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Extreme Gaming config submission

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March 19, 2010 12:34:58 PM

Hi guys,

I'm planning to have a new gaming build and would like to submit it to you for approval :

- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard
- Intel Core i7 975 3.33Ghz (Nehalem) Extreme Edition (Socket LGA1366)
- OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 Low-Voltage Triple Channel (OCZ3G1333LV6GK)
- Intel X25-M Mainstream 80GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (SSDSA2MH080G2C1)
- Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA-II 64MB Cache - OEM (WD20EARS)
- Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
- Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x BluRay ROM / 16x DVD±RW Drive - Black
- Cooling : Akasa AK-FN058 Apache Black Super Silent 120mm Fan - 4 Pin PWM + Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Rev.C
- Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit - OEM
- Corsair Obsidian 800D Full Tower Case - Black
- BeQuiet Dark Power Pro P8 750W Modular Power Supply
- OcUK Value 2.5" to 3.5" Hard Drive Adapter
- + 2/3 Akasa AK-FN058 Apache Black Super Silent 120mm Fan - 4 Pin PWM [AK-FN058] for the case fans

If you have any suggestion i'd be glad to hear it :??: 
My main concern is the silence and the top perfs, but staying in aircooling, as i don't want to go into watercooling, even if that would be the top choice as far as silence is concerned.
I'm also not really sure about the PSU, so advice is welcome here too.

Thanks very much !
March 19, 2010 12:47:05 PM

Talk about wasting your money...

CPU/Mobo: i7-930 and Asus P6X58D Premium $580. Don't spend $1,000 on a quad core. Get this one and overclock it. You won't see a difference.
RAM: Mushkin Enahnced Redline 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 6 $240
GPU: HD 5970 $700
SSD: Corsair Nova 128 GB $319. Bigger one so you can store more games on it. You could even get two and put them in RAID 0, as long as you can back them up.
HDD: 2x Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $180. Cheaper and faster.
PSU: OCZ Z Series 850W 80+ Gold $170 after rebate. You're right. That PSU is horrible.
Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate. No reason to spend so much on the case. If this is a little small, get the HAF 932 for $160.
Optical: Whatever BR burner you want
HSF: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B $85 (with 2 fans)

Total: $2,364 (w/o optical, OS)
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