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September 25, 2010 4:33:46 AM

Hey, I'm a new-comer in the computer-building world and am trying to build a relatively good gaming PC for ~$1800 not including monitor/keyboard/mouse. Since this is my first time, I'm a little skeptical about my judgement and would appreciate some constructive criticism on my build:


Processor - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card - 2x Crossfired HIS Turbo H587FNT1GDG Radeon HD 5870's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD10000LSRTL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE (With an additional 200mm mounted on the side)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply - Rosewill BRONZE series RBR1000-M 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Burner - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Good? Bad? Did I forget anything major? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!

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September 25, 2010 4:44:09 AM

Hey, Kei

Processor
Change out the processor to a 1055t and the motherboard - here is a great combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
I changed this because the 1090t is not needed and the 1055t can be overclocked to 4ghz flawlessly

Cooler
Bad idea with the H50, it is beaten by almost everything.. even $30 coolers. This cooler => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is the god of the gods of coolers.
Another option is the hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or the popular scythe, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card
Only get one 5870 and if you need more power get another. I would wait until Mid-October-ish time for the 6XXX to come out

Power Supply
Never go with rosewill, they are unreliable junk. Some other options,
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are many others too

Hard Drive
The spinpoint f3 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... beats the caviar black in everything, its cheaper and faster.. what's not to like?

RAM
I would go with g.skill eco http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... they have lower voltage meaning, you can overclock them further.

Did you forget your OS?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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September 25, 2010 5:00:09 AM

Thanks for the quick reply!
I can definitely see your point on the processor, and if it can really be oc'd to 4ghz so easily, I'll absolutely get it over the 1090. I really have no idea how to tell what makes a -good- motherboard, so I can't really see what's better about the new one. As for the cooler, the main reason I looked into it is because I don't want a huge heatsink in my case, and it seems to give relatively good performance based on the reviews I saw, but I suppose I'm not absolutely sure. Also, the main reason I got the PSU was because it was in a combo with the processor I was getting, but I suppose that's a moot point now. Finally, the main reason I'm crossfiring those two is because I don't plan on getting the 6xxx series when it's released, as it'll probably be too pricey for my blood
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September 25, 2010 5:08:46 AM

Gaming computer? Get the Phenom II X4 965 or 970.
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September 25, 2010 5:17:23 AM

Yeah I was considering the 970 in the first place, but I wasn't too sure. Also, any tips for choosing a motherboard? Specs for every other part make sense to me, but I can't pick a decent motherboard for the life of me.
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September 25, 2010 5:39:29 AM

kei said:
Thanks for the quick reply!
Finally, the main reason I'm crossfiring those two is because I don't plan on getting the 6xxx series when it's released, as it'll probably be too pricey for my blood


What screen resolution are you using?

one 5870 might be enough and if your not happy about the performance you could buy another one later.

If you wait till the 6xxx series release, the 5xxx series prices will most likely drop.
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September 25, 2010 5:48:05 AM

At $209 a card, you can't say no to xfire 5850:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same price as a 5870 and the same performance of a 5970.

Faster memory for $10 less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same speed hard drive for $35 less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A better PSU for $15 less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, you could get a P55/i5 760 system for about the same price and slightly better gaming performance.
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September 25, 2010 5:50:28 AM

Gamer-girl said:
What screen resolution are you using?

one 5870 might be enough and if your not happy about the performance you could buy another one later.

If you wait till the 6xxx series release, the 5xxx series prices will most likely drop.



I'm not too sure yet. It'll most likely be 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, though.
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September 25, 2010 5:58:35 AM

2x 5850s will be great for those resolutions (a bit of overkill never hurts right?).
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September 25, 2010 2:55:05 PM

After some reconsideration from this thread and others, I've made a somewhat different build:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Deneb 3.5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooling: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series (I still don't see how it's bad)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card: Two crossfired XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB's (changed simply for the warranty)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 (changed color because of new motherboard =P)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Burner: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any better at all? I might switch to crossfired 8580's, but I'm not too sure on it.
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September 25, 2010 3:29:44 PM

Duk/Pizza's build are both all around superior to that one in terms of price/performance. The ECO ram is good, however.

850 watts is overkill, that PSU is lower quality than the XFX, Crosshair4 is overpriced, 5870s are terrible price/performance compared to the 5850, if you're overclocking the 95 watt 1055t eats the 970 for the same price, H50 has pretty mediocre performance, especially for the price.

