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Just got my i7, critique the build before I finalize!

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February 25, 2010 1:31:07 AM

Just got my cheap i7 920 and EVGA x58 LE at Microcenter for $400 plus tax. This is what I'm thinking for the rest of my build, check it out:

-Either CM Sniper or Scout. Considered the HAF 922 but too ugly
-Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $90
-Corsair 750W - $100 after MIR
-OCZ Gold 6GB DDR3 1600 - $140 after MIR
-Sony Optiarc 24x - $28
-Windows 7 Home OEM - $105
-Scythe Mugen 2 - $40
-EVGA GTX 260 - $215

Solid build? And yeah I know ATI has cheaper Radeons, I just prefer Nvidia.
February 25, 2010 1:35:58 AM

I'm a fan of the Nvidia cards as well but if your buying tomorrow Radeons cards are better performers.

I would wait until March and check out the GTX 400 series.
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February 25, 2010 1:37:25 AM

Solid Build...

I would look at the Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced over the Sniper or Scout. Also, the Antec 902 is a nice case and will fit your build requirements.
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February 25, 2010 1:38:29 AM

Thanks! @BlackKnight, I just want a good card, nothing extravagant like Fermi GTX 400s haha. But what do you suggest thats from ATI (around the 200 price range)
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February 25, 2010 1:41:55 AM

You can pick up a ATI 4890 for around $200 and it is better than the GTX 260.
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February 25, 2010 2:05:04 AM

I would suggest a HD 5850 its $300 so probably outside you price range now but with the DX11 support it should be an effective gaming card for the next year or 2.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You havent actually mentioned what you intend to do with this computer im assuming budget gaming machine.

I would go with Tecmo's suggestion and get the HD4890 if $300 is expensive.

if your going to be building this close to the end of march i would wait for the gtx 400 series release, it should push the radeon prices down even further.
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March 3, 2010 11:01:48 PM

Best answer selected by Crooks.
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