xx series wins big on the DX11 stuff but the 5xxx series wins many of the Dx9/10 benches.

Hard Drives - There is no best HD .... what you can pick is the HD which performs best in your most used applications. Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and XT from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.

RAM - CAS 9 is kinda slow. Suggest one of the following low profile CAS 7 alternates....won't likely interfere w/ HS like tall heat sinks (i.e. Dominator, Ripjaws) sometimes do

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


Save $105 buy buying this combo....same MoBo as the one you picked but has 1 LAN port instead of 2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

You have an excellent Case / PSU combo but this one is at least an even match and is $20 cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Hard to go wrong w/ either one.
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May 3, 2010 11:55:24 PM

Its not solved :/ 
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