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Old 07-12-2009, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Evening All:

Budget: $2,000 (+/- 100)
Purpose: Gaming/Video Editing
Programs: Sony Vegas Pro 8, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty 5, Farcry 2, Crysis, Warhammer Online
Purchase Date: July 25th, 2009
Site Used: NewEgg.com
SLI/X-fire & OCing: Getting 1 GPU for Now waiting for the DX11 GPU's and I will be ocing to about 3.6GHz at first.

Here's my Components:

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Motherboard
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
Heat Sink/Fan
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
CPU Cooling Compound
OCZ Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound
Video Card
HIS Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Video Card
Memory
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory
Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
SSD for Games/OS/Programs
OCZ Vertex Series 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
HDD for Music/Videos/Pictures etc.
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives
Keyboard & Mouse
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse
Monitor
ASUS Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

Total Price: 2049.88

If you guys have suggestions for any upgrades or price cutter's i would be open to it. I am going to go with a SSD please don't try to convince me otherwise of it, i play MMO's a lot and the data is all fed from the Hard Drive so i will experience a good amount of gaming performance from it. My OS is going to be Windows 7 RC1 until it goes live and i already own 2 Optical Drives that will suffice for me for now.

Thanks everyone.
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Well I like it a lot as it is similar to my build short of the gpu and ssd. I still feel ssd's are overpriced for the performance but trust me I want one. Just waiting for the price to drop a bit myself.

I prefer tx-2 as a thermal paste.
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Costco - Hot Buy HannsG 28" Wide Monitor True 1080P with HDMI 3ms 800:1 500 cd/m2

If you can spare the cash its a great deal.
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Except for the contrast ratio. If you wanna play some dark games..Have fun playing in only the dark lol
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I say trash the ssd and grab a gtx285 1gig
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Except for the contrast ratio. If you wanna play some dark games..Have fun playing in only the dark lol


one company's 20,000:1 is another's 1000:1....you can't say that about them.

Plus i've used a hanns g 22" inch with 800:1 and i find it to be no different than my current acer with 2500:1

back on topic: good build. SSD's are expensive for what you can get out of them..personally i'd drop it and get better video card/monitor

and tx-2 is probably more preferred than that paste
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