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May 30, 2010 5:41:01 AM

I am hoping to buy the parts this weekend with the memorial day sales at www.newegg.com. Here is a build I have put together, and I was hoping to run a few more eyes over it to be sure i'm not messing up anything (don't have money to waste). Also if you know of a cheaper route on any parts without significant loss in quality/performance I would love suggestions. I want this to be a personal computer that can play the latest games (and for the next few years) and run software like photoshop cs5 well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - $109.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro ATX Intel Motherboard - $189.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - $9.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
G.SKILL PI 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $269.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
XFX Radeon HD 5850 HD-585X-ZNFV Video Card w/ Eyefinity - $309.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - $279.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Link Depot 19.69" SATA III Round Cable with Left Angle - $2.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - $89.99

Grand Total: $1,362.91

Thanks in advance for your time! :ange: 

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May 30, 2010 6:16:10 AM

Everything looks good.
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May 30, 2010 6:44:21 AM

Swapping the i7 860 for an i5 750 should keep most of the performance, but you'll save a bit.
I personally don't recommend going up to the 5870 right now. I think you'd be better off getting the 5850 now and crossfiring later (mb a year or so?)

You might want to swap to a different hd. The SATA 3 doesn't change speed (unless wd changes something else as well, pls correct me if I'm wrong on this) The Samsung F3 drives are supposed to be good, performing about the same as the black wd drives, but they're a bit cheaper

You shouldn't need the thermal compound, since the cpu should come with some (unless you're using it for something else of course)

CPU:
http://tinyurl.com/Intel-i5-750

HD:
http://tinyurl.com/S-sung-1TB-HD
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May 30, 2010 2:35:32 PM

yeah i was thinking of crossfiring another 5850 later on if i needed it.

is the main difference between i5-750 and i7-860 the hyper threading? and will that not make an appreciable improvement? What applications take advantage of HT?
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May 30, 2010 3:45:05 PM

also, any reccomendations on whether or not I need, and what a good aftermarket CPU cooler might be?
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May 30, 2010 3:50:36 PM

I think that's the main difference. The 860 also has a higher clock speed, giving it a slight advantage in non-threaded apps too.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/108?vs=109

Overall, a slight increase in performance, but not worth the extra money unless you really need the hyper threading.
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May 30, 2010 9:57:15 PM

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