Gaming box - 1200 bucks whatcha think of these specs

I have HD's and DVDROMS already

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #:N82E16835100008

COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835103055

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 275 GV-N275UD-896H Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125279

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory
Item #: N82E16820227381

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813188049

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Item #: N82E16819115202

COOLER MASTER UCP RS900-AAAAA3 900W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817171033

COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119138

Grand Total: $1,210.9
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  1. Switch out your PSU and HSF...

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V PSU ($199.99 + $20 MIR). This PSU is powerful enough to power your GTX 275's in SLI.
    Item #: N82E16817139006

    Xigmatek Dark Knight-S1283V HSF ($44.98). Better performing HSF for less money.
    Item #: N82E16835233029

    You can save more money by choosing a different case than the Cosmos but that is your choice. If you want to change, I would recommend either the Cooler Master HAF 932 or HAF 922.

    Also if you leave near a Microcenter, pick up your Core i7 920 there for $200 and pick up the HAF 932 for $120.
  2. Thanks for the help!


    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

    EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Retail

    EVGA 02G-P3-1187-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 2GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

    ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5" to 3.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive Converter - Black - Retail

    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

    Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail

    OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
  3. Hold off on getting the intel SSD for a little while, wait for the gen 2 ones to get back in stock again, they will be cheaper and faster than the gen 1 ones. You may want to get a 640GB WD caviar black as a data drive to supplement the small SSD.

    Also a GTX285 is soo not worth the price premium, and an article on this site a few days ago showed no performance difference between the 1GB and 2GB versions at 1920x1200. The EVGA 275 FTW edition is clocked higher and costs 62% as much for superior performance, hmm i wonder which is better.
  4. For $30 more I would switch to running two EVGA 896-P3-1171-AR GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported ... - Retail in SLI over the GTX 285 FTW Edition 2GB. You will get better gaming performance.

    or...

    Go with hunter315's comments on the GTX 275 FTW 1GB video card as a single card.
  5. I would recommend you keeping that power supply, It is 80+Silver. That's the only reason I got this 1100w.

    I'm not doubting Corsairs 750w because I have that in my second rig. I would go with that Coolermaster 900w anyday, it is rated 88% efficient under 50% load, and many tests had it go over 88% efficient.

    If you would switch out of 285 ( unless you really like it ) you could SLI 275's for nearly half the price and get almost twice the performance. but if you keep your 285 you could SLI that later and get even higher FPS!
  6. So I already placed the order with the new case and the corsair he recommended... as far as the video card, it was a combo deal with something I got (cant remember) and ended up saving me 60 bucks. It normally retails at 449, the 1gig retails at 349 - so I figured for the 40 dollar difference after the discount I would just eat the cost. I will SLI that vid card in another 6 months when the price comes down... thoughts? Should I return to the cooler master cosmos / 900w psu instead of the HAF and Corsair?
  7. hunter315 said:
    Hold off on getting the intel SSD for a little while, wait for the gen 2 ones to get back in stock again, they will be cheaper and faster than the gen 1 ones. You may want to get a 640GB WD caviar black as a data drive to supplement the small SSD.

    Also a GTX285 is soo not worth the price premium, and an article on this site a few days ago showed no performance difference between the 1GB and 2GB versions at 1920x1200. The EVGA 275 FTW edition is clocked higher and costs 62% as much for superior performance, hmm i wonder which is better.



    I already came to that conclusion with the Intel SSD - dont feel like not having TRIM either. The Gen1's will never have it.
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