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October 7, 2010 4:20:36 AM

Hello Gurus !
Build help -
PC not for gaming -
A good high performance PC -
need per threding - so i7 is a must

I'm in australia so buying parts from MSY
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.


Asus P6X58D-E Mother Board - $215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spin point F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $69

1 Intel Core i7-950 - $348

1 GB ATI Radeon Chipset 5770 ASUS - $182 (Since I don’t play games on this PC – thought this would be fine)

RAM – looking for 4GB , what do u guys think I should pick up

Coolermaster SGC2000 Storm Scout Case - $118

Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212+ Cooler - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic S12-II 520 W Power Supply - $99


Open to any suggestions – am I spending too much or wasting $$$ much on ay part
Please let me know what you think of this build
Anything I can change and invest in something else like Win OS and if I’m missing any parts

Parts I have are:
Mouse / keyboard / Screen (BenQ E2200 HD 1920 X 1080)



things like RAM i can spend some extra buck to increase it - just looking for any changes i should be aware of before i get them - have other posts in the same website. U guys have given many valuable suggestions so far

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October 7, 2010 1:22:54 PM

You do not need a 5770.. the 5450 will suffice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Have you considered the AMD Phenom II x6 Processors? They do much better than the i7 in highly threaded applications :p  (Cores > Threads)

4GB Should be fine. (WHAT ARE YOU USING IS PC FOR????)

All else looks ok.
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October 7, 2010 7:32:56 PM

Thnx for reply Mr.pizza

ya thought of AMD for a sec but its no point now - i already got i7 950 wid me.
dont have any ither parts thought.

i use this PC for applications (photoshop, dreamweaver etc), multiple apps at the same time - some heavy duty work sometimes
may be 2 operating systems - wont be installing any games though

could you explain me any difference if i get GPU : 5450 1GB ASUS, to the one i initially wanted - will i see difference when im doing multimedia - like movies - HD content

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October 7, 2010 8:09:47 PM

If you have a 5770 you have the option to do some gaming at some point if you want. For normal work a 5450 is generally plenty, but may not do HD perfectly. There is a 5550 and 5570 that will handle HD fine. There are models with DDR3 and DDR5 RAM. The DDR5 model is better.
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October 9, 2010 12:53:24 AM

with the help of my other thread - i have come to the following !!!

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R- $248
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spin point F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $69
1 Intel Core i7-950 - $344 ( already got this one )
1 GB 5570 ASUS (Would there be a lot of difference though in different companies like, the options I have are “

1GB 5570 Powercolor $89/ HIS $91 / Gigabyte $97 / Asus $101 ( or should I go for Gigabyte – as I have the same company Mo-Bo )


RAM - G.Skill-NQ 6G Kit ddr3 1600 - $179 ( im a bit confused about this 1333/1600/2000 – what do u think I should get ??)


Coolermaster HAF 922 Case - $145

Seasonic S12-II 520 W Power Supply - $99


I think I have all the parts now – nothing else is required right ?
Parts I have are:
Mouse / keyboard / Screen (BenQ E2200 HD 1920 X 1080)
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