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Old 12-30-2008, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, this is my second time for throwing together a computer on paper. It is going to be for gaming of course. Please let me know of anything that is a no go with this system, I would much appreciate it so I don't make a major mistake and waste some money on it.

CPU- Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

MOBO- Intel BOXDX58SO LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM- OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

CASE- Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

GRAPHICS CARD- EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

HARD DRIVE(x2)- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive)

PSU- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

OS- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders

I'm also thinking maybe in the future grab another GTX 260 and SLI them together, but thats only if I feel that it will help, or I need it. Any Advice on this will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!

I will also be using RAID0 with the hard drives.
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why not go tri channel memory
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get a corsair 750tx

no need for 1000 watts
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Thank you for the advice, I am updating my list right now.
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only reason you should choose 1000 watts is if you are positive you feel like going tri-sli or quad fire

other than that.. no reason for 1000 watts unless its an excellent deal (i got mine for 100 bucks!!!!!)
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nice , what monitor size/resolution would you advise for this build?
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Hey, thank you very much! You have been very helpful.
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Agreed with Nos..

Newegg.com - MSI X58 Platinum LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Get that instead, Intel brand boards are Overpriced and are crap OC'ers
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That is a lot for ram. Wouldn't it be better to just grab some ddr2 and get that in like 2 years when it is reasonably priced? What could you possibly need all that for?
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