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Old 06-20-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Processor: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core

Processor Cooler: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card: BIOSTAR VA5855NPG2 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

RAM: G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC

Sound: Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers

Monitor: Undecided. But will be 30 inch+
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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very good system, what will your hard drive be and also check out the HP moniters they are extemely good, also check out the view sonic
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:13 PM   #3
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30 inch monitors will be expensive. You'd probably save money actually by buying 2 or 3 22-to-24" monitors instead.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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Im going with this hard drive:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

UNLESS you guys have a better idea. I want a 1tb+ hard drive. I have alot of photos and stuff.

As for monitors, i'm willing to pay alot for a good monitor. I've even considered getting a plasma or LED television. Such as a Vizio.

Also, im not 100% confident in the CPU cooler. What else would be good for just air cooling?
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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The WD Caviar Black is probably one of the fastest HDDs short of buying a Raptor or a SSD. For gaming, you definitely want to go with a monitor rather than a TV. Since you're spending big bucks on the monitor, I recommend you buy one with a 120Hz refresh rate so you're ready for 3D gaming. As far as a CPU cooler, I highly recommend the Noctua NH-U12P; heard great things about it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:39 PM   #6
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Cool.

I was thinking this monitor would be good. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16824236052R
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To be quite honest, I wouldn't buy an open box item.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:38 AM   #8
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Didn't even see the open box thing. I like this one. It comes with a mounting bracket, which i'd like, for only 20 bucks more:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009179
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That looks like a good one to me! Check out Dell's lineup of monitors. My dad works with virtual reality, and he uses some high quality monitors. He said, from experience, that Dell makes one of the best.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:23 PM   #10
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I could get this monitor which is also a multi touch screen, with a printer that has full wifi, copier, and scanner for $368.99!
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-1172

Thats a great deal! Without the printer, its $309.99. And its a 21.5 inch. Thats awesome.

Thank your dad for me. That deal cannot be passed up.
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I could get this monitor which is also a multi touch screen, with a printer that has full wifi, copier, and scanner for $368.99!
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-1172

Thats a great deal! Without the printer, its $309.99. And its a 21.5 inch. Thats awesome.

Thank your dad for me. That deal cannot be passed up.
You could get a 24" monitor from newegg for $190 or so, but of course it wouldn't be a touchscreen.
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Touch screen may not be necessary. It depends on what you're doing really. For gaming, you'd want to go with a bigger screen rather than a touch screen.
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I just can't see touchscreen being useful for a desktop :-/
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Not only will this rig im building be used now, for gaming, but it will be used for when I go to college, which i'll be going to an art school for photography and graphic design. I think the touch screen monitor is awesome. And it comes with the printer for 60 bucks. The only thing im worried about is its optimal resolution is 1920 x 1080 at 60Hz. Do you think 60Hz is too little?
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The WD Caviar Black is probably one of the fastest HDDs short of buying a Raptor or a SSD. For gaming, you definitely want to go with a monitor rather than a TV. Since you're spending big bucks on the monitor, I recommend you buy one with a 120Hz refresh rate so you're ready for 3D gaming. As far as a CPU cooler, I highly recommend the Noctua NH-U12P; heard great things about it.
You could get a megahalem or venemous-x for that price, both of those blow the noctua away. I'd go with the Hyper N 520. I know that one of the guys on this forum got to 4.2 GHz with it.
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Oh wow. The reviews are a lot better for that CPU cooler. Ill definitely get one of those instead. Now im just stuck on the monitor.
Its either this (comes with a wall mounting bracket which is nice):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009179

Or this (which comes with a nice printer/copier/scanner for 60 bucks, and its touch screen):
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-1172

1st one is $200 and the touch screen is $309 or $370 with the printer.
Give me your opinion.

Also, the RAM I wanted to use isn't compatible with the i7 processor. On the Intel site, it says the i7 isn't designed for RAM above 1066. Im looking for a new 6gig set of ram sticks and a new power supply since the RAM and power supply were in a combo.

Edit: Found a few people on these forums, and on youtube that have the same motherboard, and an i7 930 that use this Ram set, so I think i'll settle with them:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-335-_-Product
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As someone that went to college for photography the touch screen is over rated. I found that a Wacom tablet with a pen is much more useful than a touch screen for photo and graphic work. The Wacom Cintiq is a really nice touch monitor and will be hand over fist better and more accurate then typical touch screens. The down side is price.

Monitor: http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/cintiq-21ux.php

Tablet I use: http://www.wacom.com/intuos/medium.php

Yes the Cintiq is very expensive but if you want to go with a touch screen that is for graphic and photo work thats the one to do it with because its going to be far more accurate then something that isn't designed for such tasks. I like the Tablet its more natural feeling then using a mouse for that kind of work.
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