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post #1 of 6
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Hello all,

I really need new pc, the one i have now is fine and all but i need a second pc at home.
Mainly so i'll be able to play some games with my brother, something like playing as a team in CSS, and also cause i really want to replace my rig in a new one.

So about the budget, i want something fine that won't cost alot but will serve me greatly for the next 2-3 years without the need to replace key components like cpu/motherboard, also good for overclocking lol.
So i've thought about something to start with, tell me if i can replace anything for a cheaper but also good component.

Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz 8MB Cache BOX
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4 Intel X58 Chipset Socket LGA 1366
G.Skill DDR3 3072MB Tri Channel 1333MHZ 3GBNQ CL9
****Palit Radeon HD 4870 1Gb DDR5 PCI-e***** not sure about this!
Samsung 500GB 16Mb 3.5 7200Rpm SATA II
Samsung/LG DVD-RW SATA Black
Hiper 530Watt PSU HPU-4M530
Antec Three Hundred The Versatile Case

is this a fine build or there is place to make it better price and performance wise.
also about cooling should i go water or air, i am really newbey when it comes to water cooling systems, so if you have something good to offer here i'll be really thankful.

Also i am thinking to drop the gpu for something else, i alredy have hd4870 512mb at home that i don't really use.

thanks in advance for all the helpers!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 G0 @ 3.6 ~ 1.45v ga-p35-ds3 HD4870 4Gigabyte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Don't want to know Vista x86 (soon x64) Samsung Syncmaster 753DFX Gigabyte flat something 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500W Some nice black case Razer Lachesis Don't have 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 G0 @ 3.6 ~ 1.45v ga-p35-ds3 HD4870 4Gigabyte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Don't want to know Vista x86 (soon x64) Samsung Syncmaster 753DFX Gigabyte flat something 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500W Some nice black case Razer Lachesis Don't have 
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post #2 of 6
Nice build. Go for the 4870 1Gb as the extra video memory will really help at pushing the pixels as you push the resolutions. Plus, it is a better investment as games get better and better looking. Otherwise, solid build. Do look at getting an aftermarket cooler for your 920 too, such as the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (TRUE) or the Coolermaster V8.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790k [Stock / 1.15v] Asus Maximus VII Gene Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition 16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 10 - 11 - 11 - ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2] Seagate 7200.14 [2TB] LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading] Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 x64 LG 29UM68 Dell U2412M Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables] Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit] Steelseries Sensei Steelseries QCK 
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Presonus Firestudio Yamaha HS-7 / Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro / Sennheis... 
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Ni-Ten-Ichi-Ryu
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Intel i7 4790k [Stock / 1.15v] Asus Maximus VII Gene Zotac GTX1070 Founder's Edition 16GB Samsung LV Green [2.4Ghz / 10 - 11 - 11 - ... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force 3 [120GB] [x2] Seagate 7200.14 [2TB] LG Blu - Ray Writer [Slot Loading] Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 x64 LG 29UM68 Dell U2412M Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA Supernova 750W G2 [White Braided Cables] Corsair Obsidian 350D [High Airflow Kit] Steelseries Sensei Steelseries QCK 
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Presonus Firestudio Yamaha HS-7 / Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro / Sennheis... 
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post #3 of 6
IMO its not realy worth upgrading from your system atm, that system has atleast another year in it and by then DX11 will be close if not already out and i would get a DX11 card and cheaper and better cpu's will be out
post #4 of 6
Looks good however here are some changes

Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz 8MB Cache BOX -Fine
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4 Intel X58 Chipset Socket LGA 1366 -Ok
G.Skill DDR3 3072MB Tri Channel 1333MHZ 3GBNQ CL9 -I would change this to a 3x2Gb DDR3 1600mhz kit which is $130 on Newegg
****Palit Radeon HD 4870 1Gb DDR5 PCI-e***** not sure about this! Is Fine
Samsung 500GB 16Mb 3.5 7200Rpm SATA II -Change to a WD Black 500GB
Samsung/LG DVD-RW SATA Black
Hiper 530Watt PSU HPU-4M530- Change to TX750 which will allow you to CF in the future
Antec Three Hundred The Versatile Case -Sort of a shanty case to go with a 920. At least a cm690? Whatever your choice.

