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Old 05-31-2009, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My first build, here is what i'm thinking. - Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

[2] - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies - Logitech G11 Silver & Black 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards - Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - CPU Fans & Heatsinks - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! - Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - Speakers - ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

I have a couple questions. First is on running the 2 260's in sli... good call? or should i go a different route for video card. Second is what mouse would you suggest? I need to pick one up. I like to hold the mouse with my thumb and pinkie, and move it with my wrist... if that makes sense. So i don't want a big oddly shaped mouse. Last but not least, any experience with the monitor? how does it look? Help me out!

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Good choices on all parts, especially two 260s. Vista Ultimate isn't worth the money though, you should go for Home Premium unless you absolutely need the few features Ultimate offers over HomeP.

The Logitech G5 would probably do you well for a mouse. Don't know about the monitor.

Btw, since you'll have a 1080p monitor you could consider getting a Blu-Ray reader, they're only about £40 over here so probably about $50 over yonder? Depending on your budget, of course. And if you get an HDCP monitor.

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Old 05-31-2009, 01:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright, good call on the Vista Ultimate. I didn't even think to look, i just added it since it was available as a combo with my CPU. I like the G5 and i think that is the mouse i will be going with. I think I'm going to pass on the Blu-Ray for now. I may add one later if i feel i need it. Thanks a bunch.
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The SLI 260s will do well, but if your going to spend all that money, why not get something bigger than a 21" screen?? It seems a bit of a waste otherwise. I would look at some 24" screens if you can fit it in.

Also i would go with the Thermalright Ultra 120 or the Sunbeam Core contact cooler over that Vigor.
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I'd go for somethig other than the Antec 900.

I've got SLI 260s and its extremely tight.
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I agree with meat helmet, go a core contact cooler with the i7 bracket. Also get this power supply - PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
the corsair is over priced at 200. You could even get a 750tx which is enough to power your sli setup.

a nice alt. case could be a storm sniper - COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KKN1-GP Black ABS Bezel, SECC Body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
has a very nice deal on rebate the moment. or even a storm scout. You could also go a HAF aswell.

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