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I7 920 Budget Build

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April 2, 2012 10:53:23 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have recently acquired my friend's old i7-920 and I'd like to build around it. I haven't done a build in probably 8 years or so, so I am looking for some help. I'm not a power user, a few games here and there (Diablo 3 in May) maybe a couple others. I'm trying to keep the cost down, but leave room for later upgrades. What would be a good budget build to get me started?

Thanks in advance.

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April 2, 2012 10:56:37 PM

Do you have budget? in dollars or pounds?
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April 2, 2012 10:58:03 PM

AS for the 920. nowadays motherboards that still have the correct socket no longer provide the newest in technologies and those that do are very expensive because of all the add-on controllers.
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April 2, 2012 11:34:27 PM

I don't really have a budget. I went through newegg and tried to put together a sample system and it looked like around $600. The lower the better, ha ha. A few things I have looked into. . .

Haf 912 case
Evga mobo Brand: EVGA

Model: 131-GT-E767-TR

Video card: Evga 550 ti
Brand: EVGA

Model: 01G-P3-1556-KR

What size power supply should I be looking at?
I hear it is more important these days.

Thanks,
Ben



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April 3, 2012 3:46:05 AM

if you can get sapphire 6850/6870 as gpu then go with that, it's much cheaper and performs really well at 1920x1080

the haf case is nice should be no problem

for psu try this corsair CX600W should be plenty to whatever you want to play with it unless your running 2way/3way/4way crossfire/sli then it's a no
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April 3, 2012 3:11:09 PM

Right now the EVGA 550 is 119 after rebate and it looks like the sapphire is 149. Would I be sacrificing performance?

Also looking at 8gb of 1600 ram:

Brand: G.SKILL

Series: Ripjaws Series

Model: F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Type: 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM


Should this be enough?

Any advice on HD?
Should I go Ssd or can I save some money and skip it?
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