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Newbie i7 gaming build

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December 10, 2008 2:00:53 AM

Any comments on the following build. This is a first time build so any feedback is appreciated.


Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8GT/s QPI, HyperThreading, Quad-Core, Bloomfield, LGA 1366, Retail, Processor with Fan (1 lbs) $309.99


Asus P6T-Deluxe Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SATA, SAS, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, RAID, Hyperthreading support (5.7 lbs) $309.99


Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready (6.95 lbs) $119.99


Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048), Extreme Low Latency 7-7-7-20 (0.5 lbs) $259.99


Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 Video Card - 512MB GDDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support, VGA Support $199.99

Lite-ON IHAS220-08 SuperAllwrite SATA 20x DVD Burner with Lightscribe OEM - 20x DVD±R Burn, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD±R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x32x CD-R/RW, Black (2 lbs) $29.99


Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive - 7200, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM (2 lbs) $139.99


CoolerMaster CM690 Nvidia Ed. ATX Case SLI Ready (30 lbs) $99.99


Windows Vista Home Prem 64-bit DSP OEM DVD with Service Pack 1 (0.32 lbs) $109.99


Samsung 2253BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 2ms, 1000:1, 1680x1050 ( WSXGA+), DVI, RGB Analog, Black (14.65 lbs) $259.99

I would also like a wireless card. Any recommendations for a "G" card which is compatible with Vista 64bit

All prices taken from Tiger Direct. (I need international shipping.)

EDIT: GPU added. Had the 1GB edition originally but it disappeared and I can't find it again. It was around $280. Is the extra 512MB worth the $80 at 1680x1050

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December 10, 2008 2:05:15 AM

What GPU are you planning to use?
December 10, 2008 4:04:14 AM

The Sapphire 1GB is well worth the extra cash. Perhaps you can find it from another vendor?

Just be sure to get this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It needs to have that black Vopor-X cooler on it. There are some older ones that have the old stock cooling... not as good.

Have a look at anadtech's review of various cards on Far Cry 2, and read what he says about the 4870 1GB:
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3463

The Corsair 750TX would be OK with two of those cards, just.


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