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Old 03-26-2010, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I've leeched information from your forums for several months now. I think I'm finally ready to build my own gaming PC. I've read 100's of reviews on the products and frequented many forums. The last gaming PC I built (6 years ago) I had lots of help from a guy that is no longer around. While he may have turned out to be a bad egg, the computer has been fantastic. However nobody I know in real life even comes close to his level of skill.

Below is a list of the items that I'd like to put together. Please let me know if I'm missing anything obvious, what the bottlenecks would be, etc. Any advice would be great. Thank you very much.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA Model WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
Thermaltake W0319RU 850W ATX 12V 2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

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Corsair dominator ram is really good but really expensive. You could pick up some ocz gold 1600 for a lot less.
With a i7 930 you want triple channel ram so pick up 6gb 3x2gb.

You have a great ssd for OS. You could save some power getting a wd green for data but the black is a great drive.

Do you really need a blu ray burner?

win7 64 home premium is all you need unless you need xp mode.

for the heatsink I would either save some cash with a sunbean core contact 120 with mounting plate or get a good heatsink like the true 120 or Megahalem
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all the girls on this forum are rich
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If you can afford the dominators then go for it, like hefe said they're really good and there's no reason NOT to get them other than price.

And if you've got the cash, you might want to check out this case: Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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