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February 8, 2011 4:30:41 PM

Okay this is an open ended question my Dear Uncle Samuel is sending me a nice fat Check so I am going to Replace Mr. Clunky my current computer in favor of a completely new system

To be honest I can't decide I am die hard Intel fan boy because AMD burned me about ten years ago but I could give them a second shot.

What I don't want to wiggle on it the monitor 169 (1080 and 2ms) and one SSD (Everyone raves about them figure let’s give it a try) for the boot drive plus one 1tb hard drive so that carves 350 out of the 1200 the boss (Wife) says I can spend I can make her favorite dinner and maybe bump that 1200 up to 1300 if I have too.
8 GB of ram preferred. And I might have up to 3 1tb Drives in the system at any one time moving date or backing up.

I love the Thermal take case with the HDD dock on the top $60.00 Bucks

I was all set to fire off on sandy bridge but I heard about their issue and figured I would wait, I have built no less than 50 systems in the last year so building it isn't an issue I play one Game Eq2 I will play Eq3 and Diablo 3 when they come out I have been tearing my hair out for a month trying to decide what hardware to get figured I would ask for some input.
I transcode a lot of HD video My Son is in marching Band so I rip it from the HD camcorder and burn DVD’s post to facebook convert to PPC format etc… and I always keep the Raws (I have 10 1TB backup drives of images and video)
I have went from X4 II 945 with dual 6850’s to a I5-650 with dial GTX 460’s to a single 570 then back to 6970’s they all have pros and cons,
Motherboard HAS to have firewall and Spidif out My Computer is plugged into a 5.1 Dolby Digital sound system in my den.

OS will be Win 7 64bit


EQ2 is Optimized for Nvidia I personally never noticed much difference when I played Eq on my AMD system it was a PITA I had to bind affinity to a single core or is was dog slow which is why I dislike AMD to this day but never had issues on my multi core Intel system, I would like to see some improvement with the new system I don’t have anything that is 6gb Sata or USB 3 but I might get 6g Sata for the new data drive


I am replacing MR. Clunky a Q6600 with 4Gb and triple GTX 8800u’s on a 780I Chipset (I HATE THE RAID FUNCTION on this chipset it sucks) At this point Mr. Clunky is old I scrub the drives and re-image 3 or 4 times a year to keep it going but the caps are swelling and I am starting to get errors not going to toss money at keeping it in life support.


Dual GTX 460’s Vs a single GTX 570 VX dual 6850’s vs. a single 6950?
I5 Vs i7 vs. X6 vs. X4 vs. i5-2500K (even with the Issue)

Your Missions should you decide to accept it is to suggest parts and keep it under 900 bucks with out Monitor, ssd or hard drive.
February 8, 2011 5:33:14 PM

Intel Systems


I7 System

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Antec EA750 750W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817371026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$139.99
$79.99
1
Thermaltake V Series V6 BlackX Edition with Docking Station Black Computer CaseYes - Retail
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Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$8.00 Instant
$12.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$69.99
$61.99
1
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 Video Card
Item #:N82E16814121424
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$249.99
1
LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50B
Item #:N82E16827136216
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$15.99
1
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$69.99
$59.99
1
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
Item #:N82E16824236050
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$159.99
1
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820227550
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$45.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99
$114.99
1
Recertified: EVGA 132-BL-E758-RX ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813188061
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$25.00 Instant
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$149.99
$124.99
1
Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819115211
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$299.99
$294.99
1
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820226040
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$64.99
Grand Total: $1,227.90


Sandy Bridge System


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ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
Item #:N82E16824236050
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$159.99
1
Antec EA750 750W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817371026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$139.99
$79.99
1
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115072
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$224.99
1
ASRock P67 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157217
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$7.00 Instant
$159.99
$152.99
1
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820227550
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$45.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$159.99
$114.99
1
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$69.99
$59.99
1
Thermaltake V Series V6 BlackX Edition with Docking Station Black Computer CaseYes - Retail
Item #:N82E16811133180
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$8.00 Instant
$12.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$69.99
$61.99
1
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231193
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$47.99
1
LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Model GH22NS50B
Item #:N82E16827136216
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$15.99
1
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 Video Card
Item #:N82E16814121424
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$249.99
Grand Total: $1,168.90
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February 8, 2011 5:34:04 PM

AMD SYStems


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Asus ML228H 21.5" Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design
Item #:N82E16824236099
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$189.99
$159.99
1
MSI Radeon HD 6970 R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #:N82E16814127554
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate
$369.99
1
GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128445
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #: N82E16820104203
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy




Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148337
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




Antec EA750 750W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371026
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-60GBP2 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820231377
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy




AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor
Item #: N82E16819103849
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy




Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #: N82E16811129021
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$54.00 Instant
-$64.96 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$815.93
$696.97
1
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series T-shirt (Color: Green, Size: Medium)
Item #:N82E16800998166
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$0.01
1
THQ Gift - Darksiders PC Game
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Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$39.99
Grand Total: $1,226.95



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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231311
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$84.99
1
Kingston DataTraveler G3 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White & Orange)
Item #:N82E16820139254
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$6.99
1
A-DATA S599 AS599S-64GM-C 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820211485
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$119.99
$114.99
1
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$69.99
$64.99
1
Asus ML228H 21.5" Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design
Item #:N82E16824236099
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$189.99
$159.99
1
Thermaltake V Series V6 BlackX Edition with Docking Station Black Computer CaseYes - Retail
Item #:N82E16811133180
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$8.00 Instant
$69.99
$61.99
1
HIS Radeon HD 6950 H695F2G2M Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #:N82E16814161355
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$329.99
$289.99
1
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817171054
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$89.99
$69.99
1
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Item #: N82E16819103727
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy




MSI 890FXA-GD65 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130565
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$309.98
$279.98
Grand Total: $1,126.91




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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 II Silver Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119229
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$59.99
$39.99
1
Rosewill RX-DU101 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 Docking Station
Item #:N82E16817182221
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$39.99
$19.99
1
Nippon Labs ICR-BB All-in-one USB +eSATA Card Reader
Item #:N82E16820816001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$34.99
$19.99
1
Recertified: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136828
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$159.99
$99.99
1
OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820227542
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$45.00 Instant
$159.99
$114.99
1
ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
Item #:N82E16824236059
Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$199.99
$179.99
2
Open Box: PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 AX6850 1GBD5-DH Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #:N82E16814131374R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy
-$44.00 Instant
$359.98
$271.98
1
CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
Item #: N82E16820145315
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy




Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371021
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$224.98
$169.98
1
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131402
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Item #: N82E16819103727
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
-$14.99 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$283.98
$248.99
1
AMD Gift Coupon - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat PC Game VIVA MEDIA
Item #:N82E16800995095
Return Policy: Downloadable Software Return Policy
$29.99
Grand Total: $1,165.89

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February 9, 2011 10:39:32 PM

No one liked or disliked my options? that is very odd for here, everyone much be busy, I am leaning towards the I7 version (wish me luck)
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