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Old 04-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, i am building a new computer and this is going to be my first desktop. In the past i have only bought laptops and i think its time for a change. Here is my newegg parts list, please let me know if i have everything i need and if everything is compatible. Any suggestions are also appreciated, I would like to keep as close to $1500 as possible.If you see something that is overkill compared to the rest of the system, please let me know. Thanks for the help!


Motherboard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131594

Tv Tuner(maybe?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116015

RAM(8GB = 4 X 2GB)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211409

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103010

Graphics: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143183

Power Supply(700W): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171037

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115214

HDD(might buy more later):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Keyboard(just a cheap one): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126013

Monitor:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009179

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106335

Thermal Paste(do i need?): Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

The current config, without the tv tuner is
Subtotal: $1443.89
Shipping: $35.97
Tax: $0 (yay for Oregon)
Total:$1,479.86

note: I do not need a mouse or speakers.
I also have this monitor i would like to connect as a secondary http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001917HFA/...otproduct00-20
I will get Windows 7 Pro x64 from my school for free!
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Most of your links are broken.

From what you have with no aftermarket heatsink artic silver 5 is unnecessary. It you needed paste get TX-2 instead.
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Most of your links are broken.
Sorry about that, it should b fixed now. I copied from another post on a different forum and it copied the "..." in the addresses

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From what you have with no aftermarket heatsink artic silver 5 is unnecessary. It you needed paste get TX-2 instead.
I don't plan on doing any overclocking right now, maybe in the future i will get a better fan and the paste for overclocking, thx
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If you're not getting an aftermarket cpu cooler, you don't need the thermal paste. If you're not overclocking, you don't need the aftermarket cooler.

This gpu is about the same performance as the one you listed but significantly cheaper: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Only get 4GB of ram.
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This gpu is about the same performance as the one you listed but significantly cheaper: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
I will have to think about that. I have always preferred Nvidia to ATI, but that doesn't mean i wont change my mind


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Only get 4GB of ram.
Why only 4GB? my laptop is running windows 7 and is using almost 2GB of my 4GB from startup
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$1560 for a intel i7 1366 rig with a 5870.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Newegg.com - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000:1(ACM) Built-in Speakers
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners

Bit extra but well,well worth it.
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The mother board supports DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800
and the ram is DDR3 1600

Will that work?

I am also alittle worried about some of the reviews for that board. There are quite a few bad ones.

I am very impressed with the card though, looked at some charts and it was much better tha the one i was going to get in almost all cases


If i were to switch out the cards,only get 4 GB of the ram i chose , get the power supply you showed, keep my mobo and CPU, it would be about the same as what u have, would that work?
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All of my products are better, except for the motherboard, but this is the x58 chipset which will allow you to upgrade to a 6-core intel later on if you wish. Don't worry about the newegg reviews, they should be taken as a grain of salt as we like to say here at TF. The UD3R is a great board and will allow for great overclocks also. Since its a x58A model you also get SATA 6gb/s and USB3 which may come in handy for future upgrades.

Almost all cases? I think it would be impossible to find a situation where the 5770 beats the 5870:P
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could you answer my question about the ram please?

Also, i am not to sure about the layout of the board. If i ever get a tv tuner it probably won't fit because of the placement of the ports
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It will no problem and is listed on their list of approved ram.

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http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...-x58a-ud3r.pdf

In that price range I prefer this board but either will do you just fine.
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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