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Old 05-14-2009, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone. Just looking for some feedback on my i7 build...

Mobo: EVGA X58 132-BL-E758-A1
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Black 120
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB
GPU: EVGA GTX 275 Superclocked
Hard Drive: (2) Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Optical: LG Blu-ray/HD-DVD GGC-H20L
PSU: Corsair 1000W HX Series
Case: Antec 1200

Total: ~$1740

I decided to not spend a lot on my GPU because I want to be future proof and ready to upgrade for the GT300 when it's out.

Your input is much appreciated.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Things to save you some cash yet keep the build sweet.
RAM
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
More than enough power for your system.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I realize the 1000W is a bit of overkill at the moment but I do intend to CF ATI's next card or SLI the 300 series and who knows how much power those things will need.

Thanks for the reply.
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Get the 850tx then, that will be more then enough even for crossfire with new cards. Also you should consider getting a Sunbeam core contact cooler, The difference between this and the u120 is small and is the contact is much cheaper.

Also you might want to consider getting a 4890, its on overall better card and i just found this wicked deal at newegg
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
use the promo code and with rebate can be had for 204!
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