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# 39900 21-Aug-2009 00:45
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Hey guys,
im in the process of selecting components for a new PC. Heres what im expecting to buy:

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R X58
361.49
PC OnLine Shop

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz
506.94
OCZone

Graphics Card
ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
330.64
PcPacific

RAM
SUPERTALENT 6GB (3X2GB) DDR3-1333
202.13
Ascent

Case
Antec P193 ATX
345.38
Expect Infotech

PSU
Zalman 770W ZM770-XT 80
260.42
OCZone

HDD
2x WD VelociRaptor 300GB
792.00
PcPacific

Postage
100

Total
2899

 
Im pretty sure the mobo and graphics and compatible but thought id make sure. Iv never bought an ATI card before. If the 4890 is lacking later, i can just add another one.

The VelociRaptors are pricey, but i couldnt resist hehe. Iv been wanting to get solidstate drives or SCSI for ages. These should be pretty quick in Raid 0. Hopefully they wont be too noisy. Ill store my data on 1.5TB seagate drives in Raid 5.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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  # 249656 22-Aug-2009 14:14
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can anyone tell me if the Motherboard and Graphics Card are compatible?

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  # 249778 23-Aug-2009 11:36
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Well I can't answer your inital question, but I can give you a little reassurance about the 4890. I have one myself, with a duo 3.00ghz processor, and I can get WoW at more or less max settings 75fps easy, and so far have not had any issues with it. Also, with Catalyst Control Center and Easy Tune 6 its so easy to OC its not funny.

 
 
 
 




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  # 249831 23-Aug-2009 15:59
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Sounds good. I think alot of these components lend themselves to overclocking well.  Iv had a solid try at overclocking. Think i will on this system tho. Aparently the i7 can be clocked up to 4Ghz without much of a fuss.

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  # 249873 23-Aug-2009 18:42
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Hey, wow thats a lot to spend on hard drives, personally I'd rather put that into the motherboard especially if you're keen to overclock.

The 4890 will be compatible with pretty much any x58 mobo, unless you're gunna run games at more than 1900x1200 or you wanna play crysis at max you won't need a 2nd one for a little while.

Yeah the i7 is very overclockable, got mine to 3.3 without breaking a sweat. If you want to overclock (or even if you don't) I'd look into a proper cpu cooler something like the thermalright ultra extreme 120 and possibly a case with more airflow, i7s run very hot otherwise.

Although it might seem like a good idea to try and get the cheapest deal possible at price spy most of the cheaper retailers are a pain to deal with and will give you grief if you need to return anything, it's best to get everything all from one store with a decent reputation and competent staff even if you gotta pay an extra $50.

At the moment the best store seems to be computer lounge http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/default.asp I got my rig from them and couldn't be happier, good advice and good price.




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)

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  # 249972 24-Aug-2009 07:37
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I agree with samwoolf- i bought my entire rig from computerlounge, had absolutley no problems with them, got a small discount for buying everything and free shipping.



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  # 250073 24-Aug-2009 13:03
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Iv just ordered it. I did go with computer lounge in the end. It seemed quite a bit more expensive but once you take shipping out and use a combo deal its not too bad. You can get price matches too, i got one for the case.

I ended up going for the P6T motherboard, and a sapphire 4890 in the end.

Woohoo this thing should rip, the last machine i built was almost three years ago. That cost much more, and it pales in comparison.

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  # 250083 24-Aug-2009 13:58
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Good man.
Should be a sweet as rig.




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 250642 26-Aug-2009 12:12
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You should post some photos etc ;) Must look at the eye candy!







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  # 250648 26-Aug-2009 12:58
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i received the parts this morning, building it right now. Heres a couple of photos of current progress. Ill put some more up when its finished.









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  # 250649 26-Aug-2009 13:00
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damn that looks nice..

I really want a new desktop, actually..

I better start saving :P

that thing should fly!





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