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Help ! Advice/Opinions on this $1300 Newegg Build

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January 8, 2011 12:36:37 AM

Looking for any suggestions for improving this build. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. I have never done this before.

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ZOTAC ZT-40407-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) ZT-40407-10P Video Card
Item #:N82E16814500174
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$239.99
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NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon

NVIDIA Free Just Cause 2 + Mafia II Coupon
Item #:N82E16800999242
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$59.99
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Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$64.99
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CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820145258
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$74.99
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HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support
Item #:N82E16827140041
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99
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COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817171049
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$189.99
$169.99
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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #:N82E16832116762
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$179.99
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COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan

COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master Case Fan
Item #:N82E16835103069
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$11.99
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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Item #:N82E16835100007
Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy
$9.99
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COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119161
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$49.99
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Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7870

Intel Core i7-870 2.93GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Item #: N82E16819115213
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P7P55D-E LX ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131634
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$17.99 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$439.98
$391.99
Grand Total: $1,223.90
January 8, 2011 12:46:42 AM

YOu don't want 3 mem sticks, the 1156 mbs are dual channel access, get a pair of 2 or 4 gb modules....
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January 8, 2011 12:50:51 AM

FYI, Newegg has 5870 gpus for 239 after rebate....a very solid jump over a single GTX460 (THe 5870 is just short of the GTX570 in gaming benchmarks, but , $120 or 30% less...)
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January 8, 2011 12:52:10 AM

Thanks I'll change that !
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January 8, 2011 12:55:09 AM

Also I failed to mention above that I plan to run 3 monitors on this system.
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January 8, 2011 1:28:33 AM

duplinjch said:
Also I failed to mention above that I plan to run 3 monitors on this system.


you need either an amd 5xxx or 6xxx card or two nvidia cards to run 3 monitors
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January 8, 2011 1:32:44 AM

Thanks ! Would you go with the single card or the two nvidia cards?
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January 8, 2011 2:05:13 AM

I'd get a single card, but you also need an active displayport to dvi adapter unless one of your monitors has displayport. Newegg has the adapters for about $27 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, Sandy bridge comes out on the 9th and will be similar pricing to 1156 mobo's/cpu's but will perform better.
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January 8, 2011 3:12:32 AM

I guess I'll have to google Sandy bridge because I don't know what that is.
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January 8, 2011 12:19:48 PM

Okay. Thanks! I would assume this will reduce the price of the last generation of processors. How soon will the impact of these processors coming out impact the price of the last generation of processors?
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