Sub $1500 Core i7 Gaming Rig

Hi guys I am a first time system builder and I wanted to get some input before I go spending a lot of money on my new system. It will be primarily for gaming at 1680x1050. I plan to play mostly mmos (Aion and SWTOR) maybe some fps too. I know my system might be a little overkill for this resolution but I would like to future proof as much as possible. Any tweaks or suggestions would be great.

Antec 902
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Xigmatek Dark Knight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

Noctua Thermal Paste
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608008

Asus P6T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

OCZ 6G 1600 DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

2 x HIS ICEQ4+ 4870 in CrossfireX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161265

Western Digital 1TB HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Corsair 750w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Gonna get Vista 64bit just to get the Windows 7 coupon and probably just run Windows 7RC until I can get the full version. I plan to purchase on Monday 8/17/09.
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  1. If you drop the board to a P6T SE, you'll lose SLI support, (which you don't need what with the ATI video card and all) but you'll save yourself a little bit of money.

    Other than that, everything looks pretty solid. Good build :)
  2. I like the OCZ Platinum more than the Gold, but if you get the Gold version you can get this combo and save a ton of $.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.216527 $567.97 - $10 MIR (i7 920 + ASUS P6T + OCZ Gold 6GB)

    You can save another $15 by combining your HD and OS in a combo.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.235895.22-136-284 $189.98
  3. Do I need a special bracket to mount the aftermarket cooler?
  4. get a single 4890 instead of the dual 4870's, believe me, for mmo's you don't need that much graphics power.
  5. njudson said:
    Do I need a special bracket to mount the aftermarket cooler?

    Nope.
  6. i7 920 w/dual 4890's

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 $99.99 Free Shipping*
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10006382 $104.99 Free Shipping
    PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF Power Supply Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P Combo Price: $488.98 | $473.98 after rebate Free Shipping
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
    $20 off with Code MINIPICO20 Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093 $36.99
    Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-489V_1G $199.99 Free Ground Shipping
    Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD4890 1GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card, Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-489V_1G $199.99 Free Ground Shipping
    Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD4890 1GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card, Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.231013 Combo Discount: -$7.00 Combo Price: $202.98
    OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM

    Total: $1,338.90 $1,303.90 w/rebates

    * I didn't see a burner in your build ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171 $25.99
    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 SATA 22X DVD Burner - OEM
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