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January 25, 2011 8:03:09 PM

I am building a modest gaming rig. Does anyone with more experience have a comment or suggestion for me? CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case Intel i7 960 Processor Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling 6 GB Corsair XMS3 Dominator Either a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 or two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SLI Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 1200 Watt CoolerMaster RSC00-80GAD3-US 600 GB Velociraptor HD

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January 25, 2011 8:35:46 PM

Only comment would be that there is nothing modest about a i7, GTX 580 rig.

All looks nice, though I would opt for a Lian Li over the HAF 922 - show off them lovely components in a PROPERLY quality case.

Also, instead of teh velociraptor (and as budget doesn't seem to be an issue with this build) you should take a look at the SSD or at least SSD Hybrid drives.
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January 26, 2011 6:16:21 PM

Thank you. I will look into those components.
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January 26, 2011 7:00:51 PM

Not currently, but I will be. What's the main difference between i7 900's and the 2500K and 2600K?
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January 26, 2011 7:52:22 PM

I agree with psychosaysdie. The i7 950 is not worth getting. Get an i7 2600k or the i5 2500k. The Sandy Bridge architecture is the new king of the hill for a while.
Also, I'd consider the new GTX 560 Ti in SLi. It destroys a single GTX 580...
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January 28, 2011 7:35:18 PM

I just want to say thanks to all you who took the time to comment on this post. I took everything you guys said seriously and did a lot of research on my own. I've decided to buy off IBUYPOWER.com since that will be easiest for me. The last time I built my own PC the Athon II 4600+ was king, and installing a liquid cooling system on my own makes me hesitant. This should be a treat for myself when I get back from Iraq...and all for under $2800 bucks. I've decided to go with:

CoolerMaster HAF 922
Intel i7 960
Asetek 550 LC + Enermax Dual Fans
Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3-1600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1 GB EVGA (SLI)
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
1000 W CoolerMaster
Intel X25-M MLC SSD, 160 GB
HD 1 TB
Windows 7 Home

Should be something I think.
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