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October 30, 2010 10:56:40 AM

Hey guys! :hello:  I'm new around here and was seeing some help in ordering a computer from newegg. The case I have in mind is the HAF922 (red) , Core i7 950, and a GTX470. I am not sure about the rest of the parts, but I am sure you guys could help me out :) 
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: 1,000 - 1,300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3DS Max rendering, Maya, Photoshop cs5, websurfing,

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg preferably

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None

Overclocking: In the future if needed

SLI or Crossfire: SLI , If it is within my budget and would if it be good for future proofing :) 

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

More about : gaming multimedia 300

October 30, 2010 12:51:13 PM

Intel i7-950 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $295

Haf 922 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $90

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $210

EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549&cm_re=gtx_470-_-14-130-549-_-Product - $250

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=g_skill_ddr3_3_x_2gb-_-20-231-335-_-Product - $150

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $70

Corsair 850TX 850 Watt - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $130 (15% off promo code)

DVD burner/reader - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $20

= $1215

Im sure you COULD fit another gtx 470 in a diff build but I really like this setup and since theres only 1 gtx 470 I picked the overclocked version.
October 30, 2010 1:24:42 PM

snipey said:
Hey guys! :hello:  I'm new around here and was seeing some help in ordering a computer from newegg. The case I have in mind is the HAF922 (red) , Core i7 950, and a GTX470. I am not sure about the rest of the parts, but I am sure you guys could help me out :) 
Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: 1,000 - 1,300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3DS Max rendering, Maya, Photoshop cs5, websurfing,

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg preferably

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None

Overclocking: In the future if needed

SLI or Crossfire: SLI , If it is within my budget and would if it be good for future proofing :) 

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080




Case + PSU - $239 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU + MOBO - $474 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - $129 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - $69 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL - $19 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL w/o GPU - $930 (thats without rebates so you can save more $$$)


The reason I left a graphics card out is because is because you said that you don't plan on building for a couple weeks, by then, the new Radeon 6900 series might be released, in that case I would highly recommend getting either a 6950 or a 6970 (which ever you can afford).

Also, the best idea for future proofing is to buy a single powerful graphics card in the beginning, then a second card to put in SLI/Crossfire when need, usually a couple years down the road.

If you absolutely can't wait for a new 6900 series to come out, the GTX 470 is a good choice, especially if you will be rendering. I'd also recommend the Radeon 6870, which performs as well as a 470, and is cheaper, cooler, and quieter.

Good luck with your build, if you have any questions, holla. ;) 
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October 30, 2010 9:35:36 PM

vindictive said:
Intel i7-950 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $295

Haf 922 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $90

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $210

EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549&cm_re=gtx_470-_-14-130-549-_-Product - $250

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=g_skill_ddr3_3_x_2gb-_-20-231-335-_-Product - $150

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $70

Corsair 850TX 850 Watt - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $130 (15% off promo code)

DVD burner/reader - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $20

= $1215

Im sure you COULD fit another gtx 470 in a diff build but I really like this setup and since theres only 1 gtx 470 I picked the overclocked version.


I like this build! is there any combos that could be done from these items? I also forgot to mention that I am missing the OS, so thats the only thing missing from this build. So in the future, what I would have to do is get another 470 gtx and SLI them ? On average, how many years do you think this build will last me before I have to get a whole another new build? Thank your fast reply and your help!!
October 30, 2010 9:40:42 PM

amk09 said:
Case + PSU - $239 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU + MOBO - $474 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - $129 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - $69 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL - $19 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL w/o GPU - $930 (thats without rebates so you can save more $$$)


The reason I left a graphics card out is because is because you said that you don't plan on building for a couple weeks, by then, the new Radeon 6900 series might be released, in that case I would highly recommend getting either a 6950 or a 6970 (which ever you can afford).

Also, the best idea for future proofing is to buy a single powerful graphics card in the beginning, then a second card to put in SLI/Crossfire when need, usually a couple years down the road.

If you absolutely can't wait for a new 6900 series to come out, the GTX 470 is a good choice, especially if you will be rendering. I'd also recommend the Radeon 6870, which performs as well as a 470, and is cheaper, cooler, and quieter.

Good luck with your build, if you have any questions, holla. ;) 



I like this build also! It is very similar to the first build :)  . As for the case though, I'd probably get the HAF922 mid ATX, since it is pretty spacious and a nice size to transport it. I am sort of hesitant to go with ATI because I've had bad experiences with them, so I most likely will go with the GTX470 and then get another one down the road and SLI them ! Another thing missing is the OS, forgot to mention that on my first post. Also another question, are there any combos I can get from these items to further reduce the price and get the most out of my budget :) ? Thank you for your help!!!
October 31, 2010 12:49:07 AM

snipey said:
I like this build! is there any combos that could be done from these items? I also forgot to mention that I am missing the OS, so thats the only thing missing from this build. So in the future, what I would have to do is get another 470 gtx and SLI them ? On average, how many years do you think this build will last me before I have to get a whole another new build? Thank your fast reply and your help!!


Yes that'd be the next upgrade in the future I'd recommend would be getting another gtx 470. I'd say you'd probably be fine without wanting to get another graphics card for 2 or 3 years.. I picked a PSU that is big enough to support two GTX 470's so you don't need to buy another PSU when you want to upgrade.

CPU + MOBO combo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.520362 - $474

CASE + Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium Edition Combo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-119-197 - $180

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549&cm_re=gtx_470-_-14-130-549-_-Product - $250

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 - $60 with 15% off promo code

DVD burner/reader - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID= - $18 after 10% promo code.

