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Old 07-17-2009, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I have only a budget of 2500 NZD.
These are four builds.
Suggest which one and/or say what i could do to improve it.

BUILD 1

Intel Core i7-920 Quad 2.66GHz 8Mb Cache = $570.07

• Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R-SLI ATX LGA1366 - CF & SLI Support = $431.20

• Corsair TR3X6G1600C8 6GB (3x 2GB MXS3 sticks) PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 For X58 MB/i7 Core, 3x240-pin DIMMs, Triple Kit, 8-8-8-24 1.65V= $238.40

• Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA2 3.5" Hard Drive = $115.10

• 2 x Gigabyte GV-N26OC-896H-B-GA GTX260 PCIE= $809.20 (@ $404.60 each)

• 750W "Antec" EarthWatts ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS certified , 135mm low noise cooling fan, 4x +12V outputs, 4 x PCI-Express, 9 x SATA = $229.80

• Raidmax Sirius Gaming Case (Silver), Side Window, NO PSU = $151.90



Total: $2545.67


BUILD 2

Galaxy (27XIF9HMFEXZ) GF GTX 275 PCI-E 2.0 896MB DDR3 448-bit. 633/2268MHz. Dual Dual-Link DVI. HDCP. Fan. NVIDIA PhysX Ready.

125643 53064 Intel (BX80601920) Core i7 920 2.66 GHz Processor Socket 1366 (8MB L3 Cache)

131578 53210 Asus (P6T) Intel X58 Chipset Socket 1366 ATX QPI Up to 6.4GT/s ICH10R Support Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition DDR3 1600 SATAII Raid Express Gate SLI + CrossFireX 2xGB Lan 8 Channel Sound 2x1394a

126240 OCZ800EXS OCZ (OCZ800EXS) Elite X Stream Power Supply 800W

122672 52867 Western Digital (WD6401AALS) 640GB, 32MB Cache, 5400-7200RPM, Caviar Black GP SATA 3 Gb/s

160062 CP216 Adata (AD31600G002GU3K) 6GB (2GB x 3 Tri-pack) DDR3 1600G DIMM 3yr wty

167126 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Cooler Master (RC-922M-KKN1-GP) "Cooler Master" HAF 922 High Air Flow black case

BUILD 3

Intel Core i7 CPU i7-920 2.66TGHz, 8M

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R X58 Core i7, 3ch, 4 Dimm, UD3 Classic, 8 power phase with DES 4-Gear (CrossFireX and SLi Ready)

Supertalent TR3 3GB DDR3-1333 (3X1GB) PC10600 CL8 1.50V
Triple Channel Kit with Heatsink for X58

Western Digital 3.5” 500GB Green Power SATA2, 32MB, 7200RPM

CoolerMaster HAF 922 Mid Tower Case

CoolerMaster Silent Pro M700 700W PSU Modular with 135mm Ultra Silent Fan

Gigabyte N275UD-896i GTX 275 896MB 448-Bit PCI-E

BUILD 4

CPU: i7-920
CPU COOLING: Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler 12CM FAN Noise:17-21dBA (looks very cool)
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
Memory: G.Skill 6GB Tri-Channel kit (2gbx3) DDR3 -1600
HDD: Samsung 1TB SATA II 32MB Cache
Video Card: Sapphire Vapor-X HD4890 1G Over Clocking Version
DVD: LG 22X SATA BLACK DVD Writer
CASE: Cooler Master STORM SCOUT Mid Tower Gaming
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M500
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which System/Build is best?

I like build 2 just because I am not a fan of the EX58-UD3R with only 4 ram dimms.

If you want a gigabyte board go for the GA-EX58-UD4P.

I would want different ram than the adata provided in build 2. be it ocz, gskil or corsair 1600 speeds.
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Only got a budget of 2500 NZD :S
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Are these prebuilts? If so you could save a bunch by building it yourself.
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Na not prebuilt, There in NZD so thats why the prices seem a bit high.

So you like build 2?
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Of those builds yes.

Build 2 would be my choice.

It would be nice to see a link to the store you are using as some tweaks would be nice.
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