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First computer build advice

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August 3, 2009 5:45:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month, before college starts.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: school work (probably majoring in computer engineering), gaming, video, music, other multimedia.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, processor(already have), motherboard(already have)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:,, (retail store a few miles away)


OVERCLOCKING: most likely yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: possibly SLI in the future


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As of now, budget isnt a huge issue as I will be purchasing the parts over a period of time.


Parts List:

Intel Corporation Core® i7 920 Processor Boxed (Have)

P6T Deluxe V2 1366 ATX Motherboard (Have)

Antec TPQ-850 TruePower Quattro 850W Power Supply

EVGA GTX 280 Superclocked 1GB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Card

WESTERN DIGITAL WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA 7200 RPM 32MB Buffer Hard Drive Bulk

CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) CL8 Triple Channel Memory Retail

LG GH22LS50 22X SATA DVD Burner Black Drive Bulk

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM

ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

Antec Nine Hundred Two - The Ultimate Gaming Case

I will also purchase other items such as cold cathodes and wire sleeving for appearance purposes.

Let me know what you think, and any suggestions you may have for me.

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August 3, 2009 5:58:23 PM

Get the GTX275 not the GTX280, the 275 is cheaper, faster, and cooler.

Cheaper ram with better timings

This corsair PSU is stronger and cheaper.

This heatsink is rated second on frosty and is cheaper
August 4, 2009 2:51:34 AM

Thanks for the input guys. I've switched out some components to ones that were suggested. Not only does it make the system less expensive, it should also be more powerful.