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Old August 26, 2010, 03:23 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
WoW ,internet duel booting with Linux in the future
2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
1600 hard cap
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
US
4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
Leaning toward Intel
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
I have nothing!
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
I have done a bit of research
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
not at first maybe later down the road
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
September
9. What resolution do you use?
1920 x 1080

Ok now on to the parts!

CPU I7-930

PSU CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Video Card SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

MotherboardASUS P6X58D-E
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

MemoryG.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

HHD Intel 40gb SSD Boot drive and 1TB WD Black
Newegg.com - Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD

Case
Haf 922

Disk Drive Lite on 4x BD-Rom
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray Reader Model iHOS104-06 - Blu-Ray Drives

Monitor ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24"
Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers

I think that is everything i will be putting Windows 7 Pro on the system that I got for free from my business department at school.
I look forward to hearing everyones ideas and if this might be to big of a build for a first time builder
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Old August 26, 2010, 03:29 PM
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I would drop the SSD and get a more powerful GPU such as GTX460.
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Old August 26, 2010, 06:38 PM
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why spend so much on all the components but the video card that would make it pointless to have such a good cpu n mobo
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Old August 26, 2010, 06:41 PM
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why spend so much on all the components but the video card that would make it pointless to have such a good cpu n mobo
so recommend a video card that is why I am here...
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Old August 26, 2010, 06:45 PM
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too much spent on cpu+,obo indeed for wow.nice psu, way overkill. not sure you need more than a duallie. you could try p55 and a 530 or perhaps a nice giga 870a and even a cheap quad amd? 2 bills for both.
video card was already sugested, the 460 is,right now, a very good bang per buck unit
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Old August 26, 2010, 06:47 PM
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Isn't his video card fine? He said he's only playing WoW. You don't seem to have a hard drive listed there but here's my recommendation. It's 6Gb/s so it goes along with your mobo. As for down the road overclocking, keep the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in mind.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Old August 26, 2010, 07:17 PM
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If the OP's interests in gaming lie only with WOW, a 5770 should do just fine. If you are looking to run current generation games at 1920x1080, I'd suggest a GTX460 1GB. Also, the power supply you've selected is overkill for a single card build.
Even staying Corsair and modular, a HX650 can be had for $99 after MIR on newegg.com.

Any particular reason for the Blueray?
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Old August 26, 2010, 07:34 PM
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After what you guys have stated I am looking into the GTX460 and the smaller PSU.

No reason for the Blu ray other then it is another player I can watch movies on so i don't bug the wife.
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If i switch to the Evga GTX460 1gb Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. should i also switch my MB to a SLI ready motherboard?

Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard This one maybe?
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For the price difference of a 5770 to 460, I would go with the 460 any day. It may be only WOW you're playing, but who knows. The new expansion is months away and the rumors are they are going to implement more 'high end' graphics changes to cater better systems. Plus if you change your gaming habits and break the wow addiction, you may find a use for that extra horsepower a 460 could offer ;)

The flip side to this argument, is that if its just a WOW machine, you definitely DO NOT need a 930/x58 build. You can get away with a much cheaper build that will still do all the things you're asking of WOW/Linux.

I also agree with the PSU comments by other users, cut back to a HX650. However, do not bother with a SATA3 HDD. They dont outperforme SATA2 drives, unless they are SSD's. Mechanical HDD's are just too old to hit anywhere near SATA3 bandwidth. Keep the SSD boot drive X25-v. SSD's are an amazing performance jump, and I would never go back to a mechanical boot drive.
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