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Old 10-01-2009, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys plese look this PC over and reccomend things thanks
I just really wanna future proof this, i will add a Xtreme Gamer Titanium Sound Card as well

Which socket is best
cooler?
Motherboard what to look for will this ram match the Mobo or is there a better combo
PSU?
Graphics card
SSD?

Thanks a ton guys


Socket 1366 Core i7 Desktop Processors:
# INTEL, Core™ i7-920 Quad-Core 2.66GHz, LGA1366, 4.8 GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 130W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail
CPU Coolers:
# CPU FAN, Retail Box CPU Fan (Included w/ retail processor)
Thermal Compound:
# NONE, Standard Thermal Compound (Choose Upgrade)
Overclocking:
# SERVICE, Mild Overclocking, 10-20% Performance Increase
Liquid Cooling Solutions:
# NONE, No Liquid Cooling (Choose)
Coolants:
# CUSTOM, No Coolant (Choose)
Socket 1366 Core i7 DDR3 Motherboards:
# ASUS, P6T, LGA1366, Intel® X58, 6400 MT/s QPI, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 12GB /6, PCIe x16 SLI CF /3, SATA 3.0 Gb/s RAID 5 /8, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
DDR3-1333 Non-ECC DIMM Memory:
# CRUCIAL, 3GB (3 x 1GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
PCI Express x16 Video Cards:
# XFX, Radeon™ HD 5870 850MHz, 1GB GDDR5 4800MHz, PCIe x16 CrossFire, DVI /2, HDMI, Retail
PCI Express x16 Video Cards:
# NONE, No Second Video Card (Choose)
PCI Express x16 Video Cards:
# NONE, No Third Video Card (Choose)
Overclocking:
# SERVICE, No GPU Overclocking
TV-Tuner and Capture Cards:
# NONE, No TV-Tuner or Capture Card (Choose)
Sound Cards:
# SOUND, Integrated 8-Channel Audio Controller (Choose upgrade)
SATA Hard Drives:
# WESTERN DIGITAL, 500GB WD Caviar® SE16 (WD5000AAKS), SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200-RPM, 16MB cache
SATA Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 2nd SATA Hard Drive (Choose)
SATA Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 3rd SATA Hard Drive (Choose)
SATA Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 4th SATA Hard Drive (Choose)
SATA Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 5th SATA Hard Drive (Choose)
SATA Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 6th SATA Hard Drive (Choose)
Storage Subsystem Configuration:
# RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SATA RAID Controllers:
# RAID, Integrated SATA RAID Controller (Choose Upgrade)
Hard Drive Mobile Racks:
# NONE, No SATA Hard Drive Mobile Racks (Choose)
SAS Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 1st SAS Hard Drive (Choose)
SAS Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 2nd SAS Hard Drive (Choose)
SAS Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 3rd SAS Hard Drive (Choose)
SAS Hard Drives:
# NONE, No 4th SAS Hard Drive (Choose)
Storage Subsystem Configuration:
# RAID, No SAS RAID, Independent HDD Drives
SAS RAID Controllers:
# NONE, No SAS RAID Controller
Floppy Drives and Card Readers:
# SABRENT, CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB
DVD Burner Drives:
# SONY, AD-7241S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
Optical Drives:
# NONE, No 2nd Optical Drive (Choose)
Modems:
# NONE, No Modem (Choose)
PCI Wireless Network Cards:
# NONE, No Wireless Network Card (Choose)
Network Cards:
# NETWORK, Integrated Network Controller (Choose Upgrade)
Tower Cases Without Power Supply:
# THERMALTAKE, Element S Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, SECC
Custom Finish:
# SERVICE, Factory Finish (Choose Custom Paint)
Side Windows:
# AVA, Original Side Panel (may not have window)
Noise Reduction Accessories:
# NONE, No Noise Reduction Accessories (Choose)
Case Fans:
# CASE FAN, Stock Fans (Choose Upgrade)
Fan Controllers:
# NONE, No Fan Controller (Choose)
Useful Gadgets:
# NONE, No Useful Gadgets (Choose)
Wire Management Solutions:
# CUSTOM WIRING, Standard Wiring with Round Cables
Case Lighting Solutions:
# NONE, No Case Lighting (Choose)
Power Supplies:
# CHIEFTEC, Turbo Power Supply w/ Modularized Cable Management, 750W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, Retail
Operating Systems:
# MICROSOFT, Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition SP1, w/ Free Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon, OEM
Operating Systems:
# SOFTWARE, No Dual Boot (Choose 2nd Operating System)
Operating Systems:
# SERVICE, Custom OS Login (Choose)
System Recovery Software:
# SERVICE, OEM System Recovery (secure HDD partition only)
System Documentation:
# SERVICE, System Binder
Productivity Software:
# SOFTWARE, No Productivity Software (Choose)
Antivirus Software:
# NONE, No Antivirus and Security Software (Choose)
Games:
# NONE, No Game (Choose)
LCD Monitors:
# NONE, No LCD Monitor (Choose)
LCD Monitors:
# NONE, No 2nd LCD Monitor (Choose)
LCD Monitor Stands:
# NONE, No LCD Monitor Stands (Choose)
Keyboards:
# LOGITECH, FREE Deluxe 250, Black, USB, OEM
Mouse:
# NONE, No Mouse (Choose)
Speakers:
# NONE, No Speakers (Choose)
Headphones:
# NONE, No Headphones (Choose)
Joysticks:
# NONE, No Joysticks
Web Cameras:
# ACO, No Web Camera (Choose)
Surge Protectors and Power Strips:
# SURGE PROTECTOR, No Surge Protector (Choose)
Uninterruptible Power Supplies:
# UPS, No Uninterruptible Power Supply (Choose)
Promotional Items:
# NONE, Choose Promotional Item
Warranties:
# CUSTOM GAMING PC, Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)
Shipping and Packaging:
# SERVICE, Standard Shipping (UPS, DHL, or Fedex)
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Chassis Model: Cooler Master HAF 932
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Interior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: Paint All Trim Accents: Chassis Vents, Grills, Screws, and Hose Clamps (Red)
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 3X SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports Triple SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator DHX (High-Performance)
Power Supply: 1000W Corsair HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)
Card Reader: Internal Digital Media Card Reader (Black)
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (120GB Solid State (By: OCZ) Solid Series (Model: OCZSSD2-1SLD120G)
Set 1 Raid Options: Configure HDD Set 1 to a Raid 0 Config - Stripe Performance (Requires Two HDDs)
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 2x (1TB Western Digital (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache) (SATA) (Extreme Speed)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 20x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: !CLEARANCE HOT SELLER: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 1792MB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Noctua NH-U12P High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
Liquid Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a H20: Stage 3 Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With Zalman Performance Fans (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Red)
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: Yes, Overclock memory frequency (Includes Memory Fan Kit Installed)
Tweak Windows: Yes, Disable and tweak all of the non-crucial services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition) With Windows 7 Upgrade Coupon
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Install/Test Game: - No Thanks
LCD Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-10 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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board is good. Get 6gb of ram.
GPU is the best single card option at the moment. the 300's should be out in a month or two if you are not going to buy right now.

