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June 2, 2009 5:20:12 PM

I want to thank Why_Me specifically for help with this build and anyone else that read my last thread and commented on it.

I made a few changes mostly due to deals that changed from May to June.

I'm going to buying this Thursday evening or Friday morning, so any input before then would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119197 $129.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -New Arrival
Will everything fit easily in here?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$ 134.49 ($ 114.49 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
I want to allow room for potential upgrades… will this be enough?

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?nam [...] U4P&show=p GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard $ 219.99 + $12.63 shipping = $ 232.62 ($ 15.00 Mail-In Rebate)

https://www.antaresdigital.com/cust [...] ge=1" $ 272.00 + $ 5.50 shipping = $ 277.50
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835233029 $ 39.99 +$ 7.00 shipping = 47.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Free Nippon Labs 6 ft. cable with purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835154003 $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $ 249.99 ($ 229.99 with $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Free Cryostasis game w/ registration at manufacturer website

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $ 249.99 ($ 229.99 with $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Free Cryostasis game w/ registration at manufacturer website

Do I need a separate part for SLI or does the component come with the card?

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
Is this better than OCZ platinum? I can get a slight combo discount with the video card for OCZ.

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/Prod [...] 6827136152 $23.99
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236049 $229.99 Free Shipping*
ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail With HDCP support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833315078 $34.99 Free Shipping*
EDIMAX EW-7728In IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 32bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card Up to 300Mbps Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 Cisco CCX V1.0, V2.0 & V3.0 Compliance – Retail


$1312.38 in taxable items * 1.07 (NJ tax from Newegg) = $ 1406.42 +30.98 shipping = $1437.40
$ 219.99 from ewiz + $12.63 shipping = $232.62
$ 272.00 from antares digital + $5.50 shipping = $ 277.50

Total $ 1947.62 - $ 75.00 Rebates

Final $1872.62

Any thoughts?




June 2, 2009 5:43:27 PM

Everything look fine. I noticed that you want i7 920 D0, be sure to select it manually. D0 is $8 extra so total cost is $285.50. Also, use the code COOLBEANS15 at ewiz for an additional $15 off that motherboard.
June 2, 2009 6:02:53 PM

The G skill ram isn't as good as the OCZ Platinum, get the platinum set.
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June 2, 2009 6:02:54 PM

Case is fine, it's 2 inchs shorter than the cooler master haf 932 ful tower and is the same width. Nice build.
June 2, 2009 9:25:28 PM

Nice build :) 

They discontinued the GSkill 1600 w/hs for the fact Gskill has come out with a diff. line of RAM...but it hasn't hit the shelves yet. Here's two decent deals on RAM though.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $109.99 ($99.99 after MIR) $10.00 Free Shipping
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) Triple Channel Memory Retail

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 ($79.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Here's a decent deal on a gtx 275 although newegg might have something comparable.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $232.99 Free Shipping
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail
June 2, 2009 9:51:41 PM

Why_Me said:
Nice build :) 

They discontinued the GSkill 1600 w/hs for the fact Gskill has come out with a diff. line of RAM...but it hasn't hit the shelves yet. Here's two decent deals on RAM though.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $109.99 ($99.99 after MIR) $10.00
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) Triple Channel Memory Retail

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 ($79.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Here's a decent deal on a gtx 275 although newegg might have something comparable.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $232.99 Free Shipping
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail


I'm going to go with the OCZ platinum then since both (xthekidx and Why_Me) of you recommended it.

Also I want to thank jackson28 for the reminder on how to get the D0 board and the instant discount.

nice deal on the XFX cards... saves me on having to fill out a rebate form and also about 32 dollars in taxes. Great deal, thanks.
June 3, 2009 12:16:34 AM

UPDATED!

I'm going to buying this Thursday evening or Friday morning, so any input before then would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail -New Arrival
Will everything fit easily in here?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
$ 134.49 ($ 114.49 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
I want to allow room for potential upgrades… will this be enough?

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard $ 219.99 + $12.63 shipping - $15.00 (COOLBEANS discount) = $ 217.62 ($ 15.00 Mail-In Rebate)

https://www.antaresdigital.com/customer/product.php?pro..." $ 280.00 + $ 5.50 shipping = $ 285.50
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $ 39.99 +$ 7.00 shipping = 47.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Free Nippon Labs 6 ft. cable with purchase, limited offer

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

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $ 232.99
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $ 232.99
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail

Do I need a separate part for SLI or does the component come with the card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $ 99.99 Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
($79.99 with $ 20.00 Mail-In Rebate)

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... $23.99
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99
LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99 Free Shipping*
ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail With HDCP support

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $34.99 Free Shipping*
EDIMAX EW-7728In IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 32bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card Up to 300Mbps Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 Cisco CCX V1.0, V2.0 & V3.0 Compliance – Retail


