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#74707 5-Jan-2011 23:55
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Happy new year everyone.

I'm planning building a new pc with the following specs. pls pls pls give me some suggestion or feedback, thanks!!!

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
CPU: Intel i7 870
Video: ASUS Geforce ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP 1GB | or similar SC version
RAM:  2x4GB DDR3-1600
HDD:  W/D Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
PSU: Gigabyte Superb 720W | or any other 80+ ActivePFC PSU >=700w <=$175
Case: Gigabyte SETTO xxxx | or any other tool-less case <= $125

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  #424498 6-Jan-2011 01:02
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I'd advise you go take a look at the "Sandy Bridge" reviews on the various hardware sites (anandtech, tomshardware, hardocp, pcper etc).

2nd generation core series using socket 1155 (instead of 1156) ie: i7 2600k, core i5 2500k, i5 2400k etc coming out this month.

Basically the new i5 2500k is cheaper and faster than the i7 870.

Edit: Computer Lounge and Playtech have pricing up already too

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  #424500 6-Jan-2011 01:03
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forgot10: Happy new year everyone.

I'm planning building a new pc with the following specs. pls pls pls give me some suggestion or feedback, thanks!!!

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
CPU: Intel i7 870
Video: ASUS Geforce ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP 1GB | or similar SC version
RAM:  2x4GB DDR3-1600
HDD:  W/D Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
PSU: Gigabyte Superb 720W | or any other 80+ ActivePFC PSU >=700w <=$175
Case: Gigabyte SETTO xxxx | or any other tool-less case <= $125

Get an optical drive too. Will make OS and software installation a cinch, and enable the playback of audio CDs and DVDs. 







 
 
 
 


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  #424507 6-Jan-2011 01:29
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forgot10: Happy new year everyone.

I'm planning building a new pc with the following specs. pls pls pls give me some suggestion or feedback, thanks!!!

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
CPU: Intel i7 870
Video: ASUS Geforce ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP 1GB | or similar SC version
RAM:  2x4GB DDR3-1600
HDD:  W/D Caviar Black 1TB SATA3
PSU: Gigabyte Superb 720W | or any other 80+ ActivePFC PSU >=700w <=$175
Case: Gigabyte SETTO xxxx | or any other tool-less case <= $125


What sort of budget are you working with here?
What will use the computer for primarily, gaming, video rendering, server , htpc, other?  Will you be overclocking?
This would really help me to form a suggestion.

In any case listen to Ragnor and check out the new SB procs, or at least wait till they hit the market here and see where the price/performance sweet spot lies.

The price of the current i7/i5/i3's will come down as the SB equivalents replace them that is given, but Im not sure how much.

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  #424508 6-Jan-2011 01:31
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Sandy Bridge cpu's and motherboards should be available from next week in NZ, the official on sale date is the 9th I believe.


forgot10

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  #424541 6-Jan-2011 09:14
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Thanks so much for ur suggestions and links, I think I should wait for the new sandy bridge.

forgot10

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  #424542 6-Jan-2011 09:16
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@tony yes indeed, will pull one out from the current pc :D

 
 
 
 


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  #424543 6-Jan-2011 09:19
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@thorax my original budget was 1500 excluding monitors, but obviously it will be a bit over. Under 2000 for now I guess

forgot10

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  #424545 6-Jan-2011 09:23
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@thorax the pc will be used primarily for work: some heavy programming with localhost server, adobe creative suite designing work, and some gaming like cod :D

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  #424685 6-Jan-2011 15:53
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just ordered the i7 2600k, ASUS P8P67 Pro + the rest as original plan. feeling pretty excited :D

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  #425598 10-Jan-2011 01:38
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hope you didn't order the evga gtx460 oc ee, i'm having issues with it hitting 99C at load.

one of many issues with my new pc build :(

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  #425599 10-Jan-2011 01:43
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urban: hope you didn't order the evga gtx460 oc ee, i'm having issues with it hitting 99C at load.

one of many issues with my new pc build :(


I thought that was around the normal operating temperature of those cards and they are supposed to be reliable up till 105C.

urban
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  #425603 10-Jan-2011 02:22
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thorax:
urban: hope you didn't order the evga gtx460 oc ee, i'm having issues with it hitting 99C at load.

one of many issues with my new pc build :(


I thought that was around the normal operating temperature of those cards and they are supposed to be reliable up till 105C.


Have you heard one running with the fan @ 100%? Sounds like a banshee!

forgot10

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  #425621 10-Jan-2011 07:54
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Hi @urban, I haven't got the order yet because of some out-of-stock. If u have problem with the GTX460, pls tell me about it, thanks :)

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