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June 21, 2009 11:29:02 PM

Final Build for a gaming rig

XFX HD4890 Black Edition ATI Radeon HD4890, 1024 MB, 256 Bit, PCIe x16 v2.0
Intel® Core i7-920 4x 2666 MHz, 4x 256 kB, 4800 MT/s, Bloomfield
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850 Watt, ATX12V 2.0, EPS, 8 x, 8 x
Antec Nine Hundred II 3 x, 6 x, ATX, µATX, Mini ITX
DVD-Writer Samsung SH-S222A
GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P X58, 6.400 MT/s, 3x PCIe x16 v2.0, SLI, Cr, Socket 1366
Western Digital WD1001FALS 1 TB 1.000 GB, 8,9 / 32 / 7200, € 0,09*, Serial ATA/300
Corsair DIMM 6 GB DDR3-1333 Tri-Kit

Monitor
Samsung T240 (24 inch)

OEM
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit

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June 21, 2009 11:42:32 PM

Nice build. You might want to look at getting a after market heat sink and thermal compound. Always best to put that in at first in case you ever change your mind and decide to over clock later on.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows RC 7
June 21, 2009 11:49:44 PM

Why_Me said:
Nice build. You might want to look at getting a after market heat sink and thermal compound. Always best to put that in at first in case you ever change your mind and decide to over clock later on.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows RC 7


I already mailed Microsoft on that one :)  For every Vista OEM bought after 26th of june, you get a voucher to change to windows 7 :p  so it's the same thing :) 

ps: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-core-i7,2... article about ocerclocking the i7-920 ( on stock cooler ;)  )
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June 22, 2009 12:30:06 AM

bump
June 22, 2009 7:32:27 AM

bumparoonie
June 22, 2009 10:40:24 AM

Good choice to go with XFX, comes with the double lifetime warranty?
June 22, 2009 8:05:13 PM

Pretty foolish to OC with the stock cooler.
June 23, 2009 10:04:55 AM

bump
June 23, 2009 10:19:50 AM

the voucher when you buy vista after the 26th is for a discount on win7, not for win7 so you'll still pay a good $100+ for win7 even with the voucher since win7 home premium costs something like $190 IIRC.
June 23, 2009 12:26:18 PM

According to the customer service of microsoft, the voucher is for a free upgrade to windows 7
June 23, 2009 12:46:02 PM

^ well that's the rumour of what was going to happen, but in the last couple of weeks someone came out and said that if they did offer a free upgrade then they would lose a good $100+ each sale, and since win7 is in high demand, they would lose millions in total.
June 23, 2009 12:47:34 PM

Still.. :p  if customer service is telling me I getting a free upgrade with the voucher.. (I know it's microsoft.. trusting microsoft is like saving a extinct animal.. ;)  )
June 23, 2009 5:30:55 PM

buuump
June 26, 2009 6:05:39 PM

It looks like a decent build to me, however I would get a CPU heatsink/cooler that is better than the stock. The stock is okay if you don't OC, but for best stability and later ability to push it farther, you will want a good cooler.
Other than that, it looks good. Have you tried out the Windows 7 RC yet? IF you are going to use it in the meantime just remember that you can't upgrade from the RC, it would be a full reinstall. It will upgrade from that install of Vista though.
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