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Any help for a core i7 920 build (first timer)

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October 2, 2009 12:57:46 AM

I have been thinking about a core i7 920 build for a while and these are the components that I have come up with, any comments or recommendations are appreciated.

Budget: $1300 for all the parts i have listed

Preffered wedsite: newegg.com

Main usage: Gameing

Processor: Core i7 920

Case: Nzxt Tempest

Motherboard: P6t6 ws revelution

Graphics Card: Nvidia Gts 260

Power Supply:CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W

Hard Drive: WD caviar black 500 gb

Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) Triple Channel Kit

SLI: possibly in the far future

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October 2, 2009 1:09:42 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Dimensions 22.2" x 10" x 19.7"
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/landing/haf922/ <--- CM 922 HAF set up for tri SLI

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $99.99 Free Shipping
PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF Power Supply Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 ($159.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $269.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$4.00 Combo Price: $39.98
Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 Free Shipping*
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $102.99 Free Shipping*
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV6GK - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-GTX275C $214.99 Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE nVidia GeForce GTX275 OC 896MB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card

Total: $1,047.91 | $1,037.91 w/mail in rebate

ASRock X58 Extreme Reviews

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/1923_1...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cheap-x58-motherboa...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/asr...

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3593
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October 2, 2009 1:12:43 AM

You are spending a ton on a premium motherboard and PSU then buying a mid-range GPU. You would be better off with a new ATI 5850 (which is faster than a GTX 285) for only $60 more than a 260 and you will be set for DX11 when you want it in a year or two.

You could save $60 going with this nice EVGA E758-TR 3 way SLI/crossfire board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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