Buying tommorrow - Please review

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Dec 31, 2009. I have to but it tomorrow for tax purposes;


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP. keyboard. mouse. headphones), I have three terabyte spinpoint f1s and three 500 gb spinpoint f1s. 500 GB x 3 for os/programs raid 0 and 1 tb x 3 raid 5 for data.


PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: evga motherboard, i7 920
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not until nvidia gets it card out the door. If I had to buy right now it would be the 5970.



I currently have a p4 3.2 ghz with 3.5 gigs ram. This will be run as a web/sql server for development, in the dual case. I will eventually watercool the system, but not for now.

Ram has changed since I specced th4e system, so any input would be appreciated. OCZ used to be a deal, but I don't know now.

Should I get a better video card? I hate to spend the money right now, but maybe something that would cover me for a bit would be good. Hate to spend more than $150-$200. Hate to spend a lot when I will be getting top of the line in a bit.

I will be getting a top of the line video card and water cooling it, and eventually sli/crossfire. That is why I am getting the big power supply.

Please help me with this. I haven't bought a computer in several years. I am so excited. I read the forums all the time, and love the help available here. chime in! Am I forgetting anything? Where can I get MX-3 or is there something better?


CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible ... - Retail - $239.99

EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - $404.99

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
- $320.95

OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 6GB Platinum XTC Triple Channel Kits - $194.65

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $139.99

XFX PVT86SYHLG GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card - Retail - $34.99

BYTECC 18" Serial ATA-150/300 Cable w/Locking Latch Model SATA-118C - Retail x 6 - $17.34

U2-UFO Duality (Mirror Black Powder Coat) - 3 Big Window - $409.99

Arctic Cooling MX-3 Thermal Compound (4g) - $8.99


2011.87 before shipping and rebates.

Please help me!
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  1. Bumpity bumpkis.

    Any recommendations on RAM? Only part I'm not sure about.
  2. dude plzz change the card to something looks pathetic with ur built !!!!!!!

    change man change....go the ati way and get a 5770 or 5850 and be safe for the future.........

    or get a gtx 260 atleast !!!!
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