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June 8, 2010 12:06:47 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In 1 week
BUDGET RANGE: $1000-1250 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, word documents/Microsoft suite, some adobe photoshop, web/php development, virtual machines, surfing, more and more..

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse(could use a new one), speakers, and Operating System

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS : Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like a CPU i7-930

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


[Case]
NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $50 - 20 mir = 30$

[Motherboard]
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: $200

[Video Card]
XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Price: $300

[Power Supply]
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Price: ~

[Processor]
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Price:~ $280

[Memory]
OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
~Price: $160

[Hard drive]
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
~Price: $70

[Cooler]
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible
amazon
Price: $40

[CD-Drive]
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

[Mouse]
RAZER DeathAdder Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $ ~1130$ after rebates


About the processor I'm sure ill put in some use for what ever else i do with my computer as i used a lot and not only for games, so I'm happy to pay the extra cash for the X58/i7.
As for the GPU i have been debating between the 470 and the 5850 for some time, and im not yet 100% on what to get.

As for the other elements is what i kinda have found that works and to safe money where i can.

Thanks a lot in advance
DZ
June 8, 2010 1:50:39 AM

Recommendations:

PSU... I would recommend the Corsair CMPSU-750TX instead. This PSU will give you better upgrade path with running the 5850's in Crossfire. The OCZ is nice but won't truly cut it for a Crossfire setup.

DVD: You have an IDE selected and you will want a SATA for better cable management.

Hard Drive: The WD 640GB Black was great in it's day but has been passed by the Samsung Spinpoint F3 & Seagate 7200.12 drives (500GB & 1TB). I would recommend one of those drives over the WD 640GB Black.
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June 8, 2010 2:12:24 AM

why are you putting quality components in a junk case?

Should have an Antec 300 Illusion at least, HAF 922 even better.

OCZ RAM is not the best idea ATM. Lot's of issues. Go with G Skill. Currently their Trident 6 gb DDR3 2000 kit is $210. Very good set of RAM for a very reasonable price.

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June 8, 2010 2:29:47 AM

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