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Old October 4, 2010, 12:35 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

Gaming and Folding

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

1500 is the absolute maximum. Not that I want to spend that much unless the bang for buck is there

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

America www.newegg.com

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.

Intel/Nvidia because of Folding. I am going to buy EVGA for the GPU because of the warranty and CS. I am leaning toward EVGA for my motherboard incase I mess up bad on my first overclock.

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

All new parts

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.

Yes

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

I may plan to overclock at some point after I read more about it

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?

Next month

9. What resolution do you use?

1900 x 1080

This is what I am looking at as of right now.

Case: HAF 932 Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window $139
Motherboard: EVGA P55 FTW Newegg.com - EVGA P55 FTW SLI 132-LF-E657-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $219
CPU: i5-750 Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 $194
GPU: EVGA 460 FTW Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1377-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) FTW 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $259
RAM: Mushkin Blackline 7-7-7-20 Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996677 $84
Power Supply: Corsair AX850 Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $199
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 40GB Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTX40G 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $109
HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive $69
CPU Cooling: CM 212+ Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler $29
Fans: 2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoons Newegg.com - Scythe GentleTyphoon D1225C12B4AP-14 120mm Case Fan $38

Comes out to about $1,340

What are your suggestions/concerns with this build?
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Old October 4, 2010, 01:13 PM
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lets see..

haf922 or 912 if you want

NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - P55A-G55 In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Intel Xeon X3440 Quad Core Processor LGA1156 2.53GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 95W Retail Box - BX80605X3440 In Canada.

way overkill even for dual 460's psu wise.


edit if you pricematch out of a 1500 dollar order you will probably save a couple hundred or so
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Old October 4, 2010, 02:01 PM
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lets see..

haf922 or 912 if you want

NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - P55A-G55 In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Intel Xeon X3440 Quad Core Processor LGA1156 2.53GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 95W Retail Box - BX80605X3440 In Canada.

way overkill even for dual 460's psu wise.


edit if you pricematch out of a 1500 dollar order you will probably save a couple hundred or so
ncixus.com has pricematch?
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ncixus.com has pricematch?
err, dont tell me only we canucks are blessed? :)
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Old October 4, 2010, 05:20 PM
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If you want to do some folding, upgrade the cpu to a i7 860. With hyperthreading and some OC, you can do bigadv. This link will give you some ideas on how many PPD you could get out of the 860:
-bigadv i7 860 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Should keep you under your $1500 limit too.
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Old October 4, 2010, 05:34 PM
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If you want to do some folding, upgrade the cpu to a i7 860. With hyperthreading and some OC, you can do bigadv. This link will give you some ideas on how many PPD you could get out of the 860:
-bigadv i7 860 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Should keep you under your $1500 limit too.
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Those prices seem a bit high, even for Newegg. Are you sure those are the best prices for the components you want? You can also use similar parts and achieve the same result. Take the PSU for example. Way overkill. Same for the GPU. $260 for a GTX 260 is quite expensive. And you don't even get lifetime warranty.

If I got time later tonight or tomorrow, I'll see if I can put together a $1500 build for you from Newegg USA.

Also consider using AMD Phenom II X6 processors. They can overclock to 4Ghz pretty easily and gives you major bang for your buck without having to buy a Core i7 CPU. However as Chris noted, you won't be able to fold -bigadv WUs.
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Old October 4, 2010, 09:23 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I was supprised no one said anything about the SSD or RAM.

Adjustments I made:

Mobo: ASUS P7P55 WS Super Computer /w NF200 Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer with NF200 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $199 -- Cheaper than the EVGA board and I get the NF200 chip for dual 16x SLI

Power: Corsair AX750 Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $174 -- $100 dollars cheaper than the AX850

GPU: EVGA GTX460 1GB Superclocked EE Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249 -- $10 dollars cheaper than the former, and a lifetime warranty. It is odd that the FTW cards didn't have a lifetime. Makes you wonder.

I did not switch the CPU as I am probably only going to be folding on the GPU. I am debating getting two the of 460s but that will put me at $1,509 w/o shipping.
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Thanks for the feedback. I was supprised no one said anything about the SSD or RAM.

Adjustments I made:

Mobo: ASUS P7P55 WS Super Computer /w NF200 Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer with NF200 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $199 -- Cheaper than the EVGA board and I get the NF200 chip for dual 16x SLI

Power: Corsair AX750 Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series AX750 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $174 -- $100 dollars cheaper than the AX850

GPU: EVGA GTX460 1GB Superclocked EE Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $249 -- $10 dollars cheaper than the former, and a lifetime warranty. It is odd that the FTW cards didn't have a lifetime. Makes you wonder.

I did not switch the CPU as I am probably only going to be folding on the GPU. I am debating getting two the of 460s but that will put me at $1,509 w/o shipping.
Are you still intent on getting a Core i5 and not i7 or Phenom II X6?

That PSU is still overpriced. and it's only $20 cheaper, not $100. This is a tried and true PSU. 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

Correct me if I'm wrong, but CPU folding is much more cost effective than GPU folding. Besides, why not fold on both the CPU and GPU when you can?
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