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2500 $ system (need of power supply, Mobo and Ram suggestion)

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October 7, 2010 1:02:16 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
List:http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Budget Range: (2575$) Before Rebates +tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, music production, video/movie production
surfing the internet
Parts Not Required/no need to be suggested: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, sound card, OS and Case (unless it wont support the parts)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (ONLY)

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: ASUS (anything that is made by ASUS that i need suggest it) Cooler master (expect power supplies, Cossair (power supplies and memory ) and intel

Parts avoidance : by brand or type: XFX (expect video cards although i ready got 2 ), Gigabyte (expect mobo's) thermaltake (cases) and AMD
Overclocking: Yes: IF yes then which part are u OCing? cpu or gpu or both: cpu.
im buying the hyper plus to overclock i7 to 4ghz

SLI: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (im not even gonna care if you gonna say 2 460's could power up 3 games or all that crap its about only around 350 bucks and i need this build to last for a good time)

Additional Comments: Please only suggest the case if you know it wont support the parts and I also want to note my sound card has a 4 pin plug to power up
October 7, 2010 1:22:46 AM

Umm there are a few things that need adjustment with that build.

You don't need to buy a sata cable, both your mobo and hard drive will come with them. That Corsair ram is both overpriced and not that nice, a 1.5 volt G.skill PI kit would be preferable.

As for PSU, a reputable ~700 watt would be more than fine for this build. Think Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, XFX.

Those are digital speakers, and therefore you don't need a soundcard as the digital output will be the same from the soundcard and from the mobo's integrated. Which brings up the expensive mobo. I would seriously consider moving to a mobo like the X58A-UD3R or an ASUS P6T derivative.

That WD Caviar black performs worse than the Samsung F3 and is more expensive, so it's probably not a good buy. An SSD may make sense though.

You would be far better served with 1GB 460s, as the 768 versions don't do well in SLI as they get Vram limited.
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October 7, 2010 1:33:09 AM

sp12 said:
Umm there are a few things that need adjustment with that build.

You don't need to buy a sata cable, both your mobo and hard drive will come with them. That Corsair ram is both overpriced and not that nice, a 1.5 volt G.skill PI kit would be preferable.

As for PSU, a reputable ~700 watt would be more than fine for this build. Think Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, XFX.

Those are digital speakers, and therefore you don't need a soundcard as the digital output will be the same from the soundcard and from the mobo's integrated. Which brings up the expensive mobo. I would seriously consider moving to a mobo like the X58A-UD3R or an ASUS P6T derivative.

That WD Caviar black performs worse than the Samsung F3 and is more expensive, so it's probably not a good buy. An SSD may make sense though.

You would be far better served with 1GB 460s, as the 768 versions don't do well in SLI as they get Vram limited.



thanks for the help but why should i get a SSD aren't they expensive and only give out small amounts of storage unless u buy the very super expensive ones?
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October 7, 2010 4:16:30 AM

come on guys anyone want to give some help? i cant stand people just viewing its annoying -.-
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October 7, 2010 5:19:58 AM

It's a good bould, but OCing an i7 to 4.0 with a hyper212 is pushing it. If you really want a 4.0 on air get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The keyboard is cheap and wireless this is a better idea http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The screen is also pretty ugly and can't do eyefinity/2d surround easily because it doesn't have a stand.

maybe this one is a better choice http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for the rest pretty good build.
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October 7, 2010 5:21:23 AM

With the extra $300, you should be able to jump up to a pair of GTX 470s. These are excellent, and only $300 each after rebates: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also get better RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (if you're not into huge heat spreaders) Both are CL7 and 1.5v instead of the CL9s you linked.

You can also save a ton on combos. The Sabertooth/i7-950 combo saves you $35, for example.

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October 7, 2010 5:24:30 AM

coleam45 said:
With the extra $300, you should be able to jump up to a pair of GTX 470s. These are excellent, and only $300 each after rebates: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also get better RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (if you're not into huge heat spreaders) Both are CL7 and 1.5v instead of the CL9s you linked.

You can also save a ton on combos. The Sabertooth/i7-950 combo saves you $35, for example.


I'd get this 470 isntead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it's the same price and has better cooling, and the internal exhaust shouldn't be too much trouble with your storm sniper.
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October 7, 2010 1:54:16 PM

i will think about my gpu later

thanks the cpu heatsink suggestion but as in the reviews for hyper it still worked well as long u got 1 more fan (i have one no worries) to do a push pull cooling. No need to waste the cash.
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October 7, 2010 3:06:23 PM

Don_Dana said:
i will think about my gpu later

thanks the cpu heatsink suggestion but as in the reviews for hyper it still worked well as long u got 1 more fan (i have one no worries) to do a push pull cooling. No need to waste the cash.


Trust me, that noctua is very good and worth it's money. The hyper 212+ is fine, but don't expect miracles from it even with 2 fans.
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October 7, 2010 6:15:29 PM

im fine with the hyper miracles or not it will do its purpose.

I think i have everything done with thanks for help

i would choose a best answer but i guess i should just research instead so no best answer :pfff: 
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October 7, 2010 7:51:19 PM

I second that XFX PSU.
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