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~$1900 Gaming PC

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November 20, 2009 12:05:50 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before Christmas BUDGET RANGE: ~1900 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, web surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse/keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: whatevers best for the money

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

This will be my first system ive built from scratch, any advice is much appreciated!

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail

XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM

x2 XFX Radeon HD 4850 625MHZ 512MB 1.99GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

Arctic Silver 5 HIGH-DENSITY Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound 3.5 Gram

thanks!

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November 20, 2009 1:02:20 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Would rather see you in an Asus P6 V2 at this budget.

Suggest one of the top HS here:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

AS started the industry but there's better OCZ Freeze and IC Diamond for example:
http://www.innovationcooling.com/overview.htm

Suggest a 500 GB per platter drive such as the F3 or 7200.12

yea i was hoping to get away with the cheaper mobo, i guess i will pick up the Asus P6 V2
also added Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink with IC Diamond
(do i need to get 2 extra fan clips? and anything else to go with it?)
it says the Yate loon is 25mm and the clips 38mm, will this still work or should i look for 25mm clips?

and x2 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6174/?campid=bmr#blank
it says only one available, do they restock quickly?

thank you!
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