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June 26, 2010 2:04:58 AM

Hey all. This is my first computer build. If you have the time, and the inclination, could you review my parts list for compatibility and provide your personal opinion/recommendation as well.
My budget limit is $1500.00. I want to play high end games, such as Europauniversalis, online games, and just new games in general. I will be doing audio and video (pod cast) editing. I will be doing photography editing (Photoshop). Please note that these will not be done on a professional level, but on a small (hobbyist) level.

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$99.95

Internal Driver:
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$139.99

Monitor:
SAMSUNG B2430H Glossy Black 24" 5ms Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
$239.99

Video Card:
XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
$309.99

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
139.99

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
$109.99

Mother Board:
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99

Processor:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
$289.99

Dvd driver:
SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support - OEM
$79.99
Total: $1,530.00

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June 26, 2010 2:27:51 AM

The mobo(1156) you chose is incompatible with your cpu (1366).
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June 26, 2010 3:00:20 AM

PS: its hard drive and dvd drive not driver
:)  but we all know what you mean :) 
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June 26, 2010 3:20:11 AM

Also, if you're going with an i7 CPU, you'll want your RAM in numbers divisible by 3 (3x1GB, 3x2GB, etc...), not 2x2GB.
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June 26, 2010 3:59:04 AM

You'll probably want a 1156 socket CPU for the gaming/video editing you will be doing. It will save your money as modern games are very dependent upon the Video Card, not CPUs.
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June 26, 2010 5:15:44 AM

Thank you for the replys so far. As a result to the comments I have made two changes. Here is the new parts list:

"Hey all. This is my first computer build. If you have the time, and the inclination, could you review my parts list for compatibility and provide your personal opinion/recommendation as well.
My budget limit is $1500.00. I want to play high end games, such as Europauniversalis, online games, and just new games in general. I will be doing audio and video (pod cast) editing. I will be doing photography editing (Photoshop). Please note that these will not be done on a professional level, but on a small (hobbyist) level. "


Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$99.95

Internal Driver:
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$139.99

Monitor:
SAMSUNG B2430H Glossy Black 24" 5ms Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
$239.99

Video Card:
XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
$309.99

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
139.99

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9
$169.99

Mother Board:
Foxconn FlamingBlade GTI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
$144.99

Processor:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
$289.99

Dvd drive:
SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support - OEM
$79.99
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June 26, 2010 5:16:56 AM

"You'll probably want a 1156 socket CPU for the gaming/video editing
you will be doing. " Drumheros, why is that?
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June 26, 2010 3:33:45 PM

gills1 said:
Thank you for the replys so far. As a result to the comments I have made two changes. Here is the new parts list:

"Hey all. This is my first computer build. If you have the time, and the inclination, could you review my parts list for compatibility and provide your personal opinion/recommendation as well.
My budget limit is $1500.00. I want to play high end games, such as Europauniversalis, online games, and just new games in general. I will be doing audio and video (pod cast) editing. I will be doing photography editing (Photoshop). Please note that these will not be done on a professional level, but on a small (hobbyist) level. "


Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$99.95

Internal Driver:
Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$139.99

Monitor:
SAMSUNG B2430H Glossy Black 24" 5ms Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
$239.99

Video Card:
XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
$309.99

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
139.99

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9
$169.99

Mother Board:
Foxconn FlamingBlade GTI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
$144.99

Processor:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
$289.99

Dvd drive:
SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support - OEM
$79.99

Looks good i'm not familiar with the mobo i usually recommend Asus or Gigabyte but i'm sure it's fine.
You might want to purchase a HSF like a CM Hyper 212+ becuse imo the stock heatsink fans noise level will drive you nuts.
Plus it offers better cooling and is easier to mount at build time.
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June 28, 2010 7:45:03 AM

"Hey all. This is my first computer build. If you have the time, and the inclination, could you review my parts list for compatibility and provide your personal opinion/reccomendation as well."

"My budget limit is $1500.00. I want to play high end games, such as Europauniversalis, and just new games in general. I will be doing audio and video (podcast) editing. I will be doing photography editing (photoshop). Please note that these will not be done on a professional level, but on a small (hobbiyst) level."

Okay, here is the revised parts list. Please critique to your hearts content[:D]


SAMSUNG B2430H Glossy Black 24
SAMSUNG B2430H Glossy Black 24" 5ms Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
$239.99

Rosewill RMS-MA3210 Silver 17
Rosewill RMS-MA3210 Silver 17" - 32" Tilt/Swivel Wall Mount
$59.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$94.99

OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5
OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT60G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$129.99

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
$104.99

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$139.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
$89.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
$109.99

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860
Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
$279.99

XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
XFX Radeon HD 5850 HD-585X-ZNFV Video Card w/ Eyefinity
$309.99

SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support
SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo Drive - Bulk SATA Model SH-B083L/BSBP LightScribe Support
$79.99
Grand Total: $1,569.90
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