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New system for less than $2k

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June 2, 2010 7:56:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1400-1900 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Multimedia, TV, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tiger Direct, Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe , not sure what it is.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: best possible

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:



This is a list I threw together from reading this forum:

CPU/Mobo: i5-750 and Asus P7P55D-E Pro $390
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110 or
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 6 $215 after rebate
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 $700
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $70
Case: HAF 922 $90
PSU: Corsair 750W $90 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20
HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $30
Monitor: Asus 23" 1080p $180 after rebate
OS: Windows 7 OEM $100

Total: $1780

Any thoughts are welcome.

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June 2, 2010 8:24:45 PM

You can pick up an i7 930 at a local microcenter for $199.99, then toss in the ASUS P6X58D-E mobo or GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R.

You don't need tri channel memory if your sticking with the 750.

5970 is a little overkill for a single 1080p monitor dont you think? 5850 can save you a good bit of money there. Get a SSD with the $$$ or save the cash.
June 2, 2010 9:40:10 PM

5850 won't play all games at max settings at 1920x1080. The 5970 will, it'll also last the life of the system.

RAM wise go with the ripjaw kit. If those that's the Mushkin kit I'm thinking of it's 1.75v, which is a big No no. Also, if you aren't comboing, the ripjaw and eco kits with same speed/timings are same price. Eco's are better due to same performance at much lower voltage.

overall build is fine. Monitor wise decide if you want HDMI or not, that + slight size variation is basically the only difference for monitors in the price range $150-$200.

You don't need a 1366 system unless you need to actually use software that's well threaded (most common are rendering, encoding and filters in Adobe products).

June 4, 2010 5:36:05 AM

How about this build...still have to get a keyboard, new mouse, monitor (any suggestions would be helpful...

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1
Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

$199.99
1
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 100280SR Video Card
Item #:N82E16814102887
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$699.99
1
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$79.99
$69.99
1
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$114.99
1
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813131621
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

$189.99
1
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant
$109.98
$89.98
1
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$30.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99
$109.99
1
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #:N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy

$99.99
Grand Total: $1,574.91
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