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$1550 gaming system!

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January 25, 2010 11:07:07 PM

Okay this is my gaming build and its easily upgradible by cross firing a second 5850 in about a year.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920
Hard Drive 1TB western digital
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T SE Intel X58 Chipset CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3
MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1333MHz Triple Channel Memory [-18] (Corsair Dominator
VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5850
POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts Power Supplies [+143] (Thermaltake ToughPower 750W - Quad SLI Ready)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 64 bit
Asetek LCLC 120 Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan
FAN: Maximum Enemax 120MM Case Cooling Fans
AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan

I am literally thinking about putting the order in tonight, just wanted some out side opinions before i commit.
Thanks!

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January 25, 2010 11:47:44 PM

Looks like a very solid build. Make sure case is big enough to accomodate that videocard, its long. Also, with the i7's you can get by with cheaper RAM, say G.Skill 1066, and still not take a big performance hit. You would only see it a difference in benchmarks in all likelyhood.
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January 26, 2010 12:15:04 AM

Yeah your probably right, I wanted to make it easily upgradeable in the future. So my plan is in about a year to buy a 2nd 5850 and cross fire that, and still have a kick butt system.
Not have to by extra ram or upgrade it etc.
Any opinions on my motherboard choice?
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