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Old 05-03-2009, 08:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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After doing some more research / asking at forums today I am going to go with this build. I am not adding the package of Windows Vista builders edition, as I will wait for Windows 7 I think would be best.

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The Total Comes to $1,183.90 and after mail in rebates is $1093.90 which is slightly more than I originally wanted, but I think is a good buy for what I seem to be getting. I will probably add a TV Tuner Card in the future.

I hope to run Linux on this system until Windows 7 Comes out.

Thank you all for your help.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The list isn't public.

The Windows 7 RC will be available to the public on the 5th so you may want to grab a copy of it to run until the retail version of 7 is available.
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Newegg Wishlist.

Ok, I think I am going to order this sometime this week, thank you all for the help. Here is a quick rundown so It is easier for you to see if there are any compatibility issues.

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Specs
CPU Type: Core i7
Memory: 4x240 Pin; Triple Channel Supported
Ports: PS/2 - 2; USB - 8; IEEE 1394 -2; Audio Ports - 6.

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

GPU
SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

RAM
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Cd Drive
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner

Heatsink
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2

Case
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Should I think about a case with more front ports?

Monitor
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers

Specs At End
2.66 Ghz i7 Processor
6GB RAM
640 GB HD
512 MB GPU
750W Power Supply
Front Ports USB, Audio, IEEE 1394. e-SATA
22" Monitor

Total Price After Rebates: $1093.90
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You will need this lga1366 mounting bracket to go with Sunbeam Core Contact.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Aside from that it looks good.
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You'll need this for the core contact: Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Also, get this GPU. Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H477F512P Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

10 more bucks, better/newer GPU.

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Ok, cool thank you both. I added the Mount and the newer GPU to the build. Now all thats left is to actually build it!

Oh, one more question. Do you think I should go with a case with more front ports? My Board can have up to 8 USB connectors, but my case only has one on the front port. I am not really sure how this works, because I haven't ever put a PC together before.

Edit: Also at a different board someone suggested a CUDA-enabled videocard for faster video encoding. I looked up the PNY VCQ295NVS-X16-PB Quadro4 NVS295 256MB 64-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Workstation Video Card for about $50 more, do you guys think that it would be worth it to do that? I don't really understand why and what CUDA does, but that was his suggestion.
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The case should be fine. That just means the case has 1 usb port on the front of it in addition to the 8 usb ports located on the motherboard. When it's all put together the ports on the motherboard will line up with openings on the back of the case.

ATI cards like the HD 4770 can also do video encoding using Stream, which is their competitor to CUDA. In fact ATI even offers Avio Video converter, which uses Stream, for free.
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One more very newby question. How do I make this computer compatible with bluetooth and other wireless connectivity options like that.
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You can get a bluetooth USB dongle.

This one looks pretty good:
Newegg.com - D-Link DBT-120 USB 2.0 Wireless USB Bluetooth Adapter - Network - Bluetooth
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That PSU is way overkill. Get this one and you will be saving a lot of money and still be able to power your system fine

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