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Hi! I am building a new computer for my own use.


Approximate Purchase Date: This week, closer the better.

Budget Range:Any where around 800-900.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Rendering (Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects), Surfing Internet, Movies.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Does not matter
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Does not matter

Additional Comments: Processing and GPU better. Don't care as much for the looks.

Have already started, seeing if anything should be changed or incompatible. Please mention ANY changes you would make if you were the one buying. Thank you.


RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Intel Core i5-2310 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52310

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Also I was wondering if Windows 7 Ultimate would be compatible with this build.


-VistaNerd AKA J.H.
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  1. Yes it is .

    But why Ultimate , and not Home premium?
    They are the same underlying operating system with some extra services added to Ultimate . If you dont know what they are you dont need them .

    Make sure you get a 64 bit version
  2. Because I am a student so I can get Ultimate for a MUCH cheaper price.

    What I need to know more is this system good. What adjustments should be made and if everythings compatible.
  3. with extra services running ultimate is likely to be a little slower [ if anything ]

    so if it costs more than Home premium its still not worth buying if you dont use the features .

    The rest is compatible . You must get a 64 bit version of win 7
  4. Best answer
    Get the 2500K cpu instead of the 2310. Also get a aftermarket hsf like the Hyper 212+. With the unlocked multiplier you should easily be able to overclock to at least 4.5Ghz.
  5. I found some stuff that's good and is a little over priced but here is a build I highly recommended!!!

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347&cm_re=16gb_ddr3-_-20-145-347-_-Product

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072&cm_re=i5_2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product

    MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138319

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&nm_mc=OTC-C173T&cm_mmc=OTC-C173T-_-Hard+Drives-_-SAMSUNG-_-22152185

    Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000626

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020&cm_re=tx_v2-_-17-139-020-_-Product

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3332167&SID=u00000626

    Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130661

    Heat Sink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118074

    Thermal Paste: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007&cm_re=artic_silver_5-_-35-100-007-_-Product

    Oh and BTW, I would recommend OverClocking your GPU & CPU which would make your rendering lower by few hours but better watch those temps on GPU and CPU, dont hit anywhere near 75*C but 70*C is fine... For your OS, I suggest getting the Ultimate version! It's more compatible with a lot more stuff than home premium!!!
  6. legendkiller said:


    For your OS, I suggest getting the Ultimate version! It's more compatible with a lot more stuff than home premium!!!



    what exactly is Ultimate "more compatible" with ?
  7. Outlander_04 said:
    with extra services running ultimate is likely to be a little slower [ if anything ]

    so if it costs more than Home premium its still not worth buying if you dont use the features .

    The rest is compatible . You must get a 64 bit version of win 7


    Thereis no Home Premium offered. If I was to buy that it would actually cost me more.
  8. Just download from those download site but you use at your own risk, i downloaded over hundreds of downloads from download site and it made me happy having windows 7 ultimate 64-bit for free XD... But it's at your own risk due to Virus!!!
  9. Best answer selected by VistaNerd.
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