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Final Check of the i7 System !

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July 19, 2009 9:10:08 AM

This is the final setup of the i7 system that I'll be going with, all bought from newegg.

HP 22X Multiformal DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1160i - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ViewSonic VX2233wm Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen 16:9 LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech 967740-0403 Black USB Standard Internet 350 USB Keyboard - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
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ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
COMBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Totals to: $1499.11 USD. (my budget is 1500.... so if you were to change anything, I'd have to fit it under this budget. I mean, I guess 1505 or 1510 is fine...)

Anything wrong/incompatible? I googled if the Noctua cooler fits on my motherboard/in my case, and seems like it does.

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July 19, 2009 9:13:18 AM

do it.

assemble it.

OC it.

profit.
July 19, 2009 9:14:19 AM

I just noticed.. why are my URLs messed up
e: fixed...
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July 19, 2009 11:31:06 AM

for a few bucks more, i would switch the HDD to the 640gb model, a little bit faster
July 19, 2009 1:19:31 PM

I don't think I need more space though, probably will stick with the 500 gb.
However, my question is, whats the difference between Asus P6T and Asus P6T deluxe... and v2. The money difference is 30~ (considering combo, the difference becomes 70) between Asus p6t and Asus p6t deluxe. For overclocking purposes,
is that worth a change at all? I'll be overclocking to around 3.8 ghz mostly, and probably staying overclocked most of the time. (If it gets unstable, probably go down to 3.6)
July 20, 2009 5:47:22 AM

Oh I see you made a new thread the other night, I meant just repost in the same thread you were working on. Anywho- You really ought to go with the suggested change to the HDD-it's not just about space, it's about platter density and performance. The 640GB has more space, and it is a faster harddrive than the 500GB, it's 2 320GB platters, vs 2 250GB ones.

Also, why not crossfire 4870s? The ones I linked in my previous build were 129.99 each, vs the 159.99 on the GTX 260s you linked. That's a savings of $60 there, and do you really think the difference in price justifies the slight performance difference?

On the case, the Antec 300 is great and all, but have you checked out the features of the Lian-Li Lancool K7 I linked in the old thread? It's got good airflow, and it'll allow the long video cards more clearance from the HDD area (this is something that makes the 300 a tough choice for me to suggest) Anyone will tell you that Lian-Li makes superb cases, and I own the Lancool K10 myself (basically same as K7 but with dampening foam and front door) and it's been nothing short of amazing for me.

Please listen to my advice about buying a computer monitor. It's probably one of the most important things you have to pick out. There's a lot of things to look for, but the primary concern you need to consider is if it's appealing to your eyes. You're not going to want to go through the hassle of returning a monitor to newegg because you don't like the height on the stand, or you don't like how bright the front activity led is. These are all things you can determine from going into a retail shop and seeing them first hand. From there you can find out which one looks nice, and if the retail shop offers a good buy on it, you can save yourself the shipping cost, and the headache of shipping a delicate item back and forth.
July 23, 2009 3:58:30 AM

The thing is, I'm receiving all these parts in college and I don't know any shops around my dorm yet, and I don't have a car. (I'm a freshmen) I wanted to avoid the hassle of finding and going out to a retail shop and then buying the monitor & driving it back, but since you persist so, I'll try to find a shop somewhere near where I can walk to... if that fails I'll just have to buy from newegg.
July 23, 2009 4:05:18 AM

Looks like an amazing build to me. I too would recommend the 640gb due to higher platter density. Good luck!
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