Last minute review gaming computer

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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  1. 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=N82E16813131665
    EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR ($200)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188068
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ($210)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

    OCZ Vertex 2 90GB ($250)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227611
    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 $50 more.
  2. This PSU over that Corsiar. 40$ less and a bit nicer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
  3. sp12 said:
    This PSU over that Corsiar. 40$ less and a bit nicer. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001

    The PSU is in the "already bought" list.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Thanks I will continue to search SSD',s and motherboards.
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