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Epic computer?

is this a good build?

case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119230

mobo: ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131642R

core: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

gpu: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130567&cm_re=GTX_460_1GB-_-14-130-567-_-Product

ram : G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2200 (PC3 17600) Desktop Memory Model F3-17600CL7D-4GBPIS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231322

hdd: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136592R

dvd: 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

I would be running windows 7

Also what psu would i need
and is there a way to make this rig cheeper?
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  1. also what kind of cooler shoud i have?
  2. You don't need a massive motherboard like the Rampage. Most any motherboard will work fine, as long as it has all of the slots you need.

    Get the EVGA EE Stock clocked cards with the lifetime warranties (the product code ends in AR). It's very simple to OC the cards yourself.

    I would get a triple channel 3x2GB set of RAM. It will performa bit better than the dual channel.

    As for CPU coolers, you could go with thermaltake, or the Cooler master v8/10. I have a Titan Fenrir, and it's humongous,so just be mindful about the size.
  3. err mobo
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    I wouldn't go with Asrock, since they aren't a major manufacturer and their quality isn't a good as Asus or Gigabyte.

    I would recommend the following:

    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

    Gigabyte X58A-UD5 (a step up from the UD3): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128422

    Asus P6X58D-E (there are several in this series; they're all fine): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641

    I have the EVGA FTW3 Motherboard (more of an overclocker's board, but it works great as a home desktop board, and has a few nifty features of a OC board like temp display and onboard power button): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188065&Tpk=FTW3

    The big thing with a motherboard (besides the number of slots like I mentioned before) is the brand name + quality. The reason I wouldn't recommend the Rampage III to you is because it has a lot of stuff that I don't think you plan to use, and you're paying a ton extra for it. Since it's Asus, you would be getting a great board, but it's intended for serious gamers who need 3-way and 4-way SLI.
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