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Old 04-15-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default New core i7

Ok here we go...Almost saved up for a new system. Budget is $1500 and requirements are below.

Case - Thermaltake ElementS is what I've been leaning towards.
PSU - 650W corsair
Mem - 6GB - Gskill Pi Ram DDR3 1600
Storage - 2TB internal HDD
Mobo - leaning towards a giggy UD3P
CPU - 920 or maybe the 920 D0
GPU - at least the 4870
DVD Burner
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question here - is it worth it to pay extra for a better giga NIC?
no speakers, KB, Mouse needed

I'm guessing this can all be done for $1500ish...?!
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Ok here we go...Almost saved up for a new system. Budget is $1500 and requirements are below.

Case - Thermaltake ElementS is what I've been leaning towards.
PSU - 650W corsair
Mem - 6GB - Gskill Pi Ram DDR3 1600
Storage - 2TB internal HDD
Mobo - leaning towards a giggy UD3P
CPU - 920 or maybe the 920 D0
GPU - at least the 4870
DVD Burner
Vista 64bit
question here - is it worth it to pay extra for a better giga NIC?
no speakers, KB, Mouse needed

I'm guessing this can all be done for $1500ish...?!
I would stick with the 920 over the 920 D0 as it isn't a more powerful chip. It's differences are only cosmetic as described in this article: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...1773&Itemid=35

It actually may end up being more annoying too because the x58 board probably won't recognize it and god knows when they willl have an up-to-date bios to make the "cosmetic" chip work.
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a single 2TB HDD isnt as fast a 1 TB HDD
whats wrong with 1.5 TB ?
i love mine
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i agree with hedoe. Get 2 1TB HDD and put them in a RAID setup or something. Much faster.
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650w psu is a little low i think also.
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i agree with hedoe. Get 2 1TB HDD and put them in a RAID setup or something. Much faster.
Eek, 2TB of Raid 0 =/ More like 2TB of lost data.
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a single 2TB HDD isnt as fast a 1 TB HDD
whats wrong with 1.5 TB ?
i love mine
I guess I should have been a little more clear!

2TB's of TOTAL storage. Regardless of how it's done. 2 500GB drives and 1TB drive or 2 TB drives, etc. It doesn't matter...however I was looking at just two 1TB drives.

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650w psu is a little low i think also.
Hmmm...not sure why the 650W wouldn't be good enough...I won't be doing SLi, and from http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp as a general guide I would have plenty of power.

Anyone have suggestions on parts? mobo, gpu, etc?

This is what I came up with, but any suggestions would be welcomed.

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS324-08 - Retail
Item #: N82E16827106291
$29.99

Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133077

-$10.00 Instant


$129.99
$119.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148373

$179.98
($89.99 each)

HIS Hightech H487QT1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ 4+ Turbo Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814161265

-$4.99 Saving
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate

$259.99
$255.00

HIS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Game DVD Gift - Retail
Item #: N82E16800997041


$4.99

OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1333LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227375
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

-$35.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$125.99
$90.99


GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128362
-$10.00 Instant


$298.99
$288.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202

$288.99
$239.00

Tom Clancy's HAWX OEM PC Game, Gift with Intel Purchase - OEM
Item #: N82E16800992039
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$49.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
-$60.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$179.99
$119.99

Subtotal: $1,109.92
Tax: $80.63
Calculate Shipping
Shipping: $41.97

Promo Code: $0.00

Grand Total: $1,521.50 - *NOT* including OS, didn't pick one yet.

NOTE - some of the items are FREE like the 2 games, and mouse. But I'm guessing they don't take those prices off until check out. Rounded up to nearest dollar and I get $1,041.00
I thought it was going to be a harder time getting it within my budget. I wish I had room for a 2nd monitor...the desk is one of those "hutch" style desks

Now if I could get a PROMO CODE that would be awesome! LOL!

Just realized the mobo that I had was NOT compatible and I had missed a PSU. Replacing/adding those now puts my slightly over my MAX budget of $1500 and still without an OS.
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Eek, 2TB of Raid 0 =/ More like 2TB of lost data.
What's the difference? So he uses one 2TB HDD and it fails he still loses everything. Or are you saying that's too large of hard drives to be using in Raid 0 (greater risks of failure)? Either way I dont know what you're talking about. Explain.
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Hmmm...not sure why the 650W wouldn't be good enough...I won't be doing SLi, and from http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp as a general guide I would have plenty of power.
The 650's more than enough, don't worry about it.
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What's the difference? So he uses one 2TB HDD and it fails he still loses everything. Or are you saying that's too large of hard drives to be using in Raid 0 (greater risks of failure)? Either way I dont know what you're talking about. Explain.
doesn't matter cause I won't be using 1 single 2 TB drive...
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