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February 11, 2011 12:43:16 PM

Hi all.
Please check this new build that we are planning for a family pc.
we'll work with photo, video and office apps and of course some games, not new ones.
games: BF2, DOD.

PSU
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

SSD
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

CPU
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

MB
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

RAM
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...


We've just realized that the mobo is tripple channel and been thinking of exchanging the RAM for this one

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

or for this one.

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

GPU
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

HDD
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Case
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

OS
Win 7 Pro or HP.

I don't think we'll need a dvd reader/writer, can re-use one from an existing machine.

already have everything in hand but still unopened so we can exchange for better parts if needed be and also ordering from newegg, specially the ram since they sell it for less.
More RAM has been considered but wanted your opinion.
thanks for readin.

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February 11, 2011 1:10:09 PM

PSU - Overkill and expensive. Corsair or Antec are btter options...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - 40GB is pretty small for the OS / boot drive. Consider opting up to a 60GB model. Good choice with the OCZ with SandForce controller!!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEM - LGA1366 motherboards use tripple channel memory. Using the 8GB kit you linked to will have you running in dual channel mode. ...not ideal with LGA1366. Consider something like the link below (G.SKILL 6GB kig CL7).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Don't forget the OS...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 11, 2011 5:49:08 PM

Sadams04: I updated the op while you posted your suggestions,
I thought of ordering them from newegg but talked with family and we'll build over the weekend so there would be no time to wait for them to arrive.
Will check if there is one of those parts at the local compusa.

Will your suggested psu be ok if we decide to add another gpu down the road?

Thanks a million. :) 
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February 11, 2011 6:10:13 PM

The Corsair 850w should be perfectly fine for dual GPUs down the road.

If you have a Microcenter near you, I would recommend them over CompUSA simply for pricing reasons.
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February 11, 2011 6:21:06 PM

betunn said:
Sadams04: I updated the op while you posted your suggestions,
I thought of ordering them from newegg but talked with family and we'll build over the weekend so there would be no time to wait for them to arrive.
Will check if there is one of those parts at the local compusa.

Will your suggested psu be ok if we decide to add another gpu down the road?

Thanks a million. :) 

Try this down below...same cpu, and h/d...better mother board, psu, case, etc... that case you have chosen is going to be super tight if fitting dual vid cards in there especially if you ever decide to add an after market heat sink, not to mention these gtx 560's run almost on par with the 570's yet use less power and run cooler seeing how they are made with a newer chip set. this particular gtx 560 down below is over clocked. Two of those cards will easily out perform a gtx 580 ...which runs $500 btw.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <---more info. on that case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.98 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $99.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $474.99
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998983

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 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/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $184.98 FREE SHIPPING
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1246.91 *not including SSD, shipping, rebates, etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104.99 FREE SHIPPING
Corsair Force F40 CSSD-F40GB2 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99 FREE SHIPPING
Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

*Here's a bargain on a decent after market h/s...it comes with decent thermal compound also.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=s9_simh... $28.05 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler
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February 13, 2011 10:02:41 PM

Hi again!
No Micro Center around here, only one is Compusa.

Finished it Sat early morning and it is now up and running.

Switched the PSU to the Corsair HX850W.
RAM to 6-2 gb Patriot Viper tripple channel for a total of 12gb.
SDD to the 60 gb one, it has already taken over 40 and we're not done installing everything yet.

Sticked to the case because we liked that it has the Dock on top for SATA HDD's but as Why_Me mentioned it is quite small, so probably no dual GPU's
No changes on the GPU.
Stock fan as there's not much room but we are not overclocking so that's not a problem.


OS: Win 7 Pro.
Scored 7.5 on the windows test.

Premnier Elements, Pro and After Effects load up and run pretty fast.
I can finally get some work done on this machine.
Thanks a lot for all of your input guys. :) 
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February 13, 2011 10:19:28 PM

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