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My first build parts list - Advice welcome!

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July 15, 2010 9:46:15 PM

I am dealing with a 1-1.5k budget.
I'm mostly interested in gaming/upgradable for the future
I'd like to order the parts this weekend and start putting it together within the next 2 weeks.

Mobo:
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$309.99

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

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
$89.99

Memory:
Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K3/6GR
$145.99

Video Card:
EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$199.99

HD:
SAMSUNG EcoGreen F2 HD103SI 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$69.99

CD:
Pioneer CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-218LBK LabelFlash Support - OEM
$22.99

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$89.98

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
$99.99


Shipping: $12.54
Grand Total: $1,331.44

Thanks for the help!

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July 16, 2010 12:26:48 AM

Have a look at the Asus P6X58D-E or Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R as these offer decent savings and unlikely to cut out any features that you would need/use.

The drive listed is a slow 'green', which doesn't offer significant power savings over a much faster performance drive. So I'd suggest changing that to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate Barracuda 7200.12.

If you're interested in CPU upgrades then maybe AMD would be the better option as they seem to be planning to keep the AM3 for longer than Intel is planning to keep the 1366/1156 sockets. However if you want to keep the CPU for basically the whole life of the build (and only upgrade GPU) then it's the better choice IMO due to the massive amount of PCI-E lanes.
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July 16, 2010 11:28:17 AM

bumped for comment. I plan on buying most of this today from Newegg, so hoping for some feedback.
Thanks! :) 
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July 16, 2010 12:36:58 PM

I agree fully with Silvune.

i'd also suggest going to Corsair for the RAM, as i'd feel more confident in its ability to get OC'd (which i am assuming your going to do with everything)

Also consider a third-party cooling block, and if you're really brave, go LC.
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July 16, 2010 1:40:10 PM

+2 Silvune GTX 460 gaming config is fine but not at that price point @@ No no for the 5.4k F2 : hit the 7.2k F3 Crazy CF options on AM3? Have a look at the 890FX chipset
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July 16, 2010 5:02:29 PM

batuchka said:
+2 Silvune GTX 460 gaming config is fine but not at that price point @@ No no for the 5.4k F2 : hit the 7.2k F3 Crazy CF options on AM3? Have a look at the 890FX chipset


a lot of what you just said went thoroughly over my head o_O can i get it a little dumb'd down? :) 

[Edited: OK, I think that I am understanding you to say that I should get a more powerful GPU, replace the HD with the 7.2k, and then also take a look at the AMD's as mobo options. Yes? ]
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July 16, 2010 5:12:08 PM

ddiddy said:
a lot of what you just said went thoroughly over my head o_O can i get it a little dumb'd down? :) 


"No no for the 5.4k F2 : hit the 7.2k F3" translates to: Buy the faster Samsung Spinpoint F3 for $75 instead of the F2 EcoGreen.

"Crazy CF options on AM3? Have a look at the 890FX chipset": If you want to do tri/quad-GPU CrossFire on a cheaper AMD setup (spending less on processor/mobo/RAM allows you to spend more on graphics), look at the 890FX chipset.

:D 

EDIT: Bah, beaten to it by batuchka himself.
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