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Old 12-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys just wanted someone to look at what i was thinking of purchasing and share with me your opinions. I already have a case and DVD drive.

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 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

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(Not positive on this one so feel free to give me another one if you think it is better)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 (Probably overkill) Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX (Is this PSu poweful enough? if not recommend me another MODULAR PSU) Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition (was only like $10 more than the standard one) Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

ZALMAN CNPS9700 Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
with
ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700 Newegg.com - ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Do you guys think I should get two smaller harddrives and raid them in a raid o or get one large one like I have? If you think I should get two smaller ones pelase recommend which ones. I wanted to add a velociraptor to the build for the os but i think it is out of my budget.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi guys just wanted someone to look at what i was thinking of purchasing and share with me your opinions. I already have a case and DVD drive.

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 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

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
(Not positive on this one so feel free to give me another one if you think it is better)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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

ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 (Probably overkill) Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX (Is this PSu poweful enough? if not recommend me another MODULAR PSU) Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition (was only like $10 more than the standard one) Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

ZALMAN CNPS9700 Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
with
ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700 Newegg.com - ZALMAN ZM-CS4A Socket 1366 Clip Support Kit for CNPS9500/9700 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Do you guys think I should get two smaller harddrives and raid them in a raid o or get one large one like I have? If you think I should get two smaller ones pelase recommend which ones. I wanted to add a velociraptor to the build for the os but i think it is out of my budget.
meh i say go for evga x58 board....
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meh i say go for evga x58 board....
i second that.
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i disagree, the p6t is a much better option, the rampage has the bets chipset cooling and all that but its too much to pay for a motherboard, ull get the same overclocks with the normal p6t. i wouldn't get the evga board as in their other motherboards they tended to use bad quality components.

also i woulkd get the equl priced gskill BI plack ram which is same timings and speed but overclocks very well.

also just get a core 216 video card, its about as good as a gtx 280 anyway, newer, and cheaper.

that psu if fine but ur better off getting the 650tx or 750tx which are a newer version of corsairs psu's and alot cheaper.

that cooler isnt as good as people say it is, get the thermalribght ultra black edition for 1366 sockets or the vigor monsoon III
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i disagree, the p6t is a much better option, the rampage has the bets chipset cooling and all that but its too much to pay for a motherboard, ull get the same overclocks with the normal p6t. i wouldn't get the evga board as in their other motherboards they tended to use bad quality components.

also i woulkd get the equl priced gskill BI plack ram which is same timings and speed but overclocks very well.

also just get a core 216 video card, its about as good as a gtx 280 anyway, newer, and cheaper.

that psu if fine but ur better off getting the 650tx or 750tx which are a newer version of corsairs psu's and alot cheaper.

that cooler isnt as good as people say it is, get the thermalribght ultra black edition for 1366 sockets or the vigor monsoon III
well i like evga combo with 216...nice and good price.

tuniq tower with retention bracket is kick butt, and maybe buy an antec case in combo with antec 850w power supply. signature edition.
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ended up ordering

* 1 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
* 1 x Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
* 1 x ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
* 1 x EVGA 01G-P3-1284-AR GeForce GTX 280 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
* 1 x CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
* 1 x Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
* 1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail
* 1 x Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
* 1 x Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - Retail
(it got a good review and it was the only one on newegg)
2 x SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q - OEM

and i'm reusing my cooler master case

Thanks for the help guys
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