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February 8, 2010 9:21:12 PM

Hi,

If anyone could help me with this build I'd appreciate it greatly. Below is an outline of the parts/budget I have so far discovered. I have built several systems in the past, and am an IT professional (technically competent), however I'm a bit behind the times (last build was Athlon XP2100+, overclocked to 2400).

My plan is to have the system boot off an SSD drive, install apps, and do my editing there, then move to 1.5TB HDD storage (RAID1) so I don't have to wait for a long backup process.

PURCHASE DT: -ASAP-
BUDGET GOAL: <$2,000 (Currently @ $2,200)
SYSTEM USAGE:
1. Photo Editing (Adobe)
2. Video Editing/DVD Burning
3. Web/Docs/Office work
4. Gaming (far 3rd place)
PREFERRED SITE: Newegg (but open to suggestions)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Monitor: Samsung P2770H (1920x1080)
Keyboard: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard/Mouse 5000
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, however want system to be stable and reliable (sacrifice a bit of speed to achieve this)

Thank you for your time and help with this build.

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PARTS SELECTED - REVIEW/RATE/RECOMMEND PLEASE
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COOLER MASTER CM690 II Advanced Black Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:RC-692-KKN2 Advanced
Item #:N82E16811119216

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: P6X58D Premium
Item #:N82E16813131614

ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Model #:EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5
Item #:N82E16814121361

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Model #:CMPSU-850TX
Item #:N82E16817139009

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Model #:BX80601920
Item #:N82E16819115202

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail
Model #:TR3X6G1600C8D
Item #:N82E16820145224

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2R5 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
Model #:SSDSA2M160G2R5
Item #:N82E16820167024

2x Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EADS 1.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD15EADS
Item #:N82E16822136351

PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support - Retail
Model #: PX-880SA SW
Item #:N82E16827249051

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #:Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
Item #:N82E16835186134

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February 9, 2010 12:18:20 AM
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February 9, 2010 3:05:44 AM

Thank you for the feedback! I made the great updates and just placed my order with Newegg! 3 days to go!

Thanks again!!
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February 9, 2010 3:06:16 AM

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