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Old March 17, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Alright guys if you guys have seen my last thread "My New PC Build for 2009!", you will see that I had a 775 chip set. People have been telling me how with $2000 I could build myself an i7 platform. It would be greatly appreciated if you guys could help me think up a rig. So far with these parts:

EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 285 Sc 675MHZ 1024MB 2.538GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out- $430.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
(maybe two of these)-$81.99

LG GH22NS30 Black SATA DVD-Writer 22xDVD+R/-R 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 16xDVD+R DL 12xDVD-R DL 48x CD-R 32xCD-RW- $35.49

Corsair TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan- $156.99

Gaming Bundle Deal ASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard & 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D DDR3-1600 RAM- $509.99

Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S- $358.99

NZXT LEXA Blackline ATX Case Blue No PS Temp Display Window Front USB & Audio (LEXA-BLACKLINE)(Already Bought)

All that would be $1528 in total before tax
, $1715 with tax.


Its still in debate what motherboard and CPU I should use. REMEMBER, it has to be under $2000. Thx for the help! This is the new list of parts, type in your responses please, i would love as many opinions on these parts as possible . It is also in debate whether to use the,
Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler, or the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 LGA1366 i7 Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fan.

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Old March 17, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Get the 640gb caviar blacks. they are faster because of the platter density.
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Old March 17, 2009, 07:24 PM
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Get the 640gb caviar blacks. they are faster because of the platter density.
I'll look into that, thx.
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Old March 17, 2009, 07:27 PM
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A summation of the price for the listed parts would do a great deal in helping others select a cpu/mobo etc that completes the build, within the budget for you. :)
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Old March 17, 2009, 07:54 PM
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How about this:

NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal ASUS P6T Deluxe Motherboard & 6GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D DDR3-1600 RAM $509.99
Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S $358.99
EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 285 648MHZ 1024MB 2.489GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card $430
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $115.99
LG GH22NS30 Black SATA DVD-Writer 22xDVD+R/-R 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 16xDVD+R DL 12xDVD-R DL 48x CD-R 32xCD-RW $27
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB $90
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 LGA1366 i7 Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fan $80
Coolermaster CM 690 Mid Tower Black ATX Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound Firewire & eSATA $95
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM $125

Sub total: $1822
5% GST: $91.60

Total: 1923.60
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Old March 17, 2009, 08:03 PM
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I already have Vista Ultimate 64 bit so thats already done, and I know that you were saying that the i7's run hot, but is the heat pipe cooler really necessary?
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You realize that your rams gotta go right? besides the fact that its grossly over priced its also not DDR3 which is the native ram type for core i7. That build laid out by Kruzn is great though and falls well within your budget =) Although I would drop the noctua cooler for something else, maybe the Xigmatek HDT-1283 with the 1366 crossbow kit, or the TRUE with the 1366 bracket in the kit. The true with 1 fan would stomp the noctua even with 2 fans. oh and you can price match alot of the listed parts for cheaper ;) check price canada or something and search all the parts for cheaper prices.
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If you plan to learn overclocking?...yes, it is...and most of us here wouldn't build it without an aftermarket cooler ;)
Take out the OS and there ya go!...well under $2k!! :D
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I know that you were saying that the i7's run hot, but is the heat pipe cooler really necessary?
Yes if you want to overclock it at all. The stock coolers probubly good till 3ghz maybe but it will still get hot.
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You realize that your rams gotta go right? besides the fact that its grossly over priced its also not DDR3 which is the native ram type for core i7. That build laid out by Kruzn is great though and falls well within your budget =) Although I would drop the noctua cooler for something else, maybe the Xigmatek HDT-1283 with the 1366 crossbow kit, or the TRUE with the 1366 bracket in the kit. The true with 1 fan would stomp the noctua even with 2 fans. oh and you can price match alot of the listed parts for cheaper ;) check price canada or something and search all the parts for cheaper prices.


Price Canada is where the I got the numbers!!!!....except for the mobo/ram combo...and I disagree about the True stomping the Noctua but hey, you're entitled to you opinion, besides, a heatsink is a personal choice so feel free to pick what you prefer.
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