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August 20, 2009 4:11:54 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: $1200-$1500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, ACAD, Movie, Etc..

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: i7 920

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

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CPU: I7 920

GPU: EVGA GTX 275 Superclocked Edition

Cooler: Corsair H50

Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB

PSU: Corsair 850TX

Case: Antec 902

Now i can't decide which mobo i should get..

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OR should i go for Asus mobo ??? please help ..... thx

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August 20, 2009 4:33:56 PM
August 20, 2009 4:36:21 PM

+1


your doing water cooling???
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August 20, 2009 6:01:38 PM

Lets see if I can help you out.
Imho you should go with the EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI mobo, since it has a Lifetime Warranty.
http://www.evga.com/support/faq/afmmain.aspx?faqid=5853...

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The difference between the two models is that -TR products carry a 2 year warranty upon registration within 30 days of purcahse and are not eligible for the step-up program.

-AR models are eligible for the step-up program and carry a limited lifetime warranty upon registration within 30 days of purchase.

There is no quality or performance differences between -TR and -AR products.

So here is a PSU/Mobo Combo that will save you some money.
1. Corsair Memory CMPSU-850TX: $139.99 Free Shipping*

2. EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 : $299.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $424.98
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card
$20.00 Mail-In Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I would also get this CPU HSF Cooler over your choice, which is decent but in 6months to 1yr, it will not cool as good, so here is a CPU Cooler/CPU Combo.
1. XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V: $44.98 Free Shipping*

2. Intel BX80601920 Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz: $279.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$10.00
Combo Price: $314.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Here is a OS/Case Combo.
1. Microsoft 66I-03525: $109.99 Free Shipping*
(Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon)

2. Antec Nine Hundred Two: $123.95 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $218.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Here is a Ram/HDD Combo
1. OCZ Technology Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) OCZ3P1600LV6GK: $119.99 Free Shipping*

2. Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache: $94.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$7.00
Combo Price: $207.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Graphic Card
EVGA 896-P3-1171-AR GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit $234.99
($214.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

One item I did not see you have listed is a DVD Burner, here is one below.
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Items you will need.
Thermal Compound.
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...

Hope this helps you out some.. :wahoo: 




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August 20, 2009 9:57:09 PM

Good suggestions all around. Actually the only real reason I'm putting in my two cents is because of how incredibly similar our two builds are.

My build is literally what you have with some minor changes here and there... That being said, I'm using an ASUS P6T Deluxe mobo.

I haven't had any real problems with it, and I love the bonus features ASUS throws in. Overclocking is a breeze; the board is smart and automatically adjusts various settings and timings to achieve a more stable OC. Though to be fair, I don't really know if EVGA or Gigabyte or others do similar things. The P6T Deluxe has made me a big fan of ASUS though, and they've earned my business until further notice.
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August 21, 2009 3:41:49 AM

than you so much for the quick reply..
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August 21, 2009 3:48:08 AM

OCZ platinum went up to $145.99 on new egg :( 
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August 21, 2009 5:04:58 AM

jbakerlent said:
This is just $10 cheaper but it's just as good:
OCZ Flex EX Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kits Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See that, the Egg must be running low of OCZ am stock since alot of people ate buying them. Also with the OCZ Flex you posted, you do not that you might lose the usage of the 1st ram slot near the CPU when using an aftermarket CPU Cooler.

Here is another good OCZ ram kit you might want to look at but is Cas 8.
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) OCZ3G1600LV6GK $124.99 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or these at Cas7 from Geil.
GeIL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) GU36GB1600C7TC $133.99 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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