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2500ish gaming build

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July 14, 2010 2:55:10 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by the weekend hopefully maybe august 1st

BUDGET RANGE: 2500ish Canadian

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming surfing the web watching 3d movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor and mouse speakers



PARTS PREFERENCES: No particular preferences this is my first build so don't have much experience with brands.


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes 2 way sli


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Wondering what you all think of this build and I'm wondering if its all compatible as well. I plan to use this PC for the next 3-4 years preferably. Id also like to know if it would be ok to touch an aluminum/stainless steel toaster thats plugged in to ground myself.

Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM

Arctic Silver 5 HIGH-DENSITY Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound 3.5 Gram

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM

Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV6GK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit

Corsair TX950W 950W CMPSU-950TX 12V 78A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI MINI-HDMI PCI-E Video Card (buying 2 right away)

Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 English Black USB

NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Stereoscopic 3D Shutter Glasses Kit USB Avatar ED *Requires 120HZ Monitor*

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July 14, 2010 4:48:51 PM

Drop case down to a HAf 922 and add a 200mm side fan. You'll save a tons of money that way for practically zero difference.

For your usage, i7 is a waste of money, you're paying for uneeded cores.
Better off going i5-750 and getting a Asus p7p55D-e

If you insist on i7

I'd swap RAM to this g skill pi kit

OCZ ram has issues lately.

I can't believe Nvidia is charging $250 for glasses...I personally would not get Nvidia 3d vision.

There's about 8 games it actually works properly on. Don't think they can make it work too well on older games since 3d really requires certain programming right from the get go of game development.

BTW your monitor is 120hz right?

Also, thermal compound not really needed unless you're doing a high OC. Hyper 212 + comes with a pretty good tube of CM stuff.
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July 14, 2010 4:52:32 PM

yes my monitor is 120hz i got the alienware optx already on order that link isnt working though all it does is take me to neweggs home page.
July 14, 2010 5:03:12 PM

It's an issue with firefox and either tom's hardware or

Can just copy paste link