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Anonymous
May 21, 2010 2:42:26 AM

Hey folks,

Going to build a computer for my brother and wanted to post the build here and get everyone's okay before I hit "add to cart".

Goal: 1.) High end gaming computer 2.) Will be hooked up to a new LED flat screen HDMI TV 3.) Just want 1 gpu, solid stable build that will not be overclocked - cooling is important and noise at a moderate/acceptable level.

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, speakers Monitor)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com is my favorite

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, ATI GPU

OVERCLOCKING: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: High resolution for an LED HDMI TV 1900x1650? I cant remember the highest resolution on it.

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With the above goal in mind I have below the following. Please any suggestions or omissions.

CPU: i7-930 Bloomfield http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

MEMORY: Crucial Ballistix 6gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Free with combo Seagate Barracuda 7200 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair CMPSU 750w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 for system builders http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CD/DVD: Sony Optiarc http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Total after shipping approx $1500

Any help is appreciated. Is this build good to go? Should I purchase a HSF combo for this computer? If so what would be compatible with this build considering the space within the case, etc.

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Anonymous
May 21, 2010 3:11:19 AM

Thank you! I posted that I would not overclock. Link tool in my interface does not work or supply the link correctly as in the advice post so this is the best I can do. Some links will not create a clickable hyperlink for whatever reason. Sorry when it comes to the links I feel they are easily readable and its the best I can do with the tools available.

**Updated original post**

So why the mobo change? - what significant positives are there over the other?
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Anonymous
May 21, 2010 1:06:22 PM

never had problem with gigabyte with reliability so I will stick with what I have. No other comments so I guess this build is solved. Thanks I guess. Will buy today.
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May 21, 2010 6:23:59 PM

i dont see what combo that 7200.12 is part of, so i would recommend going with the spinpoint f3 1tb which is only 70 at newegg right now, 15 bucks more for twice as much space, as good and sometimes better performance
also i would look for some better timings on ram, corsair or gskill will do the trick
HSF go with the hyper 212+ since its a great cooler for low price just in case u eventually decide to overclock (less hassle to build it rather than replace stock one later)
that gigabyte mobo is pretty sound imo
other than that, great build, good luck!
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