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Old August 8, 2009, 08:29 PM
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My first time on any computer enthusiast forums, so what up? I finally have the funds to build a nice rig that I can overclock, game at 1920x1200/1920x1080 and generally have some fun with. Let me know what you think. I plan on overclocking this i7 920 with air. Anything included in the build I would like to be from this distribution website because of the 20 month payment finance with no interest my work is now offering me only through this company. I'd give the website but you need a company login and I can't give it out unfortunately. The first build is if I use as many components as I can from the distribution center and if the availability from the distribution website permits. The second is if I have no availability on the original build for some components. I love the second build but you can see the costs associated with that situation. The Quattro 1000 is going to stay since the website has them in stock and none of the 1000HX. I will budget for the second 4890 and the ssd as it's already set in my mind and I am still under budget. Cheers.

CASE - Antec Twelve Hundred - $177.45
POWER SUPPLY - Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 - $191.47
PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7 920 - $328.06
CPU HEATSINK - Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme - $77.48
CPU FAN - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM 1600RPM - $16.38
MOTHERBOARD - MSI Platinum - $229.14
MEMORY - Kingston HyperX 6 GB ( 3 x 2 GB ) 1600mhz - $174.51
HDD - Intel X25-M 80GB - $256.71 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2 in RAID 0 - $199.96
VIDEO CARDS - MSI Radeon HD 4890 - R4890-T2D1G-OC x 2 - $467.76
OPTICAL DRIVE - Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW - $32.10
MONITOR - LG W2442PA-BF 24"
SPEAKERS - Logitech X-530 5.1
MOUSE & KEYBOARD - Microsoft laser mouse and an old generic COMPAQ keyboard
TOTAL = $2094.27
UP FRONT = $325.92
FINANCED PORTION = $1768.35
20 MONTH PAYMENTS @ $88.42 PER MONTH

CASE - Cooler Master HAF 932 - $168.92
POWER SUPPLY - Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 - $191.47
PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7 920 - $328.06
CPU HEATSINK - Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme - $77.48
CPU FAN - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM 1600RPM - $16.38
MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte EX58-UD4P - $252.06
MEMORY - Corsair XMS3 Dominator ( 3 x 2 GB ) 1600mhz - $199.00
HDD - Intel X25-M 80GB - $256.71 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2 in RAID 0 - $199.96
VIDEO CARDS - MSI Radeon HD 4890 - R4890-T2D1G-OC x 2 - $433.00
OPTICAL DRIVE - Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW - $32.10
MONITOR - LG W2442PA-BF 24"
SPEAKERS - Logitech X-530 5.1
MOUSE & KEYBOARD - Microsoft laser mouse and an old generic COMPAQ keyboard
TOTAL = $2155.14
UP FRONT = $1378.90
FINANCED PORTION = $776.24
20 MONTH PAYMENTS @ $38.81 PER MONTH
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Welcome to the forums! I hope you'll learn from the folks here like I have.

I don't know enough about i7 builds to talk about performance, but I just want to confirm you have a good backup plan, right?

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HDD - Intel X25-M 80GB - $256.71 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2 in RAID 0 - $199.96
After losing 3 HDDs (1 TB Samsung, 500GB Seagate, 250GB Fujitsu) this year, I just can't see myself having 2 TB of data relying on TWO drives to remain stable.

Also I think you know as well as I how bad an ugly yellow or dust-colour keyboard will look with all that new stuff
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Old August 8, 2009, 09:16 PM
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You may want to bear in mind that the Intel SSD's are presently going into their second generation. At the moment, would-be buyers are presently forced to choose between the first generation, which Intel claims won't be receiving updated firmware to work properly in Windows 7, and the second generation, which has a weird (if rare) data-corruption issue that hasn't been patched yet.

And even if it works into your budget, a pair of 4890's could be considered a little overkill for gaming at 19x12. You could probably pocket an extra hundred or so if you dropped down to a pair of 4870's. Just a thought.
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Welcome to the forums! I hope you'll learn from the folks here like I have.

I don't know enough about i7 builds to talk about performance, but I just want to confirm you have a good backup plan, right?

After losing 3 HDDs (1 TB Samsung, 500GB Seagate, 250GB Fujitsu) this year, I just can't see myself having 2 TB of data relying on TWO drives to remain stable.

Also I think you know as well as I how bad an ugly yellow or dust-colour keyboard will look with all that new stuff
Haha. The keyboard is luckily grey and black but regardless it's getting replaced. So are the mouse and speakers eventually. For the storage, I like the amount of space and it's still within budget. By good backup plan, do you mean backup system? I have an older system I can always setup in case of emergency and I am budgeting for mishaps as I play with this rig. I'm also overly careful with stuff so I should be okay.

Thanks guys, and for the welcome frontier.
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You may want to bear in mind that the Intel SSD's are presently going into their second generation. At the moment, would-be buyers are presently forced to choose between the first generation, which Intel claims won't be receiving updated firmware to work properly in Windows 7, and the second generation, which has a weird (if rare) data-corruption issue that hasn't been patched yet.

And even if it works into your budget, a pair of 4890's could be considered a little overkill for gaming at 19x12. You could probably pocket an extra hundred or so if you dropped down to a pair of 4870's. Just a thought.
Thanks for the advice on the ssd. I did read somewhere regarding a Windows 7 issue with ssd's, but I thought they already did release a firmware upgrade for the drives? That might have been a seperate issue. Regardless I'll keep reading, not buying until October anyway. I have been juggling 4870's and 4890's all week. I guess it depends on how the availability works in October for the distribution center, if I went with 4870's, that's my heatsink and fan almost right there.
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The second build is way over solid but, don't play with MSI! about a years now they have a wierd way to do theyre RMA, they keep the part to get out of the 2 years waranty ( part and labour ) and they say it's declined. After they do it on every RMA we have to them at job I can't recommend them anymore. Haf 932 is also impossible to compare with a twelve, for the haf = better aiflow, cable management wich is pretty inexistant tin the twelve, number of 5.25 without any mod. For Ocying, Corsair memory will also oustand HyperX so you are better with it. and finally, the Gigabyte mobo isway overbetter then the MSI, for exemple just take a look at the Gigy lay out wich is rock solid vs the MSI. For the rest everything rock solid.

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Second choice. But.

No need for a TPQ 1k. Overkill for your rig.
Make sure you have an i7 mount (bracket) for the TRUE, or choose the TRUE specifically designed for the i7.
The Dominators are great sticks, but do you really need them? Will you oc that high?
What Frontier meant in terms of backup is this: do not go for dual 1Tb in Raid 0. Unless you backup your data somewhere else.
MpG already wrote it, but I'll say it again: dual 4890s is not required for the resolution you will be gaming at. Other choice: GTX285.

Now I wonder what is that "distribution center", 'cause those aren't the best prices around.

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+1 3.0charlie about almost everything he said XD
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+1 3.0charlie about almost everything he said XD
I know! I was going to reply to this thread, but he wraps everything up so neat and concise!

No wasted words, eh Charlie?
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