At the advice of the community -- my first system.

After quickly learning the unreliability of eBay builders in a past thread, I’ve decided – at the advice of those who responded to my post—to build a new system myself. After watching many videos and continuing my research, this is what I came up with:
All comments, advice, questions, and interjections regarding compatibility are welcome and needed!

Thank you!

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Processor cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
RAM: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail
Graphics card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ... - Retail
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
OS: Windows Vista Premium

Total price before mail in rebates: $1,308.88


The computer will be paired with an LG 23” Widescreen LCD: run at 1920 x 1080

Thanks again!
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  1. Did you get that RAM off my list? I need to delete that... It was good at one time but now it's too slow. Get the OCZ instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

    This PC P&C 750W:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341011&Tpk=S75CF
    Will run a bit quieter than the Corsair, and is a better deal over all.

    Looks good!
  2. adamracer91 said:
    After quickly learning the unreliability of eBay builders in a past thread, I’ve decided – at the advice of those who responded to my post—to build a new system myself. After watching many videos and continuing my research, this is what I came up with:
    All comments, advice, questions, and interjections regarding compatibility are welcome and needed!

    Thank you!

    Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    Processor cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    RAM: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail
    Graphics card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ... - Retail
    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
    OS: Windows Vista Premium

    Total price before mail in rebates: $1,308.88


    The computer will be paired with an LG 23” Widescreen LCD: run at 1920 x 1080

    Thanks again!



    Nice build !!! :sol:

    Add some thermal compound to that build and your good to go. Arctic Coolin MX-2, Tuniq, etc...
  3. ^ +1 Nice build :)
    Maybe you would want to change the hard disk to the WD Black 640GB...It would be a tad faster than that drive...
  4. +1 to that build. In any case, 6GB of RAM is the Max, DDR3 1333Mhz might be a tad cheaper in this case. I hope you plan to run Vista x64 / Win 7 x64. Also, as said, thermal paste maybe a good thing. Seeing as your going to use a Dark knight cooler. Looks good.
  5. My final (if not swayed by the community) build:
    I made a few changes from my origional, some by neccesity, some by choice.

    Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
    Processor cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Case: Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
    Graphics card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ... - Retail
    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEMOptical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
    OS: Windows Vista Premium

    If theres anything I need to change, please let me know.
    Thanks :)
  6. Go for it!
  7. Sounds good.
  8. ^ Nice...
    Take a look at the new case CM Storm Scout...It also has very good airflow and good ratings...
    But if you are looking for a very simple looking solid build case, then the ElementS is a very good choice...
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