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July 19, 2009 10:52:48 AM

Hello and thanks in advance for the help. My 6 year old laptop (with 196mb Ram...) is dated and needs to be replaced. This is my first build and i appreciate your help.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month
BUDGET RANGE: maximal €2000,-
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, 3d rendering/modelling, office, internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: - ( I need everything )
PREFERRED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: amazon.de, OBCS.nl
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe ( i7920 --> 3,33Ghz )
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

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I will add the Newegg (or Amazon.de ) links, although i cannot buy the parts from Newegg, because I live in the Netherlands.

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Processor:
Intel i7-920 ( I will try the get one with D0 stepping ) around €260

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 €227,11
( Do I actually need the UD5 version? )

SDRam:
Corsair TR3X6G1333C9 €105,58

Video Card:
2x Sapphire HD4870 1gb 2x €140,37=280,74

Harddrive:
WD Caviar Black 1TB €82,62

DVD/CD Drive:
Pioneer DVR-217FBK €34,46

PSU:
Corsair Tx850W €116,90

Cooling:
Processor:
Cooler Master V8 €57,20
Case Fans:
2x Sharkoon 140mm Midrange (S1402512M-3) 2x €10,30=20,60
Cooler master 120mm €5,20

Case:
Cooler Master cm690 Pure black €77,73
(This is the link to the normal cm690)

Total: €1268,14

Monitor:
Samsung Syncmaster 2443BW €251,39

Keyboard and mouse:
Logitech MX5500 Revolution €128,33

Total: €1647,86

Thermalpaste:
Artic Silver 5 €6,95

Transport Costs : €30,28

Total €1687,-

I will use Windows 7 64-bit RC until october (then i will buy windows 7 home premium) and i will buy office 2007 from a shop for students (around €40,- ).

So what do you guys think of the configuration?
Would you do something different, have any tips for me?

Regards, Bruar

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July 19, 2009 5:39:05 PM

If you're not going to use SLI then you can get the UD4P or UD3R versions instead. Whichever suites your needs. Personally, I think the V8 cooler is expensive for what it is, but overall good build.
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