Input on this build - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2008, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default Input on this build

Looking at these parts from newegg. Intended use--gaming/surfing, don't plan on any real video editing stuff or similar, hence no quad. Not planning on doing much in the way of OC, and probably won't bother with Xfire either.

Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies

HD:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

DVD:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

MOBO:
Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

GPU:
Newegg.com - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

OS:
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems

Total, with shipping (and tax, because I live in New York and it sucks) is $1,244. With rebates, $1,184. What are your thoughts?
__________________

Fumphis is offline  
Old 08-06-2008, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Logan, WV
Posts: 2,503
Send a message via AIM to wafflehammer
Default Re: Input on this build

if no xfire you'd be able to get away with like a 650watt PSU, uhmmm i dunno if that RAM is any good...look into the g.skill RAM that is around the same price (light blue, not dark), maybe look into a after-market cooler because you might decide to OC at a later time

great build all n all though
__________________

__________________

Core i7 920 @ 3.0Ghz
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5
6gb G.Skill 1600mhz/9-9-9-24
Corsair 750XT
EVGA GTX 260---216core
WD 640gb
14590 3dmarks @ stock
wafflehammer is offline  
Old 08-06-2008, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default Re: Input on this build

Yeah, I know the PSU is a little overkill, but I've heard fantastic things about the 750TX and I figure it'll be a good thing to cannibalize when I upgrade.

Is this the memory you were talking about?
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Can you educate me on why that's a better choice?
Fumphis is offline  
Old 08-06-2008, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Logan, WV
Posts: 2,503
Send a message via AIM to wafflehammer
Default Re: Input on this build

that's the RAM, it has timings of 4-4-4-12 instead of 5-5-5-18 which is much better. Yea, the PSU is great for it's price considering the 650watt PSU is around the same price.
__________________

Core i7 920 @ 3.0Ghz
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5
6gb G.Skill 1600mhz/9-9-9-24
Corsair 750XT
EVGA GTX 260---216core
WD 640gb
14590 3dmarks @ stock
wafflehammer is offline  
Old 08-06-2008, 10:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default Re: Input on this build

All right, I'll use that RAM instead, thanks a lot for the heads up.
Fumphis is offline  
Old 08-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Logan, WV
Posts: 2,503
Send a message via AIM to wafflehammer
Default Re: Input on this build

Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

if you don't mind buying from 2 different sites you can get the PSU from there $10 cheaper lol

OHHH YEA!!!! Micro Center - Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit with SP1 System Builder Version
same OS for $30 cheaper from microcenter

you gotta look around for junk like that, different sites giving better rebates/games with stuff....but it does become a hassle to order from a ton of different places...but the microcenter one is a decent savings
__________________

Core i7 920 @ 3.0Ghz
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5
6gb G.Skill 1600mhz/9-9-9-24
Corsair 750XT
EVGA GTX 260---216core
WD 640gb
14590 3dmarks @ stock
wafflehammer is offline  
Old 08-06-2008, 10:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Input on this build

Looks like Wafflehammer covered my normal suggestions...

Also use Google Checkout for the first time for that PSU, its $10 off
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 08-07-2008, 02:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Input on this build

also consider a different case, the antec 900 is kinda overpriced and is a dustmaster xd. maybe a nzxt lexa or blackline, just sum of my favourites.
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 08-07-2008, 04:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Luke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,601
Send a message via AIM to Luke Send a message via MSN to Luke
Default Re: Input on this build

nah, you can get a tempest for just over the black line and it's better (i have a black line, and i would rather a tempest)
__________________
3770K @ 4.7 Ghz H100 Water Cooled | GTX 970 MSI Gold Edition SLI
32GB G.Skill RipJaws (Rendering/ Virtualization) | Corsair 650D | CORSAIR RM1000W w/ White Cable KIt
Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB SSD Boot | OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Secondary | WD Black 1 TB | WD Green 3 TB
Server: Core i7 920 | 8GB RAM | Intel 240gb 730 SSD Boot | 3 x 2TB WD RED | Fractal R4
Luke is offline  
Old 08-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 6
Default Re: Input on this build

Hmm, anyone else want to weigh in on the case thing? There's a good deal on the Tempest at newegg, but I've heard mixed things about it.
__________________

Fumphis is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
semi-final build plan (with some issues) plz giv input Cheeseking25 New Systems | Building and Buying 14 10-15-2007 10:03 PM
Domain Controller and SQL server Build abadjay New Systems | Building and Buying 2 10-05-2007 08:39 AM
New Build: need substantive input neoinarien New Systems | Building and Buying 5 10-04-2007 08:00 PM
New build won't POST... couple quesitons dkh Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 06-29-2007 04:28 PM
Final Final Build.... I will order it tonight. pinoy3000 New Systems | Building and Buying 24 05-24-2007 12:33 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.