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Old 08-23-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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Okay so this will be my first build on my own and I have a budget of 2500.00 dollars Canadian, give or take a couple hundred. I am looking to use this computer for mostly Digital Media and Gaming. I do not need a Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.

here is a build i have come up with so far that is in my price range. any feedback or other suggestions would be very much appreciated....

Case: Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme

Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Video Card: ASUS ROG MATRIX 5870 P/2DIS/2GD5 Radeon HD 5870 Platinum 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card x2

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Power Supply: SILVERSTONE OP800 800W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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if your gonna get X2 5870
just get one 5970
get a little cheaper case and get bigger HD
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:56 AM   #3
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if your gonna get X2 5870
just get one 5970
get a little cheaper case and get bigger HD
ok so you say just get one 5970...will that give me better performance over the duel 5870?. I plan on running three monitors at times.

I will look into a different case. any ones you can recommend?
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:02 AM   #4
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The only motherboards worth considering for the i7's is the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2) or the Asus P6X58D-E.

They should be around the same price and are super performers with great features and over-clock-ability. There's nothing better at this price.
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I have the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R mother board and I'm real happy with it. The bios are great and it combined with the 930 its a piece of cake to over clock. So I second Remeniz's comment.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:25 PM   #6
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I also have the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R combined with the i7 930, and its insane.

@Deathchron If your building a gaming computer with an HD 5970 in it, why would you get a 250 gig hard drive? Get this one, you cant beat the capacity/price: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
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Thanks to everyone for the tips. after a little more research here is my updated build.


Case: Cool master Haf 922 or 932 (can not decide)

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R

Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Video Card: XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

Power Supply: SILVERSTONE OP800 800W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply


I was thinking about getting a more powerful power supply, would that even be necessary.
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