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Will my $2000 gaming rig work?

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February 28, 2010 3:04:16 PM

Hi, im a first time builder and i wanted to make sure this system will work or if theres anything i should change. It will be used for gaming and entertainment

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor $288 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity $419 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PLEXTOR Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD/CD Writer LightScribe Support $46 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saitek PZ30AU 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Blue Backlit Keyboard $40 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000:1(ACM) Built-in Speakers $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $210 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full $180 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total price: $1965 before other costs, shiping etc. should come out around $2000. Will all of this work?

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February 28, 2010 3:06:53 PM

Try to get a Antec case and Antec PSU combo, save some cash. Also i would get a 7200.12 1tb of newegg, it on a "Shellshocker" sale. Also, you should wait a day untill the i7-930 luanches, since it's going to be luanched at i7-920 prices, it should lower the price of the entire intell lineup, and maybe even AMDs offerings.
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February 28, 2010 3:10:20 PM

Thanks I'm not buying it right now I'm still saving the money. I will look thos up when I get the time
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February 28, 2010 3:30:27 PM

like he said wait for 930 but i'd make a few changes to your build

PLEXTOR Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

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

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32M(faster)

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

Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd

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

Saitek PZ30AU 104 Normal Keys 4 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Eclipse Blue

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

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, 3x USB power

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

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB

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

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full - Retail

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

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ...

(bigger case and power supply for the same price as the 900+750 watts)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV6GK

XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

(dominators are overpriced and i'll pay a lil more for the xfx double lifetime warraty)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$1,881.89

undercuts your build with bigger case and power supply a board with USB 3.0 and sata 3 and a faster hard drive
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February 28, 2010 3:37:38 PM

Looks like a good setup, bigger case, cheaper price
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February 28, 2010 5:24:26 PM

Any drive that sells as many copies as the 7200.12 will have a few fails. It not like over .1% of the drive fail. It's just that if someone buys a drive that fails, they are many times more likely to write a newegg reiwew than someone who bought it, and it work like it was expected to.
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February 28, 2010 5:41:12 PM

builderbobftw said:
Any drive that sells as many copies as the 7200.12 will have a few fails. It not like over .1% of the drive fail. It's just that if someone buys a drive that fails, they are many times more likely to write a newegg reiwew than someone who bought it, and it work like it was expected to.

Do u own one?
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February 28, 2010 7:19:12 PM

No, but I own 3 7200.8s, and I've used Seagate my entire life, and so has my dad.
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February 28, 2010 7:58:31 PM

builderbobftw said:
No, but I own 3 7200.8s, and I've used Seagate my entire life, and so has my dad.

Ok, but im going to need to do a little more research before I decide on it
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February 28, 2010 9:43:17 PM

Seagate 7200.12 is FTW for gaming. The spinpoint f3 is good for music and stuff lie that. My 7200.8s have been nothing but awesome.
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February 28, 2010 10:54:39 PM

quick update, I have decided to use the "XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported" instead of the other card i had in mind
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