Help with my first rig $2400-$2600

Hey guys,

I'm interesting in building my first rig and my price range is 2400-2600. Thanks in advance for all your input.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week(Tuesday?)

BUDGET RANGE: 2400-2600


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, monitor, hard drive/SSD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US


PARTS PREFERENCES: EVGA 480 Superclocked or FTW

OVERCLOCKING: Yes


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1900 x 1200


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A quiet rig would be nice but a cool one is much more important! First time builder. Thanks to theAnimal for this template and to tecmo34 for pointing me in the DIY direction!

Here are some components I'm considering but I'm considering water cooling instead of air as an option. 2 480's are overkill at this point so I could add one later. This is my first build so I may be missing stuff from the list that I don't even realize I need.


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ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614

or

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130551

CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22NS40 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136180

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116762

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
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  1. nice, get the rampage. Good to go.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227506

    get this memory instead, better latency and only $130 with mail in rebate
  3. Made a few changes: Upgraded Mobo to Rampage III Extreme, changed ram to a compliant chipset per mobo's QVL list and added an extra case fan for the HAF X.

    Final build:

    1 x ($89.99) CPU COOL NOCTUA|NH-D14 R $89.99


    1 x ($179.99) WIN ULT 7 64-BT ENG 1PK DSP OEI DVD - OEM $179.99


    1 x ($189.99) MEM 2Gx3|CORS TR3X6G1600C8D R $189.99


    2 x ($59.99) NVIDIA FREE MAFIA 2 GAME COUPON $119.98


    1 x ($17.99) DVD BURNER LG | GH22NS40 % - OEM $17.99


    1 x ($199.99) CASE CM|HAF X RC-942-KKN1 RT $199.99


    1 x ($364.99) MB ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME X58 R $364.99


    2 x ($489.99) VGA EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GTX480 $979.98


    1 x ($299.99) PSU CORSAIR|1200W CMPSU-1200AX RT $299.99


    1 x ($299.99) CPU INTEL|CORE I7 950 3.06G 45N R $299.99


    1 x ($9.99) CPU THERMPASTE|AS5-3.5G % - OEM $9.99


    1 x ($21.80) CASE FAN CM| R4-LUS-07AR-GP RT
  4. bombat thanks for the ram suggestion but I did some reading and it appears a lot of folks are having issues with the Rampage III board and ram that isn't on the QVL list.
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