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Impressions on a high end gaming system

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December 30, 2009 7:43:58 PM

Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard
Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
XFX Radeon HD 5870 XXX 875MHZ 1GB GDDR5 5.2GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card
Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive
Silverstone SDP08 2.5IN to 3.5IN Converter Drive Bay Adapter - Holds 2X 2.5IN SSD or Regular HDD
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM x 4
LG BH08-LS20 Black BLU-RAY Writer 8X BD-R 16X DVD-R SATA Lightscribe Internal Drive
Samsung SH-S223L/BEBS 22X SATA Black DVD Writer Lightscribe OEM
nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN Internal USB Black CF/SM/SDHC/MMC/MS/XD 18IN Cable
Logitech G15 2ND Gen Gaming Keyboard USB Black Silver Amber LCD Panel Programmable Backlit Keys
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse 3200DPI USB2.0 1000HZ Weight Adjustable Black
AuzenTech X-PLOSION Cinema 7.1 Sound Card DTS Connect Dolby Digital Live Sound Card PCI 32BIT
Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers 500W RMS SILVER-BLACK Analog Coax Optical
The whole thing costs around $3200.

Any suggestions to improve or save any costs without amajor performance decline.
December 30, 2009 7:54:16 PM

I'd say it's a nice build. When you say to save costs, that's hard to quantify, especially depending on what you'll be using it for (gaming? 3D rendering?). Plenty of people would state that the i7 920 is more processor than you need for gaming. An i5 rig might take care of you enough, but if you want high-end, stick with this.

SSD drives-you'll have great load times into Windows and most programs, but don't expect them to improve gaming much.

If you have the money for the rig, I say go for it.
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