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Core i7 Build Need- Good bad?

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October 29, 2009 1:19:28 AM

Hey guys I am planning on picking these parts up on friday. Just want your guys opinion on my build so please provide me the best feedback so I feel good about my purchase. I would like to have better parts for lower prices, I have not picked out a ram yet going to do that later today but here is my current built. Also if you guys have heard or know specific problems or conflicts with my parts LET ME KNOW! THX
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ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E4 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 Motherboard $379.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36225&vpn=P6...
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU $145.99
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=38996&vpn=RC-922M-KKN...
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM $119.97
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=31000&vpn=WD...
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan $111.99
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26415&vpn=CMPSU-...
Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core $339.92
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38881&vpn=BX...
BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE55 590MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Video Card $204.73
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38853&vpn=BFGEGT...

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October 29, 2009 2:07:05 AM

The 500 GB platter designs on the WD fare far better than the 333 GB ones.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2365]=on&prod[2772]=on

I'd also check the sound and temp levels as compared to the competition if that kinda thing matters to you.

You have top end stuff in there for the majority of the build.....the vid card therefore looks a bit outta place.

For RAM, I'd suggest DDR3 1600 w/ lowest timings you can afford
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October 29, 2009 2:12:45 AM

OCZ Platinum DDR3 (3x2GB) are about $154 on newegg and have some of the lowest timings I've seen. 7-7-7-24.

Also, for 500 GB platters, you may also want to consider either the 500 GB or 1 TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 drives. They are cheaper than the Western Digitals and very slightly faster.

And I agree with Jack about the video card. If you can add $100 to your budget, you could score a HD Radeon 5850 which has directx 11 support and is generally much more powerful.
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October 29, 2009 11:43:22 AM

Yeah i think will go with the 500 gb HDD can you guys link me?. Oh the graphics card choice i totally forgot to explain my self. Well what I have calculated is next year there will he better dx 11 cards from both companies.Nividia still has to put one out so I don't want to missed out on DX 11 so for this year a 260 is more then enough no?:D  Next year ill upgrade the gpu since its the thing that effects fps the most
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October 29, 2009 9:34:50 PM

if you take the 5850, or the 5870 you don't miss out on Dx 11 since both support Dx 11.

Take a 5870, for about $380 and you'll be comfortable for about an year, maybe more.
or, take a 5850 use it for a few months, and then add another in crossfire.

As Dx 11 becomes more mainstream, games might become more intensive, but there won't be any added features that your current Dx 11 card won't have.
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