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What do you think about this computer build?


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#1 ausman89

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:17 PM

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Processor $279.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=4072
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB Hard Drive $49.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=2458
Motherboard: Intel DX58SO Motherboard $249.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=4068
Memory: Corsair XMS3 Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz $86.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=4093
Video: XFX GeForce 9800 GT Video Card - 512MB GDDR3 $74.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3670
Optical Drive: Sony DRU-V200S/BR DVD Rewritable Drive SATA $39.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...21&CatId=89
Power Supply: Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply $69.98
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=1483
Case: NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case $104.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=1842
OS: Windows Vista Business 64-bit $139.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3778


this is a computer i'm thinking of building for a work/play computer.........i do a lot of intense graphic design, image processing, and catalog design.....a lot of Adobe products

i am spending around $1000-$1100 and getting everything from TigerDirect.com

does it sound good?

Edited by ausman89, 12 May 2009 - 12:05 AM.


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#2 tg1911

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:58 PM

It would make it easier to check out the components, if you provided links.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:31 AM

There are some things you may want to double check. First, if you plan on getting a larger graphics card, you may want a full ATX case. Second, I don't suggest Vista Business unless you have some intensive enterprise setups. There are differences between Home Premium (which most users should use given its multimedia options) and Business, a nice easy-to-read chart is available at the SuperSite for Windows. Since you're going for the i7 920, it is largely on par in many situations with the Phenom II 955 but costs more. Generally, the i7's deliver better performance against the Phenom II's, but the lower-end 920 is often, depending on the application, roughly equal the the 955.

These reviews compare the 920 and 955.
Neoseeker - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Review
OverclockersClub - AMD Phenom II X4 955 AM3 CPU Review

Edited by DJBPace07, 12 May 2009 - 01:33 AM.

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