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Old 12-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New i7 rig please review before I buy =)

Here are the components. I could not put a wishlist up because combo deals aren't allowed. So. Here is my entire Newegg shopping cart. If I have missed anything (even small stuff like cable ties) please mention this. I wanna get this stuff and BUILD XD

Thanks so much for your advice.

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
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OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK 464.98

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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2x EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card 749.97

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders 399.98

Antec Signature SG850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 399.98

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with a Nippon Labs 1M SATA Cable (free) 199.99

LINKSKEY LKA-CR15BW 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal 3.5" USB Card Reader 14.49

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card 134.99

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 289.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S223Q 28.99

Sunbeam LL-B Blue LASER LED 4.99 =)

D&S Cables 3T8-B Black Type 8" Cable Tie

TOTAL: 2,548.35

Well......What think?

Eventually to overclock I am going to needa better cooler. Any good LGA1366 coolers?
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Change PSU to Corsair 850TX.

There isn't any good LGA1366 coolers out yet but you can use a LGA775 cooler with a kit.
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"EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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2x EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card 749.97"

Overall this system is similar to the one I hope to build soon so I am interested.

Why the 2 video cards?

Something else, I looked at that Western Digital 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB HD but I had a lot of people tell me to go with a 7200RPM 32MB HD because the price difference is huge ($65 vs. $230) and the performance difference is very minimal.
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Not really. You should see some benchmarks.
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Not really. You should see some benchmarks.
yeah...I have a 1tb 7.2k rpm for music and videos and stuff like that but the 300gb one is purely for loading vista, games, etc.

And 2 video cards in SLI is an incredible performance booster. Plus, they were in a sweet combo deal with the mobo =)
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I don't want to hijack the thread so please let me know if I need to move this, but what can one do with two video cards?

(sorry... still learning)
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I don't want to hijack the thread so please let me know if I need to move this, but what can one do with two video cards?

(sorry... still learning)
Not much..

Better performance at higher resolutions (not much though, 50% max), 100% the cost, more heat, less airflow, use of inferior chipsets to run some of them...
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Not much..

Better performance at higher resolutions (not much though, 50% max), 100% the cost, more heat, less airflow, use of inferior chipsets to run some of them...
Bench and get #1 spot .
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Pshh, if he knows how to overclock well enough..

But he stands no chance against Gurusan, Nosboost, Synergy, Veedubfreak.. the huge pro overclockers here..
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Pshh, if he knows how to overclock well enough..

But he stands no chance against Gurusan, Nosboost, Synergy, Veedubfreak.. the huge pro overclockers here..
well whatever should i buy the parts? everything looks okay? i read great reviews of the antec power supply...its like 97% on newegg and its in a combo deal.

Any changes before I hit CHECKOUT
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