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post #1 of 6
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hey there..im building a pc around 1200 euros
i decided to go with intel using these(will use for gaming,maybe ocing)
case:WINDTUNNEL ADVANCED BLACK(full tower)
cpu: i7 920
cpu cooler: NOCTUA NH-U12P SE1366 CPU COOLER
ram: 3x1 ddr3 1333 mhz
mobo:GIGABYTE GA-EX58 EXTREME
PSU:THERMALTAKE W0131 TOUGHPOWER 850W NVIDIA SLI CERTIFIED
GPU:MSI GTX280-T2D1G SUPER OC 1GB PCI-E RETAIL
but, however..before buying, id like to see a 1200-euro-build suggestion from the amd camp..+how would it do vs the intel build

id really appreciate your help..
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i7-920 d0 Foxconn bloodrage MSI 275 896 MB 3X1 Corsair 1600 ddr3 
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500GB 2XLG dvd r/w Windows Xp 32 Sweextv19 
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Coolmaster 900w Tt v9 window black 
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post #2 of 6
Don't know to much about AMD's, but I can tell you the rig you posted will be solid as all hell. There's not much of anything that can beat that.


Maybe going for 6gb or ram instead of 3 would be optimal for you though.
post #3 of 6
6 gigabyte RAM for sure.
3 sucks in games like GTA IV.
The Megatron is a really great cooler(Promalitech Megahalem)
Case: I don't know your case but for a Full tower the HAF 932 is a really nice option.
mobo: fine for me
PSU: I heard so so stories about thermaltake, you can't go wrong with an corsair however
GPU: get a 260 or a 275/285, the 280 is outdated.
The 260 is cheaper and still a good card
The 275 is basically a newer 280
The 285 is the best single card option atm.
Approving the CPU (keep in mind that you need to fix a D0 stepping, they overclock easier than a C0 stepping)
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Core I7 920 @ 3.8 (1.387 vcore C0) Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Saphire 4870 1024Mb 6144mb OCZ Platinum 
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Samsung spinpoint F1 (terabyte) Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Servi... Samsung 2443BW Logitech Value 
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Core I7 920 @ 3.8 (1.387 vcore C0) Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Saphire 4870 1024Mb 6144mb OCZ Platinum 
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Samsung spinpoint F1 (terabyte) Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Servi... Samsung 2443BW Logitech Value 
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Corsair HX750w HAF 932 Genius Ergo 525 Genius QcK sTeel 
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post #4 of 6
case : antec 902 / antec 1200 / cm haf 932
cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
cpu cooler: scythe mugen 2
ram: OCZ Platinum AMD Edition 4GB cas: 7 7 7 24
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
psu: corsair 650 watt
gpu: xfx ati 4890

I chose the haf 932 cause its popular on here but I would get a 1200 or 902 just because the filters. I know you can add them to the cooler master but whatever.

$1,021.94 or 729 euros. Thats at newegg though and not shipping. Don't forget a dvd burner which will run around $25.
Edited by dham - 6/15/09 at 8:03am
    
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Crucial 128gb Real SSD, WD Black 500gb, 750gb LG DVD combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 / Arch Linux x64 22" Acer 
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post #5 of 6
The specs you posted are awesome I would go for that.
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WD Velociraptor 300GB LG Blue-Ray & HD DVD Drive Stock Intel Cooler Windows 8 Pro with Media Centre 
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Samsung SyncMaster 2233 & IIYAMA Prolite E2403WS Logitech G19 Gaming keyboard Corsair HX1000W SS TJ07 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
im kinda new to all that..so 2 new Qs..
A)275 would perform better than a 280?(since as u said its newer??)
B)i dont know if i can reach a d0..does it make such huge differance from c0?at ocing?

im using 3gb ram bcoz im keeping xp 32(thats possible right?) which takes advantage of 4gb ram
my ram could also be 1600mhz(crossair 3x1)
Edited by k4z4 - 6/15/09 at 8:31am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 d0 Foxconn bloodrage MSI 275 896 MB 3X1 Corsair 1600 ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB 2XLG dvd r/w Windows Xp 32 Sweextv19 
PowerCase
Coolmaster 900w Tt v9 window black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 d0 Foxconn bloodrage MSI 275 896 MB 3X1 Corsair 1600 ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB 2XLG dvd r/w Windows Xp 32 Sweextv19 
PowerCase
Coolmaster 900w Tt v9 window black 
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