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June 26, 2010 9:39:30 AM

Here is the finalized part list for the rig i'm going to build. Just wondering if you guys could look it over just to make sure there aren't any problems (compatibility issues, etc.). Thanks in advance :) 


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -

EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer SATA Model BDR-205BKS - OEM

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Subtotal: $3,298.9

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2010 10:08:08 AM

Assuming you are in to far more complex things than gaming then it is fine, otherwise the i7 980 is a massive overspend for no gaming real gaming improvements. I debate whether the 6gb/s HDD is worth getting over the Samsung Spinpoint F3 3gb/s though.
June 26, 2010 1:17:40 PM

Great build IMHO!!

I7-980X, wish I could afford one and I love my Corsair Dominator memory as well.

128 GB SSD and 1TB WD...there are a lotta samsung fanboys on this site. I prefer WD myself.

Are you familiar with any SSD Tweaks?

Most mfgr's recommend not defragging an SSD, and many would suggest that you re-locate the swap file, TEMP and Internet temp files to the HDD.

Good luck with your build.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 27, 2010 12:18:37 PM

I wouldn't say fanboys, I doubt many care what the actual HDD brand is (unlike Nvidia vs ATI fanboys) it just so happens that currently the Samsung F3 and the Seagate are the 2 best HDDs out there. The extra cash for a 6gb/s HDD is debatable at the moment because there is not really any performance gains over a good quality 3gb/s right now
June 27, 2010 12:28:25 PM

if i were you, i would get the F3 1 TB, its cheaper, better, and faster. also, get this mobo instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

same price, but probably best 1366 board there is, imo. also, the 800D is good and all, but this is better, has usb3 on it, and is cheaper:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that psu is GREAT, but 950 watts is either too much for sli, or not enough for tri sli, and it isnt terribly energy efficient, so i would get one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the rest looks pretty good to me!
June 29, 2010 1:50:00 AM

just wanted to thank everyone who replied. def going to go with the samsung drive. still deciding between HAF X and 800D. i really like the HAF, but it has a bit more of an aggressive look than i'm going for.
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