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December 25, 2008 7:52:38 PM

Was looking for some feedback on a new build. Below is what I have so far.
Still need a motherboard and CPU cooler, other then that just about done.
Budget is about $2k, so feel free to make suggestions or change hardware.

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail $339.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

ABS Tagan BZ Series BZ900 900W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Patent Piperock Modular Power Supply - Retail $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814013

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail $154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail $285.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

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December 25, 2008 8:46:02 PM

get 2xVelociRaptor 300GB in raid 0
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December 26, 2008 12:32:32 AM

Change the PSU like Newf showed you.

Add a second video card, you'll need it at 1920x1200.

Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P, $70
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8432/cpu-noc-12/Noctua_NH-U12P_SE1366_CPU_Heat_Sink_Socket_LGA_1366.html?id=pDVCYmDm

MB: these are the bestselling X58 motherboards at newegg. Compare features and pick one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131346
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188039
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130216

Assuming a $300 MB and two video cards, I think it comes to about $1900.

Add Vista Home Premium 64-bit for $100.
December 26, 2008 3:28:55 AM

I have that monitor, by the way. It is freaking beautiful. It was so bright, I had to dim it, so that it didn't scorch my eyeballs.

Yeah, the PSU is a bit much. I have a single 4870 1gb, and it runs Crysis at 1920x1200 at max settings with 0xAA just fine. Save your money for the next generation of video cards, or at least save the Crossfire until later. That raid 0 would be recommended, as well.
December 26, 2008 5:08:22 AM

RAID 0 would not be recommended. It doubles your chances of hard drive failure without really boosting your performance. Unless you're doing video edition or something else that requires you to move large files frequently, you won't see any noticeable performance gains. Not to mention that 2x300gb velociraptors will put you down 400 dollars. A hefty price to pay.
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