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Finalized my build.....Any suggestions before I buy it?

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March 6, 2010 8:46:11 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

BUDGET RANGE: 1500-1900ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, Video editing, programming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I have Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, Frys(local), microcenter(Local)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: See below

OVERCLOCKING: Probably

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Have to check at home

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just making sure I did not miss anything...It has been 5 years since I built my last computer. :) 

1 XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

2 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

1 ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

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

1 Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

1 Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

1 ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

1 Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

1 Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

1 Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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March 6, 2010 9:39:52 PM

Just pick up the 920 at your local Microcenter. It's not worth paying $100 more at Newegg for the 920 OR the 930.

Your thermal compound is fine. You could do better, you could do worse. It's not something I would worry about, but follow requiem's link if you want to learn more.
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March 6, 2010 9:47:25 PM

AS5 hasn't been the best for along, long time.
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March 6, 2010 10:03:51 PM

:p  i couldnt find an updated list. though to be honest i didnt look too long.
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March 6, 2010 10:05:30 PM

Whatever. This game up in a diffrent thread, and somebody recomended this compound that was susposidaly a cross bewteen Juesus and Superman.
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March 6, 2010 11:20:42 PM

Thank you all for the link to compounds.....time to go and do my research on them.

I am gonna get the 920 from Microcenter for the 100 less.....hard to beat that.

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March 10, 2010 2:35:16 PM

Ok a few changes

I am going with the 930 vs the 920. It is 50.00 dollars more at microcenter but I can swing that. 249 is a good price for it.

I am thinking about going with the Coolmaster HAC 922 case. Looks like it will be big enough. Need to pick out a PSU. Any suggestions?
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Spinpoint drives are out of stock and they do not sell them local so I need another suggestion for a HD if someone has one.

Heatsink : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also changing out the memory based on things I have read here for
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Still looking over the thermal paste stuff while I get everything else ordered.
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March 10, 2010 6:44:57 PM

microcenter i 7s are alot cheaper
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March 10, 2010 6:59:58 PM

samdsox said:
microcenter i 7s are alot cheaper


Does he live near one?
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March 10, 2010 11:58:58 PM

Yes I do live near a microcenter. It is across town but within driving distance....just a planned outing :) 

At microcenter the 920's are 199 and the 930's are 249 so I figured the 50 dollars more was reasonable to goto a 930.

That power supply looks like just what I was looking for. Any suggestions on the HD's? SInce the Spinpoints are out of stock should I look at the 6.0gb/s drives out there? Or maybe the seagate 7200.12's?
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March 11, 2010 1:40:21 AM

Unless you buy from somebody who is not newegg then you will not be able to get the spinpoint, if you want the spinpoint f3: Score 153; i would do a google shopping search for spinpoint f3 otherwise i would get the Hitachi Deskstar. Score:133
There are better scores, but you won't find a better drive for the price besides the spinpoint f3

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

i would recommend the WD CB but the 1TB version doesn't score as high as the 2TBversion Score:141 (1TBversion score:106)
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