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June 2, 2010 11:05:18 PM

Hello this will be my first custom build...need some help with the right components please

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: JUNE/JULY 2010

BUDGET RANGE: $1600 on tower maybe 2k would not be able to go any higher than that though

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video Editing(Amateur/Home Use) Sony Vegas and Photoshop/Win7 Cinerlella/Linux, Audio Production(Amateur/Home Use) Probably FL Studio, Gaming and Virtual Machines

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Just need internal tower components and case, Already have OS and have a DVD/CD burner

OS Used: Will be dual booting Win7/Linux

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: US Newegg open to other suggestions of course

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU, Full Tower Case with lots of cooling

OVERCLOCKING: Probably

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Noise isnt a huge issue as my Audio Production would not require any live recording, but I dont want something that sounds like a jet either. Mainly just need an all around workhorse. Looking for something "Upgradable" though I understand that is limited.

Some things ive been looking at so far please let me know if im overkilling it or if I need to look for something better...thanks in advance
MB-ASUS P6X58D Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but open to suggestions

CPU- Core i7-930 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - I can get this for 199.00 at a local shop (microcenter) its on sale this month and hard to pass up so Im probably going with this chip for sure, and Ill probably be overclocking this

Memory-Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HFC- Will need a better cooler than stock cause I plan to try and overclock the 930 to around 3.6-3.8ghz.

GPU-Open to suggestions based on my needs

HD- Might want an SSD for OS and apps but with their prices that might have to be purchased as an upgrade at a later date, and then also some 1TB for storage

Power Supply-Open to suggestions, i hear Corsair is probably best

Case- Open to suggestions, can be big and would actually prefer a large full tower, needs to have a good airflow though

Optical- I would like a BLU-RAY burner if it fits in budget

and anything else I might have missed need... Thanks








June 2, 2010 11:42:14 PM

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930

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Verbatim 25GB 2X BD-R LTH Single Jewel Case Disc (use w/LTH Compat Drive) 96569

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GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Not exactly everything you wanted but it's a great build. Also I chose the 5870 over a workstation card because your doing amateur editing.

There's also this (you get a second 5870):


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930

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GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Subtotal: $1,969.90

You can also use a 5970 or buy an SDD.
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June 2, 2010 11:44:33 PM

It's easy to go in several directions on this build, but I think you would be happiest using a different approach. We can get all the performance you are wishing for by adjusting the platform a bit.

Combo i7 860 and Gigabyte UD3P $418
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mushkin Blackline 1600 CL7, low voltage $134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Antec 600 with TP-650 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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Kingston V+ 128GB SSD $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung 1TB F3 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Blu-ray combo drive $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Sapphire Toxic 5850 $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Hyper 212 CPU cooler $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Win 7 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 2, 2010 11:57:07 PM

Proximon said:
It's easy to go in several directions on this build, but I think you would be happiest using a different approach. We can get all the performance you are wishing for by adjusting the platform a bit.

Combo i7 860 and Gigabyte UD3P $418
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mushkin Blackline 1600 CL7, low voltage $134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Antec 600 with TP-650 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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Kingston V+ 128GB SSD $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung 1TB F3 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Blu-ray combo drive $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Sapphire Toxic 5850 $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Hyper 212 CPU cooler $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Win 7 $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

just so you knew he already has an OS.
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June 3, 2010 12:29:14 AM

Proximon said:
I see, then he should stay with his i7 930 plan but downgrade his board selection a bit... then he could still squeeze in the SSD and such.

Gigabyte UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Already suggested it earlier with a combo deal were he saves 79$ 9look at my other reply.
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June 3, 2010 12:30:12 AM

Goal here was to provide for a system capable of a 4.0 - 4.2 GHz Overclock w/ little effort, easy / roomy installation of all parts and provide enough oomph for adding a 2nd card in SLI in huge, extremely quiet PSU and quiet case w/ dust filters.

$150 Antec 1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120 Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dang .... if not in a hurry, newegg usually has a combo on the two above for $220 - $240

Alternate ($60 more) would be:

$ 140 HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$ 190 HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$514 ASUS P6X58D-E w/ Intel i7-930 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$155 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

$220 Mushkin 3 x 2GB DDR3 1600 CAS 6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$235 Intel X25-M M 80GB SATA II MLC Internal SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$101 Prolimatech Megahalems w/ twin PWM fans and IC Diamond TIM w/ PWM Cable splitter.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

or

$41 Scythe 2100 w/ OCZ Freeze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$350 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard to pick the choice here. If ya spend more money (+350), you could get a 5970 but twin 470's in SLI has better min. frame rates than the 5970 in DX11 games (1920 x 1200, hi settings) by about 23% (17% for avg. frame rates) .... could add the 2nd card come XMas time.

Another option would be to get a 5850 and add a 2nd at Xmas....will save you $50 per card ($14%) but will also drop min. frame rates by about 19%. Each card is well priced for it's performance in the market so hard to find fault with any of those choices. This list below which provides the cost in "dollars per frame" (9 benches in DX11, 1920 x 1200 @ hi settings) might help ya choose.

ATI 5850 8.89
nVidia 470 9.08
nVidi 480 10.01
ATI 5870 10.08
ATI 5970 11.51

$25 Any DVD Writer

or

$200 Pioneer Black SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Model BDR-205BKS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1,970 w/ bold items
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June 3, 2010 12:50:04 AM

He said he would rather have the SDD as an upgrade.
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