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Old 07-19-2009, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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kk fixed the links
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not too bad, not bad at all...the only things i would say would be to switch PSU's with this one

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

and forget getting windows vista and download the windows 7 beta for free.....tis awesome ^_^
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not too bad, not bad at all...the only things i would say would be to switch PSU's with this one

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

and forget getting windows vista and download the windows 7 beta for free.....tis awesome ^_^
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Also I'd recommend against getting the Triple X edition GTX 285, get the normal, reference clocked one from the reputable nVIdia brands (MSI, eVGA, XFX, BFG)
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hahaa yeah i agree with vern on that call too, when scanning over i thought it was XFX when i saw the X......hmm should probably read better next time
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Swap the P6T Deluxe V2 for this, but either way your good:
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Don't get the EVGA E758-TR, it doesn't come with a Lifetime Warranty.

And skip the Corsair DDR3 1333 memory. Get the OCZ DDR3 1600 Platinum or Gold instead.

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Usually I never suggest a different case, but...
In this case (no pun attended), I'm going to.
I had a customer choose this case, first off lets start by saying there was a short in the wire on the fan, and it caught on fire, almost ruining everything in the build.
The case is made of cheap plastic, and it feels like its going to fall apart.
I wouldn't ever suggest it, from the couple times I've had to build in it.
Also, the customer service when I tried to get the case RMA'd was terrible through XCLIO.
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If you're now looking into case recommendations, this is an amazing case

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