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Good i7 Build?

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December 20, 2009 5:50:46 AM

Case= Antec 1200 Black Steel ATX Full Tower

Motherboard= ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Memory= Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691

Graphics Card= BFG GTX 295

Power Supply= SILVERSTONE ST1200 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC

Hard Drive= Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0 Gb/s 3.5"

Monitor= SAMSUNG TOC T260HD Rose Black 25.5 " 5ms HDMI widescreen HDTV monitor

CD-Rom= SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

Keyboard= Logitech G19 Black USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard

Mouse= Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

Operating System= Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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December 20, 2009 8:05:53 AM

1.You can get a Corsair 850HX.Which is enough for most high end rig.And prolly cheaper than 1200W silverstone.

2.also consider CM Storm Sniper case.

3.That card is overpriced. Get A single HD 5870.

4.Change Velociraptor to Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB.Much cheaper.

December 20, 2009 1:31:17 PM

The 1200 watt PSU is way oversized. The choices here are, in order of quality / performance / quietness:

Antec SG-850 ($219)
Antec CP-850 ($124) ** extreme bargain given the quality of this unit and it's "less than gnat's whisper" quiet.
Corsair HX-850 ($179)
Seasonic M12D 850W ($139)

See individual reviews at

if ya looking for the fastest GFX card, the 295 isn't it; the fastest card is the 5970. Of course if PhysX is part of your game plan, then that card would also need a dedicated PhysX card and the driver hack.,24...

Here's the > $300 "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)

here's THG's take on the 3 cards

"Despite ATI's new Radeon HD 5970 taking its place as the fastest graphics card on the planet, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 295 (with SLI-on-a-board) remains an extremely powerful graphics card. Essentially two conjoined GeForce GTX 275s, the GeForce GTX 295 offers very notable gains over a single Radeon HD 5870 in the great majority of game titles, although the Radeon will use far less power doing so. The GeForce GTX 295 does have an advantage in that it it still quite easy to find and purchase. Moreover, ATI's release has forced prices on these cards down by a significant chunk."

Take price info w/ grain of salt however as demand has forced prices up again.