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Just ordered my new system!

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August 19, 2008 8:49:39 PM

So I finally decided to order a new PC... when Nehalem hits I'll probably have to switch again but I couldn't stand another day without a PC...

Here's what I went with!

Intel Q9550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-X48T-DQ6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS Hightech H487X2F2GP Radeon HD 4870 X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN ZM1000-HP Continuous 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 4X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 24X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER cosmos S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermalright Ultra-120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4x Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Fans


I`ll be using a 24 inch Samsung monitor and a 52 inch 1080p Samsung 750 series LCD for gaming and general usage.

So what am I missing? What should I send back and change? Any opinions are welcome!

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August 19, 2008 8:51:55 PM

Forgot to add that I'll be running Vista 64 bit Ultimate.

Mainly using it for games, video editing, graphic work, and to back up my movies!
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August 19, 2008 9:04:56 PM

looks like a good build, but i dont think you really needed a 1000W psu.
August 19, 2008 9:12:45 PM

Nik_I said:
looks like a good build, but i dont think you really needed a 1000W psu.


You're absolutely right... I could have gone with something smaller, but if I ever decide to add a second 4870x2 then I might be happy to have that extra headroom!

August 19, 2008 9:26:08 PM

awesome machine, enjoy.

-750w PSU would have been fine (PC and Power cooling Silencer)
-3.5g of Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.
August 19, 2008 9:27:17 PM

Looks good!
I don't see anything you missed.
August 20, 2008 2:46:42 PM

grieve said:
awesome machine, enjoy.

-750w PSU would have been fine (PC and Power cooling Silencer)
-3.5g of Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.


I ordered some of the OCZ Freeze...

And yeah you might be right on the power supply, I might send back the Zalman and have another PSU sent. I guess I'll figure it out when all the stuff gets here.

August 25, 2008 10:59:10 PM

I've been waiting for my stuff to come in and it turns out the PSU and Mobo I ordered are both on backorder. (not ordering from newegg since I'm in Canada)

I swapped the Zalman PSU for:

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which seems to be HIGHLY recommended. Now I need to figure out if it's worth it to order a different motherboard.

Also ordered a second 4870x2 so that's why I stuck with a 1000w PSU.

Anybody have any suggestions? I'd love to get my hands on the Rampage Extreme if I can find a vendor who will ship it to Canada.

Thanks for the help!

August 26, 2008 1:04:46 PM

Any ideas on a decent Mobo or a place where I can get a Rampage Extreme shipped to Canada?
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