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November 25, 2010 2:59:54 PM

Case (Already Bought): COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (Already bought): CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage Hard drives (Already bought 2 of these, for storage purposes only): SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD for OS and games (Ideally I want to have a separate HD for games and regular software/programs, and one dedicated for games): Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2K5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: Or

OCZ Agility 2 OCZSSD2-2AGTE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL PI 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: 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=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX Card: MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: SAMSUNG P2450H Rose Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70000:1(1000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 25, 2010 3:03:28 PM

You can definitely find a better deal on an SSD, perhaps look at OCZ's.
The graphics card will be your bottleneck, IMO at least a GTX460 1gb if you prefer Nvidia.

Other than that it looks like a great build. Will definitely be able to handle just about anything you throw at it with decent settings.
November 27, 2010 4:28:38 PM

I was planning on eventually upgrading the gtx460 it to double 460s in sli, but from what I gather it is just better to get a better single video card. I might spring for a 470 or 480 if they drop in price any time in the next few months.
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