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Time to build an i7


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Joe Gran

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I need some help creating a build. My only specs on the PC that i care about is that it's an i7. The use of it will be for music, web design, and a little graphics design. With a few games then and there. I have $1100 to spend. I do need windows 7 xp 64 bit OEM..My specs on my current pc are: 2.53ghz celeron 1gb of ram, and 40gb HDD. Anything will be faster then this. I want an i7 because just in case in the future i decide to play more computer games. I do plan on overclocking it to 4ghz. Thanks- Joe.

Edited by Joe Gran, 06 October 2009 - 11:38 PM.

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Hey mate,

You've got $1100 as a budget to cover what parts?

The tower itself...
Windows 7 OS
Keyboard/mouse/speakers
monitor

Or do you already have some parts you're going to keep? Do you need any specific items included such as a wireless LAN card or something?

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tower and os, i don't need a wireless card. I'm just going to do a direct connect to a LAN. i already own a screen, speakers, keyboard and a mouse.

Edited by Joe Gran, 07 October 2009 - 12:06 AM.

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I'll make this easier on you guys. I do not need the best graphics card out there. A cheap one will due till i have some extra cash. I don't plan on playing games again on the pc for sometime. I started a build:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail- $99.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM -$74.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail -$139.99
EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail-$259.99
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail- $279.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM- $99.99

Total is $962.93.. $30 mail in rebate.
Leaves me about $150 for ram and a garbage graphics card.
Would like some help on finding some good Ram, and a cheap graphics card. If you find any small tweaks in my build feel free to inform me. I'll upgrade graphics later all i need is picture on my screen..
Thanks-Joe.

Edited by Joe Gran, 08 October 2009 - 07:59 AM.

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Hey mate, sorry for the delay, I've been rather busy of late.

A couple of thoughts - for the Power Supply, you could easily "downgrade" to the TX750 and still have plenty enough power for that system. The ASUS P6T SE is also a nice motherboard for a few dollars cheaper. This Kingston HyperX RAM looks nice - 6GB triple channel kit with good latencies for DDR3. Don't forget you'll need to throw in a DVD Burner.

I haven't counted up the budget yet, but you can go much cheaper, the 4770 is a very nice card for the money.

If you're looking to get a better graphics card, you can try to configure an i5 build and see what you come up with. If I get a few spare minutes today (it's not looking good) then I'll have a go for you.

Cheers
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If you just need a graphics card to be a placekeeper while you are not going to game, I suggest a 8400GS and spend the rest on some nice RAM.
http://www.newegg.co...amp;Order=PRICE
This card is not worthy of your computer though.

I love my Ballistix Tracers: http://www.newegg.co...st....83 x 2GB)
Newegg never has them in stock though... try Amazon.

I also agree that you should go with a P6T SE or a Foxconn Bloodrage.
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i want to do build an i7. When i get more money i'll put in a high end graphics card..

Edited by Joe Gran, 08 October 2009 - 10:41 PM.

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All right then... let us know how your build comes out
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