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Finalizing Build

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March 8, 2010 7:57:40 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible
BUDGET RANGE: $1800 (After Rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, General (Internet, Office, etc.) Use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers/headset, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Microcenter (in-store pickup)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Planned (in the future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I will basically be pulling the trigger on this build as soon as the 5850 comes back in stock on Newegg. Just posting here to get last second thoughts and make sure everything is compatible.

CASE: CM Storm Sniper $139.99
MOBO: ASUS P6X58D $309.99
CPU: Core i7 920 $199.99
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B $64.99
HDD: Spinpoint F3 1TB $89.99
GPU: ASUS 5850 $309.99
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20 $189.99
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX $149.99
Monitor: ASUS VW266H $279.99 (After MIR)
Optical: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner $25.99

Add some thermal paste, a couple of fans for the HSF and factor in shipping, taxes and MIR and the build should fall between $1775-1800. Let me know if you guys see any glaring mistakes I might be making.

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March 9, 2010 4:10:29 AM

^ Some changes...
Get the i7 930...It has a higher multiplier so higher overclock...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Check out this combo -
Factory Overclocked XFX HD 5850 XXX Edition + OCZ XMP 1600MHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
I dont think there would be much difference in performance between CAS 7 and CAS 8 in real world apps...

CPU Cooler - Another option
Thermalright Venomous X
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-venomous-x-...
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