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March 29, 2012 2:59:37 PM

Hello,

I've posted previous about a dell XPS I wan't to (scrap) basically, and one key component I wan't to use is the i7 920.

I seek advice on what I've chosen and also what ya'll would choose to bring the price down while not affecting performance.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months

Budget Range: > = 1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing.

Parts Not Required: CPU, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.

Preferred Website: Newegg

Country: U.S.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080?



What my untrained eye chose:

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366

Scythe SCSK-1100 100mm Shuriken Rev.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi)

Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AARX 750GB

120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive

HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer


Note this will be my first attempt at building a Rig.

TIA, Shane

EDITED: Based on Sanders recommendations.
GPU/RAM/SSD/HDD

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March 29, 2012 3:50:01 PM

you dont really need over 8 gb of ram but since ur using a i7 920 build u will be needing at least 3 dims so i would say 12 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

these will be good enough i would say spend more on the speed of the ram than how much it is cause 24 gb is over kill but 12 gb is still a bit overkill

another thing i would say is spend more on stuff like graphics cards(i usually take gpu>cpu in price)

m4 ssd is very good imo but i think u should go a bit higher to 128 gb and make ur 1 tb into 500gb 1tb will last like a lifetime for me even with all my games(over 5 yrs and i havent even gotten half my tb loaded yet)
March 29, 2012 3:57:30 PM

Ths for the reply.. Agreed on the RAM also.
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March 29, 2012 4:17:29 PM

12gb g.skill ram and if you can get your hands on gtx680 but if you can't 580 is a great card too overall everything looks good and ready to click buy
March 29, 2012 4:57:00 PM

Your psu isn't going to cut it if you plan on leaving the option open for adding another card later on. With 580's you want a 1000w psu and with dual 680's an 850w psu. With that said the 680 would be the way to go...lower power consumption with better FPS.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-850-Power-Supply/dp/B0050... $122.75 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX ATX 850 Power Supply - P1850SNLB9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $128.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $146.99 FREE SHIPPING OPEN BOX
ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $499.99
ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks

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