What do you think of my $2000 build

hacktor2

Limp Gawd
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1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Mostly gaming, with a mix of photoshop/web design
2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?
$2000 shipping not included
3) Where do you live?
Central Minnesota
4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. Please be very specific.
Everything except mouse/keyboard
6) Will you be overclocking?
Only if its an easy overclock i.e. bumping up the FSB a level or two
7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?
Hanns-G 28"
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
Within the next month
10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? 32bit or 64bit? Yes, Windows 7

LIAN LI PC-B10 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $249
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112226

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $159
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163

HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail - $419
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161301

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail - $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail - $294
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail - $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167023

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail - $161
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365

Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254043

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail - $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

$2079 including the V8 heatsink

If I weren't going to do any overclocking, would the intel stock cooler be sufficient for my needs? All suggestions welcome! thanks
 

Shadowssong

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Drop the V8 completely or just pick up a Hyper 212+. If your spending 2k I would get a better mobo than the AsRock and a better gpu than HIS. Also I would suggest going with G.Skill/Corsair memory over the OCZ. Your spending an ass ton on the case when you could use that money to get quality parts for the rest of your build.

What I'd get:
i7 920 + gigabyte ud3r
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.355679
xfx 5870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476
g.skill ddr3-1600 6gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225
hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
 

hacktor2

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Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail - $294
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

xfx 5870 - $420
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150476

g.skill ddr3-1600 6gb - $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225

hyper 212+ - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254043

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail - $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167023

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail - $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

$2003 w/o any combo savings... how does that look? Any weak points now? I've had lian-li before and their build quality is amazing, which is one reason I had selected it. That and a door. The Antec case was actually on my list before the lian-li
 

Shadowssong

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Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail - $294
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

xfx 5870 - $420
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150476

g.skill ddr3-1600 6gb - $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225

hyper 212+ - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254043

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail - $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820167023

CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail - $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010

$2003 w/o any combo savings... how does that look? Any weak points now? I've had lian-li before and their build quality is amazing, which is one reason I had selected it. That and a door. The Antec case was actually on my list before the lian-li

Better, not sure why you want such an expensive motherboard.

I would go with the antec 300 illusion unless you are adverse to the blue led's (its actually 5 dollars cheaper since it has free shipping)

Otherwise pretty good yeah. You should be looking for combo deals to save yourself $20 here and there.
 

heatlesssun

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Nice rig, I have the P6X58D. It's actually a very stable board but I've had a SATA port die on me and it has an issue booting properly from the correct drive. It's a known issue but I have old bootable OS drives that I'm using as data drives and that my be causing some issues. But at 4Ghz the thing is rock solid.
 

hacktor2

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Is the UD3R a pretty legit motherboard? Replacing the Asus with the gigabyte comes to $1903. That'll help pay for shipping + any accessories I might need/want. Thanks shadow!
 

Dangman

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Is the UD3R a pretty legit motherboard? Replacing the Asus with the gigabyte comes to $1903. That'll help pay for shipping + any accessories I might need/want. Thanks shadow!

Yeah the UD3R is a pretty good mobo.
 

nissanztt90

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Forget the HIS, go with XFX.

As for the SSD...i personally cant justify the price. For the same money spent id get a 250-500 gig OS drive and a 2 TB storage drive instead of the SSD speed. Dont get me wrong..id love the speed...but for the few extra seconds the 80GB vs multiple TBs isnt worth it to me. Again, just my opinion.

Actually...for a bit more than 225...ive got 2x250gb drives in RAID 0 for OS and nothing important, and a 1 TB RAID 1 for everything important. 1.5 TB of storage with 2/3 of redundancy for the important shit for ~300 aint bad IMHO.
 

hacktor2

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heres my plan in regards to the SSD:

I am currently getting ahold of a MediaSmart EX485. That will back everything up, plus hold all my media (music, movies...) and other stuff.

Right now all I have is a MacBook Pro with a WD Studio 2 750gig external drive. I plan on transferring everything to the 485 and then reformat the external and use the e-SATA on this new rig.
 
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