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August 21, 2010 10:17:22 PM

CPU: Intel i7 930

Motherboard: MSI Big Bang-XPower

Graphic card: EVGA GTX 470 (lifetime warranty)

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB CL8 (Compatible with Intel Core i7 series CPU for Intel X58 Motherboard)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM)

PSU: Corsair 650TX

Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Black

Monitor: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers

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

Mouse: Logitech G500

Keyboard: Logitech G110

Headset: Creative Fatal1ty MKII

DVD Burner: LG (Lightscibe support)

Wireless adapter: Asus PCI Express IEEE 802.11b/g/n

All adding up to: $2056 (without tax)

Note: Prices are in canadian dollars

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August 21, 2010 10:46:10 PM

that board is more than u need, since u dont use sli from start. there are cheaper alternatives. rest is ok.
August 21, 2010 10:49:44 PM

Is this for gaming? if yes, this is stupid ;)  get an i5 750 or an i7 8XX and a maxiums III if you are a HC overclocker ;)  get a gtx 460 and add another one in the future, the 470 isnt worth it because the gtx460 overclocked beats the 470 (although an OC 470 beats an OC 460 :D  )

Dominator is a little too much for the price. Get some nice 4gb of g.skills ;)  (because 1156 uses dual)

And for your hard drive, go with a Spinpoint F3 or if you want your system to scream, get two velociraptors with an SSD for boot, that would be amazing ;)  but thats if you wanna spend that much on storage. If not go with the F3 and an SSD like the OCZ Vertex 2 with the latest technology ;) 
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August 22, 2010 5:39:28 PM

Yes , you have yourself a very good system there .

1) Is of good quality parts .
2) Is future proofed *
3) Will last a good number of years with minor upgrades

Lastly , You did a great job picking parts for your system that will work Great for a long time .
Only thing I would upgrade on is a bigger PSU . I would install a corsair 1000w HX . This way your system has enough power to run what ever u throw at it .

* by future proof , I mean with those parts all u would have to do in couple years is maybe add a upgraded GFX card or a different cpu . which in the long run will save you $$ on a upgrade .

Nice build Congrats
August 22, 2010 6:01:35 PM

If you act FAST: the MSI GTX 470 with all solid caps is on sale fo 260$ right now, and offers better price/performance/overclocking than a 460.
August 22, 2010 7:06:19 PM

but remember the gtx 470 is a gf100 based card so it runs alot hotter than a gtx 460, i would go for the superclocked version of the gtx 460, i kind of agree with Mr pizza, but im not sure between the i5 760 and the i7 930, if you get the i7 930 you will have a better upgrade path, but the i5 works out cheaper
August 22, 2010 7:09:43 PM

MCchum said:
Yes , you have yourself a very good system there .

1) Is of good quality parts .
2) Is future proofed *
3) Will last a good number of years with minor upgrades

Lastly , You did a great job picking parts for your system that will work Great for a long time .
Only thing I would upgrade on is a bigger PSU . I would install a corsair 1000w HX . This way your system has enough power to run what ever u throw at it .

* by future proof , I mean with those parts all u would have to do in couple years is maybe add a upgraded GFX card or a different cpu . which in the long run will save you $$ on a upgrade .

Nice build Congrats


a 1000watt psu is way overkill, this psu should be more than fine http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 23, 2010 8:53:27 PM
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sorena said:
CPU: Intel i7 930

All adding up to: $2056 (without tax)



For two grand -- even Canadian -- you should be booting off an SSD. In a i7-930 system with a good graphics card, your hard drive will be the biggest bottleneck -- by far. I built a Core i7-860 box with RAID-10 (four enterprise-duty Barracudas), which was fast -- but a PITA. My RAID-10 array died and I ended up[ getting a Kingston 128GB SSD. It's even faster -- and quieter -- and more stable.

Trust me, an SSD is the best thing you can do for a modern PC. I blogged it up in SSDs: Are You Experienced?

Hope this helps, enjoy your new system. Keith

September 2, 2010 12:01:59 AM

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