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MY FIRST BUILD. ANY SUGGESTIONS B4 I PURCHASE THESE PRODUCTS TONIGHT?

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April 29, 2009 5:38:28 PM

1 XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail $89.99

1 ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$289.99

2 EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
$399.98
($199.99 ea)

1 CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$149.99

1 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
$288.99

1 OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
$109.99

1 Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99

1 Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
$29.99

1 Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
$349.99

1 SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM
$25.99

1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
$99.99

1 Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, 802.1x, WPA, WPA2,
$14.99

1 ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
$59.99

1 Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Retail
$8.99

1 Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
19.99

TOTAL AFTER SHIPPING = 2,071.69 MY BUDGET WAS 2000.

THIS IS GOING TO BE MY VERY FIRST BUILD. I HAVE NOT YET PURCHASED THESE PRODUCTS YET, BUT I WILL IN A FEW HOURS. JUST PUTTING THIS OUT THERE FOR ANY LAST MINUTE TOUCH-UPS FROM THE EXPERTS/YOU GUYS OR GALS.

DONT MIND SPENDING THE EXTRA MONEY, ALTHOUGH I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO A CHEAPER MORE EFFICIENT RIG. ANY SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HOW DO YOU THINK I WILL DO WITH SOME OF THE NEWER VIDEO GAMES WITH THIS BUILD?

Anonymous
May 17, 2009 5:38:06 PM

if ur looking for efficiency, u could pick a geforce 285 instead two 260s. it will give more room for upgrade later on and wouldnt consume as much power(so u can use a smaller PSU uf ur aiming to save cost). there will be some performance loss, but its not gonna be significant. besides, having an SLI than a single board is more complicated to optimize cuz there's the tweaks, heat management, programs that doesnt support SLI and so on. =D

if u wanna cut cost so u'll get to ur 2000$ budget, maybe cancel the CPU cooler, as long as u dont OC ur CPU like crazy, and regularly dust off ur stock cooler, it should work fine.

everything else seems solid. =D

May 17, 2009 6:05:07 PM

I never went through with that purchase. im still waiting for some prices to drop, plus i wont be home to build it until june so no since in buying the products now. i have made some changes from that original list. all these products are from newegg.com

im leaving out the video card because im still unsure what i want to do. im leaning towards two msi ocv4 gtx 260s. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 27.5" 3ms Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824254026
$329.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RNX-N300 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 PCI (1T2R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16833166038
$24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech EX 110 Black USB + PS/2 Standard Cordless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126174
$24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit - Retail
Item #: N82E16899261003
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop
$94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm Case Fan - Retail
Item #: N82E16835185065
$12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118046
$74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


COMBO
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136319
$154.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


COMBO
XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S8P4 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817189017
XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811103011
$214.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



COMBO
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
543.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...



right now without the video cards, my total price is $1542 including shipping. my budget is still 2000.

also, whats up with the rumors i heard about the asus p6t deluxe screwing up all the time?
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May 19, 2009 5:01:16 AM

The XCLIO case is toolless, i have one. Even if you didn't have a toolless case you don't need a tool kit - go buy a screwdriver.
Replace your rear case fan with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (if you don't mind noise... I don't hear mine over music or game sound, even with just headphones on and no sound).
Aswell for PCI-E network cards I suggest either http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Theres a better D-Link one somewhere else but I cannot find it right at the moment. It just personal preference, I don't like Rosewill.
Also, throw in a Razer Deathadder, and if you're gaming... NEVER NEVER NEVER USE WIRELESS KEYBOARD OR MOUSE...
Other than that everything seems in order. I would follow jukyake's advice though and switch your graphics cards.
May 20, 2009 7:05:50 AM

why not trade in the Asus P6t Deluxe for the regular version of P6T and save you extra dollars there. also why not get two gtx 275s or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im sure it will be less when other cards come out like XFX Black Editon which will have PhYSX and CUDA or whatever :D 
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