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November 14, 2007 4:55:27 AM

Hello,

I am building my very own high end system for christmas. I will mainly use this pc for gaming, so I only want the best of the best, or atleast good. My budget is around $3,500 (USA) a fair price for a high end system.I will not be overclocking. But I am here because I am building for the first time and I need help choosing the right components for my needs, mainly if my motherboard can handle everything I would like to put on it. One factor is that I am going to be using dual graphic cards, and I need PCI slots for a sound card, bigfoot killer card, and mayb agiea physx card. Please tell me which parts dont go together and how I can make my pc better. Thank you, here I go:

I need help deciding which motherboard I should get, please tell me which one I should get that mainly could support everything on the bottom list:


Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor



Video Card
Dual BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS OC2 PCI-E Video Card



Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional



Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W



Case
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003SWA Silver ATX Full Tower Computer Case



Hard Drive
Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA Hard Drive WD1500ADFD, 10000RPM, 16MB Cache



Motherboard
- Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6
- Asus Striekr Extreme
- DFI LanParty UT NF680i LT
- eVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1
- eVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1



Memory
Corsair Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM Desktop Memory TWIN2X2048-8500C5D, DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500), 240-Pin



Network Card
BigFoot Killer NIC M1 Gigabit PCI Network Card, w/ 64MB DDR Memory



PhysX Graphic Accelerater
Asus AGEIA PhysX Physics Accelerator Card



Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 64-Bit Operation System Software



Thats my pc, but can my mobo handle everything I want to put on it, dual graphic cards, and 3 spare pci slots for sound card, Bigfoot killer NIC, and Agiea PhysX. As mentioned before I will not be overclocking. Please give me your reviews on how well built this system is and what i could do to brign the most out of it, what components to change (but i think got everything mostly covered but the mobo). So which mobo do I mostly need? :??: 


THANK YOU





November 14, 2007 6:36:41 AM

Well it's similar to what I just built but waiting on the Silverstone TJ09 case to have it fully assembled lol. Anyhow, the QX6850 CPU runs at a 1333 FSB so I would recommend going for DDR3 at the same frequency to avoid any bottlenecks in performance. I went with the Asus P5E3 Deluxe for that very reason and a single GTX, no SLI on that board though. A second raptor for raid 0 wouldn't hurt either hehe.
November 14, 2007 7:15:22 AM

Ditch GTS. Get 8800GT 2x.
Ditch Physx card, save yourself for another 2GB RAM. Or get 2x 2GB RAM.
Get Striker extreme.
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November 14, 2007 7:36:24 AM

Going 2 x 8800GT, as mentioned, seems like a good idea.
Personally, I would go for the QX9650 over the QX6850, though it probably won't make much difference if you never overclock, and I guess the latter costs one or two hundred less.
I have the last MB in your list, the EVGA A1 680i, and it's been great, so I'd recommend it, if you're determined to go SLI.
I'd probably try to improve on the Intel HSF, too. I got the Zalman 9700 for the above board and an e6850, and this really improved cooling, but there are lots of good options, and stock may be adequate with no overclocking.
November 14, 2007 7:43:57 AM

ok ill re make your system for you

asus striker extreme
2 gig corsair ram (spend about $200)
western digital raptor 150 gig
western digital 500 caviar 500 gig (for storage)
Thermaltake armor
BFG 8800 GT (i highly suggest you wait because a new high end card should be coming around December-January)
BFG 8800 GT
700 watt ocz power supply
q6700 (the qx6800 is a total waste and would take me 30 seconds to overclock a 6700 to 6800 speeds...)

anyways i suggest you wait to junuary

also dont get the physics card and dont get xp get vista.. would be stupid to not get vista which has dx10
November 14, 2007 10:23:19 AM

agree with maverick except for the CPU. yes, if your going to OC, the Q6700 is great, if your not, you may prefer the Q6850. the extreme version is only (really) useful to over clockers, the little extra cache will not make up for the extra money if you don't OC.
November 14, 2007 9:32:29 PM

thanks for the reviews, and do you think i'll need liquid cooling? i found a thermaltake armour series (just like the 1 i selected) but it has a builting thermaltake liquid cooling and its about $70 more
November 14, 2007 9:37:11 PM

Scaj wen you said "the QX6850 CPU runs at a 1333 FSB so I would recommend going for DDR3 at the same frequency to avoid any bottlenecks in performance." What does this mean? Is it good, bad? How can it hurt my system.

