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Old 02-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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tastegw and Press Corpse, what do you guys think about this for the CPU cooling unit? And do you think I will need heatsinks for my GFX? Thanks!

Newegg.com - Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
sorry for the late response, thats not a bad cooler, alot of members here have it, or from other forums, i cant remember.

i dont think it will disapoint ya at all.

overall the build looks solid thus far. and more than enough power for your needs for a good amount of time (until new software comes out that requires more than what you have lol)
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:29 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Get this psu: Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling PPCT860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

I had a thermaltake and it died on me last year. PC P&C is the best around

Oh and I recommend the Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards. It is an awesome mobo and I think it will be easier for someone with as little experience as you.

What size monitor do you have? Either way, GTX285's is a great choice
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:00 AM   #33 (permalink)
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All right everyone, thanks so much for all of the advice and for all of the time you've spend helping me out. Here are the final specs, prices, and links to everything I'm looking at getting now so thanks once again and I think the only thing I'm not certain of is the CPU Cooler so I'm still open to suggestions on that... so here we go!!

Amazon.com - $663.09

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 MoBo - $283 ~
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-132-BL-E7...hannel-Utility
/dp/B001KX8VES/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=12348831 76&sr=8-
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Antec 1200 Case - $172 ~
Amazon.com: Antec Twelve Hundred ATX 12 Drive Bays 2xUSB 2.0 eSATA Audio Mid Tower Case: Electronics
sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234882597&sr=1-1

PC P&C 860W PSU - $209 ~
Amazon.com: PC Power and Cooling PPCT860 Turbo-Cool 860W power supply, SLI and 80+ Certified: Electronics
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Newegg.com - $925.56

OCZ Platinum PC3 12800 DDR3/1600MHZ RAM - $155 ~
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

EVGA GTX 285 - $355 x 2 ~
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - $52 ~
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks



Ebay.com - $382.98

i7 920 2.67 GHz Processor - $278.99 ~
eBay
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26788363&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65% 3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318

LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAY/HD-DVD Reader - $103.99 ~
eBay
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Other - $239.98

WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache - $120 x 2 ~
http://www.lagoom.com/Western_Digita...LS/WD1001FALS/
partinfo-id-583047.html



Grand Total - $2,211.61 After shipping and everything! Let me know what you think!
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Looks good man, that is a good cpu cooler.
Don't forget you need this bracket:
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7361 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
And grab up some TX-2 thermal paste.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:32 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Why are you getting 2 1tb drives? Do you realize how much space that is? I bought one of those WD Caviar Black 1tb drives like 5 months ago and I store alot of movies and games on it and I still have 649GB left.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:40 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Yeah... I know, but I do an obscene amount of backup for movies and tons of music and everything and I'm pretty sure I can put them to very good use At any rate, what do you think about the rest of the system?
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #37 (permalink)
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All right... I'm starting the ordering process!! Thanks to everyone so very much for helping me out with this... I'll let you know how this goes when it is all done!!
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Everything looks great! You are going to have one awesome rig. Thanks for using my suggestions! Rep me please?
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