Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Help with i7 build

Tags:
  • Build
  • Intel i7
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
Share
February 9, 2011 5:06:49 PM

Banthracis has been kind enough to let me see the error my my ways. Thank you. Last time to ask for a system build, promise....at least for a few months

Approximate Purchase Date: Now

Budget Range: 2000 dollars at most

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Animation/Digital artwork/Video Games/Movies/Internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg

Country of Origin
: Texas- USA

Parts Preferences: Compatible with i7 processor

For cases I am partial to these three:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Either is fine, if needed. If one card can do the work, that is fine.

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200

Additional Comments: Also request recommendation for a good Nvidia GPU.

Programs used are Maya 9, Photoshop Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/Soundbooth/Premiere/After Effects) and Zbrush.

More about : build

Best solution

February 9, 2011 7:13:04 PM

You don't actually need a HAF 932 of HAF x, those things are enormous. The HAF 922 is already as large as most full size towers.

Anyway, build below

SSD
Intel 120gb x25-m $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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

GPU
GTX 570 $350 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
XFX 750w $130 w/ $30 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

too bad the xfx 850w for $90 AR sold out >.< was a great deal.

RAM
G Skill Pi ddr31600 cas 7 2x6gb kits $110 each, $220 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/OS
HAF 922 and win 7 64bit $195
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/GPU
i7-950 and Asus Sabertooth $475
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total including Shipping $1581
$1541 after rebates


I'd take the rest and grab a nice IPS monitor.
HP ZR24w $410

http://www.amazon.com/HP-ZR24w-24-inch-S-IPS-Monitor/dp...

That'll bring grand total to $1951. Leaves you ~$50 for mouse/keyboard and speakers.

If you wanna save some, you can grab this Dell 23" IPS monitor
$280
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...

Share
February 9, 2011 7:34:03 PM

can you wait for march/april when bulldozer is out and sandy bridge returns?
m
0
l
Related resources
February 9, 2011 10:12:21 PM

Best answer selected by bubbasmith1.
m
0
l
February 9, 2011 10:14:57 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
can you wait for march/april when bulldozer is out and sandy bridge returns?


Unfortunately no. I need the system now. If I could wait, trust me, I would.

Sorry for not keeping it all on one thread, everyone. My bad!


m
0
l
February 9, 2011 10:16:57 PM

banthracis said:
This is why we like people to keep stuff on one thread >.<

OP needs a PC ASAP
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304717-31-please-igno...


Sorry for not keeping it all on one thread. But I did want to thank you. The build looks wonderful. I'm ordering right now as we speak, so thank you!
m
0
l
!