Another build for a friend.
Yep, i've been contacted again. This time by a guy who barely works, and will buy stuff slowly over the next month or two.
Budget is unconclusive, but aiming around $1000.
Parts we're considering so far:
i7 860 - (locally) - SATA COMPUTER*::*PC COMPONENTS*::*PROCESSOR*::*INTEL*::*INTEL® QUAD CORE I7 860 2.8GHZ 8MB LGA1156 RETAIL BX80605I7860
ASUS P7P55D (locally) - SATA COMPUTER*::*PC COMPONENTS*::*MOTHERBOARD*::*INTEL*::*ASUS P7P55D SK1156 INTEL P55 2X PCI-E X16,4D.DDR3-1600MHZ, 6+1 SATA,8CH+DTS-AUDIO,GB LAN,ATX
HAF 922 (locally) - SATA COMPUTER*::*PC COMPONENTS*::*COMPUTER CASES*::*COOLERMASTER HAF922 BLACK CASE NO POWER SUPPLY
HD5770 - NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port Lite Retail Video Card - 21163-00-20R In Canada.
Hyper 212 - NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM - RR-B10-212P-GP In Canada.
Ram (ripjaws) - NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core I5 1.65V Memory Kit - F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH In Canada.
HDD - he'll decide later.
PSU - Dunno, he's thinking about a TX750.
No overclocking . May grab another set of ripjaws and another 5770 later .
Seeing how you are saying the guy barely works and the budget is sort of unknown... Why not aim for some a bit cheaper parts, specially considering no oc.
I would go with an i5 750 instead of the i7 860 or a Phenom II X4 955.
I would also go for an HD4890 instead of a 5770. Sure it doesn't support DX11, but I have my doubt that the 5770 will give such amazing DX11 performance and with other games, the 4890 is ahead of the 5770 by a fair margin when it counts.
If he doesn't want to overclock, getting a very good aftermarket cooler is not necessary.
I am sorry, but seeing the situation, I would try to aim more for something that is really cost efficient.
I tried reasoning with him to go get a i5 750. Considering he's gonna be playing SC2, a few FPS, and HoN on it , i didn't think something that high was necessary.
Hmm, but he wants everything to run cool, as he said he will consider overclocking later.
But methinks the i7 860 isn't needed by him. and i5 750 is plenty.
Here, show him this bit-tech.net | Review - Intel Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield review
Alright. He agreed.
Now lookling for i5 750. And probably an HD4890 .
Aiming around $150 for the HD4890, i need to keep my eyes open. Lol i like how he said that it's a 2-4 month process now fo rthe computer.
Also what's a cheaper option to the TX750, keeping inmind he may go xfire with the HD4890's.
Considering the TX750 is 89.99 after MIR on surprise special, I don't think there is a much better choice. And if he says he doesn't like MIR, tell him its a 2-4 month process, so if he buys the PSU now, he gets the MIR a month after he finished his rig:rofl:
Otherwise, if he is willing the change the case, I find this deal to be quite good. Antec P183 and CP-850 It gives him a better PSU and a kickass case :punk: Otherwise, if there is a good deal on a 650W PSU.
For now, I am quite unsure if u can get an HD4890 for 150, but if he is willing to go for used stuff, then the 2-4 month process could really be put to use and he could save quite a bit.
I'm the one skeptical with MIR's . Never got any at all.
Hmm i'll tell him, but overall he likes the airflow of the HAF better.
I am kayen friend. Here is what me and him figured out so far.
1. COOLERMASTER HAF932 BLACK CASE NO POWER SUPPLY ($158.00)
2. Corsair HX620W 620W Modular ($100.00)
3. ThermalTake Thunderblade 120mm LED Fan, Red ($15.00 each) (buying about 3-4?)
4. Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM ($35.00)
5. ASUS P7P55D LE SK1156 INTEL P55, 2X PCI-E X16,4D.DDR3-1600MHZ, 6+1 SATA,8CH+DTS-AUDIO,GB LAN,ATX ($145.00)
6. INTEL QUAD CORE I5 750 2.66GHZ 8MB LGA1156 ($231.00)
7. G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL7-7-7-24 Core I5 Memory Kit ($100.00) (2 of them so $200.00)
8. XFX Radeon HD 4890 HD489XZSFC 1GB 850MHZ 1GB 3.9GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Video Card ($220.00)
9. WESTERN DIGITAL - OEM - 640GB WD6401AALS CAVIAR BLACK 7200RPM 32MB DUAL PROCESSOR SATA HARD DRIVE ($75.00)
Note: He's looking for used HD4890's and other hookups ;p .
Corsair PSU he's buying local.
Don't forget i am getting my case locally too
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