November 15, 2007 4:07:38 AM

What's your choice on mainboard ? Is it the Striker ? if yes you need to check its specs because Striker doesn't support DDR3.
November 15, 2007 9:40:38 PM

Slicessoul, or anyone else:

Could you tell me a board that supports DDR3, SLI? If you could find one with 680i chipset.

Thanks
November 15, 2007 10:06:19 PM

NV that board dosent support SLI!

Please could someone find me a board that supports:

SLI

DDR3

Intel Core 2 Extreme

2 free PCI slots
November 15, 2007 10:33:08 PM

DO NOT get two 8800GTS.
Instead get 2x 8800GT

150GB hard drive might not be enough, so get an extra 500GB for storage

PSU is kind of overkill

QX6850 is a waste of money. Get a Q6600 and OC it to 3.0GHz speeds.
November 15, 2007 11:17:11 PM

Quote:
NV that board dosent support SLI!

Please could someone find me a board that supports:

SLI

DDR3

Intel Core 2 Extreme

2 free PCI slots


Intel's new chipset for Penryn so far does not support SLI, so you might want to go with a 680i. I don't see why you would need DDR3 memory for a QX6850, I haven't seen any bottlenecks yet...

P.S. Why spend 500+ $ on DDR3 memory??!?! get 8GB of DDR2..
November 16, 2007 12:23:41 AM

Some changes I would do to your list.

-Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

-Video Card
Dual DIAMOND ATI HD3870 PCI-E Video Card (Crossfire)
*Since no boards that are currently available that supports SLI and DDR3, I thought that going Crossfire would be a good option (the performance is more or less on par).

-Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional

-Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W

-Case
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003SWA Silver ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-Hard Drive
Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA Hard Drive WD1500ADFD, 10000RPM, 16MB Cache
*I'm not sure about this part, but if you want the fastest load times, you might as well get a SSD (for booting) and RAID it with a 1TB Drive.

-Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-X38T-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

-Memory
CORSAIR Dominator 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
*Since you want to run a 64 bit OS, why not go with more memory?

-Network Card
*Why not use onboard network adapter?

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 64-Bit Operation System Software
November 16, 2007 12:35:09 AM

Ditch the 8800GT SLI and get a 8800GTX and OC the thing to hell.
Posibly change the OS to Vista since SP1 will be released shortly.
November 16, 2007 12:36:46 AM

Also add in a good CPU cooling. It never hurts to have your CPU cool :) 
November 16, 2007 12:55:37 AM

thanks for your tips shadow, but can you give me a site that has Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor in stock, its sodl out everywere i've checked.

and one for the ram also, im thinking it might be to expensive i dont want to pass $4000:

CORSAIR Dominator 4GB (4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
November 16, 2007 1:07:58 AM

In my oppinion, the ditching the 8800GTSs and going for 8800GT is a good idea.

Since you don't have that much experiance with computers (Or at least not enough to feel comfortable overclocking) I would say don't get liquid cooling. Liquid cooling is mainly for overclocking, and won't give you that much extra. If you want quiet you can get a heatsink for the processor that has an adjustable speed fan.

Aegia Phsx processor is a waste, if you look up reviews it doesn't add very much power. Any money spent on it would be better spent on RAM/GFX.

Also the network card is a waste. Here's a review for it. http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,2105487,00.a... (It actually has the lower priced one, but it compares both of them.) In some things the card actually decreases performance.

As far as hard drives go, will you need more space?

As far as the RAM/Motherboard go, don't spend money on DDR3. It hasn't matured yet. Here's a link for one DDR3 article. http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/08/30/the_new_arms_rac... It is really quite over priced and not worth it unless you overclock. As far as wasting FSB goes, you really aren't. FSB isn't as important as some people make it out to be. Sure you don't wast 400mhz FSB, but it doesn't matter to much above 1000. If I were in your place I would get 8gb of solid RAM. (Look for 2x2GB kits)

As far as the motherboards go, the 680i by EVGA is a good board. You don't really need the a1 unless you are overclocking. The Striker extreme is also proven to be good. The thing is though, the main reason why these boards are high end is because they have overclocking potential which will be lost on you. If I were you I would go with a lower end SLI board and spend the extra money on graphics.
November 16, 2007 1:34:54 AM

I would get a high end PC Power & Cooling or Seasonic PSU.
November 16, 2007 1:35:37 AM

doghills and shadow you both gave me excellent reviews, one reccemends DDR3 one dosent... I will check out the links you gave me and take one final though into this.

One again THANK YOU for your help.
November 16, 2007 1:40:52 AM

BTW Doghills I am not gettinghte Bigfoot Killer K1 im getting the M1 (much better than the k1)
November 16, 2007 2:08:07 AM

EDITED: How About This?



