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December 6, 2009 1:19:31 PM

Ordering components from NewEgg (item numbers included). I built a computer a few years ago, so this will be my second build. Please let me know what you think.. :)  Will order within the next month. System will be used for gaming.

DVD Drive: PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827249054

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119160

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319

Two Monitors: Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824009145

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102857

Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
Item #: N82E16817139005

Memory: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
Item #: N82E16820231225

Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131365

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
Item #: N82E16819115202

Heatsink: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835233029

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December 6, 2009 1:25:20 PM

looks good
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December 6, 2009 1:35:56 PM

You won't have much sleep when you get your hands on this gaming rig. Guaranteed. :) 
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December 6, 2009 1:58:36 PM

I would make 2 changes




SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$70.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $164.98

The HDD is a bit faster then the WD if you need more room try the F3 1T

The PSU will give you more room of OCing and adding another GPU down the road
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December 7, 2009 12:35:44 AM

Niklas_13 said:
I would make 2 changes




SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

-$70.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $164.98

The HDD is a bit faster then the WD if you need more room try the F3 1T

The PSU will give you more room of OCing and adding another GPU down the road


Thanks. I made those changes. I'll also be getting this OCZ memory instead..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

because it has better cas latency? Are those timings adjustable in the bios? I'm a little unfamiliar with memory specs, so if someone wouldn't mind explaining whether this OCZ would definitely be better for my system than the G.SKILL I picked out? Thanks!
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December 7, 2009 12:52:49 AM

Echo the HD recommendation

your memory is outta stock, use this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

newegg don't have it but the Megahalems is a much easier to install and tops these three performance charts:

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

Got mine here:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...


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December 7, 2009 1:04:23 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Echo the HD recommendation

your memory is outta stock, use this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

newegg don't have it but the Megahalems is a much easier to install and tops these three performance charts:

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

Got mine here:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...


Thanks for the Megahalem link and reviews! A lot of people recommended it, but I didn't look too much into after I failed to find it on NewEgg. It's unfortunate they don't carry them.
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December 7, 2009 2:57:27 AM

The ram JackNaylorPE posted would work well
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December 11, 2009 1:24:55 AM

t0dd said:
Thanks for the Megahalem link and reviews! A lot of people recommended it, but I didn't look too much into after I failed to find it on NewEgg. It's unfortunate they don't carry them.


Use the "Nag em" feature on the web site aka "suggestions"
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