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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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  1. Pretty good, my only comment is that you are paying too much for that ram. This ram is a better deal:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

    Do you need help on the rest of your selections?
  2. 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=N82E16811119196 $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=N82E16835233029 $41.99 Free Shipping*
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $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=N82E16822136284 $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=N82E16820816001 $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=N82E16813128374 <--- some better pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte mobo
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. ^ did you buy a CD drive or single layer DVD drive?

    because the vista disc is a dual layer DVD.
  6. No, I'm using an older drive. They were out of stock for the one i wanted. It is the only old part.
  7. model number?
  8. 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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