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July 19, 2010 7:50:21 AM

this is my first build. need some feedback on what you thank.


BUDGET RANGE: ~$1300 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: Movies: Music: internet:

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: yea but i'll wait to buy a cooler

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yea but not right now

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1900x2000

OS: i have windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None

Thanks!

combo
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
DVD-RW: $253

combo
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
PSU: $404 $384 after rebate

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GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
RAM: $509 $479 after rebate

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

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

Total $1288

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July 19, 2010 8:53:15 AM

Sollid gaming rig! You wont see any real world performance difference betwee nhte i7 920 and 930... so i'd say save a little bit and go 920. Also, the new GTX 460 1gb is barely below that 5870, but half hte price. You should buy it...if you can afford it buy two in SLI!
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July 19, 2010 9:44:31 AM

GTX 460 is WAY below the 5870.
The GTX falls between a 5830 and a 5850...you could call it a 5840 if you like. It does overclock very well, falling just beyond the 5850.

However, the 5850 can Overclock to near 5870 performance and is a better card. So far, the 5870 is still more powerful than the other two cards overclocked, and that is before you consider Overclocking the 5870.

So, don't settle for a GTX 460. I think the fact that Nvidia finally made a well designed card has got people a bit overexcited regarding its ability. While it is a nice card, it was still designed simply to beat the 5830 which is itself not a great card.

I have to admit, me personally, I would drop to an i5 750, an Asus P7P55D E Pro board and 4gb of G Skill Eco 1600mhz RAM CL7. The i7 offers no real performance improvement for gaming and costs a lot more money.

CPU i5 750 + GPU 5870 - $559.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Corsair TX750W - $89.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P7P55D E Pro - $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4gb G Skill Eco RAM CL7 1600mhz - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest is the same

DVD - $23.99 +$2.99 shipping (probably a free shipping one available somewhere too)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF 922 - $89.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1126

This is without me looking to hard for combos, there may be a couple more combos to save even more. But currently this build is $162 cheaper and in terms of performance loss is nonexistant.

But if you want to stick with the i7 build, then what you have is pretty good, though I am not a fan of OCZ RAM
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July 19, 2010 4:06:39 PM

^+1 great cpu/mobo/ram advice i've suggested the exact same set-up twice this past weekend
i agree 100% with asteldian's description of the 460.
i also do not recommend OZC ram.
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July 19, 2010 6:22:33 PM

I don't see getting much better than this for gaming. The i3 530 overclocks to 4ghz easy on that hsf.

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July 19, 2010 6:36:44 PM

This is with an i5 750 w/o win 7. I skimmed over your post and didn't see "i have" to the OS. When it comes down to the case I always say go with whatever you'll like to look at every day, and that functions the way you want. There are four other cases that you could use in the place of the one I used including the HAF 922. Also look at what has free shipping or cheap shipping, because cases can become overpriced really quick.

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