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August 25, 2009 3:58:29 AM

Hello I'm new and I need your feedback please. Heres my parts I'm getting and I'm glad to be here ^^. Thanks :) 

Here they are....

Case: NZXT Tempest

Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black
Case Material Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply No
Power Supply Mounted Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window Yes
Expansion
External 5.25" Drive Bays 3 ( up to six 5.25" )
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 8
Expansion Slots 6
Front Ports
Front Ports USB, Audio, e-SATA
Cooling System
80mm Fans No
120mm Fans 2 x 120mm Blue LED front fans
1 x 120mm rear fan
1 x 120mm Blue LED side fan
140mm Fans 2 x 140mmTop fans
Side Air duct No
Physical Spec
Dimensions 22" x 8.3" x 20.5"
Weight 24.7 lbs.
Features
Features Dual radiator ready: The NZXT Tempest is pre-drilled for mounting a dual 120mm radiator at the top of the chassis, currently compatible and tested with Swiftech MCR220, Asetek Dual radiator solution, and Thermaltake TMG2.

Maximize Expandability: E-ATX support allows more compatibility with high end components including large graphics cards

Easier accessibility & cable management: Cable routing is pre-drilled on the motherboard so users can hide cables behind the motherboard tray, allowing more a cleaning look and better airflow. Power, E-SATA, USB and Reset buttons are mounted at the top to give better accessibility.

Bottom mounted PSU: PSU mounting at the bottom allows for more security and separation of heat from the CPU

Server-like HDD space: Dual 120mm fans cool cages that hold up to 8 HDDs allowing for large capacity systems while maintaining cool temperatures.

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model
CPU Socket Type LGA 1366
Tech Spec
Core Nehalem
Multi-Core Quad-Core
Name Core i7 920
Operating Frequency 2.66GHz
QPI 4.8GT/s
L2 Cache 4 x 256KB
L3 Cache 8MB
Manufacturing Tech 45 nm
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Voltage 0.80V-1.375V
Thermal Design Power 130W
Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

CPU Cooler: Vigor Monsoon III LT
Type Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size 120mm
Compatibility Intel Core i7 / Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad /Core 2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron / Celeron D
AMD Phenom x4 / Phenom x3/ Athlon 64 x2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
Bearing Type Sleeve
RPM 2000 RPM ± 10%
Air Flow 69.69 CFM
Noise Level 20 dBA
Power Connector 4-pin PWM
LED Blue
Heatsink Material Polished Cu base, AI base, 4 Cu heat pipes
Physical Spec
Fan Dimensions 120 x 120 x 25mm
Weight 855g

Motherboard: ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU Socket Type LGA 1366
CPU Type Core i7 Extreme Edition/Core i7
FSB QPI 6.4GT/S
Chipsets
North Bridge Intel X58
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
Memory
Number of Memory Slots 6×240pin
Memory Standard DDR3 2000(O.C.)*/1866(O.C.)*/1800(O.C.)*/1600(O.C.)/1 333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported 24GB
Channel Supported Triple Channel
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 2.0 x16 3 (@ x16/x16/x4 mode)
PCI Express x1 1
PCI Slots 2
Storage Devices
PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
SATA 3Gb/s 6
SATA RAID 0/1/5/10 Matrix RAID
Onboard Audio
Audio Chipset Realtek ALC1200
Audio Channels 8 Channels
Onboard LAN
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111C
Rear Panel Ports
PS/2 2
USB 6 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a
eSATA 1 x eSATA 3Gb/s
S/PDIF Out 1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Audio Ports 6 Ports
Onboard USB
Onboard USB 3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
Onboard 1394
Onboard 1394 1x 1394a
Physical Spec
Form Factor ATX
Power Pin 24 Pin
Features
Features Intel LGA1366 Platform
Intel X58/ ICH10R chipset
ASUS TurboV
ASUS EPU
ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design

Memory: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop
Capacity 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Speed DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency 7
Timing 7-7-7-24
Voltage 1.65V
Multi-channel Kit Triple Channel Kit
Heat Spreader Yes
Features Designed specifically for the Intel X58 chipset / Core i7
Recommend Use High Performance or Gaming Memory

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Chipset Manufacturer ATI
GPU Radeon HD 4870 X2
Stream Processors 1600 (800 x 2) Stream Processing Units
Memory
Memory Size 2GB
Memory Interface 512-bit (256-bit x 2)
Memory Type GDDR5
3D API
DirectX DirectX 10.1
OpenGL OpenGL 2.1
Ports
HDMI 1 (via Adapter)
DVI 2
TV-Out HDTV / S-Video Out
General
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
CrossFire Supported Yes
Cooler With Fan
System Requirements PCI ExpressR based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
650 Watt or greater power supply with one 2x3-pin PCIeR power connector and one 2x4-pin PCIeR power connector is required (1K Watt with two 2x3-pin and two 2x4-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSUfor a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Blu-ray / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
Power Connector 6 pin / 8 pin
Dual-Link DVI Supported Yes
HDCP Ready Yes
Packaging
Package Contents 100251SR
Driver Disk
User's Manual
HDTV Cable
Power Cable
DVI to VGA/D-sub Adapter
DVI to HDMI Adapter
CrossFire Bridge
S-Video to Composite Adapter
Software Disk

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
Capacity 1TB
RPM 7200 RPM
Cache 32MB
Physical Spec
Form Factor 3.5"
Features
Features High Performance Electronics Architecture
Dual processor - Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
32 MB cache - Bigger, faster cache means faster performance.

