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Help building a gaming computer 1800-2000 dollers

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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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  1. 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.
  2. yes, i would like to know what i should build with thse current requirements and restrictions
  3. Are you looking to go I7 920 or I7 860 sorry but I just need the specifics
  4. i7 920
  5. Best answer
    Ok so my choices for the main components would probibaly be

    Case

    Antec 1200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043&cm_re=Antec_1200-_-11-129-043-_-Product
    159.99

    or

    Cooler Master HAF 932
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160&cm_re=HAF_932-_-11-119-160-_-Product
    139.99

    Motherboard

    Asus P6TD Deluxe
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131403&cm_re=Asus_p6td-_-13-131-403-_-Product
    289.99

    Or

    Asus P6X58D
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614&Tpk=p6x58d
    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%2D%20D0&manufacture=Intel
    346.39
    Costs a bit extra but overclocks better

    Heat Sink

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

    Video Cards

    2xXFX 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442&cm_re=5850-_-14-150-442-_-Product
    619.98

    or

    XFX 5970
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150453&cm_re=xfx_5970-_-14-150-453-_-Product
    669.99


    RAM

    G.Skill PI series Cl 7-8-7 latency
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=ddr3_1600_6gb-_-20-231-335-_-Product
    164.99

    PSU

    If you go with the Antec 1200 get the CP-850 for sure
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024&Tpk=CP%20850
    139.99

    Otherwise

    Corsair HX-850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011&Tpk=hx%20850
    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=N82E16822152181&cm_re=samsung_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product
    2x54.99

    or

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148451&cm_re=250gb_hard_drive-_-22-148-451-_-Product
    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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