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First i7 Gaming Build, Please Check

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July 23, 2009 11:07:08 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (tomorrow) BUDGET RANGE: (example: US$1000-1200)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, Music production, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, possibly a graphics card)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (i7 920 CPU with x58 MOBO probably with SLI and possibly Crossfire)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1600x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (In order to keep down costs until I can secure more funds I am willing to use my GeForce 8400 GS in the extreme short term. However, if I can keep the rest of the system in the $1000 range I will go ahead and buy one as I am fully Aware the 8400 is not fit for a system of this caliber.)

PARTS:
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 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...

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


If I did my math correctly the system comes out to about $1,036 with free shipping on all components. This is my first time building so I am mainly concerned with the compatibility of the aforementioned parts and whether or not I missed any. I would also like to know if anyone sees any room for further cost saving as any savings would go towards a graphics card. Thanks in advance!

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