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Buying tommorrow - Please review

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December 31, 2009 12:53:53 AM

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

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web design

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.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com

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.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

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?

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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

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2011.87 before shipping and rebates.

Please help me!
December 31, 2009 12:46:41 PM

Bumpity bumpkis.

Any recommendations on RAM? Only part I'm not sure about.
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January 1, 2010 5:23:30 AM

dude plzz change the card to something better...it 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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