Reccomendations please


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies mainley Blu Ray, alot of photshop and illustrator)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS currently have (OCZ 600W StealthXStream Power Supply i reckons this aint powerful enuff)


PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, gigabyte mobo , and any case



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: futureproofed as well as can be , and as cool and quiet as possible without watercooling


Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME iX58 Core i7 Socket 1366 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1866MHz/PC3-15000 Reaper HPC Triple Channel Memory Kit CL9 1.65V

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Seagate ST31500341AS 1.5TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM

XFX GTX295 Single PCB Edition 1792MB DDR3 Dual DVI PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card

still lookin for PSU, Cooling fan, and maybe a new case....NZXT Lexa is what i use currently
Any Reccomendations and advice welcomed

"Umm... lots to change, unless your don't mind wasting hundreds of dollars."

Explain plx :D
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  1. Okay... Get the Core i7 920 and save some money. The i7 950 is not worth the extra money.

    GPU: I would recommend getting the HD4890 or GTX 275 and wait till to see what comes from the DX11 cards before spending all the money on a GTX 295.
    RAM: I would go with the OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600.
    PSU: I would go with at least a 750w PSU from Corsair or PC Power&Cooling.
    HSF: I would go with the Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V or the "TRUE".
    Case: I like either the Antec 1200 or Cooler Master HAF 932 for full size cases and Antec 902 or Cooler Master 922 for mid size cases.

    Sorry no links on my choices but I typed this from my IPhone... not around PC at the momment.
  2. I don't think it gets any better than what tecmo is suggesting......

    Btw the 950 is for the rich kids that don't know how to overclock, get the 920 and save some cash......

    +1 "tecmo34" [:jaydeejohn:5]
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