Even then, for this money I'd get an Intel P55 i5-760 build for pure gaming over the 1055t, which I'd get over the 970.
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September 25, 2010 3:39:16 PM

I see, I'll try to improve those, although I'm still at a loss at which motherboard to get


Edit: Do 5850s just scale better with crossfire? Or is it just that since they're an older model their price/performance is lower in comparison to 5870s? I'm not really -too- concerned with price/performance ratio, as long as it isn't ridiculous - I just want to get the best gaming PC I can for ~$1800
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September 26, 2010 8:07:27 PM

5850s are as old as the 5870, they have much better price/performance (especially at $210)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you insist on getting 2x 5870, at least get a 5970:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Save $50 and get a 955:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The eco ram is fine at the price, however, I still like the corsair for its slightly faster timings and $20 cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a motherboard, I like this or the crosshair 4:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The H50 is bad because it is just as loud, more expensive and performs worse than some of the best air coolers.

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September 26, 2010 8:21:34 PM

from my understanding when it gets into the high end like this intel is the better go to guy. up to you though but i would definately be holding off till price drops before dumping 1800 into a pc right now considering its right around the corner
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September 26, 2010 8:39:46 PM

Alright! After much researching on various problems pointed out in this thread I've almost completely redone my build:


Processor: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooling: Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card: XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue (Might swap out for the HAF X)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Burner: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I intend on ocing the i5 to 4.0ish and possibly oc the 5970 if necessary. My one concern with this build is if the PSU is good enough to support ocing those, but other than those, I think it's a lot more solid than my original. Thoughts?

P.S. - Thanks a lot to everyone in this thread, it's helped a lot
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September 26, 2010 9:09:11 PM

That cooler isn't the best, I would go with a NH-D14 or a Megahalems if you want the best of the best for air cooling or a hyper 212+ for something cheaper that can still do 4ghz.

That build looks good, I might switch out the 5970 for 2x 470:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And with that change power supply to xfx 850w:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Everything else remains the same besides the CPU cooler.
Without combo deals and rebates that costs $1,563.39.
With them, I could probably get the cost down to about $1,300.
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September 26, 2010 9:11:01 PM

Yeah, well the main reason I went with that cooler is because of this article: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm. I don't really want to get SLI because the 5970 is more future-proof, as I could just add a second later on and it'd still be very, very good a few years down the road. I'll definitely get that power supply though, thanks!
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September 26, 2010 9:11:30 PM

you would switch to triple channel ram to btw for intel. but i would still recomend waiting a short while to see about the new stuff
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September 26, 2010 9:15:09 PM

What do you mean triple channel ram? I've never actually looked into the difference =X
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September 26, 2010 9:20:27 PM

3 stick set instead of 2 sticks
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September 26, 2010 9:21:38 PM

oh I see, even on a motherboard with four slots in total?
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September 26, 2010 9:27:36 PM

with the i5 and i7 8 series they use 2,4,8,16,32 gb combination th i7 9 series use 3,6,12,24,48 gb combination the 4gb uis fine with the i5
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September 26, 2010 9:29:24 PM

Oh okay, so if I upgrade to an i7 9xx I need to switch to 6 gb of ram?
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September 26, 2010 9:30:22 PM

Skervy is incorrect, triple channel ram is only for the LGA1366 platform, it does not work on the LGA1156 platform, only dual channel and as the i5 760 is 1156, dual channel ram is what you want.

Also, that article is done on the outdated LGA775 platform, opposed to the newer 1156 and 1366, making those results inaccurate.



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September 26, 2010 9:33:08 PM

I see, so the megahalems is still the best, I'll probably end up getting it then, since 2-3C off would help ocing a lot.

Edit: If I get the megahalems and the haf X, how far do you think I could OC the cpu/gpu?
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September 26, 2010 9:41:50 PM

Hey Kei,

If you are going with the crosshair iv formula.. spend the extra money to get a Crosshair IV Extreme

Why?
Because the Crosshair IV Extreme has the new Hydra Chip 200. The hydra chip allows SLI, CrossfireX and even Radeon and NVIDIA cards to be in the same system (with some limitations)

AMD is less expensive and with SLI it can be the ultimate bang for the buck. The new 6XXX series cards are coming October 12th and will be in stores about a week after. Wait for that
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September 26, 2010 9:47:10 PM

no noctua nd 14 on that comparison? hmm
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September 26, 2010 9:49:15 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Hey Kei,

If you are going with the crosshair iv formula.. spend the extra money to get a Crosshair IV Extreme

