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Old 11-05-2009, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I would appreciate any feedback on this new $1500 gaming build. Secondly, can anyone tell me the difference between the OCZ Gold 6GB and Corsair Dominator 6GB.

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Motherboard: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $289.99

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CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - $288.99

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PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $119.99

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GPU: EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail - $249.99

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RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $149.99

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HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM - $69.99

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DVD: LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM - $30.99

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Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail - $139.99

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OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Retail - $114.99

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Everything looks great to me. The dominators are a little bit faster with cas7 versus cas8 on the golds. If you get the platinum's from ocz you will have the same speed for less money. For most users the golds are plenty fast.
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You really wont notice a speed difference with latency timings. Get the Golds. Othewise everything else looks great.

Except for OS get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754
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You really wont notice a speed difference with latency timings. Get the Golds. Othewise everything else looks great.

Except for OS get this: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
/agree with OS choice...don't get an upgrade disc because every time you format you will have to install vista again to upgrade
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Everything looks good except for:
PSU: Go with the Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
GPU: Save yourself some money and get a better card at the same time. XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
HDD: A tad more money, but definitely worth it.
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Everything else looks *******.
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I would go with the corsair over the Antec (I have a 750tx and a 550 truepower) any day of the week and twice on Sunday. They are both nice but the Corsair is better IMO.

The 5770 is a nice suggestion unless you are partial to Nvidia cards.
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i would go with this, but its $50 more than your 275GTX

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Any particular reason you went for the "retail" version of the OS? If no, then like how the others said, stick with the OEM full version.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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it seems like it would be a good computer... especially with windows 7... i have windows 7 its is so good

instead of the 500 gb hard drive you may just want to a get 1 tb like this one

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