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May 4, 2010 7:58:19 PM

First time building my own system, would folks mind scanning the list, see if I am forgetting anything, or something looks like it really doesn't belong. Any help or tips would be great!!!!



Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Beige SATA Model AD-7240S-01



Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131402
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


XFX HD-587X-ZNDC Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
Item #: N82E16814150487
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy


hec Cougar 1000 1000W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...
Item #: N82E16817339026


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy





Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders



Tuniq CR-PRO120-BK 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic Bearing Propeller 120 CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835154009
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Item #: N82E16819103849
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy


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Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129058
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy



Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Black
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000

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Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Black
Item #: N82E16826105164
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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May 4, 2010 8:21:00 PM

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Stay awya form Triple XXX GPUs.

They are a factory OC, Somethign you can do you'reself, and A rip-off.

2. Don't like that cooler. do a Hyper 212+

3. Don"t like that PSU : Bad Quilty+Overkill.

If you realy want something high wattage and good, get a 140$ TX-950

4. HDD is ok, but overpirced. Stick to a f3.
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May 4, 2010 8:47:42 PM

How about this, after following your suggestions:

quantity of item 1


Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Beige SATA Model AD-7240S-01




Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive




ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131402
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy





XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity




CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply



Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound



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



Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders





COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler



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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor Model HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Item #: N82E16819103849
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy



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Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129058
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

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Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Black
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000

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May 4, 2010 8:48:16 PM

^ I would switch to an i7-930 based build.

Thuban is a unimpresive gaming chip.

And don"t buy AS5, it's not the best.

(Check CPu section, Soembodys giving away 100 tubes of a beter Thermal Compound. )

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May 4, 2010 8:54:14 PM

I agree with builderbobftw. I saw that CPU and thought "GWAAA!!!" in horror. I am no fanboy, I'll go with whatever is the best and makes the most sense at the time. That right now is Core i7 930 for overclockability and performance in gaming on a budget.
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May 4, 2010 9:13:19 PM

i_hate_flying said:
I agree with builderbobftw. I saw that CPU and thought "GWAAA!!!" in horror. I am no fanboy, I'll go with whatever is the best and makes the most sense at the time. That right now is Core i7 930 for overclockability and performance in gaming on a budget.


I thought EWWWWW!!!!

In disgust, and then I did a facepalm.

:lol: 
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May 5, 2010 12:52:13 PM

Thanks for all the help so far, here is my latest build with changes suggested from everyone here, this maybe the finial one!


Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Beige SATA Model AD-7240S-01 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118033
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity




CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply




G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders



COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler






Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Black
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000



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


GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128423
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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May 5, 2010 4:01:11 PM

Anymore suggestions or opinions?
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May 5, 2010 9:02:03 PM

Total is 1602.26 shipped also, sorry I didn't add that.
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May 5, 2010 9:02:33 PM

Thanks for all the help so far, this should be the last build. I am a big proponent of changing out the factory fans, not water cooling so I want air flow


Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Beige SATA Model AD-7240S-01 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118033
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity


CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builder

COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm Red LED Case Fan

EVERCOOL FAN-ALED8025B 80mm Case Fan

COOLMAX CMF-1425-GN 140mm Case Fan


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler


Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical - Black
Item #: N82E16826105164
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000
Item #: N82E16823109149
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128423
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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May 5, 2010 9:44:17 PM

Great build!

Have fun with it!

( I would get an Haf-932 case intead, but that"s just me)

and this
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May 6, 2010 12:43:01 PM

New Egg was sold out. It comes with a 1000 watt PSU, what is the price, any clue?
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May 6, 2010 7:41:00 PM

Heard that massive amounts of heat was a problem with the 470s
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May 6, 2010 7:57:23 PM

Kolorean said:
Heard that massive amounts of heat was a problem with the 470s


No, Not realy that bad.

The worst thing is the power usage.

The power usage is bad,

But htta IS a great deal, and I highyl recomend you go the Dual 470s route.

5870+TX-950= 550$

Dual 470s+TX-950= 700$

That"s 150$ for the diffrence bewteen a 5870 and 2 470s.

Keep in mid that 2 470s is about equal to to 2 5870s!

Deffiniztly get the 2 470s.
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