Edited by Joe Gran, 06 October 2009 - 11:38 PM.
Time to build an i7
Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:32 PM
Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:46 PM
You've got $1100 as a budget to cover what parts?
The tower itself...
Windows 7 OS
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?
Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:56 PM
Edited by Joe Gran, 07 October 2009 - 12:06 AM.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 07:31 AM
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..
Edited by Joe Gran, 08 October 2009 - 07:59 AM.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:21 PM
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.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:04 PM
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.
Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:39 PM
Edited by Joe Gran, 08 October 2009 - 10:41 PM.
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