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Old 02-09-2009, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Just wanted to get your opinion on the following list I have compiled. My budget runs at about $2,000. So basically I have about $600 to work with for the mobo, case, and RAM.

I'm gonna be doing some video and photo editing, watching hi-def movies, playing a few aviation games, and running some other programs.

Mobo: Still deciding. Suggestions.

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

RAM: 3 x2GB (brand, model?)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283 I will have two of those...not sure if I will run them in RAID. I also could do a single 1TB HDD? What do you think?

Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151173

Case: Must have an e-SATA front port/Mid-tower... I found a reasonable amount that had this...not sure how to pick from them.

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116488

Monitor: Dell 23" SP2309W LCD Flat Panel up to 2048x115... (SP2309W) at OWC

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102796

You think the GPU will hold up to running that monitor at 2048x1152?

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as for ram get this

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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i would go with this case. Antec FTW
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

or this. you can add a rad on top for sum wc later on if need comes.
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Thanks guys. Sorry about the links. Here they are:

Mobo: Still deciding. Suggestions.

CPU: 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

RAM: 3 x2GB (brand, model?)

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives I will have two of those...not sure if I will run them in RAID. I also could do a single 1TB HDD? What do you think?

Optical Drive: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Case: Must have an e-SATA front port/Mid-tower... I found a reasonable amount that had this...not sure how to pick from them.

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Monitor: Dell 23" SP2309W LCD Flat Panel up to 2048x115... (SP2309W) at OWC

GPU: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100243TXSR Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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If you plan on running 2048x1152 resolution I would get at least the 1 gig version of the 4870....Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

As for a mobo, Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

I love this case... Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC&#47; ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

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with that kind of resolution he needs 2 GTX 260's or one GTX 295

Newegg.com - EVGA 017-P3-1291-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 &#40;448 x 2&#41;-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Or you can get 2 1gb 4870's or get an 4870x2.
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meh, 2 260's outperform them anyways. and the GTX295 is the 4870x2 killer
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Here's some awesome ram Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

and I would go with the evga x58 or the gigabyte x58.

what flying game are you planning on playing?
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Thanks guys. My final system price seems to keep getting bigger. I think right now I'm going to have to go with a graphics card that is around $200, which seems to be the Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB, unless Nvidia has a comparable one. I can always get another Radeon 4870 and run it with Crossfire right?


Here are the games I will be playing...awesome stuff. I read on a forum that flight simulators rely much more on the CPU than a graphics card. I don't have time to play them very much anyways, so I don't mind turning down the settings.

LockOn - Modern Air Combat



For RAM, what is the difference in timings? I found this page of RAM...all look pretty good to me. G.Skill has a couple of kits that are around the same price, different timings...don't know which one is better.

Newegg.com - Top Sellers, $100 - $200, 6GB (3 x 2GB), 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM, Desktop Memory, Memory, Computer Hardware

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