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May 5, 2010 12:14:48 AM

Hello guys,

I'm building an i7 system and ordering parts, since newegg and amazon do not ship to my country I'm ordering them in bulk and getting someone to deliver it to me. So here is the story:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within this week
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing games (SC2, CoD etc...), watching movies on big screen and the usual stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers,
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, amazon
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Mongolia
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel cpu with Gigabyte mobo
OVERCLOCKING: Initially no, but maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Haven't decided yet, probably as high as possible 1920x1200

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Here are the parts I've decided on and I'd like to ask if there is any problem with it.

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/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?cm_mmc=Tomsh...

XFX RADEON HD 5850 1 GB DDR5 PCI Express Card HD585AZNFC
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-RADEON-5850-Express-HD585AZNF...

I considered many GPUs and decided on XFX Radeon 5850 for its performance and price. Its unavailable/out of stock at newegg so I decided to buy it from amazon. I'm buying only one and maybe in the future I'll buy another and crossfire them. What do you think?


So do you guys have any issues with my planned build? Any recommendations? My budget is within these stuff with their prices on newegg.

Thanks in advance. I appreciate it.

Delgee
May 5, 2010 12:12:41 PM

You could save some money by going with an i5 750 or a Phenom II build as the 930 isn't required for your needs.
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May 5, 2010 12:27:48 PM

Wait a minute?
You are calculating your budget from newegg.com?
I have a question now :
Does the chinese newegg.com ships to mongolia too?
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May 5, 2010 2:23:15 PM

guanyu210379 said:
No problems with the components, as far I see. No bad brands too.
But you might want to consider these :
G.Skill 6GB DDR3 1600 CL7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Only 20 USD more expensive but have already heat spreader and is a CL7 DDR3 RAM.


Thanks for the input. By suggestion of my brother in law (who's also a computer enthusiast) I decided to change the ram to
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Even though my mobo spec says support for 1333 and 2200, I think its better, what do you think?
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May 5, 2010 2:24:20 PM

Wolygon said:
You could save some money by going with an i5 750 or a Phenom II build as the 930 isn't required for your needs.


Yes I could, considered it but I thought for future expansion/upgrade i7 with 1366 board could be better.
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May 5, 2010 2:26:13 PM

guanyu210379 said:
Wait a minute?
You are calculating your budget from newegg.com?
I have a question now :
Does the chinese newegg.com ships to mongolia too?


Maybe chinese newegg ships to Mongolia but i'm not sure. Also I don't know chinese characters besides someone is coming from US soon and can bring these to me.
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May 5, 2010 2:42:51 PM

Delgee said:
Thanks for the input. By suggestion of my brother in law (who's also a computer enthusiast) I decided to change the ram to
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Even though my mobo spec says support for 1333 and 2200, I think its better, what do you think?


The most important thing is the quality of the RAM, heatspreader and the price.
That one covers all of that.

For the frequency...hmmm....you can still manually set the speed of the RAM..going down is easy...going up is harder...
Since 1333 is lower than 1600...no problem here...
Beside...Hmmm...I think there should be no problem even with 1600..
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May 6, 2010 7:15:28 AM

"Yes I could, considered it but I thought for future expansion/upgrade i7 with 1366 board could be better. "

I hardly think so, AM3 is not likely to be replaced soon, it will have a lot more CPUs released for it. But 1366 is going to be replaced in the next year (I think, maybe next next year), so I don't think "future expansion/upgrade" is a reason to go with it. In fact I see no reason for it with your uses...
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