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February 6, 2011 10:08:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: next month

Budget Range: 600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing,multitasking,gaming,video editing,photo editing

Parts Not Required: monitor,mouse,keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg,amazon

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel & Asus/Gigabyte

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1366x768

Additional Comments: i need a pc that can run for 4 straight days without being shutdown or restarted



TIA.

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February 6, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Hello zerovit;
I run my system for weeks without restarts. Just restart when needed for the Win7 or AV updates.
Can you adjust your build date from March to April? Hopefully by then the SandyBridge CPU/MBs will be back on sale.
At the top end of your price range you can probably squeeze in a Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz CPU & GTX 460 video card.
From the forum Recommended Builds by Usage guide: Budget: $792 (can probably be tweaked downward 10% or so. Without OS.
CPU: Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost)
MOBO: ASUS P8H67-M LX LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HSF: CM Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP CPU Cooler
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Hard Drive
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W PSU
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB Video Card
DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA M
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Case
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Suitable for a future monitor upgrade to 1920x1080 resolution.

For your 1366x768 you can drop the price significantly going with the Bargain: $466 build in the guide and upgrading the video card to something like HD 5750 or HD 5770 or better.
You can usually find equivalent models in the Asus/Gigabyte brands you prefer as well.

This should give you a good start in your planning.
It's just a few weeks too early to try and pin down the actual parts. A week out from ordering, even a few days out is usually plenty. That way you can have access to latest deals and bargains available.





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February 6, 2011 1:13:21 PM

how about changing the CPU: Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) to Core i5-2400 3.1ghz

i think the price difference is only around $15

will it be worth changing it to i5 2400?
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February 6, 2011 1:14:57 PM

WR2 said:
Hello zerovit;
I run my system for weeks without restarts. Just restart when needed for the Win7 or AV updates.
Can you adjust your build date from March to April? Hopefully by then the SandyBridge CPU/MBs will be back on sale.
At the top end of your price range you can probably squeeze in a Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz CPU & GTX 460 video card.
From the forum Recommended Builds by Usage guide: Budget: $792 (can probably be tweaked downward 10% or so. Without OS.
CPU: Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost)
MOBO: ASUS P8H67-M LX LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HSF: CM Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP CPU Cooler
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Hard Drive
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W PSU
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB Video Card
DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA M
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Case
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
Suitable for a future monitor upgrade to 1920x1080 resolution.

For your 1366x768 you can drop the price significantly going with the Bargain: $466 build in the guide and upgrading the video card to something like HD 5750 or HD 5770 or better.
You can usually find equivalent models in the Asus/Gigabyte brands you prefer as well.

This should give you a good start in your planning.
It's just a few weeks too early to try and pin down the actual parts. A week out from ordering, even a few days out is usually plenty. That way you can have access to latest deals and bargains available.



and, i wont be buying OS because i already have windows 7 ultimate x32

how much will it cost if there is no OS and the processor is i5-2400

TIA.
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February 6, 2011 1:56:38 PM

Best to check back in about six weeks when the CPUs/MBs are getting ready to go back on sale.



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February 16, 2011 1:17:49 PM

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