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#1 LD-006

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 11:23 AM

This is my first attempt at building a computer...I wanna keep it under $2000. I've been doing A LOT of research on all the

parts and about computer building but I still need advice :D. It's mainly gonna be used as a blu-ray player and for video editing and gaming

Here's the setup:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x

256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
$289.99

Mobo: MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel

Motherboard - Retail
$189.99

Video Card: SAPPHIRE HD 4870 1GB TOXIC EDITION D-DVI-I TVO

DDR5 PCIE
$288.36

Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
x2 $150.00

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 /

EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$139.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB

7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$159.99

Case: NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX

Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$69.99

Blu-ray Player/Burner: Pioneer Black 8X BD-R 2X

BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X Blu-ray DVD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner
$199.99

CPU Cooler: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme RT 1366

CPU Cooler
$69.99

Monitor: SAMSUNG T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG

Touch of Color series Widescreen LCD Monitor
$269.99

Keyboard: Logitech 920-000325 Black 104 Normal

Keys 14 Function Keys USB Wired Ergonomics
$ 49.99

Mouse:

Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB or PS/2 Wired Optical $39.99

Total: $1968.95

I think that's all...or am I forgetting something? I already have vista 64 bit so Im good on that, I might wait

for windows 7 though :/....

I'll use this mainly for video editing and blu-ray watching, I'll hook it straight up with an HDMI cable (using the video

card adapter from DVI to HDMI) to my Samsung 40" 1080- LCD TV when watching bluray

Do I need a sound card? and maybe some speakers? or should I just hook my computer up to a surround sound? thanks in advanced for any replies I get

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:34 PM

You need RAM in 3s, triple channel board. I would pick up an additional DVD burner just so I don't have to put so many hours on that expensive $200 bluray drive. You should disable TLER on the RE series drive to use in non RAID configs (Personally I would just go with a WD1001FALS and call it a day). I can't really pick on anymore, well, except from an aesthetic standpoint. It looks like a solid build.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:30 PM

You need RAM in 3s, triple channel board. I would pick up an additional DVD burner just so I don't have to put so many hours on that expensive $200 bluray drive. You should disable TLER on the RE series drive to use in non RAID configs (Personally I would just go with a WD1001FALS and call it a day). I can't really pick on anymore, well, except from an aesthetic standpoint. It looks like a solid build.

so I need to have 3 sticks of ram? which one of these would you go with?

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $94.99

or OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $99.99


yeah...I think I'll just use the DVD burner I got in my old compaq

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:26 PM

Nothing wrong with any of those choices, but you might look for some speedier stuff just to give yourself some headroom to play with for the future.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227365

I am getting itchy to pull the trigger on an I7 build......must resist (or figure a way to keep the wife from finding out about it).

Edited by dpunisher, 13 March 2009 - 10:52 AM.

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