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$1600 Gaming Rig -- i7 and gtx 295

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January 22, 2009 3:45:54 AM

I'm about to hit the checkout button on this:

CPU: Intel i7 920 ($290)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: EVGA x58 ($760 with video card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video: EVGA GTX 295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G. Skill (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 ($165)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache ($94)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: LG dvd+rw sata($25)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 ($150)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I was going to get the antec 1200 but newegg just


PSU: Corsair 750W ($100 with mir)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Comes out to $1585 before tax and shipping.

I'm just going to go with stock cooling until newegg restocks the CM v8s.
January 22, 2009 4:02:51 AM

looks decent I would go for the 850w corsair thought only a bit more for more future proofness and - the samsung harddrive + 2 640gb cavier black in raid 0
January 22, 2009 4:20:17 AM

good point on the psu. I'm not sure about the two WDs in raid though, I'm already spending about $100 more than I'd like to. Maybe in about a year I'll raid 0 some SSDs and change the samsung to auxiliary storage. For the time being though, I'm fine with waiting more than 10 seconds for my computer to boot up :) 
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January 22, 2009 11:26:16 AM

Yea, Corsair 850watt is only $20 more.
January 22, 2009 4:48:00 PM

just ordered it. As a note: i wound up swapping out the samsung drive for the 1TB wd caviar black for $20 more. I'll post again when I have it running.
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