Why?
Because the Crosshair IV Extreme has the new Hydra Chip 200. The hydra chip allows SLI, CrossfireX and even Radeon and NVIDIA cards to be in the same system (with some limitations)

AMD is less expensive and with SLI it can be the ultimate bang for the buck. The new 6XXX series cards are coming October 12th and will be in stores about a week after. Wait for that



Well I decided to go with the i5 instead of AMD because they're around the same price range, and i5 usually performs better in games from what I've read, and I probably will be waiting until then if it'll make a decent price difference.
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September 26, 2010 9:58:25 PM

Also, the megahalems doesn't come with a fan, you will need to purchase one separately.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you are going to crossfire 5970 in the future, the xfx 850w PSU will be enough.

EDIT:
The NH-D14 is a great heatsink, cools like the megahalems(or better) and is quiet.

However, it is huge and costs $90.

I wouldn't get the Crosshair 4 Extreme, the lucid hydra chip is still too new and the bugs haven't been worked out. Even with 2 of the same card, the results are still much lower than xfire or sli, especially at $100 more than the regular Crossfire 4.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2910/4

Overclocks are definitely never guaranteed, however, I would say that you could easily hit 4ghz and probably 5870 speeds on the cpu and gpu.
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September 26, 2010 10:13:47 PM

duk3 said:
Also, the megahalems doesn't come with a fan, you will need to purchase one separately.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you are going to crossfire 5970 in the future, the xfx 850w PSU will be enough.

EDIT:
The NH-D14 is a great heatsink, cools like the megahalems(or better) and is quiet.

However, it is huge and costs $90.

I wouldn't get the Crosshair 4 Extreme, the lucid hydra chip is still too new and the bugs haven't been worked out. Even with 2 of the same card, the results are still much lower than xfire or sli, especially at $100 more than the regular Crossfire 4.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2910/4

Overclocks are definitely never guaranteed, however, I would say that you could easily hit 4ghz and probably 5870 speeds on the cpu and gpu.



5870 speeds on a 5970? :p 


Edit: On a different subject, what is a good thermal paste option? I heard AS5 is pretty outdated nowadays.
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September 26, 2010 10:17:54 PM

my bad lol i thought it was all new intel havent kept up with them since the pentium days im a budget person always been amd :p 
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September 26, 2010 10:22:07 PM

5970 actually is crossfire, but on one card. You can't 'really' upgrade to dual 5970s as you get bad scaling and microstutter.
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September 26, 2010 10:30:26 PM

I meant the clock speeds, that 5970 is clocked at 725 mhz stock and the 5870 is clocked at 850mhz stock.

The stuff the Megahalems comes with is good, however MX-4 is good as well if you can find it anywhere, I would just save the $10 and use the megahalems TIM.

EDIT:
By the time that you may be wanting to look at another 5970, the HD6000 series and the next nvidia gpus will be out.
I would stay with the xfx 750w psu over the 850w one for this reason.
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September 26, 2010 10:50:30 PM

duk3 said:
I meant the clock speeds, that 5970 is clocked at 725 mhz stock and the 5870 is clocked at 850mhz stock.

The stuff the Megahalems comes with is good, however MX-4 is good as well if you can find it anywhere, I would just save the $10 and use the megahalems TIM.

EDIT:
By the time that you may be wanting to look at another 5970, the HD6000 series and the next nvidia gpus will be out.
I would stay with the xfx 750w psu over the 850w one for this reason.


Will do, thanks!

Edit: Is it worth going to the HAF X over the HAF 932? Or is the difference negligible?
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September 26, 2010 10:53:56 PM

I've personally used the Haf X and 922, and both are very large and easy to work in. It just depends on your needs (how many hard drives, GPUs, etc).
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September 26, 2010 10:56:00 PM

sp12 said:
I've personally used the Haf X and 922, and both are very large and easy to work in. It just depends on your needs (how many hard drives, GPUs, etc).


I'm just aiming for, at max, two GPUs and possibly an extra SSD, but otherwise nothing really out of the ordinary.

duk3 said:
Any other questions? Also, if you are purchasing from newegg, I think that we can find some combo deals and save some money even if you don't want to do rebates.


Yeah, I'm purchasing from newegg, I'll try to check for some combos on the stuff I'm getting.
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September 26, 2010 11:19:43 PM

duk3 said:
i5 760 and P7P55D-E Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

750tx and 4gb corsair cas7 ddr3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

750ax and 4gb corsair cas7 ddr3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The second one won't actually save you money and the 1st one is a lower quality power supply than the XFX, it will still easily run the 5970 however it is not modular unlike the ax.


