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July 5, 2010 4:54:40 AM

Hello, 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 and newly released games, and online games. I will be doing audio and video (pod cast) editing and photography editing (Photoshop) at a very small hobbyst level not on a professional level.

I do have one specific question. The computer case that I have chosen, is it big enough? Would you reccomend a different case?


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
$69.99

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
$289.99

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
$89.98

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

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

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

ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P7P55D-E ATX Intel Motherboard
$159.99

CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1333C8
CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory
$189.99
Grand Total: $1,554.90

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July 5, 2010 1:55:12 PM

Go for X58 platform (you already have the budget for it)

Here is what i put together for 960$ in a previous thread (w/o GPU):

CPU: Intel Core i7-930
MB: ASUS P6T
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W

All the parts are from Newegg
So this, plus a nice 5850, and that monitor, and u will have a great gaming PC, and it will do other things w/o a problem :) 

(If you want don't buy that Samsung HDD and buy the WD 1TB Black you stated in your post)

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July 5, 2010 3:42:28 PM

Thanks for taking the time to reccomend parts. I agree about the I7930 series, I was just worried about the cost. But you and others have won me over. I will be getting the I7930 processor, but I will be getting it from mirco center not Newegg, because I can get it $90.00 cheaper from micro center. Here is the revised list.

Cart Item List:

Core i7-930 Processor Boxed Intel Core i7-930 Processor Boxed
SKU: 603712
$199.99

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
$89.98

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
$149.99

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
$69.99

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

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R ATX Intel Motherboard
$209.99

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

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-$30.00 Combo
$189.98
Grand Total:

$1,460.00


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July 5, 2010 3:58:29 PM

I would look to pick up a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ from Microcenter, so you can overclock that CPU. They are normally under $30 at MC, which is a good price & a good performer.

If you don't want a HSF, I would switch your RAM to the G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas7.

The rest of your build looks good and the HAF 922 will fit everything nicely.
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July 5, 2010 5:07:09 PM

Looks good. Second the Hyper 212+.
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July 5, 2010 5:22:11 PM

Yeah the build is great, +1 on the 212+.
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