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January 12, 2009 3:11:24 PM

So its been a few months since I did my last build. Actually putting together one for myself. Figure it doesn't hurt to have a second set of guys go over my list. Thanks ahead of time guys!!

Peices that are a carry over to this build:
Hanns G 28" monitor:

Antec 850 tpq:

Antec P182:

new components:

i7 920: $294.99 (currently combo with the evga x58 -$25)

evga x58: $299.99 (currently combo with the i7 -$25)

G. skill ram: 3x2gbs $174.99

Hard Drive WD 640: $74.99

GTX 295 xfx: $499.99

You name it i'll probally be doing it. Except for vidoe encoding. Heavy gaming, developer, server, get beer from the fridge....ect. Also plan on hooking this up to a 46 samsung tv (ln46a650).

Probally won't do overclocking untill I can find myself a solid heat sink. Wish my darn tunic tower 120 could get reused :( 

Any thoughts guys?

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January 12, 2009 10:57:41 PM

Very nice build, man. The only differences between our builds are I'm going 1000W Antec, and an Antec Nine Hundred. Other than that, my choices are the same. I'm going with the Noctua 1366 socket heatsink, and am going to be doing some medium OCing. Also, I am going with an Acer 24". Regardless, have fun with your build!
January 13, 2009 11:07:46 AM

I heard that the Noctua heatsink is to tall. That's the only reason why i'm sticking with the stock for the time being.
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January 13, 2009 1:04:34 PM

AHHHH going to the top of the mountain. I am debating the GTX 295 also, I am looking for someone to run the special on the GTX 280 like did $221.00 each then I will go SLI but still waiting. My build is all in route accept for the GPU. PATIENTS PATIENTS PATIENTS its killing me
January 13, 2009 1:31:10 PM

yah I hear ya, If i remember correctly you had a pretty good looking rig. Yes the gtx 280 is a better buy right now. At least from a price vs preformance ratio. I've highly thought about just going with the 280 because the 295 doesn't have native support for dx11. But i've waited long enough i figure to do an upgrade (upgrading from 8800gtx - Giving this to the gal to upgrade her card from an old). Plus I crank on my comp pretty hard at times and I don't want the graphics card to be the bottleneck.
January 13, 2009 2:17:05 PM

Thanks short, at the time i was making the list I couldn't find that hard drive for the life of me. Figured it was just out of stock.