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Old 09-18-2011, 11:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm just trying to get some opinions on what you think of my new gaming computer build. Please let me know what you think, honestly, I can take criticism. Is there anything I could have done differently? Does my build look good? Please give me some feedback.


CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit
CARE2: CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System
CASE: Thermaltake Element-T Mid-Tower Case
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Red LED Twister Bearing 8-14 dBA)
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fan)
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 12GB (4GBx3) Corsair or Major Brand) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module
MONITOR: 52' Panasonic TV
MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte G1.Guerrilla Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 E-ATX w/ 7.1 Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Audio, Bigfoot Killer E2100 GbLAN, eSATA, USB3, 2x SATA3 RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
MOUSE: Razer Abyssus (125 or 1000hz) + (450dpi, 1800dpi, or 3500dpi setting)
NETWORK: Bigfoot Killer E2100 GbLAN
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply
SOUND: X-Fi Extreme Fidelity 7.1 Surround
Video 1: EVGA Superclocked GTX460 1GB
Video 2: Palit GTX460 1GB

This all cost me $1092, what do you guys think? Did I do ok? Or should I have done something different? Let me know you honest opinions!

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Old 09-19-2011, 07:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Gaming Build, Please give advice!

is this american dollars? it seems like a pretty good deal, but i wouldn't have gotten the i7-960, the xtremegear psu, more than 8 Gb of ram (i know its triple channel), the bigfoot nic, or sli.

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Default Re: New Gaming Build, Please give advice!

Seems like a great deal at just shy of $1,100 for a last gen Intel build with Win7 Ultimate and a 52" Tv.

Its obviously a pre-built, which I don't like on principle, but I don't think I could have crafted the same combo cheaper... or probably even at that price.
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