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Best gaming rig for under 1700$ using the i7 920 as CPU

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February 19, 2010 1:53:23 AM

I planning to do a build coming up pretty soon here and i'm not an all out computer fanatic, but I can't say that i'm not interested. So I would like some advice on a i7 920 build that will cost me a grand total of 1700$ or less. I would prefer that the parts are mostly matching, like black and blue are preferred. PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!! :) 
February 20, 2010 12:57:25 PM

Check this Out:

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9 - Retail

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
Voted 2009 Best Power Supply Manufacturer by Custom PC Magazine(limit 5 per customer)

OR :

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Good luck...
February 21, 2010 10:25:08 PM

Considering that aesthetics are a priority, I can't help but recommend the EVGA x58 SLI LE ( If it fits your needs, I can tell you from personal experience that it looks quite amazing. You could throw some blue LED case fans in your build too if you want to give it that black and blue look.