Updated i7 System Build

This is what I'm thinking about going with. Any thoughts before I press that Order button?

MB & CPU : NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i7 920 D0 Processor & ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 X58 SLI Motherboard $674.78
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=41292&promoid=1008


CASE : Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio $168.92
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33029


GPU : 2 x XFX Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDCP Video Card $320.98
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42237


PS : Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $199.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38649


MONITOR : BenQ E2400HD 24IN 16:9 Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 2MS 1920X1080 10000:1 Senseye HDMI DVI VGA $229.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34465&promoid=1008


RAM : Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600LLK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit $149.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35294

HD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive OEM $109.25
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37232

OS : Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT OEM DVD with Windows 7 Upgrade Offer $151.39
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=40693

HSF : Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan FDB 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM $75.24
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=34994

DVD : Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM $34.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42349


Total Build Cost : $2,183.01


I really fought with the idea of going with the i5 750 but with the amount of CS4 work that I do I figure that the 8 threads would come in handy. Anyone want to sway me towards going that way anyway?

Would be interested in your thoughts on this! Thanks!
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  1. I would switch your GPU to XFX 5850 for pretty much the same performance in one GPU. Plus, you save $50 on your PSU with the combo.

    In a few months, add a second 5850 for even better performance.

    Edit: I would go with this Patriot RAM do to lower timings... http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=39033&vpn=PVT36G1333LLK&manufacture=Patriot
  2. Thanks for the reply. I would go for that but they currently are not available. I think I'm going to order this tomorrow if no one can come up with something wrong or something to add to this build. Does the lower timings improve performance or is it another reason?
  3. Lower timings provide better performance in the RAM. Your RAM running at a CAS7 1333 MHz will perform better than a CAS8 1600 MHz.

    I think it is worth waiting for the ATI 5850 but if you want to buy tomorrow, the 4870's in Crossfire will perform nicely.
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