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November 14, 2010 7:03:49 PM

Looking to buy a new computer that can basically play anything at 100fps.

Made a build a newegg just wanted some second opinions in case I'm missing something.


Approximate Purchase Date: Nov 24th


Budget Range: 1000- 1700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Internet, Movies, photo editing, video editing, audio editing.


Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, and monitor.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg preferred other sites acceptable if cheaper.


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type list below is what I'm thinking.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Going for a real nice gaming rig

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XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity X2 $459.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 $294.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case $189.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply $159.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G $239.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler $54.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 14, 2010 9:42:33 PM

Any thoughts would be helpful approval or a disapproval is most welcome.
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November 14, 2010 10:15:07 PM

tuniq 120 extreme cooler
6gb of ram.
spinpoint f3 1tb
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November 14, 2010 11:05:59 PM

Kinda silly to get the i7-950 unless you plan to go past 16GB of ram sometime soon.

Suck PSU/Hard drive as well.

5850 is a silly choice now that the 6XXX series is out. They scale a LOT better in crossfire -- dual 6850s beat dual 5870s most of the time.
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November 15, 2010 12:13:01 AM

sp12 said:
dual 6850s beat dual 5870s most of the time.

no
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November 15, 2010 12:34:42 AM

Without including any newegg combo discounts, this rig comes to $1761. You should be able to knock that down easily to your $1700 limit by searching thru available combos at the time of purchase.

Highlights compared to your build....

1. The 470 beats the 5850 1 on 1 and this has two of them and they are factory oveclocked.
2. The DF-85 is a full tower w/ dust filters, SATA backplanes and CPX form factor capability. If ya stuck on the LB Air, drop the Blue Ray
3. Better MoBo
4. That PSU is not a good one, the CP-850 gets a 10.0 performance rating on jonnyguru AND is a silentpcreview.com Editor's Choice.
5. This build can play Blue Ray movies
6. 12 GB of RAM doesn't help gaming and in fact, with all slots filled, you'll likely have to lower timings and you'll see a lower overclock.
7. This has a better HD
8. The CPU cooler is better and ya didnt have a TIM
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...


Case - $140 - Antec DF-85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case Fans - $18 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $120 - Antec CP850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo - $200 - Asus Sabertooth
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $110 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin DDR3-1600 CAS 7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - $270 - EVGA GTX 470 SC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX - $270 - Same in SLI

HD - $75 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT Blue Ray Reader / DVD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - $139 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 15, 2010 8:17:37 PM

vindictive said:
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Check out any of the launch reviews -- the 6850s scale significantly better in a lot of games to the point that they beat dual 5870s.

A single 6850 vs 5870? It'll get smashed. Dual, not so much.
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November 15, 2010 8:58:17 PM

You should get the Coolermaster HAF X
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November 15, 2010 9:55:36 PM

sp12 said:
Check out any of the launch reviews -- the 6850s scale significantly better in a lot of games to the point that they beat dual 5870s.

A single 6850 vs 5870? It'll get smashed. Dual, not so much.

sry u were right. (usin on screen keyboard sux)
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