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How's this for a beastly gaming rig?

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October 16, 2008 2:15:22 AM

Here's my new setup after some revisions:

Thanks for the feedback guys.

How's this now?

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ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T
Item #:N82E16827135156
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$39.99
$34.99

1
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
$89.99
$74.99

2
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #:N82E16822148288
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$149.98
$139.98

1
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$179.99
$119.99

1
Logitech 2-Tone Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
Item #:N82E16823126008
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$30.00 Mail-in Rebate
$166.99

1
Logitech MX Revolution Black RF Wireless Laser Mouse
Item #:N82E16826104015
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$99.99
$69.99

1
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #:N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Items Return Policy
$5.99

1
Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
Item #:N82E16899261003
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$29.99
$19.99

2
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231145
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$195.98
$135.98

1
GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813128336
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
$224.99

1
OKGEAR Serial-ATA Round Cable
Item #:N82E16812123262
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$4.99

1
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
Item #:N82E16819115036
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
$189.99

1
APEVIA CF12SL-UBL Blue LED Case Fan
Item #:N82E16811998121
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$7.49

1
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835233003
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$36.99

1
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket
Item #:N82E16835233019
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$6.99

1

SAPPHIRE transparent black premium silicone case for iPhone 3G
Item #: N82E16800102002
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 100243-1GL Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102795
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$19.99 Combo
$329.98
$309.99
Grand Total: $1,550.3
So if I want to add another Radeon HD 4870 I could? And by itself it's already comparable to the nVidia card I had, ya?

I also removed the 10k drive and just put two 7.2k's and I'll set that up as a raid 1 (that's the redundancy raid ya? is it supported by the mobo i chose?)

I'd also have to choose Vista 64-bit to take advantage of 8 gigs of ram, ya?

Thanks again for the help guys. I really appreciate it.

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October 16, 2008 4:11:22 AM

Grab dual-platter 640Gb drives. Faster gooooood.
October 16, 2008 1:58:46 PM

I'm not quite sure why you'd want to spend a huge $136 on a keyboard (assuming you use the mail in rebate!) which is, at best, not ideal for gaming and, at worst, is going to screw up your gaming.
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October 16, 2008 5:56:43 PM

Dekasav said:
Grab dual-platter 640Gb drives. Faster gooooood.



Single platter and small=good, unlike this.... ah person... that thinks dual plaltter= win


October 16, 2008 6:39:15 PM

I think youve made an absolutely massive foul-up with this system and would ditch all of your plans immediately....

You only ordered 1 OKGEAR Sata cable - disaster.
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