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February 1, 2011 6:00:50 PM

i didnt really get help last time and the sandy bridge isnt on newegg anymore i got a budget of 1200$ and i need a new processor, motherboard and ram and possibly a new case right now i have a q8300 and 780i motherboard so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and i want somethin thats gonna last me a while thx for the help whoever gives it =)

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 Week

Budget Range: 1200$ before/after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, all adobe products (photoshop, dreamweaver, after effects, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, corsair 650tx, 2x ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU 768mb, cpu cooler (hyper 212+), OS (win 7 ultimate 64 bit)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg but doesnt really matter

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: prefere intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

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February 1, 2011 6:36:38 PM

WR2 said:
Hello xaigeta;
In what way didn't you get help before?
Yeah, the SBs are probably going to be up in the air for a bit. Intel Identifies Cougar Point Chipset Error, Halts Shipments

Want to think about an AMD build?



well i posted a 500$ limit last time and only got 1-2 answers that didnt really seem to great with me maybe cause the sandy bridge wasnt out for to long and i never really liked amd nothing against it my knowledge is lacking for that type but if i can get a good amd system to support sli then i guess i could try
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February 1, 2011 6:42:49 PM

Probably best idea would be to wait till april. Though bulldozer might be really close to release by then.

AM3 is kinda a dead socket now since BD is am3+. 1156 is dead. 1366 will be replaced q3.

If you really need a PC now, I'd go with an x58/1366 build. This way you at least get triple channel memory which'll help in adobe depending on what you're using.

Ex
Optical
Sony $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 7 x3 $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAse/OS
HAF 912 and win 7 $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Additional case fans Scythe slipstream x2 $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those are middle of the field in terms of CFM and noise. You can choose diff ones based on CFM/noise needs.

HD
Spinpoint F3 1tb $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Mobo
i7-950 and asus sabertooth $480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SSD
Intel 120gb $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

12gb of RAM and a 120gb SSD for boot/scratchdisk.

Total: $1097 including shipping
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February 1, 2011 6:49:23 PM

Yea, I would suggest an x58 build with an i7-950
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February 1, 2011 7:19:41 PM

banthracis said:
Probably best idea would be to wait till april. Though bulldozer might be really close to release by then.

AM3 is kinda a dead socket now since BD is am3+. 1156 is dead. 1366 will be replaced q3.

If you really need a PC now, I'd go with an x58/1366 build. This way you at least get triple channel memory which'll help in adobe depending on what you're using.

Ex
Optical
Sony $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 7 x3 $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CAse/OS
HAF 912 and win 7 $155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Additional case fans Scythe slipstream x2 $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those are middle of the field in terms of CFM and noise. You can choose diff ones based on CFM/noise needs.

HD
Spinpoint F3 1tb $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/Mobo
i7-950 and asus sabertooth $480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SSD
Intel 120gb $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

12gb of RAM and a 120gb SSD for boot/scratchdisk.

Total: $1097 including shipping




i really like that set-up ya have and no i dont really need one right now but lately my processor has been locking up its not very often i know its not the other hardware cause i have test every last piece in my current build and i want somethin new and alittle more better than what i got and most of the stuff i been doing has been cpu dependant to an extent and i forgot to say i alrady have windows 7 ultimate 64 bit for my OS

Edit: Personally i dont care about noise it doesnt bother me i just want the airflow for the overclocking
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February 1, 2011 10:49:04 PM

Above setup should be fine for OCing. If you want, you could also just upgrade to a HAF 922. That'll be more cooling for your money than adding more scythe fans. Also noisier but since that isn't a priority, not a biggie.
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February 2, 2011 12:03:43 AM

banthracis said:
Above setup should be fine for OCing. If you want, you could also just upgrade to a HAF 922. That'll be more cooling for your money than adding more scythe fans. Also noisier but since that isn't a priority, not a biggie.



right right...what about this setup then cause i already have 2 spinpoints in raid 0 in my current build

CPU/Mobo
i7-950 and asus sabertooth $480
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.592174

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

SSD
Intel 120gb $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167035

Ram
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) x2 $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145295


total is $1,171.90 with the 1 day shipping cause im impatient like that =)

unless the other ram is better for some reason i would change back
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February 2, 2011 6:29:37 PM

well since no one else is suggesting anything ill buy these on monday morning or tuesday
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February 2, 2011 6:30:00 PM

Best answer selected by xaigeta.
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February 3, 2011 2:30:24 AM

banthracis said:
The ripjaws are actually better kits than the corsairs since they'll probably pull 1600 with cas 8.

Though if you want guaranteed low cas ddr3 1600, just get 3 kits of this. $65 each

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

You can definitely grab the 922 if you want.


i see ill look around alittle more on the ram then
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