New Build looking for some advice

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tonight or tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 1200-1300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case, hard drive, optical drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com,

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, ASUS motherboard, Nvidia graphics card,

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, later in the build once i get everything set up

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, I would also like to be somewhat future proof. I'm curious how long this computer will last on high graphics for games. Should i go with direct x11 card?


EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bi
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130475

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116762

Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129041&Tpk=p180b

Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148278

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

let me know what you think
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  1. May want to rethink your RAM. X58 platforms (which use the i7 920 you plan to buy) use RAM in multiples of 3, not 2. Since you're getting Windows 7 64-bit, why not get a 3x2GB kit instead?
  2. Also, check your case/MOBO. You have a Micro-ATX case with an ATX MOBO. They won't work together. You need to bump your case up to one that supports an ATX MOBO or drop down to an Micro-ATX MOBO.
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