New core i7

imager1

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Ok here we go...Almost saved up for a new system. Budget is $1500 and requirements are below.

Case - Thermaltake ElementS is what I've been leaning towards.
PSU - 650W corsair
Mem - 6GB - Gskill Pi Ram DDR3 1600
Storage - 2TB internal HDD
Mobo - leaning towards a giggy UD3P
CPU - 920 or maybe the 920 D0
GPU - at least the 4870
DVD Burner
Vista 64bit
question here - is it worth it to pay extra for a better giga NIC?
no speakers, KB, Mouse needed

I'm guessing this can all be done for $1500ish...?!
 

akira282

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Ok here we go...Almost saved up for a new system. Budget is $1500 and requirements are below.

Case - Thermaltake ElementS is what I've been leaning towards.
PSU - 650W corsair
Mem - 6GB - Gskill Pi Ram DDR3 1600
Storage - 2TB internal HDD
Mobo - leaning towards a giggy UD3P
CPU - 920 or maybe the 920 D0
GPU - at least the 4870
DVD Burner
Vista 64bit
question here - is it worth it to pay extra for a better giga NIC?
no speakers, KB, Mouse needed

I'm guessing this can all be done for $1500ish...?!
I would stick with the 920 over the 920 D0 as it isn't a more powerful chip. It's differences are only cosmetic as described in this article: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11773&Itemid=35

It actually may end up being more annoying too because the x58 board probably won't recognize it and god knows when they willl have an up-to-date bios to make the "cosmetic" chip work.
 

Ð88

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i agree with hedoe. Get 2 1TB HDD and put them in a RAID setup or something. Much faster.
 

imager1

Baseband Member
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a single 2TB HDD isnt as fast a 1 TB HDD
whats wrong with 1.5 TB ?
i love mine
I guess I should have been a little more clear!

2TB's of TOTAL storage. Regardless of how it's done. 2 500GB drives and 1TB drive or 2 TB drives, etc. It doesn't matter...however I was looking at just two 1TB drives.

650w psu is a little low i think also.
Hmmm...not sure why the 650W wouldn't be good enough...I won't be doing SLi, and from http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp as a general guide I would have plenty of power.

Anyone have suggestions on parts? mobo, gpu, etc?

This is what I came up with, but any suggestions would be welcomed.

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS324-08 - Retail
Item #: N82E16827106291
$29.99

Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133077

-$10.00 Instant


$129.99
$119.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148373

$179.98
($89.99 each)

HIS Hightech H487QT1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ 4+ Turbo Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814161265

-$4.99 Saving
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate

$259.99
$255.00

HIS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Game DVD Gift - Retail
Item #: N82E16800997041


$4.99

OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1333LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227375
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

-$35.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$125.99
$90.99


GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128362
-$10.00 Instant


$298.99
$288.99

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202

$288.99
$239.00

Tom Clancy's HAWX – OEM PC Game, Gift with Intel Purchase - OEM
Item #: N82E16800992039
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$49.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
-$60.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate

$179.99
$119.99

Subtotal: $1,109.92
Tax: $80.63
Calculate Shipping
Shipping: $41.97

Promo Code: $0.00

Grand Total: $1,521.50 - *NOT* including OS, didn't pick one yet.

NOTE - some of the items are FREE like the 2 games, and mouse. But I'm guessing they don't take those prices off until check out. Rounded up to nearest dollar and I get $1,041.00
I thought it was going to be a harder time getting it within my budget. I wish I had room for a 2nd monitor...the desk is one of those "hutch" style desks :(

Now if I could get a PROMO CODE that would be awesome! LOL! :D

Just realized the mobo that I had was NOT compatible and I had missed a PSU. Replacing/adding those now puts my slightly over my MAX budget of $1500 and still without an OS.
 

Ð88

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Eek, 2TB of Raid 0 =/ More like 2TB of lost data. :rolleyes:
What's the difference? So he uses one 2TB HDD and it fails he still loses everything. Or are you saying that's too large of hard drives to be using in Raid 0 (greater risks of failure)? Either way I dont know what you're talking about. Explain.
 

imager1

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What's the difference? So he uses one 2TB HDD and it fails he still loses everything. Or are you saying that's too large of hard drives to be using in Raid 0 (greater risks of failure)? Either way I dont know what you're talking about. Explain.
doesn't matter cause I won't be using 1 single 2 TB drive...
 
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