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Old 07-13-2009, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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looking to spend around 2000$ for a desktop for college (Also have laptop)



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Old 07-13-2009, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That link is not working. But for $2000 you can definitely build a nice i7 rig.
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package VI90001W2Z Black 0.8 mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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
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 - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600EB4GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Fujitsu MBA3147NC 147GB 15000 RPM 8MB Cache SCSI Ultra320 80pin 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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 DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T BULK - CD / DVD Drives
Newegg.com - Recertified: EVGA 01G-P3-1280-RX GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors
Newegg.com - Argosy HV358T-00500 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache USB 2.0 HDD Media Player - External Hard Drives

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1) I do not see the need for the sas hard drive. Get another wd black 640gb for os and programs.
2) rampage II while a great board is too much money. Get a p6t deluxe or a biostar ud5
3) you need 3x2gb for 6gb total to take advantage of triple channel just get the set you have in the 3x2gb flavor.
4) at the resolution of your monitor you would be fine with a single gtx285 or perhaps an ati 4890.
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Newegg.com - Thermaltake Spedo Advance Package VI90001W2Z Black 0.8 mm SECC Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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
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 - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600EB4GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Fujitsu MBA3147NC 147GB 15000 RPM 8MB Cache SCSI Ultra320 80pin 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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 DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A3T BULK - CD / DVD Drives
Newegg.com - Recertified: EVGA 01G-P3-1280-RX GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors
Newegg.com - Argosy HV358T-00500 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache USB 2.0 HDD Media Player - External Hard Drives

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1) I do not see the need for the sas hard drive. Get another wd black 640gb for os and programs.
2) rampage II while a great board is too much money. Get a p6t deluxe or a biostar ud5
3) you need 3x2gb for 6gb total to take advantage of triple channel just get the set you have in the 3x2gb flavor.
4) at the resolution of your monitor you would be fine with a single gtx285 or perhaps an ati 4890.
Agreed.
The mobo is a fine choice but you can do better for price/performance. Hefe's suggestions are good. You only need one video card with 1gig of video memory. A 4890 would be great for this. And for a $2k budget you can get an SSD for the OS drive.

Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

I would recommend this model. With this windows will boot up in 10 seconds or less.
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Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks

I would recommend this model. With this windows will boot up in 10 seconds or less.
Darn $199 after MIR. $3.31 per gig. Getting real close to SSD time. I want $2 per gig but they are steadily coming down in price.
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SSD's great, but just make sure you can back it up with the rest of your system. With a $2K rig, I doubt you'll have any problems.

Also, the Asus monitor you chose doesn't have a HDMI port. If I were you, I'd drop the extra $10/$20 on the similar monitor with HDMI, that way it'll always work as a regular TV if you don't end up needing it down the road. I know Ebates had Newegg coupons and gives cash back too, which might be a good thing to think about when you're dropping two grand on the internet.
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I'll be buying a SSD about a week before Windows 7 ships. I agree with the mobo discussion, save yourself some money and buy a Asus P6T or I'll suggest the EVGA X58 LE.
Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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SSD's great, but just make sure you can back it up with the rest of your system. With a $2K rig, I doubt you'll have any problems.

Also, the Asus monitor you chose doesn't have a HDMI port. If I were you, I'd drop the extra $10/$20 on the similar monitor with HDMI, that way it'll always work as a regular TV if you don't end up needing it down the road. I know Ebates had Newegg coupons and gives cash back too, which might be a good thing to think about when you're dropping two grand on the internet.
DVI is better than HDMI for total max resolution and you can get adapter plugs for a dollar or so to go from one to the other. The HDMI port isn't worth the extra cash.
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