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Old 04-15-2009, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intel Build for Gaming/Folding

Not going to build this just right away, but want to get everyone's input on a good Intel build and something that is going to bring some serious PPD. Looking for bang for buck and not so much as top of the line stuff.

I hear the GTX cards are much better on folding and the CPU's can overclock like crazy. So with that in mind I want to see where this goes. I'm going to make a wish list in Newegg so I'll have something to look forward to.

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Budget? $1000,$1200,$1500,$2,000,$3,000, $83,000?
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We'll say a cap of... 1200ish. Can fluxuate.
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Default Re: Intel Build for Gaming/Folding

the build i have in my sig runs about $1200, and with one gtx 260 overclocked + two i7 SMP instances in vmware i'm getting 12k ppd...with two gtx 260's i'm hitting 20k ppd
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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC&#47; ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 22X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 8X DVD&#43;R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGEGTX260MC896OCE GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Total comes to 1,134.94
1,175 shipped to my area code.
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Looks pretty good, only thing I don't care for is the Seagate HD. And also have to add another 100 bucks for OS.

Would probably change HS to Core contact.

EDIT: 20k PPD?
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that gigabyte board the otis picked out sucks. dont get the UD3R version get the UD4P version, much better. def worth the price diff.

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that gigabyte board the otis picked out sucks. dont get the UD3R version get the UD4P version, much better. def worth the price diff.

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I like the idea of the Tri-SLI. I'm using a 790 board and it's been nothing but good, first Gigabyte board I've used.
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trust me it's worth it
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Looks pretty good, only thing I don't care for is the Seagate HD. And also have to add another 100 bucks for OS.

Would probably change HS to Core contact.

EDIT: 20k PPD?
I've used Seagate HDD's for quite sometime, haven't had any problems. Bad batches come out now and again. If you rather go with Wester Digital, I'm sure they're around the same price.

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that gigabyte board the otis picked out sucks. dont get the UD3R version get the UD4P version, much better. def worth the price diff.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Really? I didn't know it sucks. I googled it today and read a 5 page thread about it on another forum, about what people are getting for their OC's, I didn't see anything about them sucking. And I wouldn't always go with the Newegg reviews.

I also chose it because of the price and triyng to keep the price under his budget.
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