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Old 09-18-2010, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Approximate Purchase Date: Within a couple weeks.


Budget Range: Around $1000 - $1200 before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: MMO gaming, Streaming Movies, Surfing the Web, Ventrilo


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: United States of America


Parts Preferences: Quadcore and SSD


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I mostly play MMO's and would like to get an SSD for loading speed. I often have multiple applications open at one time, such as web browsing, streaming video, ventrilo, game playing. My current Build is chosen to specifically include a quadcore CPU and SSD within my price range and some items were chosen in order to take advantage of Neweggs Combo Discounts. Any suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK
Newegg.com - OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R Writer LightScribe Support
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Bottom Fan
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Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer 19.99 Lite on CD/DVD burner

Newegg.com - MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 199.99 ($20.00 mail in rebate)

Newegg.com - HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity 264.99 From all I read a solid card I am getting 2 for my build

Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler 45.99 I like this cooler (someone with more cooler exp should chime in on this)

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! 89.98 Seagate 7200 rpm 1 TB storage drive + your case you picked out

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! 191.98 Great power supply + in combo with great RAM (10.00 mail in)

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! 354.98 120 GB SSD + Phenom II 955 quad core

Total before rebates: 1177.72 included with shipping to Ohio
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i see you adopted my format... :P

but here is my build

it has an AMD 1055T 6 core processor, an ATI Radeon 5870, most recent Generation Motherboard, 4 gigs of 1600 DDR3 memory, a 64 gig SSD and a CPU cooler to overclock this beastly 6 core processor, it also has a case that has absolutely amazing airflow and features for the price, i did a quick google search and 80% sure the 5870 will fit in it, someone might have to confirm... i am actually very proud of this build... for $35 more, my build is better...


case: $50
NZXT M59
Newegg.com - NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Motherboard: $140
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: $198
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX

Memory: $96
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Graphics card: $370
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870
Newegg.com - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power Supply: $110
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

SSD: $125
Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB
Newegg.com - Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB 2.5" Desktop Bundle 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: $70
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner: $20
Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

CPU Cooler: $27
XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible

Total: $1206
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good build Shawn and the formatting of course it looks 10 times better your way!!

Poster stated he is using this for MMO/gaming (random gaming programs) I don't really think a 6 core processor is worth the $$. I went with the 5850 and the upgraded mobo for a full 16x PCI lane x2. In essence by saving the $$ now he can buy another 5850 (which should be much cheaper in a month) and really have GREAT performance running at 16x2. Not to mention I believe the voltage control is unlocked on that 5850 as well allowing OC to 5870 (dont quote me). The 5870 should fit in that case barely but it should fit. Your board (correct me if I am wrong) would have to run 16x and 8x in a duel card setup. ... ... .. but the more I think about it the end user would probably never see the diffrence so this was a mute point.

My SSD is bigger as well and since I am assuming the user wants an MMO utilizing SSD I went with a larger drive to help with load times in zones, startup ect. Your cooler is better (I know next to nothing about good coolers), and I LIKE that case!!

OP choose or mix and match both these builds are solid and will play MMO's with ease shoot probably any game out there at the moment will be played with ease. My only suggestion is to get a full tower case. I am very big proponent of having enough room and airflow in my cases and room to work. Of course they cost more so its up to you cheers
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benchmarks have shown that 16x and 8x for crossfire and SLI really doesnt hurt anything at all.

and as far as the case, the NZXT is my *FAVORITE* case... if i didnt have my HAF X, i would get that case... it has superp airflow, black interrior, wire manament holes, its screaming to be modded and i love moding cases... it really is the little case that could.

and like Gordylll said, OP, do what you like
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Allow me to give a build suggestion.

1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785TD-V EVO)
3. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3100528AS) OEM
5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80Plus Certified Modular Active PFX PSU (Model: OCZ700MZSP)
6. Thermaltake Element G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: VL10001W2Z)

Combo Price: $608.98 w/$25 MIR

1. Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/64GB 2.5" Desktop Bundle 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
2. LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM

Combo Price: $128.98

Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink
$49.99 w/$10 MIR

1. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
2. XFX HD-585X-ZABC Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Combo Price: $394.98

Total = $1182.93 w/$35 MIRs
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i belive mine is better because of the 5870
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and as far as the case, the NZXT is my *FAVORITE* case...
Ugh, it's gross.

Well, the front and side panel at least.

Inside isn't terrible.
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I would go with the 5870 as well, I have one and it is awesome. The 5850 cannot be overclocked to 5870 performance because the 5850 is not the same core (it has less shader processors, it may be possible to unlock them but not by simply overclocking it). I don't know if I'd put a 1TB in a gaming PC, personally I would recommend keeping storage drives in a separate server PC so that your files are accessible even when you are working on your desktop. I would recommend re-purposing an old desktop (or possibly even laptop) for storage. If you only have one PC then keeping your files on your desktop is fine but if you want to share files between many PC's (laptop, desktop, friends laptops', etc) a server is good. I would recommend a fast (7200RPM or better) 500-640GB drive such as a WD Caviar Black. Since your SSD is only 64GB you'll still want a fast HDD to load games and other content you can't fit on the SSD. In fact, with your budget I can't say I'd recommend an SSD at all, I am quite happy with my 640GB WD Caviar Black OS/data drive in my i7 build.
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Ugh, it's gross.

Well, the front and side panel at least.

Inside isn't terrible.

yea with the Gamma and M59 cases, you either love the way they look or absolutely hate them. i really really like them! like i said if i didnt have my HAF X i would get a NZXT Gamma. the features to price ratio is phenomenal!

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Since your SSD is only 64GB you'll still want a fast HDD to load games and other content you can't fit on the SSD. In fact, with your budget I can't say I'd recommend an SSD at all, I am quite happy with my 640GB WD Caviar Black OS/data drive in my i7 build.
im going to have to disagree with you there Calc. an OS will only take up 40 gigs max, and that will leave you with plenty of space for a few games and applications.
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