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December 26, 2009 2:51:42 PM

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: $1800-2000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT
: gaming, encoding/physics processing applications,watching movies, surfing the internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com, any will due COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: United States)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type : Prefer intel i7 processor and an ATI graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: Definitely SLI OR CROSSFIRE:maybe, depends on cost effectivness

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't care about noise levels, and i have a good amount of experience in computer repair, just having trouble compiling a parts list. also i am planning a raid 0 setup with 4 250 gig hard drives
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December 27, 2009 2:36:11 AM

So you want some redomended build or what. I'm not being sarcastic or anything I just wanna know A little more about what you are looking for.
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December 27, 2009 3:55:10 AM

yes, i would like to know what i should build with thse current requirements and restrictions
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December 27, 2009 3:59:30 AM

Are you looking to go I7 920 or I7 860 sorry but I just need the specifics
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December 27, 2009 4:56:40 AM

Ok so my choices for the main components would probibaly be

Case

Antec 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
159.99

or

Cooler Master HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
139.99

Motherboard

Asus P6TD Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
289.99

Or

Asus P6X58D
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
299.99
For 10$ more you get usb 3.0 and Sata 6Gb/s

CPU

i7 920 D0
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=38881&vpn=BX80601920%20%2...
346.39
Costs a bit extra but overclocks better

Heat Sink

Thermalright Venomous
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48267&vpn=Venomous%20X&ma...
75.99

Video Cards

2xXFX 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
619.98

or

XFX 5970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
669.99


RAM

G.Skill PI series Cl 7-8-7 latency
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
164.99

PSU

If you go with the Antec 1200 get the CP-850 for sure
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
139.99

Otherwise

Corsair HX-850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
179.99

Hard Drive

Depending on if you still want 4xRaid 0 or are willing to go 2xRaid0

I still like two of these in Raid 0 they offer great performance
Samsung Spinpoint F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2x54.99

or

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4x46.99



Total cost: Around $1950
If you shop around i'm sur eyou'll find better prices and NCIX matches anyone

Those are my recomendations

Edit:Changed hard drives after reviewing your original post
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