Building core i7 for multitasking purposes (Photoshop, lots of applications at the same time) purely home - office like PC – also music, movies browsing, lots of downloading, applications install and reinstall.
Won’t be gaming
I thought of i5 – 760 before but now changed my mind to go for i7 for Hyper T.
Now wondering if u guys can let me know which parts to pick up for a good i7 build (budget built)
I will be mostly picking parts from MSY, (I’m in Australia) sadly no Newegg like website here. But MSY is ok
Below is the parts link in PDF format for guys who have a bit of time to go through. http://www.msy.com.au/Parts/msy.htm (have to click on “best parts price list “). If any parts you think will be cheaper and better
I can get from other stores, I will browse around.
Things I don’t need are – Mouse/keyboard, Screen (1920*1080 BenQ), have 1TB external drive (WD Elite), Windows OS, DVD player.
Main thing I need help with are:
Mo-Bo, Chipset (i7 930 or 950) and GPU (1 GB)
RAM can be 4 GB and later I can add some more – mostly looking for parts like I cannot change –
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
its mostly i work on different applications and integration and swapping between them - its only at nights i download - so its mainly applications - also planning to run two windows operating systems -
budget is - thats trickey actually - i dont want to rush it - i thought 1200$ - and i can put some extra bucks like 200 - 300 $ for additional RAM or such -
Got home late and got a headache from looking at that God awful PDF, I'll do it tonight when I wake up, but wow, thats tough to sift through.
Ya no problem dude- that's a gud place to get cheap items - they have 0% time for customers. We have to check the list and he will get u the items.
I can also cruise around sydney to find any parts I don't have in the list.
I have a day off today - planning to get at least some parts
i did build something before - mind taking a look at it
Thought of Asus P6X58D-E Mother Board - $262 *** but will go for Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R $246 (what are the differences we are looking at )
1 Intel Core i7-950 - $348 (I got this one today – it was 10$ cheaper)
1 GB ATI Radeon Chipset 5770 A SUS - $182 ( aagh! I did see difference having 1GB, but I’ll think about it )
Memory: 6GB DDR3-1600 G.SKILL $164 – as u advised – no change
Coolermaster SGC2000 Storm Scout Case - $118 – ( may be I’m too attracted to lights and all black inside – any big advantages for HAF 922 - )
Since my first build – couple of questions:
• I don’t need additional FANS or cooling right?
• And could you point me strong points while building (while connecting stuff) so I don’t screw up.
• And am I missing any parts here
In your situation the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R is exactly what you need. More importantly it doesn't have a ton of extra crap that you don't need that makes it more expensive.
It has ample USB 2.0 as well as 3.0 ports. It supports SATA II and III for 3/Gbs and 6/Gbs respectively.
If you've already purchased the 5770 it's no big deal, it's just more power than you'll need. But hey maybe you'll get into a game or 2.
The Cooler Master HAF 922 is one of, if not the best case for cooling anywhere near the $150 price point. It has red LED fans. But even the Storm Scout case is awesome, and I agree, a black interior just looks clean and nice.
As for the Cooler Master Hyper 212+, its completely not necessary unless you plan to overclock, as your i7-950 should have come with a stock heatsink fan.
Since your build is so low key and non-taxing on the components, the case fans of any Cooler Master should be ample to keep it cool.
Check this link for a step by step on how to build a current generation computer.
From what I can tell, all you're missing now is a hard drive.
Regarding hard disks im taking Samsung 1TB - will purchase SSD in christmas time - i will have offers at Christmas time --- hopefully
I only got i7 950 so far - and yes has a stock fan - so as u said i think i can skip the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ - as i would'nt be doin OC or Gaming.
Greatly appreciate u sending me the link to custome build Bro- ur a leagnd
Think im going to go for Cooler Master HAF 922 - its all steel inside but think i have an option to hide all the cables at the back of Mo-Bo and case is closed so would'nt worry about black inside - we'll see depends on what they have right now -
What do u think of GPU - ASUS HD 5570 1GB 128-bit - as i can save 100$ by going for thins one (can use $$$ for RAM)- will that be enough in the picture quality for movies - image editing - general screen resolution - because i wont be doing gamig -
lol and yes im FAN of games 2 - but switched to Xbox a year ago - and paid alreadly for MW11 Blackops Prestige edition - cant wait. (only game i play).
Ok so i will go for the above -
thinking of Blueray read/write drive - but i dont need it very much right now.
SATA Blu-Ray Combo Samsung - $69.
Looking for good deal where i can find Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit -
so rest is done - approximately purchase date would be Next saturday (16 Oct 2010). If anything changes it has to be done before then - but 99% sure i will stick to the same config ---
Thank you for ur help and support man - appreciate ur advise and time -