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Old 12-01-2009, 12:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help with $1000 Intel i7-920 Build

I haven't built a computer in a number of years, so I've gotten far behind what's the new and best. After some time looking around, this is what I have come up with. Let me know what you think.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2009

BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 - $1,100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD Video editing, watching movies, internet, documents

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, OS, large HD: I already have a 1 TB that I'll be putting in it.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg mostly, anywhere for low prices

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7-920 processor; other than that, I have no preference.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Here is what I have so far:

CPU: Intel i7-920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

MOBO:EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58
Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

GPU: EVGA 512-P3-1241-LR GeForce GT 240
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-1241-LR GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

RAM: OCZ 6GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227501

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197

HDD: Samsung 500 GB
Amazon.com: Samsung 500 GB SATA II Hard Drive HD502HJ: Electronics

Heat Sink: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103057

DVD Drive: LG Black DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-147-_-Product


What do you think about this build? Any advice is greatly accepted. Thank you!

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Default Re: Need Help with $1000 Intel i7-920 Build

Eww, do not get a GT240. Consider a 4850/4870 or something along that line. Also get a different heatsink. Maybe the core contact freezer 120mm w/ the 1366 retention bracket.

And maybe get a caviar black 500gb hdd for better performance.
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I agree with Nubbleet
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