BUDGET: UNDER $4000



(Interface card) $250 [www.tigerdirect.com]
- Bigfoot Networks Killer Gaming NIC Card - Model M1 Gigabit LAN



(Video Card) $730 [www.tigerdirect.com]
- BFG GeForce 8800 Ultra OC / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / Dual Link Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card



(Sound Card) $180 [www.tiger direct.com]
- Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Fatality Platinum



(Power Supply) $370 [www.directron.com]
- Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W ATX 12V and EPS 12V Computer Power Supply W0156RU, Active PFC, CrossFire and Quad GPU Ready, w/ 140mm Fan



(Processors) $1150 [www.tigerdirect.com]
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Processor EU80569XJ080NL - 45nm, 3.0GHz, 12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Yorkfield XE, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor



(Case) $200 [www.newegg.com]
- Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003SWA Silver ATX Full Tower Computer Case w/ 25CM Fan - Retail



(Hard Drive) $190($380) [www.directron.com]
- 2x Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA Hard Drive WD1500ADFD, 10000RPM, Super Fast 16MB Cache. OEM



(Motherboard) $300 [www.newegg.com]
- GIGABYTE GA-X38T-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard



(Memory/ Ram) $574 [www.newegg.com]
- CORSAIR Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory



(Operating System) $140 [www.directron.com]
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 64-Bit Operation System Software, Model: ZAT-00094. 1 Pack. OEM


TOTAL: $4274 (aww man :fou:  )
November 16, 2007 6:27:08 AM

How do you have such a large budget?

No to the Ultra. A new version of the 8800 GTS will be released on December 3. It will beat an Ultra. Wait for it.

Get Vista, as SP1 will make it fine.

Get 2x WD 750GB AAKS series, instead.

November 16, 2007 9:58:29 PM

You can cut a little bit off the budget if you use DDR2, but it if really your call. It depends on how forward looking you want to be. In my opinion if you go with DDR2 you can get 8gb for that price and in my opinion twice the memory would be much more beneficial that extra speed.

You can also scale down on the power supply. (unless you are planning on getting a second 8800ultra)

What speakers are you planning on using with this system unless you are using high end ones you don't really need a better sound card.

I personally wouldn't get the network card. Here's one review. http://techreport.com/articles.x/13010 For the price that it is you could easily get something that would pay off more. (Or you could just shave some cash off.)

As far as the raptors go, two good 7200RPM drives will do you just as well. (Or nearly and you will get quadruple the space.)

Also another thing to considder as far as grahpics go, there are alot of rumors floating around about new cards. NVidia is suposedly launching the g92 early. AMD also has a new card coming out soon with two 3870s on it for $400. You could get 2 of those for nearly the same price. http://www.legitreviews.com/article/593/1/

You could shave off some money and go with an Antec 900 which has alot of positive reviews.

Another thing is at this price range, you automatically want to get the "bad boy" stuff. (E.G. quad SLI, watercooling and new technology) The thing is, most of these things really don't give you that much of a benefit.
November 16, 2007 10:10:55 PM




Processor
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor
Intel e6750 will hold out until penryn



Video Card
Dual BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS OC2 PCI-E Video Card
single 8800gt/3870/3850 till new gts comes out or dual 3870s on x38 chipset




Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional



Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W



Case
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003SWA Silver ATX Full Tower Computer Case



Hard Drive
Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA Hard Drive WD1500ADFD, 10000RPM, 16MB Cache



Motherboard
- Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6
- Asus Striekr Extreme
- DFI LanParty UT NF680i LT
- eVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1
- eVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1
(or wait for 780i)



Memory
Corsair Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM Desktop Memory TWIN2X2048-8500C5D, DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500), 240-Pin
(go for 2x2gb to be future proof)




Network Card
BigFoot Killer NIC M1 Gigabit PCI Network Card, w/ 64MB DDR Memory



PhysX Graphic Accelerater
Asus AGEIA PhysX Physics Accelerator Card (keep if your gonna play graw)



Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 64-Bit Operation System Software



November 16, 2007 10:38:35 PM

Get dual 8800GT's or GTX's if you want, buy both Vista and XP 64 bit (Vista still doesn't support SLI) and get 4 or 8 GB of RAM and Striker Extreme, Get a Q6700 or 6600 instead since you won't overclock. The powersupply is way too much. but i have to say, bad time of year to get stuff, all new things are coming out now
November 16, 2007 10:40:04 PM

Ok I DO NOT WANT Vista... and i going to find out about this new nvidia video card... also I might change sound card to a lil cheap but i only want soudn blaster X-Fi, fata1ity, or there other one...
November 16, 2007 10:42:54 PM

And what is a G92?
November 16, 2007 10:51:59 PM

Starcraftfanatic what do you mean wen you say "NEW THINGS ARE COMING OUT" like what? please tell me some new things thata re coming out.

