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Old 05-31-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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I'm looking to spend around $1200, i just got out of high school and need a computer. I'm going to be using it mostly for games and picture/video editing. This is my first computer and i believe i can save a lot of money buy just building one instead of buying. Here is what i was thinking.

I know for sure i want the i7 920 and Antec case after that it doesn't matter

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157163
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

As far as PSU i have no idea but thinking of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182188 Total($1,131.92)

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Old 05-31-2010, 08:54 PM   #2
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for a little more money you can get the Intel i7 930, which is a good processor. I heard it is the same chip as the 920 but clocked a little more. I have the 930 a so far im amazed how fast it is. But it does cost $299, dont know if that is out of your budget or not. Beside no Intels are cheap, and you get what you pay for, (for the most part) there are sometimes you luck up a buy something cheap and it turns out to be a real good product. The 930 is a great processor for word processing and gaming!!!
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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Thanks ill look into it. I read so many reviews on how good the 920 was i really forgot to look at the others. From the looks on newegg its only an $9 dollar difference.
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That PSU is overkill. Save yourself some money and get one of these: Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W

The 9800GTX+ isn't a bad choice, but the XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB would be a much better deal performance wise.
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^ That 5770 is an XFX custom PCB. Don't buy it.

I suggest ASUS, HIS, or sapphire. Whichever is cheapest when you go to buy.
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Anandtech - XFX’s Radeon HD 5770, A Look At The 5770 Revision 2 Cooler

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We should note that while the cooler has changed, the PCB has not. The PCB on this card is exactly identical to the PCB on our 5770 reference card. In fact the only difference besides the cooler is the use of Samsung GDDR5 rather than Hynix GDDR5. In benchmarks there is absolutely no difference in performance between our Rev 2 card and our original reference card. So the only practical difference is the cooler.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:18 AM   #7
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is rosewill really very reliable though? for 10 bucks more this seems better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010
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Yup, the new Rosewill power supplies have turned out to be very good units.
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i have the XFX Radeon 5770 video card and so far it has been a good one.
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Thanks for you input. I think i will be getting that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032. I know this is probably a really stupid question but how exactly do you figure out how much watts your system needs?

This is what i have so far if theirs any problems please tell me. I wont be ordering this for a week so theirs time to change what i have.

Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043
CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225
Mobo:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157163
Opitical:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161333
HDD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182032
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