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April 4, 2010 5:20:57 PM

After looking over everyones suggestions thusfar, here's what I'm getting or have now.
Last minute updates would be greatly appreciated before I hit the "BUY" button.
I want to order everything at one time if possible.
I think this site has the best and brightest techies helping, so I'm using what
I consider the best recommondations from here.
Thanks for all the help.
Polllo

Intel i7 930
ASUS P6X58D
CORSIAR XMS3 6GB (3x2GB)
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC RADEON HD 5870
Corsair 128GB SATA II SSD
WD 2 TB hard drive
LG Blu-ray Model UH10LS20 OEM
Windows 7
Prolimatech Megahalems Cooler
Insignia 32\" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV(purchased)
Samsung 40\" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV(purchased)
Coolermaster Haf 932 case W/ Silent Pro M 1000W PSU
(purchased)

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April 4, 2010 5:25:29 PM

Wow very nice, this is one of the few builds i have seen that i cant find something to improve upon, its a very impressive and powerful build nice job!
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April 4, 2010 5:38:31 PM

Thank hunter, I feel better about spending that much coin knowing that others with more knowledge then I actually approve. I was itching to hit the enter key this morning at Newegg. But I really don't want to return parts due to my lack of knowledge.
Thanks again
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April 4, 2010 6:09:59 PM

beutiful build exept I have my doubts about the passive cooler why not go for a noctua nh d14 or u12p?
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April 4, 2010 9:17:20 PM

1000 watt is overkill, imho ssds are a waist, and i would get 9 sticks of ram i also like samsung f3 over western digital
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April 4, 2010 9:37:36 PM

Agreed I would go for a samsung spinpoint F3 myself, or others like the seagate 7200.12s but I suppose if it's cheap enough and only used for storage then that's fine.

If that memory is a cas7 or better set then I don't see anything wrong with the list.
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April 4, 2010 11:12:03 PM

Wow I'm about to hit the buy button on almost the exact same system!

Intel i7 930
ASUS P6X58D
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM
XFX HD-587X-ZNFC RADEON HD 5870
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB HD
LG Blu-ray Model WH10LS30 OEM
Windows 7 OEM
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm CPU Cooler
Antec CP-850 850W Power Supply
Antec P183 case.

I've bolded the differences, lets discuss (prices in Canadian $)

- G.Skill vs Corsair, is there really any difference? The G.skill has a CAS latency of 7 and is $183
- Intel X25M I've only heard good things and 80gb is enough for me and its on sale for $214.99USD (not sure if I can ship to Canada)
- 1TB is enough for me and seagate vs WD again..prob no difference. $89.99
- I can't find your blue ray model on newegg. I have the WH10LS30 for $169
- Cpu cooler I prob don't even need but I may overclock slightly.
- 850W should be enough ($140)
- My friend has the p183 and the quality blew me away. $169 is a lot for a case but I plan to keep it for a while.

My total is $2,284.40 without the usd price for the ssd.
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April 5, 2010 4:26:17 AM

I'd say go with the GTX 480. I know I will over the 5870. Unless the eyefinity thing is really up your alley.

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April 5, 2010 6:33:34 AM

samdsox said:
1000 watt is overkill, imho ssds are a waist, and i would get 9 sticks of ram

*facepalm*

noobz1lla said:
I'd say go with the GTX 480. I know I will over the 5870. Unless the eyefinity thing is really up your alley.

The GTX 480 won't be really reliable for a while yet, you always want to wait a while for all the kinks in a new card to get worked out. Plus, he could also get an HD 5970 which is even better than the GTX 480! Of course that would be another $100 over the GTX 480, which is another $100 over the HD 5870.
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April 13, 2010 6:30:55 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.
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