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August 21, 2009 6:13:12 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week 8/21/2009

BUDGET RANGE: 800-1200$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: media center, movies, recording hd tv, editing video, gaming, internet, excel sheets

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard mouse, speakers, monitor, dvd drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or tiger direct.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200

I put togethor something right around what i would like to spend. I really want to know if this will work well togethor or if i should replace certain components. I will be running vista premium and upgrading to windows 7 in the future.

Thanks - Joe

cpu - 279
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mb 229.99
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel
Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu - 99
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

graphics card - 189.99
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram - 124.99$
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hd 69.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case - 69.99

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total ( not including tax and shipping and OS) - 1065
August 21, 2009 8:20:35 PM

You do know that the EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR while it can do SLI it is 16x8. I would suggest you go with this board instead. Also I will try to use NewEgg Combo Deals, since it can save you additional money when buying the parts together.
Mobo/CPU Combo
1. EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR X58 Micro ATX: $209.99

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

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $474.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Ram/ HDD Combo
1. OCZ Technology OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB OCZ3G1600LV6GK: $124.99 Free Shipping*

2. Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS : $64.99 Free Shipping*

Combo Discount: -$7.00
Combo Price: $182.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would suggest you moving up to this PSU, since you mention you might do SLI/Crossfire in the future.
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
$119.99 ($99.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic Card choices
EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 $189.99 ($159.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $144.99 Free Shipping*
(great reviews when running in Crossfire)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would get either of these CPU HSF Coolers'.
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...

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...

Subtotal with Evga 896-P3-1257-AR & Dark Knight cooler, without MIR's being deducted or shipping costs = $1101.89
MIR's total $50.00
Total with Evga 1257-AR & XIG. DK cooler, with MIR's deducted from Subtotal and before shipping costs = $1051.89

Hope this helps you out some.. :wahoo: 
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August 21, 2009 10:24:45 PM

thank you very much for your input. It helped me very much. I took your advice and i came up with this.

Extender Cable

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card

XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fan
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram and hd combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MB
EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case and Vista Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thermal Compound
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total $1,190.22 :D 
August 22, 2009 3:16:52 AM

Jas25 said:
thank you very much for your input. It helped me very much. I took your advice and i came up with this.

Extender Cable

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card

XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fan
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram and hd combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MB
EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX SLI Micro Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case and Vista Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thermal Compound
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total $1,190.22 :D 

Looks good, would get the Motherboard and CPU in the Comboe deal, which would save you an additional 15.00.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Also if you are getting the Case/OS Combo this weekend, use this Promo Code ($10 off with promo code ANTECAUG, limited offer) for more savings
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