SSD drives are fast and great. You could save some cash by not getting one at the moment. If you have the cash then go for it.

could not find your psu on the list but a 650 to 750 will be fine 850 if you plan on sli/xfire at a later point in time. Look at the corsairs or pc power and cooling.

check out ibuypower.com if you have not already.
Your list was a bit hard to read. We really do not need to know if you got the exclusive t-shirt or not. Just the main components work fine.

Any reason why you do not want to save the money by building yourself?
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would it be good to get like a 80 or even a 60 gig drive to put the OS on?
is the 295GTX worth it?
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Yes if you have the money a 80gb ssd would be nice for os and programs.

I would not spend money on the 295 right now until the new 300's come out and we see their performance.
It is a great card but who knows with the new cards. If I had to buy now I would get a ATI 5870 or get something like a gtx260 or 4870 and wait for the 300 to be released.

No reason to spend a ton of money on a dx10 card with the dx11 just coming out.
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Idk, if it was me and I was going to buy a new card in a month or two, i wouldn't get something as powerful as a 4870 or core 216.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

possibly even one of these if you really wanted to cut your losses:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Open Box: SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

Yeah, I can never seem to recommend Nvidia cards because ATI always has the better deals.
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I was only thinking that a core 216 could retain more of its value.
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im lookin to buy a 2500 dollar PC shouldnt i put a lil in the graphics card? I mean like a 4870X2 or a 275 or 285?
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Well if you plan on getting a next gen card in a few month then no.

If not get the 5870 or 2 of them or gtx295.
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Where are you purchasing from? Some suggestions for you:

CyberPower or iBuyPower are probably the cheapest options
Falcon-NW (while a major rip off if you know what you are doing with hardware) is the most expensive but probably the highest quality you will find in build, overclock, customer service, warranty, etc.

Also I suggest you look around your area. Where I am from, there are businesses that let you pick the parts, then they teach you how to build it in person. If you could find something like that, that would be the best for your future gaming needs.
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