I7 920 first build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $2500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies, General use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case and i7 already purchased, keyboard, mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Prefer newegg, any other sides wont be a major problem.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Nothing less than 1080p.

Case:
Haf 932

Processor:
Intel i7-920

Cpu Cooling:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20hyper%20212

Motherboard:
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

Memory:
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

Possible:
SeaSonic S12D 850 Silver 850W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS SILVER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151083&cm_re=seasonic_850-_-17-151-083-_-Product

Video card:
Undecided. Would it be worth it to find a cheap card until Fermi is released in March?

Storage Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Boot Drive:
Intel X25-V 2.5" 40GB SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167025

Monitor
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

Is there anyway to make this an all around better PC? I'd like to watercool since I want to overclock this quite a bit, but I've never watercooled so its a new territory for me.
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  1. It's not really worth the effort to watercool, unless you have some crazy overclocking goal. Get this cooler, best bang for the buck right now:

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    If you have another video card then I think it would behoove you to wait and see what fermi brings to the table. Either significant speed increases, or makes AMD drop prices. It will be a win-win for gamers.

    If you are buying soon, buy this Seasonic, its a great deal on an awesome PSU:

    SeaSonic S12D 850 Silver 850W

    Switch the WD 1tb black for this Spinpoint F3. The Spinpoint has two denser 500gb platters, it is a significant speed gain over the caviar, and cheaper to boot:

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
  2. zach538467 said:
    It's not really worth the effort to watercool, unless you have some crazy overclocking goal. Get this cooler, best bang for the buck right now:

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

    If you have another video card then I think it would behoove you to wait and see what fermi brings to the table. Either significant speed increases, or makes AMD drop prices. It will be a win-win for gamers.

    If you are buying soon, buy this Seasonic, its a great deal on an awesome PSU:

    SeaSonic S12D 850 Silver 850W

    Switch the WD 1tb black for this Spinpoint F3. The Spinpoint has two denser 500gb platters, it is a significant speed gain over the caviar, and cheaper to boot:

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

    Im glad you brought up the spinpoint because I wasn't sure which was the better deal, not only is it faster, its much cheaper too. I've never heard of Seasonic, I assume they're a reputable PSU maker? The cooler was a big help too, my problem now lies with how to go about the video card. I was thinking to go with a cheap, $100 card until march...or maybe get one from a friend cause Fermi seems to be getting a big hype.

    Another thing I'm worried about is how 'future-proof' this is, I mean..I know computers get outdated quick but is there any way to make as future proof as possible?
  3. You're as future proof as they get. Seasonic is one of the best-if not the best PSU manufacturers. Don't take my word, research it for yourself:)

    Yeah that's what I would do with the GPU, borrowing from a friend would be ideal to save money. If I were to buy a holdover, I'd probably try and find a $100 4850, but any will do really.
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