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December 29, 2009 12:44:21 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: IMMEDIATE

BUDGET RANGE: 2000 (After Rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming / AVCHD & Flash Rendering

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: G15 Keyboard, Sapphire ATI 5870 (NIB), W3000H LG Monitor, HDDs, I have Corsair P256 and X128 as well as two 300GB Raptors

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, ZipZoomfly

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe - Air Cooled

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2560x1600

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet, COOL, PC, emphasis on ease of cleaning for the case (I have two cats, I clean my current PC every 2 weeks). I've been looking at the ABS Canyon 595 for a case. Also considered the Lian Li 343 Cube Case
December 29, 2009 6:33:36 PM

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a b 4 Gaming
December 30, 2009 3:34:33 AM

Unless you plan on tri-fire in the future i suggest the 850HX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 850HX will provide plenty of power for 2 5870s and is higher quality unit than the 1000HX, having received excellent reviews and a 9.6 from jonnyguru.

The dominators arent the fastest ram kit, they are actually more expensive than some faster kits. The XMS 3 kit has slightly faster timings and is slightly less before rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The H50 is outperformed by many good air coolers which are significantly cheaper and have no chance of leakage. The Hyper 212 is rated 7th on frosty tech and is rather cheap, the higher rated ones are harder to find.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also combo your CPU and mobo to save $15, and your case and PSU to save another $15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I see no issues with the build, it would work fine with the parts you listed, and from the looks of it you will have lots of fast hard drive space of which im jealous.
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December 30, 2009 3:35:39 PM

The noctua looks rather large, i havent seen any reviews of it. The TRUE was the best for quite a while and is still quite good. The PSU should be back in stock soon, things are only usually out of stock for 3 or 4 days at most.
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December 30, 2009 3:49:41 PM

Yeah I'll probably buy the true and your corais PSU at FrozenCPU.com... I love that site too. Thanks again Hunter, and Happy New Year to ya!
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