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March 9, 2010 10:05:18 PM

I haven't built a PC in a while and would like some input
I currently have an i7 920 and was thinking about the following:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V
CoolMaster v8
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

I was unsure of the mother board I was thinking of one of the following:
Open Box: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366
ASUS P6T LGA 1366

EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI
EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI

I am going to be using Visual Studio(multiple windows), Dreamweaver and Photoshop all simultaneously. I do some gaming. I have plans to overclock, and want to make sure the motherboard is good for this and will be stable. The system will be using two 22" monitors or a 32" lcd depending on what I am working on.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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March 9, 2010 10:20:13 PM

go for the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R - great value with money and very feature rich motherboard. with USB 3.0 and Sata 6GBs.

The rest looks good unless you maybe want to consider a different GPU for the gaming that you do. You mentioned that you do some so have

maybe this one ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 9, 2010 11:01:52 PM

Thanks for the input, that looks like a better gpu.
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March 9, 2010 11:12:46 PM

yep newer DX 11 for the later games and good value for money. Depending on budget you can step up to a 5850 just depends on how much you want to spend

all the best
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March 9, 2010 11:15:40 PM

Is the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R board good for overclocking?
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March 9, 2010 11:18:40 PM

reports I have seen suggest that this board is great for OC'ng - more based on the CPU - but rates of over 4.2GHz are no problems.
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March 9, 2010 11:23:25 PM

Yes, it is a good OCing ...

What is your hard drive you will be using?

May I suggest a different HSF... The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. It will perform equal or better than the V8 for less money. :) 
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March 9, 2010 11:28:43 PM

WD 1TB It seemed to get good reviews from newegg, but I am not sold any thing in the system. I am open to any suggestions.
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March 9, 2010 11:42:22 PM

WD 1TB Black is a great drive, however some of the newer drives are better... Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB & Seagate 7200.12 1TB, which are based on single 500GB platters.
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March 9, 2010 11:42:25 PM

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" for $199.99 - same sata speed as the board, my understand is that it uses 2 x 500GB platters so will offer great performance
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March 9, 2010 11:46:14 PM

I liked the Samsung Spinpoint F3 but it is currently sold out on newegg, I am crossing my fingers it will be available when I place my order this week.
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March 9, 2010 11:47:20 PM

^+... Nice drive

I haven't seen many benchmarks for it so not sure if lives up to it's potential???
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March 9, 2010 11:52:38 PM

PTM31 said:
I liked the Samsung Spinpoint F3 but it is currently sold out on newegg, I am crossing my fingers it will be available when I place my order this week.

I just upgrade to the F3 1TB to go along with my Intel X25-M G2 80GB & my old WD VRaptor 300GB. I'm happy with it's performance!! :) 
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March 10, 2010 12:51:15 AM

I think I am going with a Western Digital Caviar Black since the Spinpoint is sold out
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March 10, 2010 2:32:24 AM

the one I suggested ? it has good reviews - I am thinking about getting 2 of them myself to replace my current drives
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