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September 8, 2009 4:06:40 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next couple of weeks.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Everything. This system will function as everything. It will be my TV, DVD Player, DVR, Computer, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Gaming, Internet, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything. A build from the ground up

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel and Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: Never did it before

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 11920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I know there is a press conference coming out one of these days, so I'm kinda sitting on my hands to hear what's new

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Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU x2: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - 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...

Memory: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard and Mouse: Logitech Black USB Wireless Desktop MK300 Keyboard and Mouse - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor x 2: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Opical Drive: LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TV Tuner:Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit 1128 PCI-Express x1 Interface - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: 1,980.86
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Additional Questions: Is the case big enough to handle the GPUs?

Additional Comments: I know the Mobo isn't highly reviewed, but the people that own it seem to love it.

Is the PSU enough?

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Well guys, tell me what you think. I've never built a computer before, my laptop is 7 years old, and checking email is starting to push it's limits.

September 8, 2009 5:08:10 AM

Yes you case is big enough to handle the GPU's and your motherboard is fine, but about the power supply, It's enough, and you have room to drop down to a 750w.

850 will not be big enough for future cards anyways, so you could either get an 1000+ Watt, or stick with something okay for your current setup.
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September 8, 2009 5:25:40 AM

Given that you're willing to shell out $1900 anyway and plan to work on video editing and stuff, I think I'd go with a Blu-Ray burner. It's only a ~$60 upgrade over the Blu-Ray reader + DVD/CD burner you have in your build.

As for TV tuner, I'm really just a noob, but again, I'd spend an additional $50 to go with a SiliconDust HDHomeRun (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). Will be most useful if you ever buy a new laptop or netbook (or ever plan to play with Linux).
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September 8, 2009 5:29:41 AM

^^ That's not true as a good quality 850W (eg. HX850) PSU would easily hold 2 let's say HD5870 because they (GPU Vendors) always seek better Perf. combined with less heat and power consumption as everybody is looking for the "Greener" choice now.

Hope that helped.
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November 3, 2009 11:55:34 PM

I've got the same mobo and ram. I would suggest selecting a different ram or a different mobo, because they seem to have some compatibility issues (see ocz forum). Also just incase you're going to be doing the hackintosh thing, you might want a different mobo.
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November 4, 2009 12:07:29 AM

...didn't realize that this thread was so old... well if you see this post let me know what timings you're using for that ram.
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