Wow, thanks! That first combo is really nice, although I'm a bit iffy about giving up my eco ram. =P
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September 26, 2010 11:33:32 PM

I like the eco ram, however, for only $15 more you can get the gold efficency ax750 psu along with ram that is the same speed.
Any difference from the lower voltage ram in power consumption will be more than compensated by the higher efficiency PSU.
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September 27, 2010 12:02:49 AM

still not absolutely sure about the difference in intel like amd has am2/am3 cpus old/new but if i got it right the 1366 is the latest so why not get that over the 1156 for a 2 grand computer?

example under 1000$ (900 after rebates if you use em) psu might not be the greatest but if worried about it sell it on ebay to cover a little cost toward a better one. 800-900$ left for video card or cards and whatever extras you want or need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

heres a nice mobo combo according to reviews with the cpu if you could peice it all together with better parts then the whole combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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September 27, 2010 12:27:08 AM

skervy said:
still not absolutely sure about the difference in intel like amd has am2/am3 cpus old/new but if i got it right the 1366 is the latest so why not get that over the 1156 for a 2 grand computer?

example under 1000$ (900 after rebates if you use em) psu might not be the greatest but if worried about it sell it on ebay to cover a little cost toward a better one. 800-900$ left for video card or cards and whatever extras you want or need.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

heres a nice mobo combo according to reviews with the cpu if you could peice it all together with better parts then the whole combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



It's because the only major difference between i5's and i7's is hyperthreading. Games, at the moment, do not benefit from hyperthreading, and therefore the i5 760 is much better for the price.
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September 27, 2010 12:43:41 AM

The 1156 is actually newer than the 1366, there is not much if any gaming difference between the two and as 1366 is more expensive.

However, a 1366 build is definitely doable:

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or save $300 and get the HIS model, your choice:
HIS H597F2GDGC Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combos:
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
and
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
and
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total with MIR and combos: $1,774.64

The comparable i5 760 build costs $1,660.76
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September 27, 2010 1:05:37 AM

does not make any sense to me still lol. from the few things i read 1366 supports the newer cpus (high end i7) which is what you would want for an upgradable computer right ^^ anyways how bad is this for an intel build seems solid imo and upgradable. top of line psu and a pretty cool case which would help with your oc temps :p  has the psu separate from the mobo. i just picked the same hd and cooler you did cause i have no idea about extreme overclocking. could change the 5970 to whatever brand youd prefer just picked that one at random and good reviews





oh and theres this if 1156 is newer then why are all the top end intels 1366 down to the 350$ i7? also read them should of been called i5s since they use the 1156 yada yada something or another basically a marketing thing by intel :p 
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September 27, 2010 1:41:19 AM

The high end processors are 1366 because that is the high-end socket.
1156 is the middle and lower end socket. It's like the 480 being released earlier than the 460.
However, all CPUs on the 1366 are the exact same besides the 980x and 970 with the 4 cores just clocked at different speeds.
This means that if you overclock an i7 930, you can get better performance than the i7-975 which is a $1000 processor.
Additionally, as the i5 750 has gaming performance equal or better than the i7 930, you can overclock that to be faster than an i7 975 at gaming. Although this processor lacks hyper threading, this does not affect many if any games performance, making lga1156 the best choice.
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September 27, 2010 7:17:40 PM

Hey guys, Ive come up with the final build and I'm ordering in a few hours:

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems + Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Drive: ASUS Black 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any last-minute recommendations?

P.S. - Where can I find a non-LED 200mm case fan? I want an additional one for the top of my HAF X but having one LED and the other plain would look very odd.

P.S.S. - Where can I find additional fan clips for the megahalems if I want to set up a push-pull config?

Thanks!
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September 27, 2010 7:45:49 PM

Thanks, I'll have to order a 200mm fan and possibly another 120mm for my megahalems from there eventually. =P
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September 27, 2010 8:12:40 PM

if you cant find one without leds that you like you could always get one with leds and just cut the wires for em like i did on my destroyer case

just seen this while browsing to see whats on sale the cpu you want is 170 right now with a promo. great site for catching deals i built my whole pc off deals on there saved atleast 300$ easy also not sure where your from but if you have a microcenter or frys nearbye they have amazing instore deals
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?threadid=22...
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September 27, 2010 10:14:05 PM

Looks like a good build, good luck.
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