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December 23, 2010 1:10:00 PM

Take alook at below. Looking for feedback. Thanks!


Intel Core i7-875K Lynnfield 2.93GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Unlocked Desktop Processor BX80605I7875K


ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard


OCZ Reaper Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK

CPU Cooler

CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler


SAPPHIRE Toxic 100282-2GTXSR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

SSD Drive
Boot Drive

OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Hard Drive

2 drives at RAID 0 - Fast Storage
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (2x$110)

3 drives at RAID 5 - Backup Storage (MAYBE $270 option)

Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive (3x$90)

DVD Burner
SAMSUNG Black DVD Burner, 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

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December 23, 2010 1:44:38 PM

Purpose? Budget?

Fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.

Also, 1156 is being replaced in 2 weeks so no point in getting one right now.

OCZ RAM is a bad choice, way too many issues lately.

Spinpoint F3's are better 1tb drives. You don't really need Raid 0 storage. F3 can do ~80mb/s sustained which is plenty fast.

PSU wise, a XFX 750W is the same price after MIR, but a much better PSU.
December 23, 2010 2:19:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Now

Budget Range: $1600 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some gaming (New StarCraft), Movies conversion, Internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US Baby

Parts Preferences: Brand agnostic. Looking for stability and performance

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not - Single GPU

Monitor Resolution: N/A

Additional Comments: Would like to Water cool the CPU
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December 24, 2010 2:54:40 AM

I hear you on the video. So if the 1156 is going away what do you recommend on the CPU/MB combo? Everything I've read, the i7 875 combo can be about the fastest out there. Also, no go on the OCZ memory? What do you recommend. I will be installing 64bit windows 7.