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Final Specs $1500 Build

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May 30, 2010 4:11:12 AM

Well b/c of recent budget constraints i had to lower my final build total to $1500. Wanted to get thoughts on new setup.

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930- www.microcenter.com- $216 after tax

ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard- www.newegg.com- $209.99/after rebate

NZXT Hades Crafted Series HADE-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case- www.newegg.com- $44.99/after rebate

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...- www.newegg.com- $99.99/after rebate

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI- www.newegg.com- $189.99

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card- www.newegg.com- $164.99

Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers- www.frys.com- $69.99

Coolermaster Hyper 212- www.newegg.com- $44.99

SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support - OEM- www.newegg.com- $69.99

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support- www.newegg.com- $25.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive- www.newegg.com- $79.99

Microsoft A13-00002S White USB or PS/2 Ergonomic Natural Keyboard Elite - OEM- www.newegg.com- $28.99

Logitech M110 White Tilt Wheel USB Wired Mouse- www.newegg.com- $15.99

ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor- www.newegg.com- $169.99/after rebate

WIN 7 Prem students edition- $77.88

GRAND TOTAL PLUS SHIPPING- $1555.32

If anyone has any thoughts or knows where i might be able to get some of these parts cheaper please let me know.

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May 30, 2010 5:48:54 AM

To be honest that looks like a great build and is just about identical to what I would choose if I was upgrading today. Good job.

I was just looking at GPUs for another poster eariler and found this last night. Not sure how long it will be on sale.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 30, 2010 6:24:00 AM

I am not a big HIS fan based on wht my friends have told me about there exp. I feel better about going with XFX since i do not see any diff in the gpu you are talking about. Will be upgrading in the next month or so to a second 5770. Also will be adding another 1tb drive and maybe a ssd or i am thinking about one of those new seagate hybrid drives. the only thing i am worried about is my psu. Will it be enough if i upgrade to two 5770 gpu's, 2 1tb hd's, and an ssd or hybrid drive?
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May 30, 2010 6:33:56 AM

That ASUS VH222H is a Full HD 21.5 incher and i would have hit a 23" hehe Also for the $$ you'd be better served hitting a HD 5850 for Full HD (for gaming)
May 30, 2010 6:36:10 AM

2 x 5770s only need 550w. You are fine if you want 2 x 5850s with that 750TX.

You didnt post working links so I did not bother to check that XFX card. You are right looks great.
May 30, 2010 6:37:04 AM

batuchka said:
That ASUS VH222H is a Full HD 21.5 incher and i would have hit a 23" hehe Also for the $$ you'd be better served hitting a HD 5850 for Full HD (for gaming)



Not to worried about screen size also have a 72" 1080p DLP that i will be connecting to.

Would the single HD 5870 outperform a dual HD 5770 setup or dual HD 5830?
May 30, 2010 6:41:48 AM

That would depend if the game supports multi GPU and/or how well CF scales with its engine
May 30, 2010 6:42:34 AM

No not usually although some games do not scale well with Crossfire.
May 30, 2010 7:09:48 AM

Well how important is Directx 11 and eyefinity? Would i be better served to go with an HD 4890

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