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&Tpk=Corsair%20850&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID= - $111 after 15% off promo code

EDIT: *thanks Snipey for pointing out my mistake!* RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=g_skill_ddr3_3_x_2gb-_-20-231-335-_-Product - $150

= $1216 (LOL basically... got you the OS for $1 ;) ) some of the promo's/combos end Sunday Night so hurry if your going to use them!
October 31, 2010 12:51:23 AM

Wow... I have never set up combos for someone before. Look at the savings! and I added an OS haha.
November 1, 2010 1:05:47 AM

vindictive said:
Wow... I have never set up combos for someone before. Look at the savings! and I added an OS haha.


I think you forgot to add ram though, here is my build with the combos you just posted with the added RAM from your previous posts.



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November 1, 2010 4:19:25 AM

vindictive said:
haha sorry about that.
Hope you link the build!


This build goes over my budget though including taxes :(  ...
November 1, 2010 1:34:11 PM

snipey said:
This build goes over my budget though including taxes :(  ...

how far over?
November 1, 2010 5:08:39 PM

You can wait for deals, or to get some off get 4GB of RAM for now. should get maybe $50 off?
November 1, 2010 8:02:44 PM
November 1, 2010 8:34:44 PM




He doesn't want a full tower, he wanted the haf 922.

"As for the case though, I'd probably get the HAF922 mid ATX, since it is pretty spacious and a nice size to transport it." - snipey

As for the $120 you save on the case, put towards a better graphics card, because with your budget you should be getting a much more powerful card than the 6850. At least get a 6870, or as I suggested earlier, wait for the 6900 series to come out, and get one of those, whichever you can afford.
November 1, 2010 9:34:21 PM
November 1, 2010 11:08:05 PM

amk09 said:
He doesn't want a full tower, he wanted the haf 922.

"As for the case though, I'd probably get the HAF922 mid ATX, since it is pretty spacious and a nice size to transport it." - snipey

As for the $120 you save on the case, put towards a better graphics card, because with your budget you should be getting a much more powerful card than the 6850. At least get a 6870, or as I suggested earlier, wait for the 6900 series to come out, and get one of those, whichever you can afford.


As i stated above why pay for a 6870 when you can save the money and get the 6850 that will overclock to the 6870 speed and a xfire setup will be much cheaper.

And for the haf x why the hell wouldnt you get the haf x when your getting it for the price of the 922 if your ignorant to understand a deal on a case like that while still fitting it into your budget you dont deserve an awesome build would you get a chevy sedan if for the same price you could get a porsche, no i dont think anyone in their right mind would take the chevy and that applies to the graphics card aswell. Your explanation is ridiculous.
In addition to that the combos you have posted are no longer relevant.
November 1, 2010 11:11:05 PM

vindictive said:
How the hell did you manage fitting that case in that budget :X props haha


hey speaking of getting that haf x into that budget you need to switch to that combo with i7 950, asus sabertooth x58, and haf x. The build that i helped you with would really benefit from getting that combo plus the gigabyte board ud3r that you decided needs to be cut from the equation because it has an unresolved issue when you have a hdd + ssd setup on that board. So i would definitely go with the x58 sabertooth vs the ud3r
November 1, 2010 11:30:21 PM

syxxnyne69 said:
hey speaking of getting that haf x into that budget you need to switch to that combo with i7 950, asus sabertooth x58, and haf x. The build that i helped you with would really benefit from getting that combo plus the gigabyte board ud3r that you decided needs to be cut from the equation because it has an unresolved issue when you have a hdd + ssd setup on that board. So i would definitely go with the x58 sabertooth vs the ud3r

Thanks man, but I have made multiple changes to my build (went with i5 760). But I don't want to threadjack. I will PM you in December before I buy the parts for my build for suggestions/ saving $. (i did add the HAF -x into my build because of your above post) You have been making really good suggestions to everyone on the forums. and you actually know what your talking about so thanks! Keep it up man.
November 1, 2010 11:41:01 PM

Oh and OC'ing the 6850 is the easiest thing I've ever seen.
If you can slide a slider bar to full then you can OC the 6850.
November 2, 2010 4:43:12 AM

syxxnyne69 said:
As i stated above why pay for a 6870 when you can save the money and get the 6850 that will overclock to the 6870 speed and a xfire setup will be much cheaper.

And for the haf x why the hell wouldnt you get the haf x when your getting it for the price of the 922 if your ignorant to understand a deal on a case like that while still fitting it into your budget you dont deserve an awesome build would you get a chevy sedan if for the same price you could get a porsche, no i dont think anyone in their right mind would take the chevy and that applies to the graphics card aswell. Your explanation is ridiculous.
In addition to that the combos you have posted are no longer relevant.



Quoting the OP's words classifies as a "ridiculous" explanation? I had already fit a full size tower into the build and then he specifically said "As for the case though, I'd probably get the HAF922 mid ATX, since it is pretty spacious and a nice size to transport it."

It's pretty clear that he doesn't want a full size tower. What's pretty ridiculous is that you still put a full size tower into build even after he's told someone else he wants to stay away from them.

Sure its a good deal when you can get a porsche for the same price as a chevy sedan, but the downfall in that scenario would be higher maintenence, lower gas mileage, and no driving in the winter.

In the OP's case, it would take up lots of desk space (maybe he's short on space) and it would be more difficult to transport (specifically stated in his own words).

So.....I win.
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