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New Rig..please rate and help me with a case

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August 25, 2009 5:04:46 AM

Just about to build a new's what I'm looking at:

Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Motherboard

Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 Hard Drive

Coolermaster V8 CPU Heatsink Cooler

Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer

Radeon HD 4890 Video Card

Corsair TX750W 750W Power Supply

Windows 7 of course :) 

Over all are there any changes that I would be a fool not to make?
What brand of video card should I pick?
Is the the PSU sufficient? Would it be enough for a 4870 x2?
Can anyone suggest a good case below $100...I'm not too picky on cosmetics though I would love to have a side window.

Thanks in advance! Just found this forum..looking forward to visiting often.

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August 25, 2009 5:07:57 AM

I would suggest getting the XFX 4890, there is one on newegg with a slight OC for the same price as the one without.

For 95 after promo code and with free shipping i would suggest the antec 900

The PSU is plenty for 2 4890s which is your logical upgrade path, the build looks pretty good, nice job!
August 25, 2009 5:16:33 AM

EDIT: :p  Dint refresh before posting... +1 for hunter315...

Those are pretty good choice of components...

As for the case, here are few options
Any of those cases would be very good...

And about the PSU - It has enough power even for 2x HD 4890s...

Video cards - XFX HD 4890 -> Obviously for warranty...

RAM - Where are you buying those from ??
You can good RAM sets from for cheaper rates

CPU Cooling - Change the cooler to the Xig Dark Knight...It is cheaper and performs as good or better than the V8...
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August 25, 2009 5:29:38 AM

thanks for the responses

Like the cases...going to have a good look/read some reviews and such. And I'll take your (gkay09) advice on the Xig.

The RAM I found was from but I'm very open to suggestions. I live you Canada so shipping is a bit of an issue..Everything listed above including the new cooler I can get up here from an NCIX outlet.
August 25, 2009 6:01:17 AM

As for the RAM, here are other very good options...

And as for the case, if you are very much limited to >CAD100, then get this case -
CM 690 for now...It doesnt have a side panel window but is a very high quality case...
And when you have some cash, get this side panel window...
August 25, 2009 6:36:44 AM

I think I'm going to go with the G.SKILL

and im not firm on $100 for the case so think i'll go for the Coolermaster Storm Scout

Here's my updated shopping cart:

Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor

Gigabyte EX58-UD3R

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB

Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer

XFX Radeon HD 4890 1GB

Corsair TX750W 750W

Xigmatek Dark Knight 9

Coolermaster Storm Scout

G.SKILL F3-12800CL8T-6GBPI 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600

If anyone has any other suggestions I'd love to hear them...otherwise thanks very much for the help. I may just order the parts tomorrow :) 
August 25, 2009 7:45:08 PM

Let see if I can help you out with your Build.

Here is a good Ram at lower price for you to check out.
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) OCZ3G1600LV6GK $104.99

With the money saved on cost of Ram you can get a better case.
Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-922M-KKN1-GP) $121.00

Or you could get this Combo deal from on Ram/CPU and save another $12.00.
1. OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $104.99

2. Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail $309.99

Combo Discount: -$12.00
Combo Price: $402.98

Or this Combo deal for Ram/Mobo and save $15.00.
1. OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $104.99

2. GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $249.99

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $339.98

I hope this helped you out some. Good Luck on your Build.

August 27, 2009 10:55:07 PM

Thanks the info..I will likely be looking at some combo deals.

Another quick question just because I'm paranoid.

I think I'm going to end up going with the Antec Nine Hundred Case...does anyone have any experience with the Xigmatek Dark Knight 9 and the Antec Nine Hundred? Don't want to order up the parts and then find that the cooler wont fit. (happened to a buddy of mine last year)

Thanks again!
August 27, 2009 11:02:19 PM

The Antec 900 and Xigmatek Dark Knight is a very common combination. There are no fitment problems with that combination.