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$1000~ish gaming build.

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July 9, 2010 8:23:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: ~1000 dollars, after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, game creation, video editing, actual work.

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, microcenter

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Could you guys also make sure all parts are compatible with each other in addition to supplying part change suggestions? I would feel like a massive fool buying this stuff and realizing part A doesn't match part B. :p 

EDIT: Also, I forgot to mention- I would kinda like this to be pretty future-proofed; this is the only computer I'll have for 4-5 years, so I would like it to be fairly upgradable for at least casual gaming.

Core i7-930
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
$199.99

Newegg Combo: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W + LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?nm_...
$132

HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...
154.99

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$62

Cheapo Sony CD/DVD RW since I haven't used a CD in like 3 years.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$24

Samsung Pinpoint 1tb Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$74.99

ASUS P6X58D-E
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$219.99

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$159.99

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July 9, 2010 8:48:21 PM

Someone actually suggested that heatsink to me, saying it would be all I needed; apparently it is not. Suggestions on a heatsink/fan combo that could handle overclocking?
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July 10, 2010 3:38:12 AM

spease, the megahalems is a great recommendation... it's top notch, it just doesn't come with a fan. Although, I guess if you're spending $150 on the video card, a total of $65 for a heatsink seems kinda weird.

If you live by a micro center (which im assuming you do, youre buying the 930!) they have coolermaster hyper 212+ for $19.99. That's probs the best value around.
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July 10, 2010 4:39:31 AM

hyper 212+ are GREAT... especially if you can get one for 19.99! get on that
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July 10, 2010 4:50:21 AM

Would a 212 be sufficient in the future? I do plan on heavily upgrading the gpu, cross firing them, and overclocking the cpu.
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July 10, 2010 4:59:55 AM

Yeah, it gets great temps. Especially for it's price...

Temps are going to vary from site to site, but this gives you a good glimpse.
It's getting close to the megahalems and similar... and its $19.99, you can't beat that.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=252...
This is from the Spire review, but the chart just seems to be recent is all.

It would easily take your i7 930 to 4.0GHz if you so desired.
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July 10, 2010 5:28:18 PM

I'll admit I'm not quite sure of the difference there between the ram sticks.

Will the mobo also be good for future-proofing? That's one of the parts I'm kinda worried about- I've never had to buy a mobo before... and you can't really replace it :p 
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July 10, 2010 5:57:11 PM

spease said:
I'll admit I'm not quite sure of the difference there between the ram sticks.

Will the mobo also be good for future-proofing? That's one of the parts I'm kinda worried about- I've never had to buy a mobo before... and you can't really replace it :p 


1333MHz (Higher the better) 7-7-7-20 (Lower the better)
vs.
1600MHz 7-8-7-20

So, its frequency is higher and will allow for higher overclocks, while maintaining similar timings... if that helps. =P

And yeah that's a good mobo, it's got room for another 5770 also if you want one in the future (which btw is a total of $300, and performs like a 5870 ($400), so if/when you do get another, it will be well worth it)
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