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June 28, 2010 2:47:20 AM

PROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow BUDGET RANGE:1000-1350 Before

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, and buying a new monitor in about a month.

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, ATi, and Gigabyte

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe down the road

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1280x1024 but I am going to buy a 1080p monitor in a few weeks time.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want power!=P

Ok, just had my open house and I need a new computer. Here is the current build

NewEgg list - http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Motherboard
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=N82E168...

RAM
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
SAPPHIRE Toxic 100282-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
KINGWIN Lazer LZ-750 750W Modular 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drives - I have a 160GB WD Black drive, a 1TB WD Green Drive and I'm going to buy..
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

^^I plan on buying a couple of the TB versions too and a SSD sooner or later

DVD Drive
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So, there it is. I tried to make this computer a little future proof so that I can upgrade with ease for the near future. Sata 6gbps/1366 mobo. If you guys have any suggestions I will be happy to take any and all into consideration.

Thanks,
Jer

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June 28, 2010 4:08:08 AM

The main thing that sticks out is the PSU. I don't trust KingWin.

Look at this combo with the 902 and EA750 instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

You can also look at the Antec 900 (very similar to 902) and save $40.

On a grander note, for just gaming, I'm not big on i7s as a platform. I think you're spending more money on ram you won't use and CPU power that won't make a difference. Going with the i5 750 and a good mobo and 4gb of ram will save $200 and still last a very long time. Thats a GPU or monitor upgrade that will make a difference. But if you want to spend the money for bragging rights and not on performance, go for it.
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June 28, 2010 2:35:41 PM

I'm confused, why are you buying a 5850 that's more expensive than 5870's?

Also, OCZ RAM is a bad idea. Go with a G SKill PI or Trident Kit. $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You can save some money and just get a HAF 922 case. Only $90 for same very similar features, and overall larger and easier to work with case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU wise, a Corsair 750TX is cheaper and a better PSU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another possibility to consider is the excellent Element G case with a Toughpower 775XT $150 after $50 MIR.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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June 28, 2010 7:45:45 PM

Well the reason it's more is because it has 2GB of VRAM. I thought that might come in handy at high res AA and AF settings. Wasn't sure though. I remember seeing benchmarks of this particular card and a 5870, the 5870 was on top but not by much.. and this card has the Vapor-X cooling system which keeps it a lot cooler than a stock 5870.
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June 28, 2010 8:19:46 PM

Vapor x is overrated.

No 5850 is gonna reach stock 5870 performance. Absolutely no point getting one for that price.

It you're spending ~$280 get a 5850. If your spending ~$380 get a 5870.

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June 28, 2010 8:31:47 PM

Well now I'm looking at the 1GB version of the Vapor X, do you still think it's overrated? I just would like to O/C these easily. A lot of the reviews of this card said that they can in fact reach the speeds of a stock 5870 but doubt I would even attempt that. I just would like a video card that runs cool and pretty quiet.
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June 28, 2010 8:37:09 PM

And by speeds I mean clock speeds.
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June 28, 2010 8:38:59 PM

skora said:
The main thing that sticks out is the PSU. I don't trust KingWin.

Look at this combo with the 902 and EA750 instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

You can also look at the Antec 900 (very similar to 902) and save $40.

On a grander note, for just gaming, I'm not big on i7s as a platform. I think you're spending more money on ram you won't use and CPU power that won't make a difference. Going with the i5 750 and a good mobo and 4gb of ram will save $200 and still last a very long time. Thats a GPU or monitor upgrade that will make a difference. But if you want to spend the money for bragging rights and not on performance, go for it.


Thank you for the advice about the i5 and the case and I am pretty much in fact getting it for bragging rights. I originally was just gonna get a i5 build with 4gb of ram but after getting enough for an i7 build I am just going all out. I got a few friends already extremely jealous of my build and they haven't even seen it perform yet =p.
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