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post #1 of 27
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Hey guys, I have been researching for this computer I want to build for a while, but I am still in need of lots of help.

Here is my current build:
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P MOBO ($135)
HIS Radeon HD 4870 ($140)
Raidmax 600W PSU ($50)
E8500 ($185)
XClio A380BK Plus Case ($130)
G. Skill 2x2gb DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) RAM ($40)
DVD/CD Burner ($25)
and other various items (wireless adapter, speakers etc.) ($60)
I already have a monitor and hard drive ready, so no need for those.

Few questions:

I was wondering if I should bring my processor up to a C2Q or an i7 even, but I heard that E8x00s OC really well, so I wanted to bring this one up to 4.0+ghz, can I do that with C2Qs and i7s, but still keep the price low?

Do I need the 1066 RAM if I am going to OC pretty high?

Is HIS a good company to buy my graphics card from?

Do I need additional fans if I really want to OC (the case already has a 120mm, 200mm, 250mm, and a 360mm)?

Am I missing anything important?

Thanks for all the help!
iBung7Chix
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iBung7Chix
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1TB Samsung DVD RW/CD RW IDE drive (some old POS) Windows 7 64-bit eMachines 21.5" 1080p+Samsung 23" 2048x1152 
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post #2 of 27
I was wondering if I should bring my processor up to a C2Q or an i7 even, but I heard that E8x00s OC really well, so I wanted to bring this one up to 4.0+ghz, can I do that with C2Qs and i7s, but still keep the price low?
You could get a Q6600, but that would be generally the same as a e8xxx for gaming.

Do I need the 1066 RAM if I am going to OC pretty high?
You don't need it, you can get 800 and OC the ram.
Is HIS a good company to buy my graphics card from?
Never heard of it.
Do I need additional fans if I really want to OC (the case already has a 120mm, 200mm, 250mm, and a 360mm)?
No you don't.
Am I missing anything important?
Yes, a heatsink, more important than those case fans. If you have the green, get a TRUE or Megatron, but if your short, get a Xigmatek S1283.
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post #3 of 27
For $1000 you can easily make a decent i7 build. I haven't made any, so I can't recommend one. But if you live near a Microcenter you can get an i7 920 for $230 as opposed to $290 on Newegg.

Also, why that Raidmax PSU? Can get a Corsair 650 for ~100, very worth it.

You're wasting a bit of money IMO on the case and the mobo, unless you want SLI/Crossfire definitely for the future.
    
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post #4 of 27
You've never heard of HIS?
Its pretty common on newegg, I guess you living in Toronto though..
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post #5 of 27
For just gaming and websurfing I would get something entry-level such as a E2140 and OC that, while keeping your current motherboard. When it comes to DDR2, I would stick to DDR2-800 as well.

*EDIT*

HIS is a really good company. They make silent coolers for the ATI cards I hear.

And the Raidmax PSU needs to be changed as Tainok mentioned - probably for a Corsair or Silverstone PSU, or just anything else that has been proven to be stable for a low cost.
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post #6 of 27
You want a Phenom II Triple core for this build. Save money and gain multitasking.
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post #7 of 27
If your just gonna game and surf no need to spend 1k on it! unless your doing some hardcore gaming.
post #8 of 27
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So I should stick to DDR2 800?
Is the difference between 800 and 1066 that big of a deal for tasks and OCing?

Oh and when I said "gaming" I meant "intensive gaming". I really want to be able to play Crysis on very high, do you think that would be possible on this build?
iBung7Chix
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i7 920 D0 Gigabyte EX58-UD4P Sapphire 4890 OC Edition OCZ 6gb 1600 (3x2gb) XMP Ready Series 
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1TB Samsung DVD RW/CD RW IDE drive (some old POS) Windows 7 64-bit eMachines 21.5" 1080p+Samsung 23" 2048x1152 
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1TB Samsung DVD RW/CD RW IDE drive (some old POS) Windows 7 64-bit eMachines 21.5" 1080p+Samsung 23" 2048x1152 
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post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by peacein0000 View Post
So I should stick to DDR2 800?
Is the difference between 800 and 1066 that big of a deal for tasks and OCing?

Oh and when I said "gaming" I meant "intensive gaming". I really want to be able to play Crysis on very high, do you think that would be possible on this build?
The difference isn't THAT much.
Depends on your resolution. If its 800x600, by all means, but if its 1920x1080,maybe you're pushing it if you want an i7. If you stick to a C2D and get a pair of videocards in SLI or Xfire, it should handle "intensive gaming".
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WD 160GB PATA + Maxtor 80GB PATA Samsung SH-S22EQ Windows 7 64Bit Samsung 2324bwx 
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post #10 of 27
Here's what I'd suggest:

DVDRW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136152

CM 690: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137

XFX 4890 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150359

Corsair 650 watt: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

6GB G.Skill ddr3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225

Gigabyte x58 board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128375

Core i7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

This is a huge performance increase from your original build. The PSU, in my opinion, is much more solid, and the 4890/6GB DDR3/Core i7 outperform the C2D and 4870 by a large margin.

Hope this helps! I know it's a bit over 1k, but it will be less after mail in rebates.
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