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Building 1200 USD Gaming Comp (excluding monitors/videocard/mouse/kb)

I messed up my last thread's format, so here goes nothing:

BACKGROUND: I'm building a 1000-1400 USD computer. I already have 2 monitors/speakers/keyboard/mouse, and a PNY XLR8 VCGGTX470XPB GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1400 USD for parts not already owned (see above)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitors, speakers, video card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel is pretty much my stickler.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Potential Parts:

Mobo: ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution with NF200 3xPCIe true x16 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131358&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=l4qdg2f3yt

Processor: Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=gmenk9il84

RAM:CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3C1600C7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145286

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=p3zyw85pl0

Optical:ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=16t248gfn3

Cooling: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler I7 i5 775 AMD compatible
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=p3zyw85pl0

Case: Thermaltake NVIDIA Edition Black and Green Lining ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case w/ 2x 120mm Fan (Front & Rear), 1x Front Colorshift LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top Colorshift LED 200mm Fan, 1x Side Colorshift LED 230mm fan & 1x Delta 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133100&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=9ds0hfoym6
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  1. shameless bump
  2. I like everything there but your mobo and case - both seem a bit pricey IMO. I'd personally go with this motherboard (actually I did go with it)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&cm_re=gigabyte_x58-_-13-128-423-_-Product

    And a cheaper case (or at least a nicer $200ish one - mine is the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112226&Tpk=lian%20b10).

    You could probably save enough to grab a second GTX 470 if you wanted instead.
  3. I like the looks of that Mobo. Seems to be about the same specs at a cheaper cost! I like your find!

    Looking for a flashier case (eeep!), so I'm still looking around.
  4. Best answer
    As I mentioned in the other thread, I think that a Gigabyte UD3R might be a better choice for a motherboard. Unless you're definitely going to do 3-way SLI, the board you have is both overkill and not fully-featured.

    This G.Skill PI Series 6 GB kit is $10 less than the Corsair and has virtually the same speed/timings while running at a lower voltage.

    I think case choice is highly personal, if you love that case, go for it. Otherwise, there are probably cheaper cases that you could buy.

    Looks good otherwise.

    EDIT: It appears that jasonw223 beat me to mentioning it in this thread. :P
  5. Best answer selected by demoope.
  6. Thanks again coldsleep!

    I'm playing with cases currently, muahahahaha.
  7. What are you looking for in a case?

    When I was last looking for a case, I had more luck looking at case review sites, rather than just poking around newegg.

    Some of the sites I looked at were:
    www.ocia.net
    www.benchmarkreviews.com
    www.tweaktown.com
    www.techpowerup.com
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