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August 21, 2009 7:05:47 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: One Week

BUDGET RANGE: $2500-$3000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Upload/Download, Movies, Some light CS4.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Amazon.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, Nvidia.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, I want to reach 4.0Ghz on air.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Later when price drops.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case must be full tower, must be aluminum or aluminum/steel, must have dust filters, side panel window is preferred but not required. OS will be Windows 7 RC, Will purchase Windows 7 when released. Modular PSU.

I've come up with some stuff here, Let me know what you think.

Stuff I plan to stick with

Intel X25-M SSD w/ Icydock (Boot drive, Programs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.238486

Western Digital 1Tb black (Storage)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

I7 920, Evga Classified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.230254

Muskin 6gb DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226050

Samsung ODD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

Stuff I am unsure about
Monitor, I don't know what to look for. I was thinking about getting a GTX 285 instead of a 295 with this monitor, Would a 295 be overkill?

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2233RZ-Widescreen-Capable-Monitor/dp/B001UJPXG6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1250837621&sr=8-1

For a PSU I was thinking Corsair 1000HX, Since I would add another 295 when the price comes down.

CPU HS/F
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-extreme-1366-rt.html

Or Cogage True Spirit?

Case
I was looking at the Lian Li PC P80, It looks really nice overall.
I've looked around and can't really find any other cases that I like other than the NZXT Khaos.

Any suggest or ideas are appreciated :) 

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August 21, 2009 2:57:06 PM

don't bother with the EVGA classified, you won't use any of the extra features you get over a $170 X58 board.
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August 21, 2009 3:05:45 PM

^ if you order an i7 now then you've got like a 99.9% chance of getting a D0, so there's no point in paying an extra $80 to get it from antares over microcenter.
August 21, 2009 6:17:32 PM

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i7 920.....22" monitor....thats hardly "high end". You could build that system for less than half of the budget your listing....



I listed the 22" under "stuff I'm unsure about", what would you suggest for a monitor?

How is the i7 920 not "high end"? I'm not gonna pay $800 extra for a 975 with "extreme" on the box.
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