Or could someone tell me what he means?

thanks
November 16, 2007 11:24:13 PM

1. You just don't need a 1200W psu unless you are expecting to use tri-SLI or quad-crossfire in the future. You can use 'dual'-SLI/crossfire with a 800W PSU (even less) just fine with couple of cards.

And what would I do with that money: don't waste it. With that budget you can buy a lot of things for a long time. I mean, now I would buy a good $2000 rig trying to buy the best hardware that I would need in the future and the second best hardware that will become obsolete in some months. And you still have a $1500 supply to buy all the other that are being released plus some dollars for the hardware you sell.

To start it would be something like this:

Hardware that doesn't change frequently:

Case
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003SWA Silver ATX Full Tower Computer Case ($199)

Hard Drive
Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA Hard Drive WD1500ADFD, 10000RPM, 16MB Cache ($190)
500GB storage drive (today, 150GB isn't very much). ($100)

Sound Card
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional ($135)

PSU
- Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W ATX 12V and EPS 12V Computer Power Supply W0156RU, Active PFC, CrossFire and Quad GPU Ready, w/ 140mm Fan (for the future is interesting). ($370)

Hardware that change, but not so frequently (at least you should try to buy 'future proof' hardware):

Motherboard
- GIGABYTE GA-X38T-DQ6 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard ($300)

RAM
- 2X -> OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Micron D7 Chip Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N10662GK - Retail. (156 x2 -> $312)


Hardware that change 'frequently':

Processor

Intel q6600 will hold out until Nehalem. (or till penryn is at a razonable price if the extra performance is worth of it) ($280)

Video Card
single 8800gt or 3870 till new HIGH-END cards come out (few months probably). GTX or ultra aren't nearly worth the money. (now $300 or $220).


TOTAL : ~$2146 (video card at 260, the mean)
LEFT: $1354

What can you do with that? Change a lot of times the processor and the video card when there are new ones. For example, on ~Febraury there should appear a new high-end graphic card, so you buy it at something like $500 and sell the other at ~200. Have ~$1000 left. Then some months later appear a new cpu, you buy it, sell the other and so on.... Result: a year later you still have a high-end rig.


Total:
November 16, 2007 11:51:43 PM

Staff that change 'frequently': and not so frequently? what do you mean?
November 16, 2007 11:53:48 PM

Also what is the Nehalem or penryn ?
November 17, 2007 12:07:30 AM

For staff I meant stuff or hardware, sorry xD.

Pieces of hardware that you don't change frequently, for example you can use your case for 5 years and it isn't going to be obsolete. A video card in 5 years sux. So you can spend a lot of money on things that you don't change frequently.

Penryn and Nehalem are the new generation of intel CPUs. Penryn is the first (the CPUs that start with 9000 and something are penryns). Next year Nehalem will appear.
November 17, 2007 12:43:18 AM

When I said g92 I was talking about Nvidia's new top of the line video card. (It should be coming out soon)

I agree with Seikent. There is going to be a bunch of new stuff coming out soon and it would be best to wait and get mid range parts.
November 17, 2007 12:52:18 AM

What new stuff is coming out?
November 17, 2007 1:27:05 AM

I'll I can say is that you have lost your mind. You are spending as much money as you can, with no understanding of what you are buying and why. Based on the questions you are asking you need to cool your jets and learn a little something about what you are doing. You could easily save 500-1000 and get an almost equivalent system. But don't let me stop you from rushing your way through, go for the gusto.
November 17, 2007 2:04:11 AM

ya, ur prob right... what u think i should do?
November 17, 2007 3:41:54 AM

I agree with Zorg - spend more time reading articles and researching

Q6600 plugged into a 1333MB with a good cooler = easy OC to 3Ghz

2x2GB RAM = 4GB - get 64 bit OS to be able to use all of it. This means Vista 64 though (I know you said you don't want it, but it IS the future!!!!). You will be able to add 2x2 later for 8GB if ever needed...

GPU is the $64,000 question... This is why I haven't bought my new rig yet... I think waiting for the X2 cards to come out is the way to go, unless you NEED a new machine right now!!!

