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$1700 i7 Build

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May 26, 2010 12:43:24 AM

A friend of mine put together a build and I'm going to post it on here for him to see if anyone has some suggestions.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: 1700-1800 (Canadian) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Using Photoshop, Watching HD movies, Surfing the Internet, Word Processing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Hard Drive (for now), Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speaker, Opersating system, Microphone

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg..ca, tigerdirect.ca, canadacomputers.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Processor, ATI Card, Gigabyte Motherboard, and Full Tower Case

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to future proof for a long time and have room for upgrade



Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+
RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB
Case: HAF 932
Video Card: Sapphire Vapor-X ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 (Overclock Edition)
DVD Drive: Cheap DVD Burner
PSU: Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB



Any adjustments welcome. Less money is better of course but that was his general idea of what he wants. Thanks for any help

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May 26, 2010 12:48:07 AM

change ram. to a gskill ripjaws 6gb(2x3) its more cheaper. so you can save money. corsair is pricey bcuz of the DOMINATOR. and your video card is overkill for your reslution. get a 5850 instead and crossfire 2 5850 in the future.and change psu. to corsair 750wats. its more realliable. the others are ok.
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May 26, 2010 4:55:03 PM

Ok so here are the changes that I made.

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 6GB (3x2GB) Triple Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM)
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

Video Card:
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 TOXIC 1GB GDDR5 (Vapor-X Overclock Edition) ATI Radeon HD 5850 Chipset (765Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 (4500Mhz) Memory Triple Display Dual Dual-Link DVI/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

PSU:
Corsair HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...

Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Thank you for your help.
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May 26, 2010 5:09:21 PM

should swap the HD for a 1 TB Spinpoint F3
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May 26, 2010 5:35:24 PM

I say keep the HD5870 and then just crossfire another down the road if you need it. 1080P is the new standard for high-end gaming and the HD5870 is perfect for that resolution.
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