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Coming from Apple world. Input on 700-900 build

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August 19, 2010 9:47:17 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next two weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $700-$900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Capturing gameplay via Hauppauge HD PVR from PS3, HD editing and rendering of gameplay with sony vegas, internet, light gaming (nothing like playing crysis or sc3, maybe things like left for dead 2) although there is a possibility I might get into more PC gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Amazon (to avoid California sales tax)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA/SF Bay Area

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Preferably a quiet PC that won't make my room feel like the inside of an oven. I want something that will last me a long time. A good 4 years out of the machine would be nice. I live 15 minutes away from Fry's and about 45 minutes from Microcenter.

I am missing a case, OS, power supply, as I'm somewhat confused at the wattage I'd need. Here's what I've come up with so far:

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any random optical drive...

So any input would be great.


August 19, 2010 9:55:48 PM

Hard to pass up the $199.00 i7 930 they sell at microcenter.
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August 20, 2010 12:10:50 AM

It's easy -- 150$ i5-750. (Or 200$ i7-870)

+MSI P55-GD55 and the 1.35 volt G.skill eco series.
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August 20, 2010 12:21:02 AM

brennon7 said:
Hard to pass up the $199.00 i7 930 they sell at microcenter.


Do you think I can maintain a 700-900 dollar budget going with the i7? I'm not sure if I can maintain that.
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August 20, 2010 3:43:52 AM

Tower $600AR

OS $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$700AR Grand Total
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August 20, 2010 7:48:15 PM

Thanks batuchka, but I was wondering why the gtx 460 over the hd 5770?
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August 21, 2010 2:42:16 AM

A better card generating more frames in games ^^
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August 21, 2010 3:25:28 AM

If you want your room to stay relatively cool, the new Fermi series GTX460-480 all idle around 50C. so stick with amd they idle around 40C.
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August 21, 2010 4:09:02 AM

gumsole said:
Thanks batuchka, but I was wondering why the gtx 460 over the hd 5770?


very simple. the 460 is the best bang-for-buck video card on the markt today. Its $230, and blows the $150 5770 away
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August 21, 2010 4:17:18 AM

compfreak93 said:
If you want your room to stay relatively cool, the new Fermi series GTX460-480 all idle around 50C. so stick with amd they idle around 40C.


Misinformed much? The GTX 460 is a GF104 and runs very cool, even compared to ATI cards.

It idles at about 35C... and loads cooler as well.

The GF100 chips (465/470/480) are very warm, yes they aren't for everyone. Different cards, different people.
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August 24, 2010 6:25:36 PM

Best answer selected by gumsole.
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