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June 25, 2009 5:44:33 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Withing the Next Three Months


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Microsoft word/powerpoint, The internet.



PARTS PREFERENCES: Full Tower or mid tower Case, 24’ or bigger LCD, Razer mouse and keyboard



MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200 or better

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking to make a computer that can last me the next 5 years and still be functional. If I need to make a few upgrades here and there I will, but in need the majority of it to sustain. Looking to use it for my studies and gaming. I would like to stay at, around or below 2,000 but my max is 2,500.

Parts List:

- ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
- Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
- CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
- Total $624.98

- COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply
- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- Total $219.98

Sigle Parts
- CABLES TO GO 29563 7 Port Aluminum USB 2.0 Hub - Retail
- XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Licensed for 3 PCs
- Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
- SAMSUNG P2370 High glossy black 23" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
- Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
- Nippon Labs 6 ft. USB2.0 A TO B CABLE Model USB-6-AB-BK
- SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported x 2
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM W/ Free Windows 7
- Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker - Retail
- Microsoft SideWinder X6 Black Keyboard Win USB English
- Microsoft Natural Gray 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse 6000
- Logitech Extreme 3.5mm Supra-aural PC Gaming Headset
- Total of Everything $2283.13 with tax and shipping

Notes: I believe the Nippon labs USB cable comes with the Dark Knight purchase but im not sure. I tried to get the combos because it seems to save me money. I am fearful of the space inside my tower, will all of this fit? I did decide to get Windows 7 but to do so you have to purchase vista. I am not looking to spend too much on the mouse and keyboard and Headphone I like them thin and light.

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June 25, 2009 6:14:30 AM

You can save yourself some money on that build. That HD (WD) comes in a combo deal with the OCZ RAM you have, also look to combo up the Asus mobo with the cpu. Drop the h/s (CM V8) and go with either the Xigmatek Dark Night for $40 or the Scythe Mugen 2 for around the same price. You can find Tuniq TX-2 thermal compound for $5 @ newegg also. One other thing, I might hold off on getting that sound card atm, or at least until you try the onboard sound first. Chances are the on board sound will be more than sufficient.
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June 25, 2009 6:59:58 AM

+1 for Why_Me's comments, and I'd mention I think you have two coolers in your "cart".
June 25, 2009 7:19:30 AM

Looks very good. I don't really like the NZXT Tempest case to be honest, but that is really just personal preference. I think the CM Storm Scout would be a nice option for you, or maybe Haf 922. You need a PSU, so maybe look at this combo:
The CoolerMaster UCP-700 is a very good PSU.
June 25, 2009 11:42:51 AM

Thanks Guys for all your help I am going to post my new system in the format suggested
June 25, 2009 11:50:29 AM

I'd drop arctosa as a keyboard and buy the microsoft x6 instead, as for gaming gear trust me. deathadder is good for big hands but g9 remains the best price/performance :D 

Buy the new samsung p2370 monitor, it may be small but its led backlighted and iv tried it and its far better than for exmaple 30 inch apple cinema display in gaming.

drop the vista and get a Windows 7 RC.
June 25, 2009 12:04:19 PM

^ I thought the MS X8 was best price/performance?

anyway, swap the 4850 X2 for a 4890, it has similar performance for less money and has less energy usage.

you can also add another 4890 if you wanted too.
June 25, 2009 12:58:09 PM

stay away from razer items, they're known for poor quality.
June 25, 2009 1:03:55 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
stay away from razer items, they're known for poor quality.

Really? Then should I take rescawen's suggestion?
June 25, 2009 1:06:47 PM

^ yes, but you might want to look into the MS X8 mouse also.
June 25, 2009 2:34:27 PM

This is the last version of my parts list . . . I hope.
June 25, 2009 3:03:03 PM

that USB hub is 1.1, you want 2.0.
June 25, 2009 5:23:47 PM

Helloworld_98 said:
^ I thought the MS X8 was best price/performance?

anyway, swap the 4850 X2 for a 4890, it has similar performance for less money and has less energy usage.

you can also add another 4890 if you wanted too.

The 4850x2 is a definite step up from the 4890, I wouldn't do that. The 4850x2 is a great performance deal for the price.