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February 8, 2009 3:07:07 AM

CASE:CoolerMaster Cosmos S Gaming Full Tower 420W Case w/ Transparent Side Panel

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 680 Watts Power Supplies (Hush Power Supply SLI/CrossFire Ready)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366

COOLING FAN : Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

MOTHERBOARD: MSI X58 Platinum Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA, Dual GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394a, & 7.1Audio

MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor

HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)

Optical Drive 2: NONE

SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS: 600Watts PMPO Subwoofer Stereo Speakers

NETWORK: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD

KEYBOARD: Logitech Deluxe 250 USB Keyboard (Black Color)

MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

Extra Thermal Display : Xion XON-MTR002B Color LCD Thermal Control

INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

Cable Wiring: Professional Wiring for All WIRINGs Inside The System Chasis with High Performance Thermal Compound on CPU

Rounded Cable: Round Cable Upgrade for Optical Drive


IEEE CARD: IEEE 1394 CARD AND DRIVER

USB PORT: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
FREE! (Microsoft® Flight Simulator X Deluxe) Game

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February 8, 2009 3:46:30 AM

Yikes!!!! Absolutely not.

For 1.9K you could have a much nicer system, building it yourself.
February 8, 2009 3:52:32 AM

Agree w/ Proximon here. Go to Newegg and cross reference these parts and look. Alot of Cases come w/ 1394 built on so no card needed.
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February 8, 2009 3:53:34 AM

Where did you look this P.O.S. up at???
February 8, 2009 6:14:39 AM

For that price, it should at least come with a Nvidia 295.
February 8, 2009 3:16:26 PM

You damn right or a 4870x2...Like your quote greg. where ya from?...got a buddy named greg...just went to iraq..forgot to call him before he left...:( ...wish I did now.
February 8, 2009 3:26:14 PM

I must be a different Greg, I am from Pennsylvania. Sorry you miss your friend, hope you can talk to him soon. :) 
February 8, 2009 3:30:25 PM

wtf, NO!!

My friend built a lot better i7 gaming rig with a GTX 295 for $190 cheaper!
February 8, 2009 4:17:53 PM

What he said...I know greg. Thanks.
February 9, 2009 4:05:51 AM

ok so i was looking at this build it goes for around 1.4k and i was thinking about getting the parts myself just wanted to know if this is a good rig or not i was thinking about getting either 1 gforce 260 or another 9800t in sli but not sure whats better? also I want a better heatsink since i will prob get someone to help me OC it

Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor 920 2.66GHz 8MB

CPU Fan: Intel Original Heatsink and Fan

Memory: CORSAIR DDR3 1333 6GB (3 X 2GB) XMS Triple Channel

Hard Drives: Seagate 1TB SATA II 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Lite-On LightScribe 20X DVD+/-RW Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9800GTX+ 512MB PCI-E Video Card

USB and Firewire: Up to 14 USB 2.0 Ports and 2 Firewire IEEE1394a Ports

Sound: ADI AD2000B 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC

Network: Dual Gigabit LAN Controllers

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Case Black w/Dual USB2.0, IEEE 1394, Audio & Speaker Ports

Case Bays: 3 external 5.25", 6 internal 3.5"

Cooling Fans: 1 x 200mm Top Fan, 1x 200mm Rear Fan; 2 x 120mm Front Fans

Power Supply: Antec TruePower Trio 650W Power Supply

Warranty: Lifetime Warranty on Memory, 5 Year Warranty on Hard Drive, 3 Year

Warranty on Motherboard, Processor, Power Supply and Video Card. 1 Year

Warranty on Case, Optical Drive and Labor

Support: Free Tech Support

total for this is about $1,450
February 9, 2009 6:18:55 AM

Proximon said:
Here is everything you need for $1415.00, including a better case, PSU, video card, and a good CPU cooler.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...


