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Anonymous
November 20, 2010 8:13:21 PM

Hey guys,
This is in my Newegg wish list.Please give me feedback on what changes I should make or any other comments.This is my very first desktop build.
Thanks guys:
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

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Anonymous
November 20, 2010 8:14:55 PM

Oops sorry guys.Posted this twice.Sorry.
November 20, 2010 8:25:57 PM

The build seems like you are spending a ton of money on some things that you wont notice at all, like the sound card and the Rampage III, are you planning on having a high end 7.1 system and doing a massive OC? If not drop both of those down quite a bit. Get rid of the raptor, either get an SSD which will be a lot faster, or get a nice quick 1TB drive which will be almost as fast.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The P6X58D-E is still a very nice board and will have all the features you will need but will save you quite a bit($80), especially when combo'd with the 950.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If you are going to be spending so much on everything else why get the cheapest memory kit you can find? An i7 950 supports triple channel memory so you will get best performance out of a 3x2 kit like the Gskill Pi Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also swap out the zalman ball cooler for the hyper 212+ it does quite well and is rather cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Anonymous
November 20, 2010 8:32:47 PM

hunter315 said:
The build seems like you are spending a ton of money on some things that you wont notice at all, like the sound card and the Rampage III, are you planning on having a high end 7.1 system and doing a massive OC? If not drop both of those down quite a bit. Get rid of the raptor, either get an SSD which will be a lot faster, or get a nice quick 1TB drive which will be almost as fast.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The P6X58D-E is still a very nice board and will have all the features you will need but will save you quite a bit($80), especially when combo'd with the 950.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If you are going to be spending so much on everything else why get the cheapest memory kit you can find? An i7 950 supports triple channel memory so you will get best performance out of a 3x2 kit like the Gskill Pi Series
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would also swap out the zalman ball cooler for the hyper 212+ it does quite well and is rather cheap.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh ok.Sorry this is my first time.Thanks for the suggestions.
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