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Old 07-13-2010, 05:42 AM   #1
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My old desktop is rather old so I'm looking to replace it. A lot of it is pretty worn or outdated so It's more or less a full replacement.

This is the build I was considering. I took the majority of from the sticky with some changes. What I would like to verify that this is all comparable and will fit in the case. As well as if this is actually what components I want for my desired use. (More info below).


i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-386-_-Product

Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 (What's the diffrence between GDDR5 & DD5?)
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-477-_-Product

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (DDR3)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145260

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

(CD Drive is mildly irrelevant, Just wanted to make sure it would connect properly)
CD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106334

Samsung 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Probably this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147145


My main use of the computer is World of Warcraft and other MMOs along with the occasional First Person Shooter. I have a 23" 1920 x 1080 Monitor and wish to utilize the highest resolution for games as well as the highest available settings.

I plan on going the Windows 7 (64bit) route and I assume drivers will be straight forward. Microsoft offered discounts for students for the Office pack and a Windows 7 upgrade yet I did not see a full OS discount. Am I looking in the right place or is there not a discount on that?


Any glaring problems and or recommendations?
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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Yea a couple things need updating on that sticky...

Go with the Intel Core i7-930. It's cheaper than the Intel Core i7-920 has a slightly higher stock Fq and will over-clock slightly better too. A no-brainer really.

You could also have a look at the Asus P6X58D-E. It's another great mobo.

With 1366/X58 motherboards it's better to utilise the tri-channel on-die controller by using tri-channel RAM, like the Corsair Dominator 3GB (3 x 1GB) 1600Mhz RAM or similar. Don't bother getting dual channel RAM with Socket B setups.

The 1GB GTX 460 will outperform the HD5850 at all except hi-res/multi-monitor 3D gaming.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:32 PM   #3
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The i7-930 and the RAM make sense, I'll change those on my build.

I utilized This link to compare the graphics cards and it shows the HD5850 above the GTX 460, however I'm more inclined to believe this forum rather then the site.

What differences am I looking at between the two motherboards?

Asus P6X58D-E Vs. ASUS P6T Which specs and or features make me want to buy the more expensive one?
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I would go with the Asus P6X58D-E Mobo
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dont forget simple combo deals like this to combine your case and cpu to save $10, every bit helps out http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.432966

and http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.434934 to combine your PSU and optical to save $20.

thats all i could see for now
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: New Build Assistance

The 3GB of RAM Remeniz listed seems a bit low. Is This the sort of RAM I'm looking for?

Is there a comparison page between the 1GB GTX 460 and the HD5850 somewhere?

Going to go with the Asus P6X58D-E aswell.

Also thanks for the Combo links, I wasn't aware of them.
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The 3GB of RAM Remeniz listed seems a bit low. Is This the sort of RAM I'm looking for?
Yea 3GB was just a start but the RAM you linked is fine.

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Is there a comparison page between the 1GB GTX 460 and the HD5850 somewhere?
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB Graphics Card Review.
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Nice thread number
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I agree on the CPU outside of that your PC will run what you need to run perfectly fine. 5850 is a powerful card.
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