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Old 01-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Case $279.99
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Motherboard $239.99
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz Processor $288.99
Intel X25-M 80GB SATA II SSD $299.99
WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA HDD $399.98(Reason for price, I am getting two.)
ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-Bit Graphics Card $219.98
Corsair 1000W ATX12V 2.2 PSU $239.99
OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) RAM $399.98(Reason for price, I am getting two.)
Zalman CNPS9900ALED 120mm CPU Cooler $49.98
Zalman VF1000 VGA Cooler $103.98(Reason for price, I am getting two.)
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers $88.99
RAZER Mamba Black USB Laser Gaming Mouse $129.99

Total: $2741.83

If anyone has any suggestions on anything I could do to improve this, please let me know. Thanks.

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Old 01-01-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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not a suggestion
but an observation

nice case choice
it devours my ATX mobo
there is just so much room inside its disturbing
are you going to leave yours like it is or are you planning to take a dremel to it?
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:36 PM   #3
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not a suggestion
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nice case choice
it devours my ATX mobo
there is just so much room inside its disturbing
are you going to leave yours like it is or are you planning to take a dremel to it?

What do you mean take a dremel to it?
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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like change the design
or add airflow
ect
to mod it
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:02 PM   #5
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Nahhh. The case is just fine the way it is. I have heard amazing reviews on the airflow and temps being just fine, so I don't see any need to modify it in any way, shape, or form.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:34 PM   #6
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If you're making such a beast PC, why you skipping out on the graphics card?
You're already spending $2000, just add an extra $200 FOR THIS!!
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:37 PM   #7
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If you're making such a beast PC, why you skipping out on the graphics card?
You're already spending $2000, just add an extra $200 FOR THIS!!
The thing is, I want to run SLI and I am trying to keep it under 3k because I also had to add the bluray drive, and an extra cd/dvd drive. Also, I am getting a few games too after this is built.
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Old 01-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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you would be better off getting one really good graphics card and then getting a second one at a later time. if you SLI now then you wont be able to upgrade it later without getting rid of both of your graphics cards.

what are you going to use it for? you wont need more than 6GB of RAM for gaming. you could take the money and put it towards a better graphics card. Do you have a link for your RAM?
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Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Case $279.99
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Motherboard $239.99
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz Processor $288.99
Intel X25-M 80GB SATA II SSD $299.99
WD VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA HDD $399.98(Reason for price, I am getting two.)
ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-Bit Graphics Card $219.98
Corsair 1000W ATX12V 2.2 PSU $239.99
OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) RAM $399.98(Reason for price, I am getting two.)
Zalman CNPS9900ALED 120mm CPU Cooler $49.98
Zalman VF1000 VGA Cooler $103.98(Reason for price, I am getting two.)
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers $88.99
RAZER Mamba Black USB Laser Gaming Mouse $129.99

Total: $2741.83

If anyone has any suggestions on anything I could do to improve this, please let me know. Thanks.

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Very, very nice Wish I had that kind of money to spend :/
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Why not set yourself up with some sold state disks Pancake?
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I am getting a Solid State Disk (SSD). I am going to get the Intel X25-M 80GB. I am going to have all my software on that one and keep all music and everything else on two 500GB Western Digital Caviar Black HDDs with RAID 0.
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this graphics card would be much better, i would drop one of the raptors and get an ATI 5850 or 5870.
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this graphics card would be much better, i would drop one of the raptors and get an ATI 5850 or 5870.
I am going to drop both raptors and just go with two 500GB HDD from Western Digital. I am going to get NVIDIA no matter what. I have always had problems with ATI and it was always a hardware problem with them, not a driver issue. Do you know of any better graphics cards by NVIDA instead of the one from ATI?
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i have a 5770 and its working great for me, right now ATI is the only manufactorer with graphics cards that support directx 11. it also gives you more for your money. a 5870 is more powerful than a GTX 295. if you really dont want an ATI card then i'd get a GTX 275 or 285. the 295 is overpriced. what is the CAS latency on your RAM?
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i have a 5770 and its working great for me, right now ATI is the only manufactorer with graphics cards that support directx 11. it also gives you more for your money. a 5870 is more powerful than a GTX 295. if you really dont want an ATI card then i'd get a GTX 275 or 285. the 295 is overpriced. what is the CAS latency on your RAM?
For the RAM the CAS latency is 10 and timing is 10-10-10-30.
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The ATi HD 58xx's are the dogs bollocks, you won't be disappointed.
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Even though I have heard good things about ATI, I am still hesitant to buy one of their products. If anyone has any suggestions on NVIDIA I would appreciate that very much. Thanks.

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Even though I have heard good things about ATI, I am still hesitant to buy one of their products. If anyone has any suggestions on NVIDIA I would appreciate that very much. Thanks.

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if your a die hard Nvidia fanboy, wait a few months for the new Nvidia Cards.


or get ATi 5970
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if your a die hard Nvidia fanboy, wait a few months for the new Nvidia Cards.
or get ATi 5970
I am thinking about building this computer in late February or early March. I might wait or I might just go with the ATI card. Do you know any really good cards by ATI for around $250-300?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...n=5850&x=0&y=0

tiny bit over 300 but thats about as good as you can get with that price range and what is available now.
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