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Old 02-21-2010, 12:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you can overclock the 920 to speeds exceeding or matching all those higher end ones
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So the I7 920 would be my best bet? And what would the definition of overclock be? Again sorry guys I am a pure beginner thank you for the patience!
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Here is what I've put together. Is there anything I could do to cut costs and still have the same effect I'm looking for, or do I need to splurge and spend a little bit more? Please let me know where I've went wrong or what I need to tweak. All info is very appreciated. I'm just trying to build something to easily play the latest and greatest games for hours at a time and stay online in MMO's for hours at a time.

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 ..... $288.99

EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard ..... $389.99

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail ...... $189.00

Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive .... $159.99

What video card would fit my needs best?

The motherboard I have selected should support surround sound, right?

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ..... $159.99 (Overkill or not enough case? Is the quality up to par with what I'm looking to do?)

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply ..... $119.99 (Not enough wattage or to much? And should this power supply be durable enough?)

Hanns∑G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built in Speakers .... $309.99 (Is there anything else out there that you can get more bang for you buck? Are the built in speakers compatible with what I've selected??)

What would be the best gaming keyboard and mouse to buy?

How hard would it be to liquid cool my computer and keep the noise down?
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You don't need the Classified mobo, this one will work good for you
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And get this memory instead, it's the same speed DDR3 1600, but it has lower latencies which equal Faster Performance.
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
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this would probably be good for you too
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

this hdd instead
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ram, the one slay linked.

if you don't have much exp. building pcs, i think you should stick to air cooling for now, plus it can end up being pretty expensive. this is a good cooler
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Do you guys think its necessary to buy a sound card? Or will the motherboard support surround sound?

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 ..... $288.99

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards …. $209.99

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail ...... $189.00

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive …. $99.99

What video card would fit my needs best?

The motherboard I have selected should support surround sound, right?

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ..... $159.99 (Overkill or not enough case? Is the quality up to par with what I'm looking to do?)

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply ..... $119.99 (Not enough wattage or to much? And should this power supply be durable enough?)

Newegg.com - Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks …. $74.99

Hanns•G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built in Speakers .... $309.99 (Is there anything else out there that you can get more bang for you buck? Are the built in speakers compatible with what I've selected??)

What would be the best gaming keyboard and mouse to buy?
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Play games on high settings for the next 4-5 years?
Go AM3.
Thuban.
Gradually upgrade your graphics card as you need to for high settings in new games.

You'll save lots of money and get comparable gaming performance to the i7 920 if you go with AMD instead.

What I would buy to accomplish having a nice gaming computer for years down the road.

A decent 22-24" monitor with 1920x1200 resolution.
Phenom II X2 555 - Upgrade to a Phenom II X6 as necessary for games that require more cores.
An ATI 5850
A single GPU AM3 motherboard with a 710 or 750 southbridge for unlocking
Probably a 770, 780L or 785G
4Gb of decent DDR3 RAM
a DVD Burner
a rosewill blackbone case
a cooler master hyper 212 with some after market thermal paste
A 500w-650w decent PSU
a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500Gb and a 1Tb caviar green for storage

You'll probably save $500 over that i7 rig initially.
Then you can upgrade as needed to continue running games at the highest settings.
The 5850 can run pretty much all games at highest settings currently at 1920x1200.
The Phenom II X2 555 can as well if you unlock it and overclock it.
If it doesn't unlock, that might limit you in GTA IV
But you can always upgrade to Thuban/Phenom II X6 in the near future.
That should coast you by for 4 years.

I would bet you'd save money and get near equal performance going AMD in the long run.
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Ok guys now I'm you've got me going back and forth lol. Does everyone agree that the "AMD" build would get me the same thing to my initial build? And even last a bit longer??

If not how upgradeable would my revised I7 build be? And I would have enough room in the case to upgrade as necessary right?
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I do not agree.
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