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January 6, 2010 5:44:13 PM

I'm thinking of buying this parts to build my new computer. I want it for gaming and watching movies. I have never Overcloaked my computer, but I want to start doing it.
Can someone give me some feedback if this configuration it's ok.
Is the Aerocool digital display really needed?
is the zalman fan controller really needed?
is the Cooler Master V8 Nickel Plated really needed?
it's the power supply ok, or is it to much?
and my biggest question of all, is that video card ok for the price? or can someone give me other options?

I would appreciate any suggestions

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Intel Core i7-920 $288.99
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 $279.99
HITACHI Deskstar 2TB 7200 RPM $169.99
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000 watts & Antec Twelve Hundred $304.98 (combo)
ZALMAN ZM-MFC1 Fan Controller Panel $29.99
AeroCool FP-01 55-in-1 Card Reader w/Flip-up LCD Screen $49.99

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CORSAIR 6GB (3x2GB) PC3-12800+ (DDR3-1600+) Triple Channel $220.99
LG BH08LS20K 8X SATA Blu-Ray Writer $179.99
EVGA 012-P3-1178-TR Geforce GTX 275+Geforce GTS 250 1280MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 (2.0v) $369.99

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Cooler Master V8 Nickel Plated Copper Base $56.31

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January 6, 2010 6:03:28 PM

The coolermaster hyper 212 is almost as good and half the price. A good cooler is only necessary if you are going to overclock. You could also look at the slightly smaller antec 900 and 902 cases.

Why are you getting a GTX 275 and a GTS 250? Is your main purpose to play Batman with PhysX and using the 250 as a dedicated phsX card? Both those cards are basically at end of lifespan, later this year the 300 series will come out and replace them.

The TPQ-1000 seems a bit much for the graphics cards. If you were going to add several HDDs and run three 275s then you might need that much. You could easily drop down to a 750 for the config you have listed.

Do you need a blueray writer or would a $30 DVD burner be enough?
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January 6, 2010 6:44:45 PM

I'm thinking about overclocking the pc. I have never done it, but I'm going to learn and do it cautiosly.
Should I stick with the cooler master v8 or use the hyper 212?

About the Video Card, the truth I'm a little outdated, so i'm going to follow your advice. So what would you recommend me? I looking for something between 300 and 400 usd and just for gaming in general, not any specific game.

Would you think it would be a good Idea to have two hd? one fast and small capacity for the OS. And leave the hitachi 2tb for videos. I have a lot of videos. What would be a good hd choice?

About the TPQ-1000, i don't plan to run 3 275's, so I follow your advice and buy 750w.

About blue-ray writer, I'm still not sure if it's a good move. I want it to back up my blue-ray movies, but the media it's really expensive, so maybe I just buy a blue-ray player.
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January 6, 2010 6:53:28 PM

I like the Hyper 212.

HD 5850. $310. Brand new, DirectX 11 card that destroys all games (except Crysis).

I don't like that HDD. Get 2 Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB for $170 total. These are the fastest drives out (excluding SSDs) and the cheapest.

I don't think the BluRay reader is necessary. At least not yet. Give it a year or two.

Also, a motherboard recommendation. For $20 more, you could get the ASUS P6X58D Premium ($300) which has USB 3.0 and SATA 6 GBps ports, making it more future proof.

I'm also not a fan of Corsair RAM. There's a lot of faster, cheaper sticks out there. I recommend the G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CAS Latency 7 for $165.
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