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February 6, 2011 11:58:34 PM

Hi. I want to build my first pc using the following. It will be for gaming and general computing, with perhaps some very basic photo and video editing in the future. I am somewhat limited in budget (and lack assembly experience also!).

Please take a look at the list and make your comments but note the following:

1. I am going with the stock cpu cooler as I am not going to overclock. If you recommend that I should get an aftermarket cooler please recommend one.

2. I am not yet using a hd monitor but eventually hope to get one. if necessary i will add a 2nd video card but this may be overkill. so i opted for the 850w psu b/c on cyberpowerpc.com this is their recommendation for 2 hd 6950s, even though newegg.com recommends at least 950+w.

3. I am not sure if I need 4 extra case fans. the predator comes with 2 but I just went with an extra 4. also don't know how good these are....

4. Please help me select a ups for the system. I would probably plug in a monitor also.



I hope this all makes sense :? Here is the build:

Case: Xion Predator mid-tower

Case Fans: 4 x Rosewill RFX-120BL 120mm 2 Ball Bearing Blue LED Case Fan with Fan Controller

CPU: Intel i7-2600 Sandy Bridge (& stock cooling)

Mobo: ASUS P8P67 LE LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (when it becomes available again!!)

GPU: HIS H695F2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Optical drive: HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home

I am considering using the above mentioned hard drive for data and the following SSD as the operating drive:

SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

I would really appreciate some advice.

Thanks

ds :) 

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February 7, 2011 1:15:40 AM

Sorry, I didn't see this before....Hope this info will help you to help me...thanks

Approximate Purchase Date: Once Sandy Bridge chipset available....around April


Budget Range: approx. $1100 +/- $200 Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing, Microsoft Office, Photo & video editing


Parts Not Required: Monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: I would like to use an i7-2600 cpu and amd hd 6950 gpu


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: not yet hd but want to upgrade eventually to 1080


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February 7, 2011 1:45:35 AM

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3744/his_radeon_hd_695... <--- A solid 650w will handle two of those 6950's Xfired. I put that 750w in this build to give you some more headroom.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-CAB9) 750W ATX12V v2.2 & ESP12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off using promo code EMCKHKJ27, ends 2/7
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $289.99 - $279.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $693.94 *not including case, mobo, cpu, shipping, rebates, etc...



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February 7, 2011 3:03:13 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3744/his_radeon_hd_695... <--- A solid 650w will handle two of those 6950's Xfired. I put that 750w in this build to give you some more headroom.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-CAB9) 750W ATX12V v2.2 & ESP12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off using promo code EMCKHKJ27, ends 2/7
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $289.99 - $279.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $693.94 *not including case, mobo, cpu, shipping, rebates, etc...


Thanks for your help. Any ideas on a UPS?
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