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Requesting advice on new gaming system

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November 27, 2009 11:46:31 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 2 weeks preferably BUDGET RANGE: $2000-2500 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (80%), watching movies (20%)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, headphones

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: anything reputable

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Planning on watercooling for OC, haven't figured out the details, budget for that is separate from the above

Here's what I'm looking at now:

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 - $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 - $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131365

Memory: Corsair XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333(PC310666) - $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145220

GPU: 5870, when I can find one (any brands I should look for or stay away from?)
$410

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850W - $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...orsair%20850HX

Storage: Seageate Barracude 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5 TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148337

Display: ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor- $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=ASUS%20VW266H

Optical Drive: LG UH08LS10K BD-ROM/DVD Burner - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...LG%20UH08LS10K

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-043-_-Product

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $105

By my math, that brings me to $2000. If anyone could give me an indication if any of my components would seriously bottleneck the others, or I could adjust it to get better bang for my buck with similar performance, I'd be very grateful.

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November 28, 2009 12:18:27 AM

I would avoid the Seagate 1TB 7200.11... it has been know to have ton of firmware issues. I recommend either go with the 7200.12 hard drive version or pick up the 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3.
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November 28, 2009 3:01:38 PM

Ok, so I'll switch the hard drive to the Samsung.

JackNaylor, when you say that those other PSUs are a "better match," in what way?
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November 28, 2009 3:08:52 PM

The Antec CP-850 is specifically designed for the Antec 1200 case. The Antec SG-850 is one of the best PSU you can purchase and being another Antec, it will work well with the Antec 1200.
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November 28, 2009 4:20:01 PM

Ok, thanks for clarifying that. I'll switch to the CP850, I think.
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