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Old 02-13-2010, 02:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Alright thanks for your help guys, I was debating whether or not to get the i7-960 or i7-920 and I got the 920 since I am going to be Overclocking this puppy to 4.0Ghz so I dont think it will matter that much. Basically this is all what I am getting now for my new computer set up. Open to suggestions

CD/DvD: - PLEXTOR Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD/CD Writer LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners
Case: - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
HDD: - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I just went with standard because I dont want to pay an extra 200$ for SSD When I could just wait until the price drops to get one.
Monitor: - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers - LCD Monitors
Video Card: - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Clocked higher and runs cooler. If there is something the same but cheaper letme know
PSU: - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
May need bigger PSU?
Keyboard: - Logitech G15 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards
Thermal Paste: - OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
According to reviews better than AS5
Memory: - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Desktop Memory
I couldnt find OCZ Blades otherwise I would be getting those. If you know where to get them let me know :P
Mobo: - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Was reading reviews seems pretty easy to OC with
CPU: - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Big questions is either 920 or 960 Im not sure.

Almost forgot
Heatsink: Thermalright TRUE Black 120 CPU Cooler: CrazyPC Computers

CPU Fan: - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan - Case Fans

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Old 02-13-2010, 09:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Reccomendations for Mobo, Asus P6T Deluxe or Evga E758 x58

The "Ultra Kaze" 120x38mm fan is deeper than a regular 120mm fan, 38mm compared to 25mm. Because of this the fan will be located above the 1st (2) memory slots covering them, so to speak. With standard size memory modules this is not a problem. However, the Corsair Dominators you have selected are not standard size, the heatspreaders make them taller and this can cause a problem.

This set of OCZ Gold are the same speed, same timings (latencies), their standard size and they cost $60 less. - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

And get this thermal paste, it's better than AS5 and the OCZ Freeze Extreme. - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

The Thermalright True is a Great Heatsink but it needs to be lapped, order the optional lapping kit option. You find instructions on lapping in this guide.
i7 Overclocking Guide

I like everything else. Good Luck

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Old 02-13-2010, 03:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Alright thanks the golds where what I was originally going to go with, but I saw that the dominators won 8 times and the reviews where amazing. So it seemed to be better than OCZ in my opinion, am I wanting to OC. Also where exactly would the Fan go if I am wanting to use it to help cool my CPU as a CPU fan?

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