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August 14, 2010 4:22:12 AM

Thinking about ordering a new gaming rig, this will be my first custom built PC and I'm looking for some input on my selections:

I tried to remove all the extra stuff in there.

Case: Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Panel Window & Temperature Display
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-760 2.80 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1156
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: No Overclocking
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] Asus P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 Express Chipset DDR3 LGA1156 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (A-Data Gaming Series with Heat Spreader
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card EVGA Superclocked
Power Supply Upgrade: * 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TX Power Supply- Quad SLI Ready
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+53] (Single Hard Drive)
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
Ultra Care Option: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System


Any tips? Anything I should change? Is the professional wiring worth the extra $19?

Thanks so much!

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August 14, 2010 5:33:57 AM

Been reading a bit more, thinking about going 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card instead of the 1 x 480 GTX

Also, is it worth getting the EVGA or EVGA Superclocked versions?
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August 19, 2010 7:43:31 AM

GTX 460x2 is better the one 480, EVGA is just a more trusted Vendor but the Sc dont waste your money. whats your price range?
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August 19, 2010 9:30:52 PM

I'm going with 2 geforce gtx 460"s I order mine tomorrow from CP My setup looks like this if it will help at all. And this is my 5th build 2nd from CP!



* *BASE_PRICE: [+609]
* BUNDLE: None
* BLUETOOTH: None
* CD: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+3] (BLACK COLOR)
* CD2: Sony 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [+24] (BLACK COLOR)
* CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
* CARE2: CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
* CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
* CAS: AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower Advance Cooling Case w/ Dual 230mm Fan + Extra 3 Fans [+54]
* CASUPGRADE: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light [+10] (Blue Color)
* CS_FAN: Default case fans
* CPU: AMD Phenom™II X6 1055T Six-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology [+156]
* FREEBIE_CU1: FREE Game: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
* FREEBIE_CU2: FREE Game: DiRT™2
* FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
* FREEBIE_MB: Power of 3 Rig Game Coupon - Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil, or Dark Void (with purchase of any Asus Motherboard)
* FREEBIE_VC: StarCraft II Free Trial Coupon with purchase of NVIDIA GTX460 video card or above
* FREEGAME_VC02: FREE Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
* FA_HDD: None
* FLOPPY: None
* FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
* GLASSES: None
* HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+24] (Single Hard Drive)
* HDD2: None
* HEADSET1: Connectland™ Stereo Headphone with Microphone [+8]
* IEEE_CARD: None
* KEYBOARD: None [-4]
* MOUSE: None [-3]
* MONITOR: None
* MONITOR2: None
* MONITOR3: None
* MULTIVIEW: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor
* MB_ADDON: None
* MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
* MOTHERBOARD: Asus M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI Chipset DDR3 ATX w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394, SATA-II, RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [+44]
* NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
* NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
* NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
* NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
* OS: None - FORMAT HARD DRIVE ONLY
* PRINTER: None
* PRINTER_CABLE: None
* POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+41]
* RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS
* SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
* SURGE1: OPTI-UPS SBAL600B Surge Buster Series Outlet Surge Protection [+5]
* SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
* SPEAKERS: Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+4] (Black Color)
* TEMP: Aerocool Touch 2000 Dual Bay Touch Screen Fan Control [+39]
* TVRC: None
* USB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
* USBX: None
* USBHD: None
* USBFLASH: None
* VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+123] (EVGA Superclocked [+20])
* VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+232] (EVGA Superclocked [+20])
* VIDEO3: None
* VC_PHYSX: None
* WNC: None
* _PRICE: (+1500)
* _view_: d

If you use the promo code REPEAT you'll get 5% off but you gotta spend $1499.00 min!
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