Rock Solid Mechanical Architecture
StableTrac - The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking, during read and write operations.
NoTouch ramp load technology - The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Compatible - We perform tests on hundreds of systems and a multitude of platforms in our FIT Lab™ and Mobile Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives will work in their systems

Ideal For
Power computing applications such as multimedia, video and photo editing, and maxed out gaming computers.

How this WD hard drive protects your data
Data Lifeguard is an exclusive set of data protection features, including shock protection, an environmental protection system and real-time embedded error detection and repair. WD's Data Lifeguard technology automatically finds, isolates, and repairs problems that may develop over the life of a hard drive.
Data Lifeguard Tools are software utilities designed for WD hard drives that work with the embedded Data Lifeguard features to make hard drive installation,diagnostics and repair both simple and worry-free. (Download Data Lifeguard Tools)
ShockGuard instantaneously protects the hard drive against damage from bumps and vibrations while it is running. This technology enables WD Caviar drives to achieve industry-leading shock specifications.

Powersupply: XION Supernova XON-800R14N 800W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply
Type ATX12V / EPS12V
Maximum Power 800W
Fans 140mm Silent Blue LED Cooling Fan
Main Connector 20+4Pin
+12V Rails 4
PCI-Express Connector 2 x 6-Pin, 2 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector 6
SLI Certified
CrossFire Ready
Modular Yes
Power Good Signal 100-500ms
Hold-up Time 16ms min.
Efficiency Up to 85%
Over Voltage Protection Yes
Overload Protection Yes
Input Voltage 115/ 230 V
Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
Input Current 14.5A @ 115V, 7A @ 230V
Output +3.3@24A,+5V@30A,+12V1@18A,+12V2@18A,+12V3@18A,+ 12V4@20A,-12V@0.5A,+5VSB@2.2A (Quad +12V combined wattage: 600W(50A))
MTBF >120,000 hours
Approvals CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CB, BSMI
Features
Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 12V(4+4Pin)
8 x peripheral
6 x SATA
1 x Floppy
4 x PCI-E
Features Individual QUAD 12V Rail-Design: offer unflappable & clean current delivery under heavy load and provide stable voltage output.
Advance Modular Cabling Support with unique LED design function
Over Current Protection
Over Voltage Protection
Short Circuit output protection
Titanium Nickel Coated Housing
140mm Silent Blue LED Fan with Auto, Temp. Control

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August 25, 2009 4:01:02 AM

Sorry for the double post. Forgot to add Windows 7 Ultimate 64-BIT :) 
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August 25, 2009 4:17:04 AM

No on the xion PSU, get the corsair 750TX, also what resolution are you playing at that 4870x2 is really strong and probably overkill.

Also in the future, dont post all the details about each part, had you just posted the lines you had in bold it would have been enough, i know the specs for the parts without needing to scroll through all of them listed.
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August 25, 2009 4:19:36 AM

Oh i'm sorry about the details but I'm currently at 19" 1280 x 1024 Resolution, maybe I will switch to 24 inch monitor. But why not XION PSU?
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August 25, 2009 4:32:29 AM

XION generally doesnt have good PSUs, the 750TX from corsair is known to be good and provides the same amount of power at a higher efficiency rating for less. It also has good ripple suppression.

For 1280x1024 get a 4850, for 1920x1200 get a 4890, that 4870x2 is massive overkill for both screen sizes.
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August 25, 2009 4:57:20 AM

Ok. Thank you for your help :) 
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August 25, 2009 5:15:20 AM

Right now you can get the ram (very good choice) you picked cheaper at Amazon.com
OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits $113.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ3P1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-1600...

Also get this CPU Cooler, it is better then the one you picked, snce you can mount it with fan facing back of case ( not like the Vigor Monsoon where you have to have fans going to top of case.(
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Items you will need.
Thermal Compound.
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail $4.99
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...

I hope you have these items: monitor, dvd burner & KB/Mouse listed since I did not see them listed in your Build specs. :) 
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August 25, 2009 3:29:26 PM

I agree about the PSU. Corsair or say OCZ would be a great buy here. No more than about 750watt is needed here. The HD 4870x2 is also a little much, a 4850 or an GTS 250 would do the job. Looks good otherwise.
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August 25, 2009 9:35:20 PM

Ok thanks for the advice guys. But for the thermal compound paste only applys for Mainland but I live in Hawaii and I don't get a free shipping for Newegg. Anyone knows where I can buy one? There is Radioshack, Best Buy, Discount electronics, etc...
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