I pulled the trigger
I appreciate all the help and advice given here. After much thought and gut wrenching I purchased the following items. Some choices were made because I just wanted it (like the i7 / 1366 option vs a i5 / 1156 option). Yes I could have saved money considering my likely use for it but I just wanted it. Some items were on sale. My first RAM choice was Muskin but the ones I wanted were not on Gigabyte's motherboard list of tested RAM and I just didn't want to get RAM and not have it work and I figured I could always change or upgrade later. The PSU choice is over sized but I figured it was easier to over size for future upgrades and the price difference between a 500 watt PSU and a 750 PSU wasn't much. I also wanted a modular PSU to help manage the cable mess. My plan is the OS and programs on the SSD and data on the HDD. If I have made any mistakes, I guess it is too late now. I am sure I will be posting a lot of questions once I get the goods.:clap:
Thank you HC!
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Cooler Master HAF X RC-942-KKN1
Corsair HX750 modular cables 80 silver
Intel Core i7 930
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3ROCZ Platinum 6GB 1600 OCZ3P1600C6LV6GK
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
LG Blue Ray Writer WH10sl30
Lite-On DVD burner
Cooler Master Hyper 212
Hanns·G 25" 2ms 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
Looks pretty good to me. I'm sure you'll enjoy it :thumb:.
Look really decent! Now you can't complain that your computer lagg:P Have fun with the computer!
Ho damn guys! Already 3000 post with you!
yup, you got the cooler right :)
have fun man!
Ho a little something we all forget about, you have to find a name to the beast:)
Nice build. I am looking at the same system, minus the case. If you don't mind me asking, what's your total cost and where did you order from?
I ordered from newegg because I am in the US. I also looked at Tigerdirect but they will charge sales tax in my state (so I saved 8% already) :biggrin: I was pleasantly surprised at only $17 for shipping. Some of the stuff was auto added and was free - like the 3D glasses and PowerDVD software and Starcraft game. So total was $2060 (also got a copy of MS office 2010 since I use office and my version is 2003). The 25 inch monitor I thought was a very good deal. I saw it on sale at Staples for $239 and newegg had it for $189 (about $100 off retail). There are also about $40 in mail in rebates with this order. I chose a USB keyboard and mouse because it is a desktop and I don't feel like hunting for batteries when the wireless mouse and keyboard die.
1 x ($21.99) KB&MS LOGITECH | MK120
$21.991 x ($199.99) CASE CM|HAF X RC-942-KKN1 RT
$199.991 x ($160.99) MEM 2Gx3|OCZ OCZ3P1600C6LV6GK R
$160.991 x ($29.99) CPU COOLER CM| RR-B10-212P-G1 RT
$23.991 x ($4.99) LG Red/Cyan 3D glasses
$4.991 x ($14.99) PowerDVD 9 3D/BD software
$14.991 x ($5.99) GIFT ISHOP|i-black R
$5.991 x ($5.99) GIFT STARCRAFT2 FREE TRIAL VERSION
$5.991 x ($209.99) MB GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
$209.991 x ($219.99) VGA GIGABYTE| GV-N460OC-1GI R
$219.991 x ($3.01) BD-R VERBATIM | 96569 % - OEM
$3.011 x ($99.99) BLU-RAY BURNER LG | WH10LS30 OEM - OEM
$99.991 x ($99.99) WIN HOME PREM 7 64-BIT ENG 1PK DSP - OEM
$99.991 x ($124.99) MS OFICE H&S 2010 32BX64 ENG US DVD
$124.991 x ($149.99) PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-750HX 750W RT
$149.991 x ($284.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I7 930 2.80G R
$284.991 x ($134.99) SSD 64G|CRUC CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 R
$134.991 x ($89.99) HD 1T|WD 7K 64M SATAIII WD1002FAEX - OEM
$89.991 x ($189.99) MNTR HANNSG|LCD 25" 2MS HZ251HPB RT
$189.991 x ($-22.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #20594
$-22.991 x ($-5.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #20575
$-5.991 x ($-5.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #20833
Shipping and Handling: $17.02
Total Amount: $2058.87
as with everyone else, good selection of components. Have you considered getting a sound card. It really does make a difference, imho.
I figured that I would add a sound card after I made sure the sucker was working. I am sure that there will be more than a few hurdles in this build and I am not sure how much time it will all take. It might consume hours, days, weeks, (months!). The motherboard does support some sound off the back. What I can plug in the back I don't quite know yet since I haven't gotten my hands and head around it yet.
What are your recommendations for sound cards and speaker sets? Since I got a Blue ray player I am kind of looking forward to playing something on the 25 in monitor 1080p. I am a complete noobie with reguard to surround sound set up and how to do it right.
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