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Old 03-08-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Alright, so my birthday is coming up and I need a new rig.

Mobo
EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188039
$299.99

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
$288.99

RAM
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
$109.99

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136317
**Note: I already have one.
$104.99


GPU
EVGA 896-P3-1258-A1 GeForce GTX 260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130443
$264.99

Case
Antec Twelve Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129043
$154.99

Total: $1,215.94

What does everyone think? I haven't really been that into the PC world for a while. Suggestions, critiques... everything is welcome.
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Nice looking setup.

Do you have a PSU for that thing?

if you're not planning on going SLI, you might want to consider saving a bit of money and going with something like an ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45.

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Old 03-08-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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I've always sworn by EVGA mobos. I have had 8 of them, and not a single one has ever failed me. However, I am allured by the price on that ASUS. I shall debate it.

I changed the ram to CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600.
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Nice RAM.

How about a power supply. . .
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I'm running off my old Corsair 750W.
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That'll do.
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Is there anything I should upgrade? I want to make this as up to date as possible while keeping it under 1.5k.
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Not unless you want to go with a Core i7 build.
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What would I have to upgrade to go with an i7? Also, it seems kind of dumb with the 45nm quads around the corner
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These will raise your price to a bit over $1300:

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58

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