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Old 06-03-2009, 11:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Personally, I'm not a fan of the Zalman. I think there are better cases out there for that amount of money.

Not so sure I like the 1200 either, but I would pick it over the Zalman.
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antec twelve hundred FTW! i gots one and it's great. lots of space and huge amounts of airflow.
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CASE: Newegg.com - ZALMAN PROFESSIONAL GS-1000-TT Titanium Computer Case Aluminum / 1.0mm SECC Steel Full Tower With Hot Swap Bays & PSU Roller Rails - Computer Cases $159.99


Mobo: Newegg.com - ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards $349.99


CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $279.99


Discount for CPU and Mobo combo: -$55.00


RAM: Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory $99.99


1st GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $184.99


2nd GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards **Already Own** (can I get a Core 216 with this and SLI??)


1st HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives $99.99


2nd HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives $99.99


Optical Drive: ASUS lightscribe DVD burner **Already Own**


PSU: Newegg.com - 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 **Already Own**



Total for everything I have to buy is $1,219.93 and then $36.50 for shipping to bring it to $1,256.43. That sounds pretty good.

Forgot my Zalman CNPS9900 for the HS&F. Yikes....those are kind of pricey. I think my CNPS9700 was like $45 when I got it. Is there a better cooler for cheaper for the Core i7?


Alright, just getting you guys and update here,.....

Ended up ordering an Antec Twelve Hundred, the EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 to SLI with my GTX 260 Core 192, and I went with this EVGA mobo.....

Newegg.com - EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI &#40;x16&#47;x16&#47;x8&#41; LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Also stuck with the 6 GB of the OCZ Platinum RAM, and I got two of the 1 TB WD Caviar Black HDDs.

Hope she turns out good. We'll see. My current computer was running every game just fine, but the thread in the New PC and Tech forum about Intel trying to get rid of the Core i7 920 scared me into ordering this now.
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I would send that mobo back and get the A1 version. You only get a 1 year warranty with the TR version but for $30 more you get a lifetime warranty. Definitely worth it in my opinion.
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I would send that mobo back and get the A1 version. You only get a 1 year warranty with the TR version but for $30 more you get a lifetime warranty. Definitely worth it in my opinion.
Hmmmm....didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

I'll risk it though, cuz I don't really care. If it dies after a year I'll just get a new one.
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You also dont get as many accessories with the TR version, so no manual and usually only a couple of SATA cables.
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