Actually, with a little combo deal shopping, you can even get the price down further. For example, the i7 920 and Asus P6T mobo combo saves $30. :sol: 
February 9, 2009 6:38:49 AM

quick question whats the difference between the p6t and the deluxe version just the extra 16x pci-e slot? and also i can get the i7 for about $270 with free shipping

http://cgi.ebay.com/Brand-New-Intel-i7-920-Box-Core-Pro...

i actually already bought this item so nowi have to keep going with the i7 road now lol no turning back.
February 9, 2009 8:38:29 AM

The P6T is technically not supposed to overclock as well as the deluxe, and the layout is different. Obviously the heatsinks are more conservative as well. Some think it's actually the better board because of layout and heatsinks, but regardless it's a good board for the price.
February 9, 2009 10:34:30 AM

ok so this is what im going for anything that u guys can think of changing for the better performance wise while still keeping it under $1,550 please let me know

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM = 27.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail = 159.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM = 79.99

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail = 229.99

PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail = 99.99

Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM = 4.99

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail = 139.99

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail = 234.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM = 99.99

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail = 29.99

XIGMATEK ACK-I7361 CPU Cooler - Retail = 9.99

Brand New Intel i7 920 Box Core Procesor Retail w Fan = 269.49

with taxes and SH it comes out to around 1.5k anything esle i need to get or not get or change before i buy this and i switched out the ati 4870 for the gtx 260 because someone told me that its better and comes with physics x or something like that so itll be better than the ati 4870 in the long run.
February 9, 2009 10:36:48 AM

I've seen a lot of bad reviews on that asus board... Go with MSI or EVGA and about the video card... Putting 2 9800's in it limits your performance, They will be slightly better than tha 260, but you can add another 260 in the near future and have a lot better machine. The 260 will play games great too!

The best 260 out there now is the XFX Black Edition... You could also look for a GTX 280 for around $330 if you want.
February 9, 2009 1:37:59 PM

Beitzel15 said:
I've seen a lot of bad reviews on that asus board...


Really? I haven't seen any bad reviews at all. Got some links?
February 9, 2009 3:04:29 PM

maybe not "A LOT" but I have read on here and the reviews on newegg... People have problems running SLI on the standard P6T, they seem to have less issues on the Deluxe.

February 9, 2009 5:40:12 PM

I'm fine with the anecdotal evidence, it's usually all we have for reliability :) 

I'll just say I haven't personally noticed any extra traffic on P6T board problems, and most of the user reviews on newegg seem quite positive.
February 9, 2009 9:59:27 PM

If you're suggesting MSI over Asus, you might manage to create a small revolt over here.

A lot of guys here seem rather partial to Asus, especially against MSI
February 10, 2009 4:59:08 AM

how do u guys feel about gigabyte for a MOBO
February 10, 2009 10:32:57 AM

sefros said:
how do u guys feel about gigabyte for a MOBO


They are decent too. Though, Im not sure if the X58 Gigabytes will run SLI?
February 10, 2009 1:17:46 PM

Yep it will, in SLi and Crossfire.
February 10, 2009 2:31:46 PM



SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM - $23.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX - 159.99
Western Digital Caviar Green WD6400AACS 640GB - 69.99
BFG Tech BFGEGTX260MC896OCBE GeForce GTX 260 896MB - 249.99
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX - 139.99
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - 154.00
ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - 289.99
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 - 294.99
Noctua NH-U12P 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail - 59.99

total 1,442.92

(vista not included - 99.99)

This is a much more beastly version
February 10, 2009 2:52:43 PM

I'm currently using EVGA's x58 board and can say that thing pushes OCing pretty far. Running on air its no sweat to get my i7 to 3.8-4.0. Pretty well laid out board IMO. Decent cooling.

I think the asus P6t however is a solid choice as well. I'd expect simlar results with that board. I went with the EVGA only because of customer serivce. EVGA's customer service is top noche.

It's like fighting between a red apple and a green apple. Which taste better. There both good apples.
February 11, 2009 2:04:45 AM

ok so this is what I'm going for anything that u guys can think of changing for better performance, while still keeping it under $1,550 please let me know.



SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM = $27.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail = $159.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM = $79.99

POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail = $424.99

PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail = $99.99

Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM = $4.99

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail = $139.99

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail = $199.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM = $99.99

Coolermaster V8 CPU Heatsink Cooler 120MM 17dbA 35004T = $63.99

Brand New Intel i7 920 Box Core Procesor Retail w Fan & HS = $269.49

with taxes and SH it comes out to around $1.6k. Anything esle I need to get or not get or change before I buy this. I switched in the ati 4870 x2 cause its under $300 after MIR.

i might be able to get a gtx260 for about $170 should i just go with that and save a few bucks or should i just go ahead and get the hd4870x2 and save me some trouble of upgrading anytime soon?
also later i can just get another 4870x2 and run them in crossfire right.
February 16, 2009 8:27:17 PM

2x4870x2 will really scale down the performance. Quad-x-fire isn't the greatest. You'd get, say...3.2-3.4 the graphics (rather than 4x).
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