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Old 11-22-2009, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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cpu/mobo: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

psu: Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
(OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail )

Harddrive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive )

videocard: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards ( EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail )

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Desktop Memory (G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail )

optical: Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners (Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM )

case: whatever comes along (I want midsized, but am cautious that it wouldn't fit, anyone with experience?)

everything seems to be in line, I will be buying it piece by piece to look for sale prices, anyone see anything glaringly wrong with this? anything that I should drop/swap for something else? trying to keep it low budget, but that isnt our highest priority.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would get a 4890 over the 260. its a faster card, plus its a little cheaper.
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489X-ZSFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The motherboard seem's abit too much to buy...
Do you really want spend 246.00 on that ? try looking at biostars or gigabyte mobo.
You could save more than what your getting with cpu/mobo combo package.
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i7 920 and ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 1366 x58 for $558

OCZ Platinum 3x2GB DDR3 1600 1.65v CL-7 $150 after MIR

this would add $145 to your build (minus whatever you would save from going to the 4890 instead of the 260)
I figured with how much you were planning on spending on those 3 items, and that budget wasn't your biggest concern, that this would be a better, faster system and would make upgrading easier in the future. I don't know if there is a cheaper 1366 mobo that would be fine for you (like if you plan on overclocking or not) but it is the less expensive of the 2 i've seen advised on this site.
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I agree with apsoul, going socket 1366 would make so much more sense as the price difference is very low.
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