Just ordered my new system!

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=N82E16819115041

GIGABYTE GA-X48T-DQ6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128330

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227297

HIS Hightech H487X2F2GP Radeon HD 4870 X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161242

ZALMAN ZM1000-HP Continuous 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817379009

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136260

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132005

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=N82E16827136137

COOLER MASTER cosmos S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119150

Thermalright Ultra-120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109125

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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  1. 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!
  2. good for you
  3. looks like a good build, but i dont think you really needed a 1000W psu.
  4. 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!
  5. awesome machine, enjoy.

    -750w PSU would have been fine (PC and Power cooling Silencer)
    -3.5g of Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound.
  6. Looks good!
    I don't see anything you missed.
  7. 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.
  8. 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=N82E16817139007

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