How is this cofiguration?

Hey guys,
This is all in my Newegg wishlist.Tell me what you think about it and if I should change anything or if you have any comments.This is my first desktop build.

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$159.99

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$179.99

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor
$189.99

SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity ...
$379.99

ASUS Xonar Essence STX Virtual 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface 124 dB SNR / Headphone AMP Card
$199.99

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II PPCMK2S750 750W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified ...
$119.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
$69.99

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$299.99

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
$294.99

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
$64.99

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
$99.99

TOTAL=$2608.84

THANKS GUYS
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  1. I 7's run on triple channel ram so get 3 x 2GB sticks and look at the 6870, it performs on par with the 5870, is a good bit cheaper and offers more feature (5 monitor support, 3d etc...)
  2. Not to mention, dont go with a VelociRaptor. You can get a spinpoint f3 for much cheaper. If you really want a load time boost get a ssd.
  3. Ok so here's a few things I would change:
    One of these motherboards instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&cm_re=LGA_1366-_-13-128-423-_-Product

    and to get the full LGA 1366 features buy a kit of triple channel DDR3 (3Gb, 6GB, etc.)

    Oh and screw the velocity raptor and get a one of those Seagate 1TB 7200.12RPM drive (they use newer 500gb platers)
  4. The 1200 is last year's model .... the DF-85 replaces it w/ huge improvements.

    Putting anything other than the CP-850 in the 1200 or DF is crazy. Nothing in its price range can touch it except, when on sale, the XFX Black Edition 850. Plus the CP-850 is a CPX form factor which the 1200 and DF cases are specifically built to accommodate. The CPX (larger) form factor makes it much quieter.

    Coolers - read this
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=447&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=15

    RAM - you need 3 sticks and your choice is CAS 9 ... $2500 rigs deserve CAS 6

    Audio - Check out the sound on the Asus hi end boards first hand before trying a sound card. Most are pleasantly surprised.

    Storage - Ya want speed, get a SSD

    I don't see the Blue Ray Burner .... media just too expensive to be practical. Suggest Blue Ray Reader / DVD Burner combo

    What's below is a much better build with quite a few extras (I had to work hard to spend ya $2600 :) . You will be able to OC the hell out of it, while keeping extremely cool temps. the dust filters will keep the inside cool and you can clean then in 8 seconds (1200 takes 8 minutes)

    Here's ya OC template. I'd start out w/ a BCLK of 160 and go from there.

    http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20081220191040237&board_id=1&model=P6T+Deluxe&page=1&SLanguage=en-us

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    Case - $180 - Antec DF-85 (was $40 cheaper last week, ouch)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087

    Case Fans - $18 - Antec Red 120 mm
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013

    PSU - $120 - Antec CP-850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    MoBo - $360 - Asus Rampage 3 Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131642

    CPU - $295 - Intel i7-950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

    Cooler - $62 - Prolimatech Megahalems
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001

    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    CPU Fan - $22 - (2) Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P (Two fans in push-pull config)
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_Slip_Stream_120mm_x_25mm_PWM_Mid_Speed_Fan_-_SY1225SL12LM-P.html?tl=g36c365s936

    Fan Cable - $8 - Akasa PWM AK-CB002
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_PWM_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CB002.html

    RAM - $170 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin DDR3-1600 Enhanced Redline CAS 6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226121

    GFX - $486 - (2) EVGA GTX 470 SC (Two cards in SLI)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549

    HD - $180 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm W/ Win 7 - 64 bit Prpfessional
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.544787.22-152-185

    SSD - $204 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590

    DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BRModel BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220

    Monitor - $290 - ASUS VW266H1920x1200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236047

    Keyboard - $130 - Logitech G19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126053

    Mouse - $80 - Logitech G9x
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261


    That's $2,395 .... add in the sound card which I don't think ya'll need and ya still cheaper than original build compared with ya got a:

    Better Case w/ Hot Swap 2.5" SATA bay, SATA backplanes (remove and replace HD's and SSD's w/o messing w/ power and data cables....slide out / slide in and done ....dust filters that come out in 2 secs. The 5.25" drive doors however were a dumb idea....I don't need no steenkin doors !

    Better / Quieter PSU, ...... better MoBo .... control it from your i-Phone !

    Better cooling solution .... I woulda recommended the Venomous X-RT if I could figured out a matching fan. But the mega is top notch.

    Better RAM which is only 40mm tall so it won't give ya fit issues w/ ya CPU cooler

    Better GFX solution, factory overclocked. Better Storage solution, SSD beats 10k drives. Better OS, Better Monitor.

    Ya even got a new KB / Mouse combo which if ya don't need will save ya $210
  5. Thank you all for your input.I have made some changes to my configuration.Please give me feedback and comments.
    Your help is appreciated.


    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218


    Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
    $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100


    Thermaltake AC0014 3.5" HDD Converter for 2.5" SATA & SSD Hard Drives
    $6.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998077


    SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
    $379.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888


    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006


    MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
    $4.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080


    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
    $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224


    ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $299.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666


    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    $294.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211


    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018


    ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-08B1LT/BLK/B/ASUS
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220


    OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542


    Subtotal: $1,871.86
  6. Quote:
    Thank you all for your input.I have made some changes to my configuration.Please give me feedback and comments.
    Your help is appreciated.


    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197


    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218


    Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
    $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100


    Thermaltake AC0014 3.5" HDD Converter for 2.5" SATA & SSD Hard Drives
    $6.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817998077


    SAPPHIRE 100290SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video Card
    $379.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102888


    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006


    MASSCOOL G751 Shin-Etsu Thermal Interface Material
    $4.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080


    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
    $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224


    ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $299.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666


    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    $294.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211


    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018


    ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-08B1LT/BLK/B/ASUS
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220


    OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542


    Subtotal: $1,871.86

    Looks very nice! Again I dont feel like you need the Rampage board but still it's a great quality board. Also if you could change that older WD HDD with a newer Seagate 1tb or 500gb (7200.12RPM) or a Samsung Snipoint F1 1tb drives they use newer platers and are slightly faster. Again great choice!
  7. Do I need a kind of wifi card?How would I connect to the internet wirelessly?
    Thanks again for your help.
  8. Quote:
    Do I need a kind of wifi card?How would I connect to the internet wirelessly?
    Thanks again for your help.

    You will need a card for a good one ask the users at Networking.
  9. Quote:

    One of the reviews:
    Windows 7 take a pass

    Pros: This card works great with xp and vista.

    Cons: Does not connect to windows 7 64 bit system.

    Other Thoughts: Works great with my XP and Vista machine. But it treated my Windows 7 machine like a jilted lover left on a dimly lit street corner in the wee morning hours of a rainy night with wet cigar wafting from her clothes. It just did not have much to say and wise people will just walk on by. Just take a pass on this one as you will have a windows 7 machine soon.
  10. Userremoved said:
    One of the reviews:
    Windows 7 take a pass

    Pros: This card works great with xp and vista.

    Cons: Does not connect to windows 7 64 bit system.

    Other Thoughts: Works great with my XP and Vista machine. But it treated my Windows 7 machine like a jilted lover left on a dimly lit street corner in the wee morning hours of a rainy night with wet cigar wafting from her clothes. It just did not have much to say and wise people will just walk on by. Just take a pass on this one as you will have a windows 7 machine soon.

    Thank you so much.I really appreciate your help. :D
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