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I7 Gaming Rig

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April 1, 2009 1:51:03 AM

I did my homework for quite some time and came out with a build like this...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably a week from now. BUDGET RANGE: Around $2000.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, media (music), and editing and creating said media.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor, nVidia GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Yes -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Motherboard: EVGA something or other
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$300

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$111

Graphics card: 2X XFX GeForce 9800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$318 in all

HDD: 2X Western 1TB, 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$218

Power supply: PC Power and Cooling 610W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$100

RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$156

Processor: Intel Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$280

DVD/CD drive: Pioneer Black DVD/CD recorder
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$25

By the way, sorry if I suck at labeling things correctly, I didn't think of writing all of the necessary data. :( 

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April 1, 2009 2:04:42 AM

I'd do this:

IMO, this is the best case/PSU combo available: CM Storm Sniper and Corsair 850tx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU and GPU: i7 920 and EVGA GTX 285 SC Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU (for SLI) and Ram: EVGA GTX 285 SC Edition and 6GB OCZ Gold 1600mhz CL8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, add another one when you fill this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: LG DVD combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: TRUE
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-e...
Thermal Grease: MX-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

So with shipping, that comes to about $1835, then you get $90 MIR, and two free COD games (keep one and sell the other for $35 back). If you need to cut the price just go with 1 GTX 285 or maybe a GTX 295, IDK what monitor you plan to get or use...
April 1, 2009 2:46:50 AM

The PC Power and Cooling 610W won't work for your system. (with out adaptors)
Look in the Specifications. PCI-E Connections 2 x 6pin.
2X XFX GeForce 9800 will require 4 x 6pin connectors.
Some of the cards need a 6pin and 6+2pin for each card.

CORSAIR 850tx right on or CORSAIR 750TX
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