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December 16, 2010 1:45:34 AM

Hello!

Just wanna say thanks to everyone's input in advance!

Okay, My friend wants me to put together a Intel gaming rig together tonight and he really wants it tonight so.
He wants mainly Intel and Nvidia Graphics card and his budget is $1300 give or take.

CPU - intel i7 950
Motherboard - Asus Sabertooth x58
Case - Haf X
These are bundled from Newegg @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Memory - Corsair Dominator http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD - Samsung F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card - EVGA GTX 470 (He doesn't need this, as I am giving him mine)

So mainly I need help picking out a good Modular Power supply for him that while give him breathing room for future upgrades like 470 SLI

Also, since his motherboard comes with 6Gb/s SATA port should I bother getting something like the Western Digital 1TB Black 6Gb/s HDD or just stick with Samsung F3 1TB?

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December 16, 2010 1:55:48 AM

Also forgot he needs a heatsink/cooler for his processor so.. I was thinking Megahalems

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

What kind of fans should i throw on those.

And What kind of CD/DVD burner should I throw on that? I have bought couple in the past and they have all been really loud and annoying when it starts to kick up.
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December 16, 2010 2:28:46 AM

^ Nice parts, but you sure you want to spend that much on the case ?? You could save some money and maybe invest in a SSD,...

RAM - A very good deal on the RAM,...

HDD - SATA 6GB/s for a HDD wont matter, so save money and stick with the F3

CPU Cooler - Check out the Thermalright Silver Arrow,...
Or if you want to stick with the Megalems, then get from Amazon - its cheaper and free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Prolimatech-Cooler-Socket-Megahal...
Fans for those -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD - Check the reviews and then buy,... If it has a noise issue, then it would certainly be specified in most of the reviews,...
This seems to be highly reviewed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 16, 2010 2:38:16 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Nice parts, but you sure you want to spend that much on the case ?? You could save some money and maybe invest in a SSD,...

RAM - A very good deal on the RAM,...

HDD - SATA 6GB/s for a HDD wont matter, so save money and stick with the F3

CPU Cooler - Check out the Thermalright Silver Arrow,...
Or if you want to stick with the Megalems, then get from Amazon - its cheaper and free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Prolimatech-Cooler-Socket-Megahal...
Fans for those -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD - Check the reviews and then buy,... If it has a noise issue, then it would certainly be specified in most of the reviews,...
This seems to be highly reviewed
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hey! Thanks for the Reply, yea I have to stick with the i7 950 and Haf X case because those are two main he wants for the build otherwise i suggested him a i5 760 built. I will check those links you gave me out
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December 16, 2010 3:20:08 AM

^ The prices will stay the same for sure, as they always have been,...
And if getting the i7 from there, then get this mobo + CASE combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And currently @newegg, the F3 1TBs are priced @ $55, not sure how long they will stay though,...
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December 16, 2010 4:05:22 AM

gkay09 said:
^ The prices will stay the same for sure, as they always have been,...
And if getting the i7 from there, then get this mobo + CASE combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And currently @newegg, the F3 1TBs are priced @ $55, not sure how long they will stay though,...


yea i was looking at that but i dont see the board offering much spacing between the cards, if he runs SLI in the future.

yea im def. gonna purchase the F3 for that price
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December 16, 2010 4:15:19 AM

^ Well even the UD3R offers similar setup when going SLI as to take full advantage of the x16x16, you would have to populate the 1st and the 3rd slot,...
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December 16, 2010 9:02:05 AM

i7 950 only 200$ @ microcenter
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December 16, 2010 4:42:10 PM

yup thank you! Jcomps mentioned it earlier. but too bad the person I am building for doesn't want to wait a week for me to go down to chicago to pick it up when im there for the holiday.
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December 16, 2010 5:53:11 PM

tenzin said:
yup thank you! Jcomps mentioned it earlier. but too bad the person I am building for doesn't want to wait a week for me to go down to chicago to pick it up when im there for the holiday.



Have it shipped?
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December 16, 2010 6:02:28 PM

jcomps said:
Have it shipped?


nope its in-store pick up only.
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