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June 7, 2010 1:33:10 AM

Hey all, well I have been looking to build something for a while and made a few threads in the past. Seems like it will actually happen soon, so how about taking a look at my stuff? I'd really appreciate it. I'm going to use it for HD vid editing and gaming. And Mspaint.

I need everything for a new system and I can't purchase from NewEgg. I don't know if I still need to buy an enclosure to use the SSD for my OS, and I realize I left out my OS.


CPU + Mobo ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Motherboard & Intel Core i7 930 Processor Bundle $514.99
RAM Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX $224.99
Graphics Card PNY VCGGTX480XPB GeForce GTX 480 Video Card - 1536MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11 $499.99
Power Supply Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus $109.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case $139.99
SSD Intel SSDSA2MP040G2R5 X25-V Solid State Drive - 40GB, SATA, 2.5", Retail $119.99
Hard drives Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ $150
Monitor ASUS VH242H 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 20000:1 Dynamic, 16:9, VGA, DVI, HDMI. Black $199.99
Keyboard and Mouse Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution, Bluetooth, Rechargeable Laser Mouse, Keyboard with Built-in LCD Display and Palm Rest $149
June 7, 2010 2:47:51 AM

I don't think anyone will be excited over you choosing a PNY video card- they have a reputation as being very 'budgety'. But it is a GTX 480 and it does have a Limited Lifetime Warranty just like the $5 more expensive EVGA model with a much better reputation.
I think I'd even suggest the Zotac GTX 480 at the same price as the PNY.

You probably want a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter for your SSD to fit a standard size HDD bay. Couldnt find one at Tiger: 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay

Would be a semi-shame not to add a CPU cooler to that hardware. But it is an optional aid for overclocking and cooler CPU.
Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler or maybe Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler for example.

Already have an optical drive?
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June 7, 2010 3:09:24 AM

WR2 said:
I don't think anyone will be excited over you choosing a PNY video card- they have a reputation as being very 'budgety'. But it is a GTX 480 and it does have a Limited Lifetime Warranty just like the $5 more expensive EVGA model with a much better reputation.
I think I'd even suggest the Zotac GTX 480 at the same price as the PNY.

You probably want a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter for your SSD to fit a standard size HDD bay. Couldnt find one at Tiger: 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay

Would be a semi-shame not to add a CPU cooler to that hardware. But it is an optional aid for overclocking and cooler CPU.
Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler or maybe Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler for example.

Already have an optical drive?



Lawl, no optical drive. I'm a genius you know. Suggestions?

Thanks for the feedback. I have been doing a lot of research and reading, and decided to finalize stuff based on watching this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lyJxBtQqMg

Hence going with that card. I really want realtime playback. If I could see a similar video with say, the cheaper GTX 260 I would so do that, because that card is hella expensive. With that said, I changed the video card, added the cooler, added the OS, and no Optical Drive yet.


CPU + Mobo ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Motherboard & Intel Core i7 930 Processor Bundle $514.99
RAM Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX $224.99
Graphics Card EVGA 015-P3-1480-AR GeForce GTX 480 Video Card - 1536MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi $499.99
Power Supply Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus $109.99
Case Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case $139.99
SSD Intel SSDSA2MP040G2R5 X25-V Solid State Drive - 40GB, SATA, 2.5", Retail $119.99
Hard drives Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ $150
Monitor ASUS VH242H 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080, 20000:1 Dynamic, 16:9, VGA, DVI, HDMI. Black $199.99
Keyboard and Mouse Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution, Bluetooth, Rechargeable Laser Mouse, Keyboard with Built-in LCD Display and Palm Rest $149
Cooler Thermaltake CLP0564 Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler - LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, AM3, AM2+, AM2. "Received The Overclockers Tech Gold Award"

OS - Windows 7 Pro $139.99
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June 7, 2010 3:20:59 AM

Almost any DVD burner will do. Lite-On 24x Burner $20
I know the Cuda cores are a big player in CS5 and that the GTX 260 has Cuda cores (192) but I'm not sure that it can do what the GTX 480 abd 480 Cuda cores can. On the other hand the GTX 470 and 448 cores should be close enough, and save some serious change.
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June 7, 2010 3:29:58 AM

Oooh, interesting. I am looking for videos on youtube or articles or something that can show me how the cards perform with CUDA enabled. So I was really confident thinking to go with that card seeing the video I posted above. I was thinking maybe I could take your advice and go with the 470 to save some cash?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Edit: HA! Looking for videos of CUDA and other cheaper cards, and found this....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El6bsWTIMK8 and he's using the 480 haha.
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June 7, 2010 3:33:08 AM

How about cruising through the CS5 forums and see what GTX 470 owners are saying.
Also check and see what they're saying about GTX 285 / 240 cores. If that can do realtime the 465 will too.
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June 7, 2010 3:39:56 AM

You sir, are a genius. Thank you. Otherwise am I looking OK? I don't know how I am with that monitor. Again, vid editing and gaming.
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June 7, 2010 9:25:16 PM

I'm thinking to up RAM to 12GB and forgo the SSD for 4 Spinrites.
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