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Old 05-24-2010, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm looking at building a new desktop soon, so I started putting a build together and would like some input. Here's what I have so far; I still need a tower, a keyboard and a mouse. I want a full tower, and I don't like the HAF. I'm thinking about watercooling eventually and also want to add another video card.

Optical drive: Newegg.com - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Monitor (x2): Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
GPU: Newegg.com - HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

I'd like to stay around 2k for everything. If it's a bit higher, like $2200 or so that would be fine. Let me know what we can axe and change. It'll be used for gaming obviously, and I will be taking it with me back to school, so probably doing some rendering and such. Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks good to me. You mentioned water-cooling later, if that involves overclocking then I suggest getting the 920 instead of the 930. I think you'll be happy
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Yea, I want to overclock. I read earlier that the 920 was better for that compared to the 930. Can you suggest a good aftermarket HSF until I get to the point of watercooling?
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I have a used TRUE that I picked up fairly cheap. I'm going to clean it up and lap the base and sell it. I'll take $50 shipped. It will need a fan and I won't have the time to lap it til next week.
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I'm not planning on building for a little while yet so that will be fine. I'll get back to you on buying it though. Any case recommendations?
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Cases are pretty much an individual item. What I like isn't good for everyone. With that said I personally like Lian-Li and Cooler Master.
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It sucks, I can't really find a full tower that I like.
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It sucks, I can't really find a full tower that I like.
What style do you like? Can you get pictures of cases that you like the design of?

As for the build, all looks good, except for what Slay mentioned.

Although, you could save a few bucks ($25) going with an XFX 5870. Double Lifetime warranty, and a free game, Alien vs. Predator.

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I like the Silverstone TJ07, just not the price, haha.
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Weird, there's no front intake panel.
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