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Old 12-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question New PC build based on i7 860

Hello everyone,

I've been researching this for a while, replaced items the list like 50 times, most recently when I found this forum and went through some of the threads..

To make a long story short, I ended up with this list. My main use will be gaming [COD MWF2 kind of games], heavy computation apps like matlab and labview.. So I am looking for best speed as a priority then good gaming and ability to upgrade. Because of the speed I decided to go with the i7 860 instead of i7 920. And because of this forum I decided for the Radeon HD 5870 instead of the GTX 285. For the RAM I'll start with 2 GB and upgrade later once I recover from paying for this :-)

My questions would be would this build work ? and do you have any suggestions or recommendations ?

Intel Core i7 860 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ Hyperthreading 8MB Cache

Intel DP55KG Extreme Series ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SLI Crossfire Motherboard

- Video card
Diamond Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E

G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

OCZ StealthXStream 700W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black

- Monitor
ASUS VH236H 23 Widescreen LCD Monitor Black 1920X1080 16:9 2MS 20000:1DC HDMI DVI VGA with Speakers

- DVD Writer
Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM

- Keyboard
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard Black Silver Programmable Backlit Keys USB

Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

- Case
Compucase 6BRBBB Mid-Tower ATX Case Black 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5INT No PS Front USB Audio eSATA

- Heat sink
Genius G950 Multi Socket Desktop CPU Cooler 4 Aluminum HeatPipes LGA1156 1366 775 AM3 AM2+ AM2

Thanks in advance,
and very cool forum BTW !!!
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