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July 14, 2009 7:13:25 AM


Just need some final suggestions on the last pieces of equipment. Just purchased the stuff linked below and have most of it set up. All thats left is the small stuff.I will use it mainly for FPS Games and a lot of video editing. Would really appreciate any suggestion on what to get. Thanks!

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/?campid=bmr#blan...

Need the following items but just not sure...

Hard Drives : Thinking of getting two, one for OS, games, and some applications...need it to run as fast a possible. The other for storage and the rest of the junk i will throw on it. How are these two? Open for suggestions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136322

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136284

Premium sound card: I know the classified has one but i would prefer better sound since i have a good sound system at home to hook up to my rig.

CD/DVD Drive: Had good results with my LG on my old machine so would prefer something LG or similar if theres better. Samsung?

Keyboard and Mouse: Still have a G15 which is probably fine but my old Logitech mouse needs to be replaced. Any suggestions out there for whats good? All i do is game..game and more game with a lot of video editing.

Also need suggestions on a new monitor, something thats good for 2560 X 1600 Res?

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July 14, 2009 7:22:10 AM

You spent a ridiculous amount of money on that board, the deluxe P6T would have been 95% the board that one is.

You also got a kilowatt power supply for a 295? Unless you're planning on SLi later, that's excessive.

Next time say what the items are so we don't have to open all the links.

You never said what your 'good sound system' was. Can't pick a card to power mystery hardware.

CD/DVD drive is almost null. They all work pretty much the same.
As for a mouse, head to a local best buy or whatnot and see what you like. I like my MX518.
July 14, 2009 7:35:53 AM

I actually am running sli..just didn't feel like dropping a 500 on the 2nd card until i ordered the rest all at once. The classified is a bit pricey but it will be good for upgrades in the near future. As for the sound system its a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 14, 2009 4:02:40 PM

Below is the Combo deal on your choice of CPU/Mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Combo Discount: -$32.00
Combo Price: $667.98
$30.00 Mail-In Rebate

Quote:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Geat choice on this HDD.

Now on your choice for CPU HSF Cooler, the Prolimatech Megahalems Intel CPU Heatsink, you know you will have to buy the 120x120x25 fan separately. You might want to look at this one below.

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler $36.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus would also look at this ram from OCZ.

OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600LV6GK You Save: $104.99 ($94.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus if you want to hide your cables, would suggest you get this Power Cable extension below.

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F $7.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which can be view at this link below.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/267906-31-gaming-buil...

Hope this helps you out some.
July 15, 2009 9:15:12 PM

Thanks for commenting. You definitely answered a question ive been wondering about for like a week. Wasn't sure if the power supply would be long enough, but that extension is perfect! Thanks again! As for the Ram..not sure there is too much difference from the platinum vs. XMP...seems from what i read that the overclock is manual on the XMP and the Platinum will be auto detected for settings at least. Not really a huge issue. Thanks for the help!
July 16, 2009 3:52:04 AM

games21 said:
Thanks for commenting. You definitely answered a question ive been wondering about for like a week. Wasn't sure if the power supply would be long enough, but that extension is perfect! Thanks again! As for the Ram..not sure there is too much difference from the platinum vs. XMP...seems from what i read that the overclock is manual on the XMP and the Platinum will be auto detected for settings at least. Not really a huge issue. Thanks for the help!

I personally don't think the Platnium is worth the extra 15$ for the -1 timings. That's not a huge issue, and I know the OCZ XMP series is very nice for the price. Basically, it will make OCing a little easier.
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