Decided to build (as opposed to buy) - check my build!! :)

Hey guys, after some thought and much needed verbal beatings from you all :D I decided to build instead of buy. I've pieced together my build based on reviews and suggestions.

What do you think? What would you change / keep? I'll be ordering mostly from newegg.

-Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
-CPU: Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz
-Video Card(x2): EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (fermi)
-SSD (for OS): Patriot Inferno 2.5" 60GB SATA II
-HDD (for data): Samsung spinpoint 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
-RAM (x2 sticks): Corsair 4GB 240-pin DDR3 1333
-PSU: Corsair Pro series AX850 850W gold
-case: undecided

I'll post individual prices if needed, but the whole thing is looking around $1,500.

Your help is appreciated!
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  1. Forgot to add the cooling system.. Still undecided on that!
  2. For gaming?

    Ram looks mediocre.
  3. Look at the OCZ Agility 2, OCZ Vertex 2 and Gskill Pheonix SSDs. Basically all identical so get the best price.

    CPU coolers (assuming case is 8 inches wide)
    Kingwin 1264
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus
    Scythe Mugen 2 (SCMG-2100)
    Xigmatek Balder
    Kigmatek Dark Knight


    That is an excessively powerful and expensive PSU for a pair of 460s.
    I would look at some other options:
    Antec TruePower 750 (or TP(blue) if a blue LED matches your case choice)<bronze certified>
    Seasonic 750W <silver certified>
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151101

    If you are going to get a an Antec case (like the 1200 or Antec P193/P183) you should strongly consider the Antec CP850 PSU. Its a great deal because its large size means it only fits in certain cases.
  4. sp12 said:
    For gaming?

    Ram looks mediocre.


    8GB ram is mediocre? To clarify, it's 4Gb x 2.
  5. Size isn't typically measured by a unit of quality, like mediocre. The ram modules themselves aren't very nice.

    Could you link to the specific one? All of the Corsair 1333 (which is not a good speed for overclocking) modules are mediocre, but some less so than others. There's actually a decent kit on sale right now for 145$.
  6. Xenoslayer33 said:
    8GB ram is mediocre? To clarify, it's 4Gb x 2.

    4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600 cas7 will get you better gaming performance than 8GB DDR3-1333, unless you are doing something unusual you are sure will break 4GB.
  7. sp12 said:
    Size isn't typically measured by a unit of quality, like mediocre. The ram modules themselves aren't very nice.

    Could you link to the specific one? All of the Corsair 1333 (which is not a good speed for overclocking) modules are mediocre, but some less so than others. There's actually a decent kit on sale right now for 145$.


    Arrg! Unfortunately I can't even find what I was looking at on newegg...

    I'll your word for it. Would you mind linking me to some good quality ram?
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