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Old 11-23-2009, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here it is. Love it, hate it, change my mind. Go

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
Graphics: EVGA GTX 285 (2GB)
CPU: i7 920 (2.66x4)
RAM: 6GB OCZ DDR3 1600 (2Gx3)
MoBo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX (750 Watt)

I have the optical and hard drives. I have a 37" 1080P LCD for a monitor. Getting the 750 watt with plans of adding another GPU. I have Win7 Ultimate 64-Bit. Please recommend a 3rd party air cooler for the i7, never cooled one before... - EVGA 02G-P3-1185-AR GeForce GTX 285 2GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume 64 bit windows 7?

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I assume 64 bit windows 7?
I was a party host for the Windows 7 launch event. I have my free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The build looks great. For an aftermarket hsf I would check out the Noctua or Core Contact Freezer as a couple of options.

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Old 11-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The sunbeam core contact is a very good HSF, best bang for your buck I'm told.
Core Contact Freezer $25 after MIR

to use it with the I7 920 you will need this bracket:
LGA 1366 Bracket $5 after MIR

If you plan on high overclock, and want a great cooler go with the true-120. It isn't on newegg, but has it:
Thermalright Ultra-120 LGA1366 Heatsink $75
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gaming Build, $1,300.

i really dont think youre going to be seeing a difference between a 1gig and 2gig gtx 285 on your 37'' lcd. i would imagine the 2gigs of vram will become useful at like 2560x1600 res., but youll see minimal difference at your res. if youre gonna get the 285, save yourself $50 and just get the 1gig.

on the other hand, if you manage to get a 5850 or 5870 in stock somewhere, get on of those instead.
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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How about the HD 5850/HD 5870 instead?

I'd recommend the Xigmatek Dark Knight or the Megalem for the cooler.
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Yea that GTX285 is grossly overpriced. Like the others said, go for a 5850 or 5870.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Thermalright True is my personal favorite, here's the link again (same as apsoul above)
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme-1366 RT Rev. C CPU Heatsink (Socket LGA 1366) -

The Prolimatech Megahalems would be my 2nd choice. It doesn't come with a fan so you'll need to order one.
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366) (AM2** / AM2+** / AM3**) Hot Item!! -

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SilverStone FM123 120x120x25mm w/ Fan Controller - (FM123) -

This is a decent adjustable Hi-speed fan (110cfm max.) and it has blue LED's.
Cooler Master 120x25mm Dual Ball Silent Fan - Blue LED (Y720DCD-25T1-GP) - 110.0CFM -

If you must buy one from Newegg then this is the Best they carry - Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I may just change to the 5870.. I need to get over my fanboyism and go with what's best.... Estimated arrival is 11/30, alot closer then I initially thought.

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