Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Is this viable? ~ 1000 build.

Last response: in Systems
Share
May 25, 2010 7:05:19 PM

Hi there,
So this is going to be my first build. I have some questions as I'm still kind of new to the hardware stuff ( The Q's at the bottom). I will be using the computer for primarily media use (music, internet, world of warcraft, and maybe some movies to). So here we go.

I have the monitor, here's the link anyways:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

intel i7-930=$200 (I know a guy who knows a guy ^.^)

Motherboard: best bang for the buck?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Graphics Card: Maybe SLI in the future
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?item=77224

1. For OS wise I will be going with windows 7, do I need to worry about 32 or 64 bit? If so, what is the difference?

2. Is this a future proof build for what I am requiring this system to be used for?

3. Do I need water cooling? I have gotten mixed views from people I know. It sounds expensive and risky, and so far by preference I would like to get another fan, replace a heat sink etc etc.

4. I can't have 4 gigz of ram with an i7-930?? (just want to make sure)

So that's it, let me know how I did! :bounce: 
Thanks for your time,
--
Proc

More about : viable 1000 build

May 25, 2010 7:17:18 PM

Better $1,000 gaming build. However, fill out form in sticky and we can fine tune if needed. Link in my sig.


Full Build
Optical LG $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/HD
HAF 922 and 7200.12 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOBO/GPU
5870 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $475 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/HSF
Phenom II x4 955 and Cm Hyper 212 Plus $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU
Corsair 750tx $110 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1010 before $35 MIR and shipping


1. 32 bit OS only supports up to 3 gb of RAM. Need 64 bit to utilize more.
2. Any intel build is pretty much dead end with 1155 and 1356 coming out this year and next. Having SLI and a good PSU though, does let you drop in a second GPU for better gaming in the future.
3. Cheap water sucks, is louder and worse than good air, which is cheaper. To beat good air it's about $500 worth of water cooling.
4. 1366 CPU's are tri channel, not dual channel. you could run with 4 gb, 2 kits, but that's kinda defeating the purpose of 1366 there. 1156 runs dual channel, like the i5-750 linked above.
m
0
l
May 25, 2010 7:38:58 PM

Cool, thanks man. I think I'll go with your build then =D
m
0
l
Related resources
May 25, 2010 7:39:11 PM

an i7 doesn't beat a phenom II x4 in gaming. In fact, even if you use a 5970 it still won't beat the phenom ii.

Gaming is heavily GPU limited, in fact, in Crysis, a 2.6 ghz to 4.0 ghz overclock on an i7-920 nets you zero FPS increase in an i7-920, even with a 5970 power it all.

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/cpu_scalin...

Your friend needs to do his research.

Intel>AMD for productivity, encoding, rendering etc. In gaming though, they're about the same.
m
0
l
May 25, 2010 7:40:17 PM

If you go i7 build, you won't have enough money in a $1,000 budget to fit in a 5870.

With the AMD build you will. The Phenom II x4 + 5870, will beat an i7-930 + 5850 any day.


Also, the price isn't really special. Microcenter has had the price and cheaper for a long time now.
m
0
l
May 25, 2010 7:42:22 PM

really? wow, well I guess I got trumped on every angle of that build/deal *chuckles*
Oh, will I be able to Xfire that gpu in the future?
m
0
l
May 25, 2010 7:51:26 PM

proc said:
really? wow, well I guess I got trumped on every angle of that build/deal *chuckles*
Oh, will I be able to Xfire that gpu in the future?


yes. this setup is ready for a second 5870 at any time.
m
0
l
May 25, 2010 7:57:21 PM

cool, I can't thank you enough man. You just saved me a lot of trouble for better performance. I couldn't ask for anything more!

Thanks again,
--
Proc
m
0
l
!