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Old 07-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Building a new pc for college. After doing some research I have made a cart on newegg with prospective parts. I would love for some double checking on my selections from you all. Checking for compatibility between parts would be great . I will be going Intel i7 w/ Vista Home premium and accepting the Win 7 free upgrade. I would like to stay around 2000$ More then enough to build a great pc. Thanks in advance!

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - LCD Monitors

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards w/ CoD Waw

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

Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks


Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - Operating Systems

Current Price - 2,047.49 after shipping
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Those all look like perfect choices to me, I would have recommended you use the Windows 7 RC, but if you get a free upgrade to the final release by buying Vista then nice!
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Personally, not a big fan of velociRaptors. Overpriced for the performance, especially at 300gb. If you want speed on an OS disk, get an SSD.

EDIT: This one is good. Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks
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I forgot about a cpu cooler! any recommendations? I think I will swap out the blu-ray drive for just a dvd player- any recommendations on that as well?
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moderate overclocking.
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W&#47;TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

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Personally, not a big fan of velociRaptors. Overpriced for the performance, especially at 300gb. If you want speed on an OS disk, get an SSD.

EDIT: This one is good. Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Solid State Disks
+1.. Good deal on that SSD

Also maybe get the HIS HD 4890 that I believe comes with CODWaW for $190. Agreed with Yamikotai on using the Windows 7 Release Candidate and saving for Windows 7 later (I'd opt for the Professional edition just because it has the XP Mode) [if your board supports virtualization]
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This: Newegg.com - Xigmatek THOR&#39;S HAMMER HDT-S126384 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

With This: Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

and 2 of these: Enermax "Magma"-Twister Bearing SilentExtreme Operationl Fan - Sleeved Products Model: UCMA12 [UCMA12] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come in push/pull... or you can go for faster more powerful fans if you don't mind the noise and want to OC further...
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I would get TX-2 instead, actually.

Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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I forgot about a cpu cooler! any recommendations? I think I will swap out the blu-ray drive for just a dvd player- any recommendations on that as well?
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 12X DVD&#43;R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD&#47;CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners

I would grab this now. It just came in stock while every other DVD burner has still been out of stock for the past week or two.

Im not sure about Sony DVD burners, but I grabbed it anyway.
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I have to agree with the Tuniq TX-2 over the MX-2.

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