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May 13, 2010 6:18:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow
BUDGET RANGE: $1700-1800
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, internet, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Using Newegg unless someone can convince me otherwise..
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.
PARTS PREFERENCES: I'll list what I'm looking at now below.
OVERCLOCKING: Probably not right now.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure yet!

Motherboard: Asus P6T-Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-365-_-Product

CPU: Intel i7-930 (quad core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product

Video Card: XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: Corsair Dominator XMS3 (3 x 2gb)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145242

Case: Coolermaster HAF-932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product

Power Supply: Corsair 850-TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rsair%20850-TX

DVD Rom Drive: Sony OptiArc DVD Rom Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750gig 2 ea
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-283-_-Product

Anti-static wrist strap: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, my main question is, can I get more bang for my buck anywhere in here? The total price, with shipping, is right at $1800. My second question is, do all of the parts come with enough screws/wires/connectors/etc? Should I be buying something else?

Oh, and what's up with monitors these days? Any brands I should be looking out for? I haven't really built/bought PC parts in about 7 years, which was before all of the HD stuff started hitting the market. Can I just buy a TV and hook it up now? I'm pretty lost about all this stuff.

Thanks for your help!

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May 13, 2010 7:02:40 PM
May 13, 2010 7:17:32 PM

Since you are just using the build for gaming and don't need to crossfire, I would recommend something far cheaper instead - an i5 750 if you want Intel, or a X4 955 if you would like AMD.
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May 13, 2010 8:25:36 PM

Caviar black 750GB HDDs will be older, low density (slow) platter models. The new WD Black 1TB FAEX (not FALS) has 500GB platters as does the Seagate 7200.12 500GB/1TB and Samsung F3 500GB/1TB.


Unless you plan on adding alot more components in the future, a good 650W PSU should be plenty. A corsair 850 should handle three 5870s, which looks like more than you are planning on.
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May 13, 2010 9:11:51 PM
May 13, 2010 9:15:41 PM

^ You'll want the other version of the 955, and possibly a newer motherboard, other than that, it's fine.
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May 13, 2010 9:28:32 PM

jbakerlent said:
^ You'll want the other version of the 955, and possibly a newer motherboard, other than that, it's fine.


+1^
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May 13, 2010 11:57:13 PM

To answer your earlier question...with the rig I set up, all the necessary components (screws, wires, etc.) are included

As far as monitors go...you'll have to seek advice from another...
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