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intel core i7 930
gigabyte x58A UD3R
nvidia GTS 250 gigabyte
2 Gb DDR3 Ram kingston
wd 500 gb blue
hec 450 w power supply
HAF 922
creative t6200 5.1
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  1. no good, no good at all. Drop the sound card, get a better PSU, HEC isnt know for making good units. The Seasonic S12II is a good deal for a high quality unit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Swap the HDD for the spinpoint F3, its faster and less expensive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=F3%20500gb

    Also get atleast 4GB of ram, if you are maxing out your budget drop down to an i7 860 and a P55 chipset, it will give you more money to invest into a GPU and memory
  2. The better question is what is the build for!! hunter315's suggestions on the PSU and HDD are great but to make better recommendations, we need to know more info... like the information listed in this template... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    If it is a gaming build, I would suggest either builds based on a the i5 750 or Athlon II X3 440 and upgrade your GPU to a 5850. If it isn't for gaming and more for video editing... etc, you'll want to move up to at least 6GB of RAM for better performance.
  3. this collection is mainly for gaming like gta iv , crysis , assassins creed.....
  4. you need more Ram and at least 750 PSU also I agree get an i7 860
  5. i need X58 MoBo for future sli and also I7 930 is better than I7 860
    i will change PSU when i sli the VGA
  6. Why do you need an X58 for SLI? P55 chipsets support SLI and there is very little performance loss going from 16x/16x to 8x/8x, especially with a weaker card like a GTS250. Very few people who buy a single card actually end up getting a second one down the line, in your case to add a second card would be a $250 upgrade, for the card and the PSU, and for that price you will likely be able to pick up a stronger single card.

    If you get a good single card and PSU now you will have much better performance in the here and now, for now the 2GB of ram will significantly hurt your system so its best to buy the best combo for now, and not bet on future upgrades because often times, they just dont happen, or not with the parts you planned on.
  7. drmoh said:
    this collection is mainly for gaming like gta iv , crysis , assassins creed.....


    Good luck with that....

    You should switch to a 890Fx 955 5850 build.

    Drop the useless sound card.
  8. like the others said for gaming, maybe something like this



    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151192
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $6.99
    • 2 year: $11.99
    $18.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $84.99
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $10.99
    • 2 year: $18.99
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128416
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $17.99
    • 2 year: $26.99
    -$15.00 Instant
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $139.99
    $124.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128416

    XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814150476
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    $399.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
    Item #: N82E16817139006
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $139.99
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    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
    $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103808
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $19.99
    • 2 year: $36.99
    $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $7.99
    • 2 year: $12.99
    -$3.00 Instant
    $29.99
    $26.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Subtotal: $1,195.90

    you can shop prices and look for combos, a i5 750 would be good also. case you can go CM-922 antec 902 whatever floats your boat. if you dont like ATI you could do a GTX 470 or GTX 480 depends on your budget which and rez of your monitor You didn't fill out the sticky So its all a crap shoot unto you give more info.

    GL
  9. I would get a 890FX
  10. builderbobftw said:
    I would get a 890FX



    Yeah like i said, it all would depend on the budget. We know there is a lot better stuff out there and then there is POS stuff also, but without a price to work with We are just running are mouth
  11. I'd ratyher have an 860 the the overrated 930
  12. I'd rather have an i5 750 over the i7 860.

    For gaming the i7 930 i not worth the money you are paying. As for SLI, the x8/x8 loses very little performance over x16/x16. More importantly, with the card you are buying (very dated) you would be wasting your time (and money) getting a mobo for SLIing two of them when something like a single ATI 5850 will be much more powerful, and unlikely you will even need to XFire in the next few years.

    Dropping to P55 saves you ALOT of money so you an buy a decent card. The 5850 or at least the 5770 if you cannot afford the 5850 (though the 5770 you will need to XFire much sooner), but even on a P55 the XFire performance would destroy a GTX250 in SLI.
  13. A budget, whether you were gonna OC, monitor resolution and whether ou were considering SLI in the future woulda been helpful

    intel core i7 930 & gigabyte x58A UD3R - replace with ASUS P7P55D-E Pro & i5-750 combo for $370
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.369221

    nvidia GTS 250 gigabyte - replace with EVGA model w/ 2 free games
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130539

    2 Gb DDR3 Ram kingston - Start w/ 4 GB of CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) ....no real savings w/ DDR3-1333 so DDR3-1600 w/ 7-8-7-20 timings at $105 is great price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

    wd 500 gb blue - 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-hard-drive-charts/compare,1006.html?prod[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

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

    The 7200.12's ate $55 (500 GB), $59 (750 GB) and $79 (1000 GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=7200.12&x=0&y=0

    HAF 922 w/ hec 450 w power supply - Sweet spots for PSU's are the 650 watetrs for single GFX and overclocking and 850 watters for twin GFX and overclocking. You could squeak by w/ a smaller PSU but it really doesn't save you much money

    The HAF 922 w/ Corsair TX650 is a nice pairing but the HAF 922 seems to have dropped off newegg. If that's unavailable consider:

    Antec 902 w/ EA-650 $169
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387140

    Antec Illusion w/ EA-650 $120 (I wouldn't get this if considering twin GFX cards in future.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387141

    Heat Sink - Scythe Mugen SCMG-2100 for the price it's a killer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=432&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=23
  14. Niklas_13 said:
    Yeah like i said, it all would depend on the budget. We know there is a lot better stuff out there and then there is POS stuff also, but without a price to work with We are just running are mouth


    It's alomst the same price.

    The AS rock one is like 150$.
  15. my budget is around 1350$ and here is another choice
    intel core i7 920
    gigabyte x58A UD3R
    nvidia GTS 250 gigabyte
    3x2 Gb DDR3 Ram OCZ
    wd 500 gb blue
    hec 500 w power supply
    HAF 922
    sub woofer creative t6200 5.1

    the vga card will be replaced by gtx 275 or gtx 480 when they are available in reasonable choice
  16. ^ For gaming, spending les on the CPU MOBO and RAM is always a good idea, and skmiping on the GPU is a bad one.

    I would build a 890FX with 16x 16x and buy a GTX 480 for now, and another one in a year or so for cheaps.
  17. steer clear of HEC PSUs, they arent that good and the PSU is the one part of your system that isnt going to get outdated. Get a nice one like the seasonic S12II.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

    Good PSUs have a warranty for 5 years, dont buy a PSU that you expect to have to replace before then.

    Onboard sound is pretty good these days, i would suggest skipping the sound card and getting a better GPU for now, most people will never know the difference between onboard and discrete sound cards.
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