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June 19, 2010 8:18:15 PM

this is just a last check to make sure nothing is wasted and everything is good, I cant use compos so dont waste your time trying to get me one thanks

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 days

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, solid edge, autocad(couple design programs)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS,dvd drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:www.newegg.com only for your comfort but I wont be buying from them, if you really wanna bother yourself this is the site http://www.egprices.com/category.php?cat=1 I check for available parts here in egypt its only a comparison site priced in EGP

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD and ATI unless nvidia is better for me somehow

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 now, later 1920x1080 when I finally upgrade my 19"

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:does CUDA help in design programs, also should I try to squeeze in an i7, will it help in complicated designs or is the amd enough

here is the build after some editing


CPU:AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS CARDASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card[/b]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASECOOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU OCZ GameXStream 600W(only OCZ brands is available here, so its either that or fatality or stealthxtream or mod xtream)

thanks, any recommendation is welcome, also should I just go with 5850 and save or 5870, I dont like to do much overclock,

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June 19, 2010 8:30:17 PM

1. 955BE is fine
2. I would try to go with non OCZ RAMs
3. ModXteme line is 80 plus certified so i'd go with those
4. No CF? Hit the 870 chipset for bigger better tech
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June 19, 2010 8:42:23 PM

1.dont know why I like the 965 lol

2.is the hyper-x Kingston better ram or adata, those are the only other choices for me in ram

3.ok I will go with the modxtream thanks

4. I will go CF later very later, thats why I think the 5870 is a waste and 5850 is better but I am not sure
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June 19, 2010 8:47:45 PM

If u at 1440 x 900 now and CF/Full HD is something you are considering later down the road actually why not hit a HD 5770 1st?

A Data would be fine as i know HyperX may get overpriced
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June 19, 2010 8:54:45 PM

I will be getting the 23" in about 3 months or less,

kingston hyper-x 1600 is actually lower than ocz platinum in price here and lower than adata :)  so should I go with it

also does design programs like autocad or solid edge benefit from high processor, should I try to get the i7 and ruin the budget or will it make no difference

also does CUDA of nvidia benefit design programs

sorry for the ton of questions
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June 20, 2010 1:27:37 AM

Corsair or Crucial are generally accepted as best memory manufactures.

Antec / Coolermaster / Corsair / Thermaltake for PSUs if you can.
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June 20, 2010 2:13:56 AM

Did you notice that he can only get a few brands?
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June 20, 2010 8:48:55 AM

well I found this corsair brand by chance, CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB DDR3 1600 Dual Channel Kit C8, its much higher than both OCZ and kingston, so is it worth it?
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June 20, 2010 9:34:06 AM

also one question, I am gonna get windows 7 but its very overpriced about 120$ home edition, in my college they sell a windows 7 version for about 7-10$ in a booth that belongs to them, is that any good
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June 30, 2010 10:25:59 AM

Best answer selected by smile9999.
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