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Here it is...I think

By GNS1310
Sep 4, 2010
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  1. $1300 (probably will cost me $800-$900)
    I need a wifi card/usb for this build plus the older computer im on now
    Also switching to wireless N router, selling my G to a friend.
    Standard 550watt PSU will be sold, I have a CorsairTX 750.
    Selling the old tower and a few other parts.

    Intel X58 Core i7 Configurator
    Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black )
    Case Lighting ( None )
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth Module )
    Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 950 Processor (4x 3.06GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
    iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
    Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] - [Free Upgrade] Standard 120mm Fan )
    Memory ( 6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1600 - ** FREE Upgrade from DDR3-1333 ** Corsair or Major Brand )
    Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5770 - 1GB - Single Card )
    Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
    Motherboard ( [SLI] Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R w/ 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16 )
    Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( [Free] Internal USB 3.0 PCI-E x1 Expansion Card )
    Power Supply ( 550 Watt -- Standard )
    Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
    Data Hard Drive ( None )
    Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
    2nd Optical Drive ( None )
    Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
    Meter Display ( None )
    Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
    Keyboard ( Logitech Deluxe Keyboard - Black )
    Mouse ( Logitech Internet Mouse - Black )
    Monitor ( None )
    2nd Monitor ( None )
    Speaker System ( iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )
    Power Protection ( None )
    Headset ( None )
    Video Camera ( None )
    Warranty ( Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )
    Rush Service ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Whats your question? LOL.

    Build looks OK, I prefer the HAF 932 more though. :)
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    One slight change, if you do game, step down processor to i7 930 perhaps, and go for Radeon 5850. Although, do remember, ATI is about to launch HD 6xxx series, which rumors have it, will be having pretty good bump performance wise.
     
  4. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 92

    No questions really, just want some input. Its a big purchase that I hope will last a long time.
     
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    The motherboard supports SLI and Crossfire, so you could always add another 5770 later, but personally I'd go for a GTX460 1GB version, or wait for the HD6xxx series GPUs. :)

    You'd probably be wanting more than 550w for your power supply to run the HD6xxx GPUs though!
     
  6. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 92

    I have a corsiar 750TX sitting right in front of me that will be going in.
     
  7. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 92

    What about downgrading the current card then picking up the 6xxx when it comes out? I feel like doing the limbo...how low can I go?
     
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    An HD 5450 with 512MB GDDR, should fill that gap, and it is priced around 50$ or so.

    However, if you have an older graphic card using it can do the same job?
     
  9. GNS1310

    GNS1310 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 92

    Nope. One of the many reasons for the new build is the video card isn't going to last much longer. Its been in 3 machines and although it powers dual monitors it doesn't do it well. Sometimes I have both screens, sometimes one, sometimes neither! I'll go with a cheaper card for now...good info thanks.
     
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    You are welcome, and best of luck with putting together your new machine :)
     
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The same system (with a different case; the AZZA Solano 1000) comes out cheaper (~$1150, vs. $1300) on CyberPowerPC and it also comes with freebies and a better cooling system; consider getting it from them instead. They also have MIRs on a lot of the products, so you can save even more in the long-term.
     

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