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Old 01-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can some one please help me build a i7 cpu from Micro Center | the center of .computer shopping


the problem iam having is i have to use a quadro fx 1700 graphics card

im useing it for autodesk maya 2009

so basicly im building around a

i7 920 motherboard
8gigs of ram
500gb harddrive
quadro fx 1700

i dont know what else to get


my budget is 1700
with vista and labor fees so basicly 1400

if that dosent work an some 1 help me get a build for a quad 95500
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labor fees? dude..it's not hard to build a computer.... Anyway, you'll have to use 3-6-9-12gb or RAM...no 8gb because it's tri-channel

Core I7 920
6-9gb RAM (any will do, probably 1600mhz though) (probably need 6gb..maybe even 3gb with your budget)
Western digital or seagate 500gb harddrive
any X58 board will do, just don't go intel (use intel chipsets, just not their boards)


sorry..no links atm, i might edit later if no one else post
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Default Re: Need help building a i7 cpu on a $1700 budget

your going to want to get 6gb of ram because i7 is tri channel not dual channel.

i would get the biostar x58 motherboard


really we cant build a pc using micro center because they havnt added any of there i7 stuff on the site...

so i build u one off newegg.

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 - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

then just pick out a case

also labor???? pff ur spending way to much on that and vista
u just tell them ur spending 1500 on stuff there and they expect you to pay them more to put it together for you... or just build it yourself its not that hard.
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i7 920 = $294.99

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

Biostar TPower = $269.99

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

6GB G.Skill F3 = $169.99 - get to of theses = $339.98

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Western Digital 6400AAKS = $74.99

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

Assuming you need a PSU as well - PC Power and Cooling 610W = $104.99

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Another Quadro FX 1700 for SLI = $434.99

Newegg.com - PNY VCQFX1700-PCIE-PB Quadro FX1700 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Workstation Video Card - Workstation Graphics / Video Cards

Total = $1519.93

This leaves room for an OS and optical drive. This will chew through maya and the 12GB of ram will leave you heaps of headroom for running other programs at the same time, especially if you do alot of work with large files in photoshop or anything.

EIDT: Bah, Stalin got in before me. Also, you can build this yourself - but if you do get someone to do it they shouldnt charge any more than about $50 for it!
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Those are good parts lists guys.
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Those are good parts lists guys.
Lol, I just wish it was a parts list for me...
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Default Re: Need help building a i7 cpu on a $1700 budget

I have a friend who is building a core i7 rig also. I put the parts list together and I didn't have the constraint of the Quadro. He was expecting 3k, but I got him the build for just under $1700.
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Thanks alot people that brings me to my next question what 1 would you prefer or is better i7 or a quad 9550
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The i7 is laods faster and will give you upgrade options in the future. The Q9550 build will be cheaper but when you go to upgrade you will have to throw the motherboard out too.
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