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August 10, 2009 6:04:09 AM

OK this is what I already have.

Intel core i7 920 processor
Asus P6T6 MOBO
EVGA GTX 260 core 216 video card
HAF 932 gaming case

I want to probably get one more card for sli. So what would be the best psu, ddr3 memory, hard drive, and optical drive to get to finish this baby. Also would you recommend getting a cooling system or am I good to go?

Thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2009 6:07:49 AM

If you want to overclock get the sunbeam core contact freezer and mounting bracket(sold seperately) if not then you are fine.

The corsair 750TX is more power than you need which is never a bad thing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The OCZ platinum ram is high speed, low latency and not super expensive either
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Samsung Spinpoint 1TB is one of the best 1TB HDDs out there, if you dont need a TB you can get the 640GB WD caviar black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This LG burner is a good inexpensive sata burner that burns most formats
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2009 6:25:51 AM

^+1

As for cooling, get a good aftermarket CPU cooler like the Sunbeam as hunter pointed out...
Xig Dark Knight or Scythe Mugen 2 are also very good options...
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August 10, 2009 1:29:31 PM

Lets see what I can find for you.

Ram/HDD Combo
1. OCZ Technology, Inc. OCZ3G1600LV6GK: $99.99
Free Shipping* plus MIR

2. Western Digital WD1001FALS: $94.99
Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$7.00
Combo Price: $187.98
$10.00 Mail-In Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

With the Mobo(can do Triple SLI, has NF200 chipset) that you have, I would suggest you get this Corsair PSU.
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W $139.99 ($109.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Either of these CPU HSF Cooler will do.
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe MUGEN-2 $36.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you want one of the Best CPU HSF Cooler for the Core i7 then I would suggest this one, but it is more expensive.
Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler for Intel LGA1366 $74.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Another CPU HSF Cooler to look at is this one, it is similar to the ThermalRight and cools within 1 or 2 degrees' of it.
CoGage True Spirit Heatpipe CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Silent Fan for Intel LGA1366 $37.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Items you will need.
Thermal Compound and Thermal Cleaner.
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound - Retail $9.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will need this 8-pin Power Extension Cable for most Cases that has Bottom Mounted PSU.
1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail $8.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now to the Operating System. My suggestion would be to download Windows 7RC and then buy the full version when it comes out. You should get the 64-bit version, but if that is too much of a chore, then go with Vista Prem. 64-bit.

Download Link for Windows 7 RC
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/download...

Hope this helps you out.
August 11, 2009 9:18:33 AM

Thanks Guys! This was great stuff. :wahoo: 
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