$ 817.41 in taxable items * 1.07 (NJ tax from Newegg) = $ 874.63 +30.98 shipping = $ 905.61
$ 465.98 from zipzoomfly = $ 465.98
$ 204.99 from ewiz + $12.63 shipping = $217.62
$ 280.00 from antares digital * 1.07 (NJ tax) + $5.50 shipping = $ 305.10

Total $ 1894.31 - $ 55.00 Rebates

Final $1839.31

Additions

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - Retail $ 3.49

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Logitech G5 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Retail $ 49.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 AGB-00019S Black 104 Normal Keys 15 Function Keys USB Wired Ergonomics Keyboard - OEM
$ 55.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Circumaural Gaming Headset $ 49.99

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205....
Windows 7 Release Candidate $ 0.00

Thoughts?

June 3, 2009 12:57:58 AM

Looks very good. Everything you need for SLI is going to be included with the MB/GPU's. Haven't heard anything about that case, but if its anything like its big brother then it should do fine, and the specs on it look good...although you might wish you had spent $20 more later on...
June 3, 2009 1:39:14 AM

xthekidx said:
Looks very good. Everything you need for SLI is going to be included with the MB/GPU's. Haven't heard anything about that case, but if its anything like its big brother then it should do fine, and the specs on it look good...although you might wish you had spent $20 more later on...



What extra $20 are you talking about? Do you mean the 932? I could possibly do that... if compbargains isn't in NJ it might actually be cheaper.
June 3, 2009 2:39:52 PM

xthekidx said:
Haf 932+free shipping for $150
http://www.compbargains.com/_e/Computer_Cabinets/sprodu...

After you pay shipping on the 922, the prices will be pretty close.



Out of curiousity is there a code in order to get free shipping? I clicked on the link and put it in a shopping cart and they're trying to charge $ 47.22 for shipping charges...

Thanks for the input
June 4, 2009 10:41:38 PM

Started buying parts.

Bought the 932 for the case, the price was a wash, so I went with the larger one for more room with upgrades. Also purchased the i7 920 D0 and the wireless card so far. About to purchase the monitor since it's back down to $219.99 and the motherboard before the $ 15 discount expires.

I see the GTX 275's went up in price again. I still might just purchase them tomorrow like I was going to or I might look around and see if there are any other deals and wait till I find one I'm looking for.

Thanks again everyone for all of your help.

There's also a combo discount on newegg for $ 7 off if you get the western digital drive and OCZ memory together.
June 7, 2009 2:55:04 PM

Why_Me said:
Nice build :) 

They discontinued the GSkill 1600 w/hs for the fact Gskill has come out with a diff. line of RAM...but it hasn't hit the shelves yet. Here's two decent deals on RAM though.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $109.99 ($99.99 after MIR) $10.00 Free Shipping
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) Triple Channel Memory Retail

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 ($79.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Here's a decent deal on a gtx 275 although newegg might have something comparable.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $232.99 Free Shipping
XFX GX275XADQC GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video Card Retail



Okay, so far here's what I've purchased:

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 - went for the behemoth

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
EVGA GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) Video

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM


EDIMAX EW-7728In IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 32bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card Up to 300Mbps Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 Cisco CCX V1.0, V2.0 & V3.0 Compliance – Retail

Now time to shop on newegg and get the remaining parts.

Can't wait to put this together.

Is there a good link for how to set up the BIOS, step-by-step?
June 7, 2009 2:59:58 PM

Any recommendations on which monitor is better?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail SPDIF out connector $ 195.99 *Free Shipping

OR


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236049 $229.99 Free Shipping*
ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail With HDCP support

June 7, 2009 3:48:49 PM

roblov1 said:


Is there a good link for how to set up the BIOS, step-by-step?



The manual will give you a detailed step by step. All you need is a USB flash drive to flash the bios. I will be doing it tomorrow once I get my motherboard but the procedure does not seem challenging. I can help out with any questions you may have if you have problem.
June 8, 2009 2:35:46 AM

jackson28 said:
The manual will give you a detailed step by step. All you need is a USB flash drive to flash the bios. I will be doing it tomorrow once I get my motherboard but the procedure does not seem challenging. I can help out with any questions you may have if you have problem.



Thanks. Let me know how it goes.
June 9, 2009 1:12:29 AM

roblov1 said:
Thanks. Let me know how it goes.


It was really easy. The motherboard is already flash to F7, so all you need to is download F8 and put it on a flash drive.
June 16, 2009 10:59:27 PM




Thanks again for all the help. Finally finished purchasing all the parts and should have everything by the weekend. Then the assembly begins.

Now for the hard part... what desk to buy for my new comp? Decisions decisions.
!