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Old 05-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Below is my computer build I put together this past December while I was in Iraq. I am looking at finally purchasing this computer and beginning the build. This is my first build. I will mostly use this build for trading stocks and forex. The forex program I use utilizes a lot of memory and power. I also play the occasional game so I would like it to perform when I need it to. I am looking to eventually add a second monitor to this system if possible. Please let me know your thoughts thanks.

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Motherboard: Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
RAM: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Video Card: Newegg.com - XFX PVT98WYDFH GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Optical Drive: Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Power Supply: Newegg.com - Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Case: Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Speakers: Newegg.com - Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Speakers (already own these)
Monitor: Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - LCD Monitors
Mouse: Newegg.com - Logitech MX Revolution Black 7 Buttons 2 x Wheels USB RF Wireless Laser Mouse - Mouse
Keyboard: Newegg.com - Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard - Keyboards
Operating System: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Says the wish list is empty...

Did you make it public?
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I would change the psu to a Corsair 750tx.

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

With the money you saved on the psu you could change the gpu to a HD 4870 which si faster than a 9800GTX+.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Also this ram is cheaper.

Newegg.com - OCZ 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 &#40;PC3 10666&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Beat me to it PJ.

My only other recommendation is a different case, but that's a personal preference.
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I would recommend getting PC3 12800 DDR3 1600 memory. I'm not sure if you'll overclock or not, but it will give you some extra headroom. Plus it's faster.

Newegg.com - OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Oh, I didn't catch that he had 1333 RAM.

But I would recommend this kit instead, better timings, 2 bucks more after rebate.

EDIT: My bad, link didn't post...

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Thank you for the responses. Any other suggestions to my components or should I be good to go with what I got. Also what is the difference in the RAM?
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The RAM Hikari suggested has low timings and is also clocked higher at 1600mhz as opposed to the 1333mhz ones you originally posted. To sum it up, they're faster.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok I updated on my wishlist. Would you guys say I am a go to purchase the parts and begin building.
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Some would say to go with an ATI 4770 instead of the 9800GTX+. They're $100 and kick butt.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Besides that, go for it duder.
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