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New I7 Work Build

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May 22, 2010 4:10:05 AM

Hey guys,

It's been a few years since I've built a system, so I was hoping to get some opinions on this build. :) 

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week/Beginning of June

BUDGET RANGE: $1400-1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: .NET Development, graphics work, gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitors/Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Core I7

OVERCLOCKING: No, maybe in future

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, maybe in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2 x 1920x1080


Parts I've picked out
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CPU:
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VID CARD:
SAPPHIRE 100282-3CODSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE:
LIAN LI PC-7B plus II Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD for OS:
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD for Storage:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That's it! I'm reasonably flexible, but looking for something around this. I assume I won't need a different CPU heatsink/fan than the stock one if I'm not O/Cing?

Thanks,
Tommy

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May 23, 2010 2:52:50 PM

i7 920 has been replaced by the i7 930.... same money - better chip
May 25, 2010 4:05:37 PM

Ahh, thanks ulysses35 =) Otherwise seems pretty good? Hopefully looking to purchase soon.
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May 25, 2010 4:30:43 PM

You won't need an aftermarket CPU cooler if you don't mind a little noise. And I agree with ulysses35. (The i7-930 was my personal choice!)
May 25, 2010 5:15:35 PM

Look up CUDA, determine whether or not you need it.
May 25, 2010 8:27:26 PM

Alright, awesome, so no CPU cooler needed. I don't think I'm going to need to do any CUDA development, so ATI should be fine.

Last thing - any thoughts about using a Seagate Momentus XT vs the X-25M and 500GB 7000.12 drive?
May 26, 2010 9:26:21 PM

Perhaps I did not understand you here - you will need a CPU cooler. Just not an aftermarket one, do you mean?
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