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July 28, 2009 6:05:17 PM

Looking to get a decent gaming rig built asap I play alot of different fps games and world of warcrap.

Specs:
CPU-i7 920 shooting for a steady 3.6ghz oc
Mobo-Asus P6T Deluxe v.2
Memory-Corsair Dominator 3x2gb DDR3-1600
Case-Antec Three Hundred
GPU-BFG Nvidia 275 GTX OC
PSU-Corsair 620HX
HD-2xSeagate 500gb 7200.12 raid 0
HD-1xSeagate 1tb 7200.12 backup and storage
Monitor 1-Samsung 24"
Monitor 2-Samsung 22"

Cooler Options:
Thermalright IFX-14 with 3xScythe SY1225SL12M
Prolimatech Megahelms with 2xScythe SY1225SL12M

I use one monitor for gaming while I surf the internet on the other one. I like to multitask. If you have any suggestions on different parts I'm open to hearing them.

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July 28, 2009 6:08:11 PM

Dominators are over priced, get OCZ platinums they have better timings and cost less. Where are you buying parts from and whats the budget on this build?
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July 28, 2009 6:10:34 PM

Thanks for the input I like the OCZ platinums look. I'm buying from newegg.com mainly. I just like good customer service so I don't have a preference. Shooting about $1500.00 US.
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July 28, 2009 6:13:06 PM

Do you have a model number for the OCZ Platinums or link?
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July 28, 2009 6:26:12 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Those are the OCZ platinums i was refering too, they have a CL7 instead of the CL8 on the corsair. You can also save 40 through a processor motherboard combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If you are considering SLI in the future i would suggest this case/PSU combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
If not then this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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July 28, 2009 6:36:34 PM

Isn't the three hundred illusion black steel case the same case just with fans pre installed for 10 bucks more?
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July 28, 2009 6:39:57 PM

yeah, but the antec 300 currently doesnt have any good PSU combos with it, the combos make up the price difference between the cases and a bit more generally. Also if you are considering overclocking to 3.6 then you are going to need the extra airflow, i am considering getting the 2 front fans for mine as i got the 300 before the 300 illusion was available.
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July 28, 2009 7:10:17 PM

I believe the case only support 120x25mm fans. I know that the side fan is restricted to 25mm and all of the other fans in the cases are 25mm thick fans.
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July 28, 2009 7:39:24 PM

Hockeyguyinoc said:
Looking to get a decent gaming rig built asap I play alot of different fps games and world of warcrap.

Specs:
CPU-i7 920 shooting for a steady 3.6ghz oc
Mobo-Asus P6T Deluxe v.2
Memory-Corsair Dominator 3x2gb DDR3-1600
Case-Antec Three Hundred
GPU-BFG Nvidia 275 GTX OC
PSU-Corsair 620HX
HD-2xSeagate 500gb 7200.12 raid 0
HD-1xSeagate 1tb 7200.12 backup and storage
Monitor 1-Samsung 24"
Monitor 2-Samsung 22"

Cooler Options:
Thermalright IFX-14 with 3xScythe SY1225SL12M
Prolimatech Megahelms with 2xScythe SY1225SL12M

I use one monitor for gaming while I surf the internet on the other one. I like to multitask. If you have any suggestions on different parts I'm open to hearing them.
On your case selection and Cpu HSF Cooler choices, you should get a case like one below or Antec 900/900v2 or 1200. Main reason is the height of the Cpu Cooler might interfere with you being able to close the side panel on case and airflow is better in the cases I mention for Core i7.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black $119.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another PSU for you to check out, specially if you ever decide to go SLi or Crossfire.
CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W Modular Power Supply - Retail $164.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Another great 1366 (Core i7) Cpu Cooler for you to check out.
Scythe MUGEN-2 $36.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Thermalright IFX-14 at $79.99 plus 3xScythe SY1225SL12M fans separately @ $9.99 ea.

Prolimatech Megahelms between $59.99 to 64.99 before you would have to buy 2xScythe SY1225SL12M fans separately @ $9.95 ea.

The above Cpu Cooler is a better value and one of the top coolers. Money saved by getting this could be used for better case and psu.

Check the Review on Prolimatech Megahalems and 12 Other Coolers for Intel Core i7 Overclocking at link below.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/core-i...

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound - Retail $9.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Imho you should go with either XFX or Evga.
XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $209.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Below is the Combo deal for CPU/Mobo.
1. Intel BX80601920: $279.99 Free Shipping
2. ASUS P6T Deluxe V2: $289.99 Free Shipping
3. CPU Mag Magazine Coupon: $35.94

Combo Discount: -$75.94
Combo Price: $529.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Ram Choices.
OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 OCZ3X1600LV6GK $109.99 ($99.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 OCZ3P1600LV6GK $114.99 Free Shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need this Cable extension for bottom mounted PSU.
1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail $7.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8

Hope tis helped you out some on your upcoming build.
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July 28, 2009 7:42:57 PM

Is there a decent improvement in load speeds in Raid 0 with 3 or more drives?
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July 28, 2009 7:54:34 PM

+1 on yoosty's suggestions, antec 300 sounds bit cramped for the spec. esp if you're going to oc and put gtx275, you'll need a bigger case for heat/space. HAF922 is a good choice. I personally have antec 1200. I also have prolimatech megahalem. well i feel that going raid isn't that much better these days anymore. i'd say get 500gb-1tb of WD Caviar Black for now and wait couple months until new X25 SSD to go down in price and use them for OS/Primary Programs. That's what I decided on.
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