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New system $1200-$2000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week

BUDGET RANGE: $1200-$2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, Programming, Movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, and moniter

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg mostly, but I can order from other sites too.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI: Yes in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Worried about cooloing issues and the RAM I picked


ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer "Ultimate Gamer" choose 3Way SLI + PhysX at Real X16 X58 CEB Intel Motherboard
or
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution with NF200 3xPCIe true x16 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
or
Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition AM-932-RWN1-GP Red Steel / Plastic / Mesh bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M Continuous 1100W@50°C ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single 12V Rail, Modular Flat Cable Design, Active-PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Model BDR-205BKS - OEM

Thank you for taking the time at looking at this and helping me,
Daniel
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  1. ^ How many GTX 480s are you planning to run ?
    And you might want to check out this review of that PSU
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/01/22/abs_majesty_mj1100m_1100w_power_supply_review/1
  2. with that much money you should go AMD. get yourself a 6core, xfire two slightly cheaper vid cards...and watercool that beast!!
  3. gkay09 said:
    ^ How many GTX 480s are you planning to run ?
    And you might want to check out this review of that PSU
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/01/22/abs_majesty_mj1100m_1100w_power_supply_review/1


    Im planning on running one right now, but adding one in the near future. Thanks for that review on the power supply. Gunna find a new one now lol.
  4. i4yue said:
    with that much money you should go AMD. get yourself a 6core, xfire two slightly cheaper vid cards...and watercool that beast!!



    What pieces would you recommend. I dont know anything about AMD. I've been an intel fan since I got into computers.
  5. Best answer
    ^ It depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend on the PC...

    Here are a few build options -
    Intel - i5 750 - It is a very good value for money in terms of gaming performance and easily keeps up with the i7 930...But if you are planning for SLI/ Crossfire high powered cards like the HD 5870/ GTX 4x0, then you would have to certainly overclock the CPU to avoid any CPU bottleneck though...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

    Mobo -
    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

    RAM -
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Intel i7 930 Build - IMO if Crossfire/ SLI is for sure, then I would go with this platform if money is not much of a constraint...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

    Mobo options -
    For 2 cards, you wont need those mobos...
    Get any of these...These are very good and cheaper...and has all the options what a mainstream users might want...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280%201070545356%201796849719&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=280%7C13%2D131%2D641%5E13%2D131%2D641%2DTS%2C13%2D128%2D423%5E13%2D128%2D423%2DTS%2C13%2D131%2D614%5E13%2D131%2D614%2DTS%2C13%2D128%2D422%5E13%2D128%2D422%2DTS

    RAM - The one you have chosen is very good...stick with it if you will be getting this platform...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

    Now for AMD -
    If you to save some money, then you can get the AMD CPUs too...
    CPU -
    If you will surely overclock -
    X4 955
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808
    Might not, then get the fastest Phenom 965
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

    As for the 6-core, they dont offer any significant gains in gaming...So suggesting them would only depend on what else do you do with the PC apart from gaming...If the programming that you do involves the maximum utilization of the CPU cores, then the 6-core might be a good choice, else I dont think it would be a good option...
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849

    Mobo - Though even the 890GX chipsets would do, but if you will be getting 2xHD 5870, then the 890FX with full x16x16 would be a better choice...
    ASUS M4A89TD PRO AM3 AMD 890FX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131645&cm_re=890FX-_-13-131-645-_-Product
    GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441&cm_re=890FX-_-13-128-441-_-Product

    RAM -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    And if you will be going with AMD, then you would have to HD 5870 as these boards only do Crossfire...
    XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476

    Common parts -
    PSU - If you will be getting only 2 cards, then get a 850W PSU...It can handle those...
    Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090058%20113142559%201131509966%201297819680&page=2&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=58%7C17%2D139%2D011%5E17%2D139%2D011%2DTS%2C17%2D256%2D058%5E17%2D256%2D058%2DTS%2C17%2D371%2D009%5E17%2D371%2D009%2DS01
    Non-Modular
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    HDD - With that budget, you can get a SSD for OS and apps and a regular drive for data...The SSDs offer very good boot times and apps start up is very speedy...
    For OS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227394
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227528

    For data - Samsung F3 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    And CPU cooler -
    CM hyper 212+
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0D1ACW7VXQGFDRYKZZTP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846
  6. Wow thanks alot. That really helped me. I dont know much about motherboards, but i was wondering if the ones you picked are 16x16 pci slots. Ram i was wondering if 2x4gb is better then 3x2gb cards. I wanted to be 8GB of ram in, but i dont know whats good out there. lol
  7. I have a question. Why wouldnt i want to purchase this board over the ones you showed me.
    ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Is it because it's unnecessary?
  8. Well I think u should changh u r RAM:

    G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI

    To:

    G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD

    its $20 more but it run in 2000mhz....{the diffrent between 2000 and 1600 is not that notable but well...better}

    If u r going 4 ASUS Rampage III Extreme then I think its u r best chose 4 gaming and overclocking :)
    and 4 the watercooling u won't need it if u r not going to overclock.
  9. Best answer selected by haloman369.
  10. ^ For the RAM question -
    If you will be going with LGA 1156/ AM3 socket(i5 750/ Phenom), then always get 2 or 4 sticks of RAM
    Reason - These have Dual-Channel memory controllers inbuilt in the CPU, so using 2/ 4 sticks of RAM will allow the RAM to operate in Dual-Channel mode.

    Same is for the i7 9xx(LGA 1366) - Always go with 3/ 6 RAM sticks.
    Reason - These have Tri-Channel memory controllers inbuilt in the CPU, so using 3/ 6 sticks of RAM will allow the RAM to operate in Tri-Channel mode. so only 6GB for the i7 9xx series

    And as for the mobo, go with the Extreme only if you are planning for extreme overclock - say 4GHz+...else I dont think its worth the extra money...
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