Potential Build-High End Gaming

I wanted to give an updated post on my current build plan. I'm pretty sure I'm going to purchase this within the month, but wanted to get some last thoughts and suggestions from knowledgeable people.

I will be overclocking a little most likely. My monitor resolution will be 1920x1200. I will add another Radeon HD5870 in the future.



ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

A-DATA Plus Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

What's the verdict?
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  1. Best answer
    Everything looks good to me :)

    I would go with this RAM over the A-DATA RAM for better performance.
    G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI

    Also, make sure to check Newegg combos for additional savings!!
  2. Thanks for the memory suggestion. See anything else that I can replace with something better for a small price increase?
  3. The only thing I would do is look at one of these XFX ATI HD5870 over the ASUS card. Two are factory OC's and a similar card for less money.
  4. I'm looking for i7 920 or a 930 really. I was wondering where I can find a 920 with D0 stepping. Is that standard or do I need to find it specifically?
  5. I have officially purchased my components. All in all the components added up to less than $1500. I plan on taking pics and giving a small review of the build once it has been completed. Thanks go to the various couple of posters(this thread and another) who gave great suggestions!
  6. Best answer selected by floks.
  7. Tell me if I'm wrong, wouldn't a CORSAIR 750tx be enough ?
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