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ASUS Rampage / i7 / GTX 470 system, need a last minute look over

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October 20, 2010 2:43:38 AM

Ok, so here is my system. I think I got everything I need and everything is compatible, but I just want a few more eyes to look at it. Just needs to be able to play/record SC2 at max settings and full resolution, and also play at max resolution and settings Bioshock 2, TFT2, WoW, Dragon Age Origins. Thats most of the gaming I do. It is also general use, and I think it has everything I need to the max. Just around $1800 with the monitor. I may do SLI in the future, and maybe add a sound card, so I wanna make sure I have room for that plus the network card. Some is overkill, but I don't wanna have to upgrade anytime soon.

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

EDIMAX EW-7728In 32bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Professional Series AX850 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

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October 20, 2010 3:00:19 AM

No major complaints on my part. You didn't list the GPU maker but for Nvidia, I ALWAYS recommend EVGA. Also, don't forget to look for those combo deals for additional savings.

One thing I would look to change is your RAM. I would go with the G.SKILL PI Series DDR3 1600 (3x2GB) Cas7 instead.
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October 20, 2010 3:35:01 AM

I did get every combo deal I could find. And the GPU is by GIGABYTE their super overclocked with the sweet 3 fan design. I've read great reviews of it.
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October 20, 2010 4:52:16 AM

It is ordered, I switched out the ram like you said, I think that was a good call after looking in to it a bit.

Thanks for the help
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October 20, 2010 12:26:21 PM

One more thing, I prefer to have a better branded WLAN pci-card.
For Win 7 x64, I recommend Linksys WMP600N rather that Edimax thing.
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October 20, 2010 4:02:22 PM

I ended up replacing the WLAN card with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seemed a bit more reputable. Most of the time I can keep it wired, but once in a while I will need to go wireless. I have to have a 25 ft cord going from one room to another to get the wired connection hehe, but it is worth it.
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