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Core i7 Gaming System - Updated

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July 17, 2009 8:37:53 AM

Hey Guys,

Thanks a lot for your feedback on my previous post. Based on your advice, I have thrown out the GTX 285 for two GTX 275s, and I have also dropped the expensive ABS PSU for the Corsair 850W. For the ram, I am switching from the Corsair Dominator to the G.SKILL 1333 that has really excellent timings. The total cost has decreased from ~$1400 to $1275, even after adding the second GTX 275! What do you think of the updated build below?


NEW COMPONENTS - UPDATED
Core i7 2.66GHz w/XIGMATEK Dark Knight 120mm cooler (I plan to OC) link
ASUS P6T Deluxe v2
2x EVGA GTX 275 link
3x 2GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333 @ 7-7-7-18 link
Corsair 850W PSU link

EXISTING COMPONENTS

2x Seagate 250GB 7800RPM Sata HDs, raid 0+1 (for OS and games)
1x Seagate 1.5TB 7800RPM Sata HD (media)
Creative X-Fi Fatality w/front panel
Thermaltake Armor full-tower case
1x DVD burner IDE
1x DVD reader IDE
27.5" HansG 1920x1200 monitor
July 17, 2009 9:13:09 AM

The build look very good...
You can look into this RAM, which has XMP profiles, and easy to set the timings and speed...
OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler -
The Xig Dark knight is good but this is also a very good option to consider...
Scythe Mugen 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Why this -> Check
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/core-i...

And check these GTX275...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 17, 2009 2:51:44 PM

Your updated build looks good after your changes. Good luck with your new build... :D 
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