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New core i5 750 gaming/raid 1 storage build

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February 6, 2010 12:36:26 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: the closer the better
BUDGET RANGE: ~1100 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, RAID 1, HD video encoding, large(1GB+) rar file crompression and unpacking

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: boot drive(64gb SSD), video card(GTX 260 core 216), monitor(Samsung 46" HDTV @ 1080p) keyboard, mouse case fans(dual scythe SY1225SL12SH)
edit: I also have a SATA dvd burner I will be reusing

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, zipzoomfly, monoprice, microcenter
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i5 or AMD Phenom II x4 cpu, gigabyte or ASUS mobo, western digital HDD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI with 2 GTX 260 core 216 in a year or HD5000 series xfire in a year

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x 1080p

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I can go either Intel or AMD for the CPU; I have no brand loyalty. If I can go with cheaper drives than the 2 WD RE3s and still have a RAID 1 array, that would be awesome.

Components
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black
CPU: Intel core i5 750
CPU cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm
Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
RAM: (4)Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Storage: (2)Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache in RAID 1
February 6, 2010 3:30:13 AM

For either build, go with a Hyper 212+ for the CPU fan. It is a good value (and good cooler, and quiet).

Otherwise, no complaints from me. The rest look like pretty solid parts.
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