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New $1000 Build, Suggestions Needed

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July 21, 2010 7:39:54 AM

building a new rig for a friend of mine, want some advice on some parts to make the best possible pc for around $1000.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: $0 to $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, SURFIN THE WEB!!!!!

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Monitor, Mouse, board with keys, power supply(see additional comments), video card (see additional comments)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA?

PARTS PREFERENCES: doesnt really matter

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. (he doesn know how to do it, i would have to teach him.)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: ATM NO, future?maybe.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure what is monitor res is at

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: gave him my psu that i ended up not needing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139011
also, he is getting the evga gtx 460 1 gb EE once its available

REMEMBER: HE ALREADY HAS THE PSU SO ADD THAT INTO THE TOTAL FOR THE PARTS (ALONG WITH THE $250 VIDEO CARD)

any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks
July 21, 2010 11:22:59 AM

do u need an os??

cpu & mobo: asus p6x58d-e & i7 930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

case & os: haf 922 & win7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ram: g.skill pi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd: samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hsf: xigmatek darknight (if u can get the cm hyper 212 + off amazon)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

odd: lite on
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $982.89

oh and the psu link is broken
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July 21, 2010 12:13:00 PM

^ Well IMO the i5 7xx would better suit as GTX 460 is not a very high powered card and the i5 can easily handle 2x GTX 460s in SLI...And also in gaming, the i7 9xx doesnt offer any significant performance increase over the i5 7xx...
So with the money saved there, maybe a SSD would be a good addition...

Here is a config...
i5 760 + Win 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + Kingston HyperX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case of his choice...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-119-197^11-119-197-TS,11-112-239^11-112-239-TS,11-119-216^11-119-216-TS,11-146-062^11-146-062-TS,11-119-215^11-119-215-TS

SSD for OS and apps - It fits in the budget, and would be a good addition if you feel the performance is worth the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1TB for rest of the data
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BD combo or DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - ~$983
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July 21, 2010 12:25:51 PM

gkay09 said:
^ Well IMO the i5 7xx would better suit as GTX 460 is not a very high powered card and the i5 can easily handle 2x GTX 460s in SLI...And also in gaming, the i7 9xx doesnt offer any significant performance increase over the i5 7xx...


yes i know but the lga1156 is going to be replaced by 1155 in Q1 2011 so i think he should go with an amd build

so this mobo&cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

an f3 1tb
an intel x-25m 80gb
the case he likes the most
a cheap odd
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July 21, 2010 12:40:46 PM

^ Even I would have suggested the AMD, but with that graphics card and PSU, a board with SLI support is good...
And though LGA 1156 would be replaced with a newer socket, he still would have i7 8xx CPUs to upgrade to...

And even the LGA 1366 socket is being replaced, and as for the AM3 mobo, "BullDozer" will run on AM3 R2(Revision2) boards so again it is not clear what revision would be made to the AM3 socket and will the current AM3 socket boards support it...
Overall I would say all the current platforms dont look future-proof...
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July 22, 2010 12:58:25 AM

thnks for all the suggestions guys! much appreciated
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