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I7 Build ~ Relatively Finalized

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April 22, 2009 2:53:56 AM

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - $99.99

Motherboard:
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX - $269 (after $20.00 MIB)

Processor:
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - $279.99

GPU:
EVGA 01G-P3-1287-AR GeForce GTX 285 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 - $369.99 (after $30.00 MIB)

Ram:
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $79.99 (after $30.00 MIB)

DVD Burner:
SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - $25.99

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V - $119.99 (after $60.00 MIB)

Cooling:
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm - $74.99 (after $10.00 MIB)

Case:
COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower - $159.99 (after $40.00 MIB)


Total:
$1,510.91


Any suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated.

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April 22, 2009 2:58:32 AM

For the gtx 285 get the 850W Corsair. That is if you want to SLI in the future. Overall it's great

Get the black edition of that hard drive.
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April 22, 2009 3:12:58 AM

Corsair from Zipzoom is $105 after MIR of $10 and you save on shipping so maybe $20 bucks savings...

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

ZipZoom has your GTX card for $364 after a $30 MIR
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... --- nevermind checked your link... it also has a $30 not a $10 MIR.... same price

Zipzoom has your Core I7 920 with $30 MIR for $265...
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

+1 on black hard drive...

April 22, 2009 3:18:27 AM

The samsung has the highest contrast ratio out of them all and they all have the same response time of 2ms which is amazing for games.
April 22, 2009 3:31:31 AM

Looks good.

I agree with the caviar black change for better performance.

The 750 corsair psu is fine. It could even run two GTX285 cards, but I predict your next vga upgrade will be to one of the forthcoming 40nm cards instead of sli.

The cosmos 1000 is a good looking case, but seems to have a lot of complaints about cooling. I think there are better options out there, depending on what you
want out of a case.
Size? You only have minimal parts, a mid-size case would do.
Quiet?
Airflow?
Bling?

On the candidate monitors, I would pick the dell or samsung, based on the better 170/160 viewing angle.
The best monitors will have a 178/178 spec like the samsung 275T, or the dell 2408wfp.
A top quality monitor is one of the few future proof purchases you can make for a PC. You will be looking at it for a long time.
Get the best you feel comfortable paying for.
April 22, 2009 7:31:46 PM

Is the biggest difference between mid-size and full-size cases the available expansion slots? I really could give a damn what the case looks like, as long as it doesn't scream "I have no friends!" My biggest preference is an increased level of sound dampening and fairly solid airflow. Any suggestions, in both the mid-size and full-size form factors?

I can get the Samsung for $226 via discount at my place of employment; however, I haven't decided if it's the best option. Any suggestions on a monitor under $350.00?
April 22, 2009 9:47:33 PM

tehfluent said:
Is the biggest difference between mid-size and full-size cases the available expansion slots? I really could give a damn what the case looks like, as long as it doesn't scream "I have no friends!" My biggest preference is an increased level of sound dampening and fairly solid airflow. Any suggestions, in both the mid-size and full-size form factors?

I can get the Samsung for $226 via discount at my place of employment; however, I haven't decided if it's the best option. Any suggestions on a monitor under $350.00?


A mid-sized ATX case will perhaps have room for 4 hard drives, and4 external 5.25 drives.
A large case can hold perhaps6-8 hard drives, and 5-6 external devices.

There are no standards on size of case, but the number of expansion mobo slots is standard for an ATX mobo.

The number of expansion slots is determined by the mobo.
A micro atx will have 4 slots and fit in a micro case.

Antec makes nice cases. The 300 is cheap and has good ventilation.
The 902 is a gamer's case with some "bling" and outstanding ventilation.
The P182 is quiet with fair ventilation.

All come with adjustable speed fans, and front washable air filters.

The Samsung sounds good. Consider getting two of them to increase your display acerage. I find it most useful.
April 22, 2009 11:20:07 PM

I have an older Samsung SyncMaster 920BW that will tag along with the new monitor. I only have so much available space in a dorm room... :( 

How does the 900 compare to the 902, other than a lower price point? What about the 1200?
April 22, 2009 11:43:18 PM

There is also the NZXT tempest, also check the Cooler master 690
April 22, 2009 11:55:59 PM

tehfluent said:
I have an older Samsung SyncMaster 920BW that will tag along with the new monitor. I only have so much available space in a dorm room... :( 

How does the 900 compare to the 902, other than a lower price point? What about the 1200?


The 902 is an updated version of the 900. It has better cable management, washable filters, etc. If price is not a problem, it is better. In a dorm room, it has a switch to turn off the led lighting.
The 1200 is a very nice large case. Look at the dimensions of any case you are considering if you think space might be a problem.
April 23, 2009 4:06:49 AM

the 902 also has frontside top case USB and audio jacks...

Also has fan speed control switchs right on the back panel so you dont have to go searching....

its pretty :) 

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