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September 7, 2009 5:48:53 PM

Hey Guys, my motherboard decided to break yesterday so I'm thinking maybe I'll get a new computer (been thinking about doing this anyway, had most of the parts picked out already :p ) and I'm curious if you guys think its a good computer.

Mostly what I do (other than surfing the web and such) is alot of gaming (L4D ftw) and alot of programming.

CPU:
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

Mobo:
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

RAM:
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

HDD:
(x2 + Raid 0) Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Heatsink:
Prolimatech Megahalems CPU Cooler

Fan:
Panaflo FBA12G12M1J 120mm x 38mm Hydro Wave Bearing Medium Speed Fan 86.5CFM 35.5dBA

DVD/CD drives (just to be through I guess)
(x2) SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B - OEM

CPU Paste:
IC Diamond 7


I'm currently not sure on the graphics, I might reuse my current one (its a BFG Geforce 9600 GT OC) but I'm not sure (any suggestions?).

Suggestions/comments on this build?

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September 7, 2009 5:55:40 PM

looks good but most ppl will say wait ati 5xxx series is only a week or 2 away use your 9600 till then then you'll get current graphics cards a bit cheaper or grab a new 5 series
September 7, 2009 6:35:55 PM

Yeah what obsidian said, the new 5 series from ati should lower the prices of current cards, and maybe there will be a better price/performance card within that series.

As a side note, I've never heard of Panaflo
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September 7, 2009 7:01:14 PM

Panaflo's real brand is Rexus fans. and surely he's getting the 120mm
September 7, 2009 7:13:26 PM

Ok thanks for the recommendations. And yea I'm getting the 120mm fan, I updated the original post to have the full name of the fan.
September 7, 2009 7:15:43 PM

everything looks good, could change the golds to the platinum set.
September 7, 2009 7:47:11 PM

fullmetall said:
everything looks good, could change the golds to the platinum set.


Looks like the difference between them is the platinums are faster (lower CAS latency and timings), is the speed difference (in actual use) significant enough?

EDIT:
According to the Platinum Description on newegg it does actually have a heatspreader.
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