Here is a rundown of the desktop I am going to buy this week... Before I make my final decision, can you guys make any suggestions for better parts?
As for the monitor, I am deciding between Dell 2408WFP ultrasharp, Samsung 2443bw, T240
Also, do you guys recommend a cpu heatsink cooler solution for this setup? or will the fans of the Antec 902 case be enough?
1 x Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
1 x Please Use The Heatsink Included with My CPU -NOT Available with OEM Processors
1 x ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard
1 x Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
1 x GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 576MHZ 896MB GDDR3 1.998GHZ PCI-E Dual DVI-I
This video card is available only as part of a pre-build NCIX PC system.
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Two Mid Tower Gamer Case 902 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 eSATA Audio
1 x Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
1 x Microsoft Office Ready 2007 SP1 60 Day Trial - Free with New NCIX or Nx Fusion PC Purchase
1 x Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
1 x Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
Might choose one of the HD5000 series over the GTX260
I would wager that 95% of the people here who run i7-920s have aftermarket coolers sitting on top of them... I would consider that money well spent. A good cooler should be quieter than that Intel unit and would provide cooler temps that allow for higher overclocks.
I would consider a larger case unless you specifically went with that case for cost reasons. Video cards are getting longer and longer (ATI 5870/5970 for example) and that could become an issue at some point.