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New i7 Build. Requesting Advice

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October 6, 2009 8:50:02 PM

Hello guys. I've been planning on buying a new PC and now i finally have the money to actually purchase it. I already have all the parts picked out, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't anything i've missed as far as compatibility/upgrades since this list was put together a few months ago. Thanks in advance.

Budget Range : 1200ish. Lower is always better.

Parts not Required : Mouse, Monitor, Keyboard, Speakers, etc. I'm building just the tower.

Overclocking : Yes. I wanted to OC the i7 to 3.2. I've never OC'ed a machine before either so this would be my first.

Monitor Resolution : 1920x1080

CASE : COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAMG.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDDWestern Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD-Drive SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any input provided would be much appreciated.
October 6, 2009 8:54:53 PM

I forgot to mention that I plan on buying a TRUE 120 Heatsink for the i7; just the regular version, not the black or all copper. I was wondering if there were any issues with mounting this in a vertical case. I just wouldn't want there to be any issues a few years down the line as far as gravity taking its toll on it.
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October 6, 2009 9:51:37 PM

Get a Prolimatech Megahalem instead of the TRUE. It's around the same price as the TRUE.
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October 6, 2009 10:06:38 PM

Could you provide a link to any retailers that you've purchased one from or are reputable? This thing looks pretty big. I should still have enough room to mount a fan on it right?
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October 6, 2009 10:22:12 PM

Nice. Geez that thing is big though. Whats wrapped around the SATA cables?
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October 6, 2009 10:24:32 PM

just some cable management spirals(dunno what its called in english)
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October 6, 2009 10:26:49 PM

Cool. So i haven't gotten any input about the actual build yet. Does it seem like everything is fine?
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October 6, 2009 10:27:53 PM

The build looks good. It's a pretty common build around this forum.
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October 6, 2009 10:28:52 PM

what will be your main uses and would you wanna go sli/crossfire in future?
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October 6, 2009 10:36:29 PM

My main uses would most likely be gaming and media. I don't feel like i'd have to run anything at ridiculous resolutions. I'd only want to go SLI/Crossfire if I came across a game that really required it, but i doubt that would happen.
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October 6, 2009 11:03:48 PM

Thanks for all the input. I'm pretty sure I should be fine from here on forward.
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