<$1850 Gaming and Work build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the week. BUDGET RANGE: $1850 USD or under

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, photo, video, and music transcoding and editing, general browsing of the internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD for graphics and Intel for the processor, Silverstone, Corsair, or Lian-Li for the case. It also may sound ridiculous, but I like all my parts to be color coordinated (as you can see, all of my prospective parts are blue-ish). I want USB 3.0 and an SSD.

OVERCLOCKING: Probably a moderate OC SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire is a definite.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2x 1680x1050 1x 1024x768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm dead set on the two 5850s, so those will not be changed.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

(HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...) X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161330

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

PNY P-SSD2S064GM-CT01RB 2.5" 64GB USB 2.0 & SATAII MLC Internal / External Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178269


OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227461

SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256059

SILVERSTONE Fortress Series FT02B-W Black Aluminum / Steel Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163161

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

Total price with combo discounts is: $1,763.92

I'm aware I don't have a heatsink, but newegg delisted the Cogage TRUE Spirit last night for some reason.
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  1. Couple of Recommendations
    1) Get the i7 930 combo with the Gigabyte board... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.415617

    2) Get the OCZ Vertex 2 50GB SSD instead, which is a much better SSD drive!!
  2. The 930 is bundled with one of my 5850s for a $20 discount over the $15 discount with the UD3R.

    As for the Vertex 2, it's a full Windows 7 install size smaller than the PNY, couldn't I just get the OCZ Agility 60gb? It also has a combo with the UD3R that takes another $10 off the price! http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.398072
  3. I would look into a HD 5970 over to HD 5850 for about 50 bucks more
  4. It's actually more like $100. $120 including the combo deals of the 5850s, and I checked, the 5970 has no combo deals on newegg. That's $120 more for a card that performs at the same level.
  5. I would do the OCZ Agility before I would do the PNY!!!
  6. Awesome, original post edited to reflect the new SSD.
  7. 1,889 - 40 in MIR - 30 on the HDD promo thats 1,819 + your HSF and DVD And a HD 5970 is more like to HD 5870s not two HD 5850s




    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148433
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $10.99
    • 2 year: $18.99
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
    Item #: N82E16814102887
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net PC Peripheral Extended Warranty Plan
    Products are serviced via authorized repair facility or at your home or place of business if applicable. All shipping charges are covered(more info)
    • 1 year: $45.99
    • 2 year: $59.99
    • 3 year: $79.99
    $699.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102887

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI
    Item #: N82E16820231247
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247

    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813128423
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $25.99
    • 2 year: $45.99
    $209.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423


    • Corsair Obsidian Series 700D CC700D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811139002
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    • CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139009
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$80.00 Instant
    -$50.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $429.98
    $299.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.418871


    • Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
    Item #: N82E16819115225
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    o 1 year: $29.99
    o 2 year: $59.99
    • OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820227461
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    o 1 year: $17.99
    o 2 year: $26.99
    -$105.00 Instant
    -$10.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $533.99
    $418.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.398615
    Subtotal: $1,888.93

    Your call :)
  8. If your still not happy with a HD 5970, think about the case and PSU combo it will save you some coin.
  9. That's quite a bit more for a poor airflow case and a graphics card that, according to benchmarks, performs at the level of two 5850s, not two 5870s. I appreciate the help though, if I could get a 5970 and keep the rest of the components at the same price I definitely would because I could add a second 5970 later for super fantastic awesome performance.
  10. No the Corsair case and PSU combo I posted

    Review of the case http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3262/corsair_obsidian_700d_full_tower_chassis/index.html not sure why you say it has bad air flow.
  11. I did that combo with the 850 version of the same PSU. Only $20 more for something that I can probably never overload.
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