I think I am wasting a lotta money, so please help curtail the expense

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP (tomorrow)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming/multimedia/university work

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: scan.co.uk/novatech.co.uk/cclonline.co.uk/overclocker.co.uk/amazon.co.uk

OVERCLOCKING: YES

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None

MoBo - eVGA X58 Classified 760
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/EVGA-141-BL-E760-A1-Intel-X58-Classified-Tri-Sli-S1366-PCI-E-20x16-DDR3-1600-OC-E-ATX

Proc - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel-i7-920-D0-%28SLBEJ%29-Socket-1366-%28B%29-Nehalem-266GHz-QPI-48GT-s-Cache-8MB-130W-Retail

Cooling - Confused between TRUE (Rev. C), Megahalems or the IFX-14

RAM - G Skill Perfect Storm 2000MHz 8-8-8-21
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/MemoryRAM/DDR3-TripleChannel/F3-16000CL8T-6GBPS.html

Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Corsair-Obsidian-Series-800D-Black-Full-Tower-Case-with-Side-Window-3-x-140mm-Fans-w-o-PSU

Power Supply - Seasonic X-Series 750W:
Dunno where to buy it in the UK

Monitor - LG W22486L Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor
http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-W2486L-24-inch-Monitor-Gloss/dp/B002CJMTHY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256165883&sr=8-1

Keyboard - Roccat Valo Gaming Keyboard - Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Roccat-Valo-Gaming-Keyboard-Black

Mouse - Razer Mamba Wireless/Wired 5600DPI Gaming Mouse - Retail
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Razer-Mamba-Wireless-Wired-Gaming-Mouse-5600DPI-14hrs-Continuous-Gaming

I have two 5870s, sound card, and HDDs, and DVD Burner from my previous build that I would use for this one.
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  1. What was your previous build that it had 2 5870s?
  2. Oh sorry I neglected to mention. I just joined university, so sold off my previous rig, which was similar. Couldn't carry it with me, so just brought along components that I could use!
  3. I think you're spending a LOT more than you need to as well.

    Corsair HX 650 modular PSU £90 Thats plenty for 2x 5870s in CrossFireX and OC'ing.

    FrostyTech's Top 5 list and the cooler reviews can help sort out your cooling confusion.
  4. You want to try going with a smaller sized system?
    There are Micro-ATX sized X58 motherboards.
  5. OK then Megahalems it is! Thanks..
    any other suggestions welcomed :)
  6. well I kinda have a crush on the Classifeid :D, as well as the case :$
  7. ASUS Rampage II GENE / DFI LANPARTY JR / EVGA 121-BL-E756-TR are all Micro-ATX SLI/CF motherboards.

    It's your money of course (or your parents money which isn't quite the same thing).
  8. Antec 1200 or Coolermaster HAF 922 are cheaper than that case and have excellent airflow.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-Twelve-Hundred-Case-w-o-PSU
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coolermaster-HAF932-Black-High-Air-Flow-Tower-Case-w-o-PSU


    There is no good reason to get DDR3-2000 RAM. Some DDR3-1600 with CAS 7 timing will probably perform better than those 2000s at CAS 8.

    Corsair or Antec 750W PSU. The Corsair is modular, the Antec is half modular.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/CMPSU-750HXUK-750W-Corsair-HX-Series-PSU-ATX-EPS12V-Modular-UK-Version
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/750W-Blue-Antec-Truepower-New-PSU-Modular-120mm-PWM-Fan-80plus-Bronze

    You could drop back to the EVGA E758 Motherboard which will still do 3xSLI.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/EVGA-X58-SLI-for-Nehalem-Socket-1366
  9. Well as I said, I have a longing for the Classified and Obsidian!
  10. TexasRattleSnake said:
    Those look like a good deal relative to other RAM on that site. My only concern is those cooling fins on top might cause a problem with the Megahalems. Alot of large coolers sit above some of the ram slots so you should try to check your motherboard and cpu cooler drawings to see if there is room for RAM that tall.

    TexasRattleSnake said:
    Well as I said, I have a longing for the Classified and Obsidian!
    You ask for price help then wont change the two most overpriced things on your list. :pt1cable:


    Noctua CPU cooler is quiet and very good.
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-005-NC

    Xigmatec S1283 Red Scorpion (same thing as the Dark Knight and Balder but with a red fan). This model needs a separate mounting bracket
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-003-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-007-XG&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395
    If you could find the Xigmatek Balder, it is the Dark Knight (see frostytech reviews) with a pure silver nickel coating instead of black, and a white led fan. We cant get them in the US yet, Ive only seen them on Aussie etailer sites.
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