is this build good

i would like to know if this build good and if everything is compatible it will cost me around 6000 american dollars and i know some will consider this an overkill but please tell me is everything good

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 Nehalem 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601965


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.147180


TRITTON AXPro True 5.1 Gaming Headphones with 8 Precision Speakers, Removable Microphone, Dolby Digital Certified

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826235005


LG Black Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136137

Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition & Core i7 Ready LGA 1366 CL-P0401 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106102

areca ARC-1210 PCI-Express x8 SATA II Controller Card - Retail (to put 2 harddisks in raid)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816131003


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039


2 of CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

SYBA PCMCIA PCI to Cardbus Add-on Card Model SD-PCI-PCM - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124021

Logitech VX Nano Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse for Notebooks - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104080

Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009

PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703012

3 of EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130365

SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001098


2 of Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133154

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102021
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  1. Well thats a great build, except buy a velociraptor for your main driver. You are spending too much, get one or two cards, get a cheaper CPU, i just think its gonna lose all value to quickly
  2. To me, that seems like you would spend a lot of cash.

    I would go with the lower end CPU from i7 and OC it.

    Check the roundup of X58 boards at anandtech.com - I would check out the Asus or the Gigabyte instead.

    Honestly, I would build something for less than that, save the $$$ for upgrades or system overhaul in a few years. The money you are spending to be at the bleeding edge will be surpassed soon.

    If you have $6000 and nothing else to do with it, I guess it's your money, but I would spend half that or less and get a killer system, and upgrades for the future.

    You could try the RAID already on the motherboard first.

    3 GTX 280s is a lot of horsepower.

    You may want to try onboard sound before you buy a Audio card.
  3. +78 to huron...

    Also where do you think your going to fit all those cards? the 3 GTX 280's are going to cover everything. :D
  4. The good news is that its going to keep your whole house warm in winter .

    The bad news is you will have to put on earmuffs just to go in side . I'd rather live next to an airforce base
  5. You will most likely have a heating issue with the 3 gtx 280s. Having all three bunch up agaisnt each other will cause problems. Should consider water cooling for these.
  6. thanks it seems that i was fool
  7. That is true... You could probably save money on a toaster as well, just hold your bread up to the graphics exhaust and it'd be golden brown in no time.
  8. Nah, your not a fool dude...

    Proves your smart by asking here before going out and buying everything.
  9. Exactly - very smart to seek advice.

    If you're going i7 - try this:

    920 CPU

    Asus X58

    6GB Triple Channel Memory

    Western Digital 640 GB HDD (black if you want ot spend the extra $15-$20) or SSD or Velociraptor if you want to spend a lot more - I would go with the 640GB

    GTX 280 or 4870x2 (benefit of crossfire and SLI board)

    Monitor looks beautiful - way out of my price range, but probably stunning - you'll have to sit like 5 feet from that thing :)

    PC Power and Cooling, Corsair, Antec PSUs are good choices

    After market cooler for that CPU so you can overclock it up to the specs of a processor twice its price.

    Blu-ray burner is OK if you plan on using it, but my guess is that they will come down in price.

    Let us know if you revise your list.
  10. well of course i revised my list i will be gettin a quad core and ddr2 ram and 2x4870

    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133154

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001098

    SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768

    PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail (i know this is pretty much more than i need but it is good for upgrades)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703012

    Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009

    Logitech VX Nano Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104080

    SYBA PCMCIA PCI to Cardbus Add-on Card Model SD-PCI-PCM - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124021

    2 of CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197

    ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9650 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115130

    Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition & Core i7 Ready LGA 1366 CL-P0401 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106102

    LG Black Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136137

    TRITTON AXPro True 5.1 Gaming Headphones with 8 Precision Speakers, Removable Microphone, Dolby Digital Certified

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826235005

    well i didn't want to get an add-on card but i have to get a wireless keyboard and a mouse because of the temperature that will come out of the monitor
  11. well of course i revised my list i will be gettin a quad core and ddr2 ram and 2x4870

    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133154

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001098

    SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768

    PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail (i know this is pretty much more than i need but it is good for upgrades)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703012

    Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009

    Logitech VX Nano Black 6 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB 2.4 GHz Wireless Laser Mouse for Notebooks

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104080

    SYBA PCMCIA PCI to Cardbus Add-on Card Model SD-PCI-PCM - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124021

    2 of CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197

    ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9650 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115130

    Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition & Core i7 Ready LGA 1366 CL-P0401 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106102

    LG Black Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136137

    TRITTON AXPro True 5.1 Gaming Headphones with 8 Precision Speakers, Removable Microphone, Dolby Digital Certified

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826235005

    Total is $3,886.87
  12. sorry i double posted and i can't find where to delete the post
  13. That CPU gets beat by the one huron posted, the new 920 i7.
    And the 920 is cheaper, and also a great overclocker, you can easily overclock it to 3.7ghz.

    They use the new x58 boards like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131346

    And then those boards support the new triple channel ddr3 memory.
    Here is a good set:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230

    And if you want more HDD speed, you could raid 0 two of those WD 640's.
  14. That PSU is overkill. Get an Antec Signature 850W PSU. Reviews on it have been incredible; I'd love to have one.
  15. ok i revised myself again and here is the parts total : 4000 dollars

    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133154

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001098

    SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102768

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Retail (i know i don't need it but it will be better in games and music even a little bit than the onboard audio

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102021

    PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703012

    Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009

    Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

    ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131346

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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

    Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition & Core i7 Ready LGA 1366 CL-P0401 - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106102

    LG Black Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136137

    TRITTON AXPro True 5.1 Gaming Headphones with 8 Precision Speakers, Removable Microphone, Dolby Digital Certified

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826235005
  16. Your final list is much better. I would still suggest using onboard sound before you try a sound card. Onboard sound is actually pretty good now.

    I still think your PSU is major overkill. You might want to check out something with a little bit less power - even if you are going to get a second 4870x2 in the future.

    Nice revisions. Good luck.
  17. thanks but i was going to spend 6000 i think that the sound card is suitable for me and do you really think that even if the psu is overkill it will let me make tons of upgrades before i need to change it and it will provide my system with the power it needs neither less nor more so i think that a big psu isn't an overkill and thanks huron you helped me very very much as i as crazy
  18. pffft im sick of answering i7 builds lol cbf reading after the first 4 posts...
  19. Here is a combo deal at newegg you might be interested in:
    http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?submit=ChangeItem

    IMO the case is much better than the Thermaltake. The PSU however is not as good as your pc power and cooling one you have selected, but it is extreme overkill for yoursetup. The antec 850 signature is still major overkill for your system and it has the ability to last you through many future upgrades. I would consider this a good item to have. Something to keep in mind is the number of watts doesn't determine the quality of the power supply (PC power and cooling though is one of the best).
  20. i love this thermaltake and i know that the psu is overkill but it will let me do many future upgrades so thanks all and especially huron
  21. Well saying that I think your at the point for hitting the submit button. Order away. If you can justify all the parts on this list which it looks like you have it'll be a good rig for yourself. Might not be the best bang for your buck but it'll suit your needs very well.
  22. PS: that's the beautiy of building your own pc. You can custimize it to your own needs and wants.
  23. some one has too much money!! lol
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