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May 19, 2011 12:42:01 AM

Looking for a parts list for desktop that will last me 4-5 years. There are so many choices of parts making it hard for me to choose. Haven't had one built for about 4 years.

Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as I get my final parts list built

Budget Range: Around $1500 with taxes & shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Lots of Multi-tasking, Photo & video editing, HOG type games, watching movies, Surfing the internet,

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, two-dvi 24" monitors, speakers, UPS,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: TigerDirect, Newegg, Amazon, Local, Not particular, just reliable sellers.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would like to use an Core I7-?, roomy mid tower case with good cooling & cleanable, ATI Video card with dual DVI monitor capability, Seagate HD

HD, Best cooling-computer for a warmer, dustier part of house, Windows 7 Pro

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Only if needed, probably later if ever

Monitor Resolution: Dual Monitors, maybe three in the future. 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: Onboard sound okay. Want lots of USB, fast computing. I don't know which fans to add.



Motherboard - SUS P8P67 Pro B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA 1155), Intel P67 Express, 2200MHz DDR3 (O.C.), Gigabit LAN, 8-Channel Audio, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, SLI/CrossFireX, Bluetooth $200
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Windows Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit $200

CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Second Generation CPU $320 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

processor heatsink - Cooler Master RR-VTPS-28PK-R1 Vortex Plus CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AM3, AM2, 940, 939, 754 $30 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

memory - Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 Dominator Dual Channel 8192MB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, 9-9-9-24 $130
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

video card - Sapphire 100315TXSR Radeon HD 6850 Toxic Edition Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual-DVI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, CrossFireX Ready, Overclocked $200 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

primary hard drive Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31500341AS-Bare Drive $80
secondary hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST31500341AS-Bare Drive $80
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200RPM-Interna...

primary optical drive - Lite-On IHAS424-98 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, Lightscribe $30 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

secondary optical drive - same as primary

Networking - Integrated Gigabit Network Adapter

Power Supply Cooler Master RS850-AMBAJ3-US Silent Pro M 850W Power Supply - ATX, Modular, 850 Watt, 80+ Bronze Certified, SLI, 135mm Ultra Silent Fan $155 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
or
Power Supply Cooler Master RSA00-AMBAJ3-US Silent Pro M 1000W Power Supply - ATX, Modular, 1000 Watt, 80+ Bronze Certified, SLI, 135mm Ultra Silent Fan $180 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case - Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Black Mid-Tower Case - 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays, 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays, 2 200mm Fans, 1 120mm Fan $100
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
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Case - Cooler Master SGC-1000-KWN1 Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 4x Ext 5.25", 1x Ext 3.5", 6x Int 3.5", 1x 200mm Red LED Fan, 1x 120mm Fan, 2x USB 3.0 Ports, 2x USB 2.0 Ports, Black $90 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Card Reader-USB Sata Ports - Ultra U12-40529 Aluminus 3.5" Internal Card Reader with USB and eSATA - 3 Port USB 2.0, 1 Port USB 3.0, 1 Port eSATA, 6 Slot Card Reader, Steel $40 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Have I forgotten anything?
Do I have the right choices on brands or models?
Do I need more fans and if so what would you suggest.
Have I gone overkill on anything?
Sure would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks for any input.

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May 19, 2011 3:00:41 AM
May 19, 2011 3:32:25 AM

striker410 said:
In that case, here's the build.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $175

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (x2 for a pretty unbeatable performance deal) $250 or $500 for SLI

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $105

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $225

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $65 (super good deal, I would buy it now in fact, as it won't matter what build you have, ram works :D  )

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2 $130

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20

Win 7 pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139

CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $45

That comes to $1,504 before rebates with SLI, $1,254 without.



Thanks so much. Will look at the parts and reply back
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May 19, 2011 4:08:48 AM

Looks like a great build but I am kinda stuck on an Intel i7 and ATI video card.
Still need to know if my parts are compatible
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2011 4:35:17 AM

Shadows your build should be fine but there are some choices to reconsider IMO

You can swap the 2600k out for the 2500K and lose very little performance . For most people its not worth the extra $

You definitely wont need a 1000 watt psu . A 650 watt would be more than adequate for your build .

You may also get better hard drive performance with the Samsung F3 1 terabyte drive . Have a look at some reviews of the drives you have chosen . Google will help a lot here .

Unless you plan on overclocking then stick with the stock cpu cooler . If you are paying for an aftermarket cooler then a relatively small top down unit is probably not the way to go . Those new cpu's dont run hot anyway so something like the hyper 212 is a good choice .

A lot of your usage is more "office" rather than "gaming" .
Id look at the Antec P183 v3 for a case . Its a classy unit and the cooling is very good [ especially with front fans added ] . It is also VERY quiet

And why Windows Pro? Its not faster or more powerful .... so do you actually use the added features?
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May 19, 2011 5:29:13 AM

Thanks Outlander,
I will check out the i5 vs i7 and get some more information on them.
I'll stick with the 650 psu.
Okay, the Hyper 212 will replace the one I selected
The Antec P183 is more expensive than the Cooler Master 922M, so not sure about that
I use Pro mainly because I use the Remote Desktop Connection a lot.
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2011 5:55:19 AM

shadowsmom said:
Thanks Outlander,
I will check out the i5 vs i7 and get some more information on them.
I'll stick with the 650 psu.
Okay, the Hyper 212 will replace the one I selected
The Antec P183 is more expensive than the Cooler Master 922M, so not sure about that
I use Pro mainly because I use the Remote Desktop Connection a lot.



You'd be surprised how many people get pro version of windows thinking its better because it costs more !
And then never use the added features ... which if anything add overheads and reduce performance

Things like the case are personal preference , and the HAF is a good .
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May 19, 2011 6:11:17 AM

Outlander_04 said:
You'd be surprised how many people get pro version of windows thinking its better because it costs more !
And then never use the added features ... which if anything add overheads and reduce performance

Things like the case are personal preference , and the HAF is a good .




Can you tell me if the parts I selected are compatible. I don't want to purchase some part and it won't work with the rest of the parts. Once I know that, I can look for some of the substitutions you mentioned.

And I really appreciate you and all others that take the time to help people like me--just enough knowledge to be dangerous!
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 19, 2011 6:17:48 AM

All the parts you selected are compatible, except for the CPU cooler. Keep in mind that you are paying WAY to much for some of the parts (mainly the RAM) so I would look through mine and outlanders suggestions. If you wish to stick with ATI cards, I would suggest the 6950 2GB. Why? It can be unlocked to a 6970, a much more powerful card.
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