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March 5, 2010 8:22:31 PM

My budget won't be a problem.

Thermaltake VH600LBWS Armor+ LCS Case

Motherboard: EVGA 170-BL-E762-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 4-WAY SLI Classified XL ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Ram: Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX

Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower W0133RU 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Heat sink: Cost Thermaltake CLP0554 80mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
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Cooling: Thermaltake CL-W0121 2U Drive Bay Water Cooling System

I was wondering if theres anything better i could get. The tower I am gonna stick with. I want this to be Highly expandable.

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March 5, 2010 9:01:48 PM

There are better parts, but what do you want to do with the PC ? Do you want the best of the best for benchmarking, spending 2000 more for 5 % more performance or do you want a PC that will max out games that wont brake the bank.


you could spend 700 bucks for a HD 5970 but without more info it might be overkill

budget
monitor rez
whats the PC going to be used for
do you need a OS
reusing any old parts
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March 5, 2010 9:24:31 PM

Its going to be a gaming computer. I wanted the computer to last me a bit before I have to upgrade.

I want the best monitor Res possible.
I am going to be reusing a DvD burner from my old tower.
As soon as i get these parts I'm going to find an Harddrive that will work well on it
I'll be buying the OS
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March 5, 2010 9:25:15 PM

Budget isn't an issue
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March 5, 2010 9:27:40 PM

eagalis said:
My budget won't be a problem.


Case / PSU - +1200W PSU is waaaay over sized.....In a rush ? Thermaltake, Coolermaster and Antec all showed new cases at CES, expected to hit store shelves mid March ....as are new PSU's

http://www.futurelooks.com/ces-2010-antec-unveils-the-l...
http://www.futurelooks.com/ces-2010-whats-up-at-thermal...
http://www.thinkcomputers.org/ces-2010-cooler-master/

If ya gotta go now, I'd recommend:

HAF 922 / Corsair HX850 $360 on newegg
ANtec 1200 / CP-850 $244 combo on newegg

Motherboard - The matching Board to the EVGA is this one
ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer "Ultimate Gamer" 3Way XFire / SLI + PhysX at Real X16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But w/ just two 5870's, I'd go this way
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: You said budget wasn't a problem :)  (CAS 6)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was tempted to use the new Noctua .... but it's 3+ pound weight scared me :)  So, here's what I am currently using in builds:

Heat Sink - For performance and ease of installation, the Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($95 for the HS, TIM, two PWM fans and a Y cable splitter).

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

There's many other good choices, look at the top 3 or 4 on these lists. If the highest performing ones are a budget breaker, look at the Xigmnatec S1283 or one of the others here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

And for the TIM, same deal with the top 3 or 4 here:
http://www.hwreviewlabs.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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March 5, 2010 9:32:21 PM

This will be build over 6 months so I'm trying to get some input before i buy parts. I want this to be the best of the best gaming computers.
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March 5, 2010 10:11:25 PM

HD 5970=700

WD Caviar Black 2TB=300

i7 975 Extreme=1000

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2R5 2.5" 160GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive=500

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)=270

I would look into some of the parts i listed along with JackNaylorPE parts




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