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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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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. Best answer
    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=N82E16827118039

    RAM
    Ripjaw 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 7 x3 $165
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    CAse/OS
    HAF 912 and win 7 $155
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590983

    Additional case fans Scythe slipstream x2 $18
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185059

    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=N82E16822152185

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

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

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

    Total: $1097 including shipping
  4. Yea, I would suggest an x58 build with an i7-950
  5. 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=N82E16827118039

    RAM
    Ripjaw 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 7 x3 $165
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    CAse/OS
    HAF 912 and win 7 $155
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590983

    Additional case fans Scythe slipstream x2 $18
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185059

    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=N82E16822152185

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

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

    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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. well since no one else is suggesting anything ill buy these on monday morning or tuesday
  9. Best answer selected by xaigeta.
  10. 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=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g_skill_ram-_-20-231-303-_-Product

    You can definitely grab the 922 if you want.
  11. 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=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g_skill_ram-_-20-231-303-_-Product

    You can definitely grab the 922 if you want.


    i see ill look around alittle more on the ram then
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