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Old 01-03-2010, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How's my i7 build?

Well, I'm kinda iffy on the mobo, because the start up screen loops when you load it through sata 3.0, the sound isn't the best, and then if you wanted to add a sound card and crossfire, it has to be PCI-E. I might just get a P6T Deluxe V2 instead.. Besides the mobo, I think my build is pretty solid, but is the XFX 5850 really worth over $300?? I chose black edition because its only ~$10 more than the regular, if you include shipping.
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Oh, I will be getting the 920 from MicroCenter, but do you guys think waiting for the 930 will be worth it? and do you any of you guys have any promo codes for any of the hardware I'm buying? I dont have a newegg account. :P

Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI - Desktop Memory

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Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

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

Newegg.com - XFX HD-585A-ZNBC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB Black Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards
I was thinking about getting this sound card, but its PCI. :/
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Default Re: How's my i7 build?

You can get some cheaper items while still getting a great computer. This way you use the difference on a 5870.

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PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341022

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188049

I would not get the sound card until you listen to the onboard sound. You may find it sounds fine to you.
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^hmmmm...tbh I think that PSU might not cut it. Once you add power requirements of the rest of the system (extra hdds in the future, OCing, etc.) it will be cutting it very close. Also he'd be limiting himself to a single card for sure. If he ever wanted to get a Crossfire rig going he'd have to upgrade the PSU.

might want something more like this:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
It's still cheaper than the original option.
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The psu will be enough, Im sure of it. Even with overclocks.

Not for multi cards, but few people do that.
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Do you guys feel the 5870 is worth it? $400 is a bit much for one card.. plus it's pretty glitchy now too. I'd get that if I did want a 5870.

Newegg.com - XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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