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Old January 17, 2010, 07:44 PM
tl9015 tl9015 is offline
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Default New Rig (Main home school work, photoshop, gaming) computer

I haven't owned a desktop in more than 5 years and always have used an up to date top of the line laptops (Macbook Pro, Vaio, etc.). However, it seems like I am sacrificing too much screen resolution and size. Therefore, I have decided to go with a high end custom desktop + netbook.

Here is what I got so far and had a few questions...

1. Worth it to go with this set up now? Any parts in there that I should wait or getting at the end of their lifecycle?

2. For the memory, 8 8 8 vs. 7 7 7 latency (What's the difference, $10 difference)

3. I probably won't be this an overclocker's set up?

4. Any parts you would get instead? (motherboard for usb 3.0?)

5. Graphics card (Should I wait?)

1 x Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB 4.8GT/S
1 x Noctua NH-U12P SE2 LGA775/1156/1366 AM2/AM3 I7/I5/PHENOM Heatpipe Cooler W/ 2XNH-P12 120MM Fans
1 x EVGA X58 SLI LE ATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 PCI-E1 1PCI SATA2 Sound Dual GBLAN 1394 Motherboard
1 x Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
1 x Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ PCI-E 2XDVI HDMI Display Port
This video card is available only as part of a pre-build NCIX PC system.
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Two Mid Tower Gamer Case 902 ATX 9 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 eSATA Audio
1 x Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply
1 x Samsung LS24TWQSUV/ZC T240 24IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 20000:1DC 5ms DVI VGA HDMI HDCP
1 x Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
1 x Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
1 x Please Use The Onboard Sound Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x Please Use The Onboard Network Ethernet Card Integrated On My Motherboard
1 x PC Assembly and Testing with 1 Year Limited NCIX System Warranty (PRE-CONFIG WIN. OS If Purchased)
Assembly and testing requires an additional 4-5 business days to ship your order once all parts are in stock. Does not include any water cooling or server CPU installation. 1 Year Limited Warranty on system components assembled by NCIX.
1 x 1 Year Parts & 1 Year Labour Limited Warranty On System Components - Click for Details
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