Also you will need a good CPU Cooler to OC that i7 since i7's are hot hot hot. whats your budget and are you buying for NEwegg.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by kazakia View Post
Looks good however here are some changes

Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz 8MB Cache BOX -Fine
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4 Intel X58 Chipset Socket LGA 1366 -Ok
G.Skill DDR3 3072MB Tri Channel 1333MHZ 3GBNQ CL9 -I would change this to a 3x2Gb DDR3 1600mhz kit which is $130 on Newegg
****Palit Radeon HD 4870 1Gb DDR5 PCI-e***** not sure about this! Is Fine
Samsung 500GB 16Mb 3.5 7200Rpm SATA II -Change to a WD Black 500GB
Samsung/LG DVD-RW SATA Black
Hiper 530Watt PSU HPU-4M530- Change to TX750 which will allow you to CF in the future
Antec Three Hundred The Versatile Case -Sort of a shanty case to go with a 920. At least a cm690? Whatever your choice.

Also you will need a good CPU Cooler to OC that i7 since i7's are hot hot hot. whats your budget and are you buying for NEwegg.
My budget is around 1600$ +/-, i don't know if it'll be wise for me to buy from NEwegg, i live in Israel so there is this shipping issue.
Thanks all for the advices.
AppetiteNZ you said something interesting that can kindly save my money for a later build.
kazakia thanks for the detail info.

Would like to hear some more advices.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 G0 @ 3.6 ~ 1.45v ga-p35-ds3 HD4870 4Gigabyte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Don't want to know Vista x86 (soon x64) Samsung Syncmaster 753DFX Gigabyte flat something 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500W Some nice black case Razer Lachesis Don't have 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6750 G0 @ 3.6 ~ 1.45v ga-p35-ds3 HD4870 4Gigabyte 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Don't want to know Vista x86 (soon x64) Samsung Syncmaster 753DFX Gigabyte flat something 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
500W Some nice black case Razer Lachesis Don't have 
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post #6 of 6
First of all, your build seems cool however, there are a few things that I'd change, but in the end it's more of a personal choice than anything else.

About the CPU cooler I couldn't agree more with kazakia.
My personal choice would be a Thermalright Ultra-120-1366RT eXtreme which is really efficient while at the same time being quite silent.
Specs here

For the memory, well pretty much everybody has their personal experiences with different brands and would recommend one other another, and since you said you'd like something good for overclocking, well why not go with some OCZ Reaper HPC 3GB DDR3 PC3-15000 Trip Channel ? It's DDR3-1866 with head spreaders designed specifically for i7 so you don't have to worry about it when you'll start oc'ing the rig, and it's rather cheap atm on Newegg.

For the HDD, drop Samsung for Western Digital and you'll be fine.

For the PSU, my personal choice goes with the Asus P-55GA, bought one the other day to replace my old one and it's really nice, certainly not the best out there but it supports CrossFireX, it's rather cheap and the noisiness is more than ok. It got reviewed here by XbitLabs if you need more info.

Which brings me to this :
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Originally Posted by yowave View Post

Also i am thinking to drop the gpu for something else, i already have hd4870 512mb at home that i don't really use.
If you're not using that card, buy the exact same one and Crossfire em, that way you won't have to worry about replacing your gfx setup for quite some years. And as long as you ain't dead set on playing every game at a higher res than 1600x1200 the 512MB of vram on each card won't screw you up.


As for the cpu and the mobo, both are good choice but then, it's obvious as to why.

Just my 2 cent
Edited by eXe.Lilith - 2/19/09 at 4:05am
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