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May 23, 2009 1:39:53 AM




COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Nippon Labs ICR-BB All-in-one USB +eSATA Card Reader

$999 so far.

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May 23, 2009 2:17:41 AM

This build down below will over clock just as high as that one you have posted but for $160 cheaper (not to mention it includes a decent thermal compound).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
New Arrival

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $219.99 | $204.99 after rebate Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $264.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 Free Shipping*
Nippon Labs ICR-BB All-in-one USB +eSATA Card Reader - Retail

Total: $841.99 | 826.99 w/mail in rebates

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--- some better pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte mobo
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May 23, 2009 4:34:50 AM

I would say stick with the Noctua heatsink. It emits no noise and was the easiest installation on any aftermarket cooler that I have seen. Overclocks nicely to.


Get V2 for the motherboard

+1 on xthekidx recommendation for RAM.
June 5, 2009 7:00:17 AM

Well now that I've assembled all my shiny new parts, I'm getting a black screen when it should be installing Vista 64.

I have one hard drive installed and one cdrom.

It goes through bios then when you would expect it to load Vista 64 from my cdrom, nada.

What to do?
June 5, 2009 7:05:39 AM

^ did you buy a CD drive or single layer DVD drive?

because the vista disc is a dual layer DVD.
June 5, 2009 4:26:48 PM

No, I'm using an older drive. They were out of stock for the one i wanted. It is the only old part.

June 5, 2009 5:33:59 PM

WRA-OA40

I think it came in a Lite-On box. It just read my older XP disk (upgrade) but not the Vista Disk. Any way around that? I have a 500 gig external USB. Can I use it to install?
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