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Old 08-10-2009, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, i've been looking up parts for my new gaming rig. I've come to some conclusions on which parts i think would be best for future proofing and providing me great components for now. So far these are the parts i've chosen.

Motherboard and CPU combo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Motherboard w/ Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 Bundle ($590 USD)

HDD: Using my stock 320GB from my old computer.(7200 rpm, etc)

GPU: Keeping my EVGA 9800 GT until i get some more money.

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-1000HX 1000-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SATA-Ready, SLI Ready ($220 USD)

Memory/RAM: I cant think of which DDR3 tri-channel memory to buy. Could someone please recommend or suggest a set from past review or experiences. As of right now im thinking of
OCZ Gold Tri Channel 6GB PC16000 DDR3 2000MHz Memory - 3x2048MB at

Thanks for reading my future configuration. Please provide feedback on items that you would suggest to buy otherwise if there is something bad that i stated. :happy:

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like your build but if you wanted you could save some cash.

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the ram is not a bad deal but you could get this for $99 with $10mir: - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory
Would be plenty fast enough.

psu is overkill look at this: $120 with $20mir - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

That would save you $196 with $30 in mir which is enough for a gtx260 or ati 4870. close to a 4890

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, that's enough. - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And yeah, that HDD is kinda small. You're going to run out of room.

I've already used almost 400 GB of my HDD, and I only have like 10 decently sized games. I only have 69 GB worth of video as well, so I don't know how I did it :P.
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Ram: 12GB 1600 Mhz DDR3
Mobo: ASUS P6T
PSU: 750W PC Power & Cooling
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Looks good, and like Hefe suggested, I would go with a less expensive PSU, because that is overkill. Use the money saved on the PSU to get a better GPU.
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