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post #1 of 52
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THE 1K i7 Build!


CURRENT BUILD



CPU: Intel i7 d0
Motherboard: Asus P6T SE
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 with OCZ Freeze
RAM: 1600mhz DDR 3 OCZ Platinum 7-7-7-24
Graphics: HIS Radeon HD 4890
PSU: 700w OCZ StealthXStream
Case: CM 690 all fans maxed out + 1 more fan
HDD: 640GB WD Caviar Black
Optical: HP Burner with Lightscribe
Free Goodies: 4GB OCZ Diesel Flash Drive, STALKER Clear Sky


Newegg: Everything except the CM 690 and the i7, plus $10 promo code and shipping: $768
Antares Digital d0 i7 plus shipping: $285
CM 690 at Provantage.com plus shipping: $80
$60 in rebates: -$60

TOTAL COST WITH REBATES AND SHIPPING:

$1058


old builds are old
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Edited by mushrooshi - 6/19/09 at 3:15am
Twilight Sparkle
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
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850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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Twilight Sparkle
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i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
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850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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post #2 of 52
Welcome to OCN.

That system looks great, however I would look into your choice of graphics card (link).
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Phenom II X2 550 BE @ 3780 MHz Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P ASUS 5770 Cu Core [965/1334] Corsair 2x2GB DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Western Digital WD5000AAKS [500GB] Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW Samsung 2333HD [23"] Antec TruePower New 650W Modular 
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Antec 300 Logitech MX620 CM Storm Tactics 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Western Digital WD5000AAKS [500GB] Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW Samsung 2333HD [23"] Antec TruePower New 650W Modular 
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Antec 300 Logitech MX620 CM Storm Tactics 
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post #3 of 52
Welcome to OCN! Nice looking rig, however, along the line of what Daney said, I would agree. Also if you are doing much overclocking, I woould look into a better cooler as well. A xigmatec or a TRUE would be a better option, however, it is a bit more money.
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E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
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OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
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E8400@4.5ghz, E0, 1.3765vcore Gigabyte EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX 275 Gskill F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Seagate 500GB Windows 7 RC Samsung 37" LCD TV LN37A530 Logitech G15 
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OCZ ModXstreme Pro 600w Coolermaster CM690 Logitech G5v2 
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post #4 of 52
welcome to OCN it isnt a mid-range
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[Intel] |e7500| |@ 3.65Ghz 11x 332|(Stock Volts) [Foxconn] |G31MXP| [eVGA] |GTS 250 1G| |@ 806/1216/1861| [KINGSTON™] 2GB |DDR2 @ 830Mhz| 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG™] 500GB SATA [SONY™] COMBO DRIVE |Windows| 7® |32Bit| [Samsung] |933 Plus| 
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OEM 430W [GIGABYTE™] |Luxo M1004| 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[SAMSUNG™] 500GB SATA [SONY™] COMBO DRIVE |Windows| 7® |32Bit| [Samsung] |933 Plus| 
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OEM 430W [GIGABYTE™] |Luxo M1004| 
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post #5 of 52
With that level of build I'd start looking at a faster hard drive.

A Caviar Black, or possibly even a used Raptor.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
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x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 1080p Logitech G11 PC Power & Cooling 500w ABS Canyon 595 Full Aluminum 
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post #6 of 52
get a better psu i reccomend a corsair psu
and A Better HDD like a wd caviar black 640gb 32mb cache 7200rpm aals
if budget allows get a better gfx card
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Core i7 950 Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Sapphire HD6990 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 12GB (6x2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce 240GB Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung Blu-Ray combo drive Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Case fans (all slots on the HAF X Filled) Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer V233H Acer V233H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer V233H Apple Keyboard Corsair AX1200w Coolermaster HAFX 
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Microsoft sidewinder x8 Onboard Realtek audio -> Optical out -> Yamaha ... Sennheiser CX500 earbuds 
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Core i7 950 Gigabyte X58A-UD9 Sapphire HD6990 4GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 12GB (6x2GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce 240GB Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung Blu-Ray combo drive Noctua NH-D14 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Case fans (all slots on the HAF X Filled) Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit Acer V233H Acer V233H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer V233H Apple Keyboard Corsair AX1200w Coolermaster HAFX 
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Microsoft sidewinder x8 Onboard Realtek audio -> Optical out -> Yamaha ... Sennheiser CX500 earbuds 
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post #7 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone, I don't want to choose the raptors or any of the other uberspeed hard drives since I am already a bit over my budget ($1000). My monitor is just a 1600 x 900, so I don't think I'll need the world's best videocard either, I'll just toss in another GTX 260 for SLI. However, if there are any good graphics cards that are GTX 260s and around that price plus mail in rebate (From $155 to $165), I'd probably change it.

I am concerned with the cooling of the system, however.

EDIT: I'm also using the two 500gb drives for SLI RAID 1, and Ive heard great things about OCZ PSUs and Corsair PSUs, but the Corsair PSUs are out of my window. However, do I have enough wattage, or do I need more. I know I'll need to upgrade when I toss in a 2nd GTX 260, but for now am I safe? Do I have enough connections to power everything?

EDIT2: Also, just how much of an advantage is getting a Raptor?
Edited by mushrooshi - 6/7/09 at 9:52am
Twilight Sparkle
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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Twilight Sparkle
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i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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post #8 of 52
My System
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Q6600 GA-EP35-DS3L XFX 7950 Core Edition DDR2 800 2x2Gig 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Neutron GTX 120 Gb Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer Windows 7 23" Acer LED 
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Razer Blackwidow Corsair HX750 SilverStone TJ08E Logitech G700 
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XTrac Pads Ripper XXL M-Audio AV30 
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My System
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Q6600 GA-EP35-DS3L XFX 7950 Core Edition DDR2 800 2x2Gig 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Neutron GTX 120 Gb Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer Windows 7 23" Acer LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Corsair HX750 SilverStone TJ08E Logitech G700 
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post #9 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by unl3a5h3d View Post
Alright, I upgraded the cooler (SWEET $5 rebate!). I wasn't too sure about the Katana 3 since all the reviews were for non-i7s, and there were barely any reviews on the internet, save for one in Dutch. Will it fit right in an Antec 300? Also, can I overclock my i7 with that cooler? From what I have read, the Antec 300 is superb for cooling.

Also, is i7 worth it? From how I am seeing it, the total cost of getting a pricey i7 rig right now is better than the total cost of a current high spec core 2 quad rig and then buying all new RAM, mobo, and the i7 in the future.

Also, can I OC the i7 well with this mobo?
Edited by mushrooshi - 6/7/09 at 12:36pm
Twilight Sparkle
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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Twilight Sparkle
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
Also, will this be good for overclocking? I changed the fan to a dark knight.
Twilight Sparkle
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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Twilight Sparkle
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 d0 @ 4.02GHz Asus P6T SE MSI Twin Frozr Radeon 7850 18GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black  Seagate OCZ Vertex 3 SATA LITE-ON DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Scythe Mugen 2 Windows 7/OS X 2x AOC 21.5in 1080p Logitech K520 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
850W Corsair TX Custom CM 690 Logitech G9X Generic 
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