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July 13, 2010 10:56:02 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Late August-Early September

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Cad, Modeling, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard OS)Windows 7 premium

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, Amazon.com, or really whatever is cheapest COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just need good air flow, noise is not a issue.

Case/OS combo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo/PSU Combo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Curious to see where this goes in price once the 950 drops?
or- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... might wait and get this one when the price drops?

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

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

HSU- i would like to see a stable 4.0 Ghz overclock so we will see? Turns out I snagged one on ebay for half this price http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VKVZ1A/ref=olp_pro...

GPU- 2 for sli when they come out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... want the light scribe

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

Wireless pci card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This puts me at 2500 before shipping
July 13, 2010 11:44:34 PM


I do not see a power supply and you are gonna need a WHOPPER !
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July 13, 2010 11:46:15 PM

Very nice research, but ...
--> APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Late August-Early September <--
who knows what will happen to prices, availability (GTX470 is out) and tech.
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July 13, 2010 11:51:55 PM

yeah my psu is in a combo its a corsai 1000w modular
and the specific GPU i am lookingat isn't out yet. MSI just released it. Its supposed to run 16C cooler than current cards
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July 14, 2010 12:25:16 AM

sounds like you are on top of it ...

... I suppose, then, that you have researched your case options, ad nauseum ...

That case combo looks like a waste of more than $60, to me, when the HAF-922 is available, for so much less ... cases are personal, tho, and you may have your reasons. You need not explain yourself to ME ... just wanted to point out the HAF, as an excellent, and far less expensive alternative.

= Burrrp ! =
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July 14, 2010 12:29:44 AM

Yeah I have heard great things about the Haf but like you said I just kinda like the Thermaltake more on looks
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July 14, 2010 12:32:12 AM

nuff said ... i figgered
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July 15, 2010 5:00:35 PM

yeah I forgot to switch the MOBO already did that and as far as the PSU Because I wanted the little extra juice for ocing and future proofing and modular.
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July 15, 2010 10:50:21 PM

so everything look good if so I will be ordering in a week or so unless anyone can advise that I hold of for the 950 price drop? Like will it overclock to a higher stable clock?
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July 15, 2010 11:09:29 PM

Carnedude I'm in the same situation as you. Our systems are very close. I have the same concerns as you do. I don't plan on OCing so I'm thinking about waiting for the I-7 950. To me this seems like a better move in a few weeks rather than the I-7 930now. Hopefully some of the experienced builders will add their expertise.

Would this also be a good gaming processer?
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July 15, 2010 11:19:49 PM

mike 06 said:
Carnedude I'm in the same situation as you. Our systems are very close. I have the same concerns as you do. I don't plan on OCing so I'm thinking about waiting for the I-7 950. To me this seems like a better move in a few weeks rather than the I-7 930now. Hopefully some of the experienced builders will add their expertise.

Would this also be a good gaming processer?


Yes a very good gaming processor
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July 16, 2010 12:18:47 AM

Yes .. great for gaming but it really sucks for thermo-nuclear modelling simulations and planetary weather analysis.

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July 17, 2010 2:00:33 AM

Well I may have done something stupid but I dunno. Either way this is gonna be monster when its all done. I decided to go big and get a 950 now instead of waiting. Also doubled up my HDD for raid 0 and added a mushkin 60gb SSD. I ended up having a little more cash than planed and now the build is at 3k after shipping and rebates and stuff. Its all ordered and on the way.
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July 17, 2010 2:07:37 AM

Best answer selected by carnedude.
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