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February 7, 2010 3:58:05 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of Febuary

BUDGET RANGE: 1200-1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Graphic Design, Gaming, Video Encoding, Taking over the world.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Mousepad, Speakers, Monitor, Headset, External HD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Quality

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to rock faces.


So this is what I have so far. If you would recommend anything in place of the parts I've chosen please feel free.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Ram: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

Video Card: ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Grand Total: $1,561.69

Also throw in some thermal compound. Does anyone know if this case has extra fan slots? if so count in some extra fans for those. I'm not so sure on the CPU cooler either.

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February 7, 2010 4:11:44 AM

looks like a nice build, I would make a few changes



SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1/4 more room for 10 bucks + its a faster HDD

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131614
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$25.00 Instant
$309.99
$284.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... USB 3.0

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Grate HSF for the Price
Subtotal: $404.97
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February 7, 2010 4:54:46 AM

Nice recommendations niklas_13. That board you recommended is about the same price as the one that i picked except supports usb 3.0 and a bunch of other stuff apparently. Never strayed from WD harddrives so I'm not sure about the Samsung HD. It does have good reviews so I may have to check it out. Going to check out that Heatsink too.

Grand Total: $1,556.88

Even brought the total down. That's a plus.
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February 7, 2010 2:50:26 PM

If you like to stick with WD get the 640 or 1T black drive there faster then the other WD like the 750 and 500
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February 7, 2010 3:07:11 PM

I really don't mind switching HD if it's going to be better. The one you linked has tons of good reviews and even people that have owned WD Blacks that switched and liked them better.
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February 14, 2010 12:44:50 AM

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