MB, Case and PSU will depend on GPU choices - Crossfire, SLI etc...
November 17, 2007 3:48:37 AM

Hassa what are the X2 cards?, I recently made a new post, i got 2 different systems that i've picked components for, could u go check it out and tell me which one is better.
November 17, 2007 3:51:44 AM

X2 cards are the 2 logical cards on a single physical card.
Like dual core CPU.
Like SLI/Crossfire solution without having two physical cards in your machine. Nothing really known about how these solutions will perform - just know they are coming. Lots of rumours etc... at the moment. However, based on previous generation X2 cards, should be good performance!!!!
November 17, 2007 3:55:07 AM

Is this liek having 4 ATI graphic cards on 2 slots, on any AMD mobo? I head stuff about this, its called "CrossfireX" is this what our talking about?


But since im not interested in ati now amd... I dont think it matters?
November 17, 2007 3:59:43 AM

Something like that. Except X2 cards can only be paired from what I have read - you can't have 4 of them (for 8 cores).

Few things to consider

1) You want the best you can get for the price - if ATI cards are better then Nvidia, then you are being silly to refuse to consider them

2) Intel chips are better then AMD at the moment, so not picking AMD CPU is not such an issue. New AMD chip may alter this, but that isn't fully known yet.
November 17, 2007 4:06:03 AM

Hasa Im at a little "stop" in building my gaming pc. What I mean is i cant decide which way to go DDR3 or DDR2, Single or SLI.

I am a big fan or Intel and Nvidia not so much with AMD or ATI.


Here are my choices:

A: DDR3 and Single

B: DDR2 and SLI

C: DDR3 and Crossfire
November 17, 2007 4:11:54 AM

Forget DDR3 - I've yet ti be convinced the extra $$$ are worth it when you can use the money to get more GB (e.g. 2 vs 4GB, or 4 vs 8GB)

In theory, SLI and Crossfire will always be quicker then a single card.
HOWEVER - 2 lesser cards will generally not beat a single higher card - e.g. 2 8800GTS 640MB SLI vs 8800GTX.
The thing that makes it all very unclear at the moment is that the 8800GT 512MB in SLI can beat a 8800GTX for a similar outlay - similar for the new ATI cards.
Confused??? :) 
Hence why I am thinking of waiting for another month or two for something to replace the 8800GTX as the killer GPU. When the dust settles it should be clearer
November 17, 2007 4:13:48 AM

neoxblu1 said:
ya, ur prob right... what u think i should do?
First you have to decide what you are going to do with the machine. Then you need to take some time and read some articles to determine what is available today and is its value relative to cost. Next you need to find out what is coming up shortly, how much better it is, how much it costs relative to what is available now, and what is a realistic (or as realistic as you can get) date for it's release. As I said earlier, it may cost an extra 500-1000 for almost no gain in processing power. You have things in your wish list that will have no impact. The 1200Watt PSU is one example, the DDR3 is another, the NIC is a third, the exorbitant cost of the CPU that you won't be taking advantage of is another. Now if someone is throwing money at you that you have to spend or loose then start a thread with that as the subject and let the people here go wild. They will, after a little battling, get you the best bang for your buck. If you however can hold some mony over for new parts e.g., VGA then let them know. The problem is that your initial build is so far off the mark that any advice that you get just isn't enough. Let's try now, answer these questions:

1. Budget - $3,500.00 more? or is less important at all.
2. Use - Gaming only or ....
3. Cash - Use it or loose it? Or, you have some for near future upgrades to the CPU and VGA etc.
4. Do you need a monitor/display? What are you using now? If you have 3.5 - 4K to burn a nice display is a must.

November 17, 2007 4:23:09 AM

1. Budget is $4000
2. Mostly gaming, school work.
3. Well Im not sure if i will make any updates (if i have a dual 8800 GTX OC2 I will keep it for some time because it is really powerful. Same with processor
4. I will be getting a 22in HP widescreen 5ms.
November 17, 2007 4:24:33 AM

Im planning on keep this pc for alteast 3 years without having to up date something; thats why I am choosing the best of the best... Also I am new to all this so I am only interested in the best...


WHICH IS NOT SMART... NO NO.
November 17, 2007 4:44:16 AM

I'm assuming that the $4000 includes the monitor. What I was talking about is can you buy a cheap VGA to wait for the new ones or is this a one shot deal?

Edit:
In my opinion you should go for more main stream and better matched parts and spend the huge difference on a 27" or 30" dell or equivalent wide screen. You will get an unimaginably better system with a giant display then with the parts you have picked out. Maybe get a high end keyboard and mouse as well, and still have a system that will kick butt.
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