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September 8, 2010 7:31:46 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: now

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 1,800-2,000 US)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video, pictures

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: see below

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes sli

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Fast, efficient, quiet


Last minute finalization. I have been doing my homework for the last couple of months and I'm down to this level.

I have purchased the below listed components:

1). Ram Mushkin redline memory 2X3gb

2). Corsair 850HW PSU

3). Intel I-7 950 processor

4). Evga GTX 460 super clocked EE1 gb video cards X2

5). Samsung spin point F3 1 hard drive

6). cooler master HAF 932 tower


I need a motherboard preferably by Asus (P6x58de) or better for more future proof

I need an SSD for my operating system Windows 7 64.

I would like a cooler to mount now rather than later. I don't want to remove the motherboard in the future to install a cooler.

I will run an SSD, and the samsung spin point F3 so the components that I require need to accompany this requirement.

If I missed anything else of importance please let me know.

Thanks








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September 8, 2010 8:15:10 PM

Good, cost effective CPU coolers to look at:
Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus ($30)
Kingwin 1264 ($25)
Scythe Mugen 2 <SCMG-2100> ($40)
Xigmatek Dark Knight ($45)
Xigmatek Balder ($45)

ASUS Sabertooth x58 motherboard ($190)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR ($200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ($210)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex 2 90GB ($250)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I know OCZ Vertex 2 has a good newer controller. Check reviews carefully before buying an SSD. 90GB is the smallest I would go, 120GB would be better and I think only $50 more.
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September 8, 2010 8:43:38 PM

dndhatcher I like the Sabertooth, but it is relatively new to the market so I'm not 100% convinced as of yet. How is the OCZ agility SSD's? Thanks

SP I guess you didn't read my request. I stated that I have purchased the Corsair 850HW. I only paid 159.00 with a 10.00 rebate from New Egg last month. This was a special.

I have been buying the components when they go on sale or offer rebates.
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September 8, 2010 8:57:41 PM

Be VERY careful with the SSDs. Most of the first gen stuff is not very good. Agility 2 is one step down from the Vertex 2. I would not get an agility or vertex. I am not even sure that those older models support TRIM, which is a deal-breaker to me. I didnt think the price difference was all that big for the performance difference between the Agility 2 and Vertex 2, but I have not checked prices lately. You might find a deal on another good model, you should look at the latest reviews.
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September 9, 2010 12:47:01 AM

Thanks I will continue to search SSD',s and motherboards.
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