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Old June 7, 2010, 03:34 AM
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Default New i7 build, w/ aim of future-proofing - 2.5K - any comments before I order?

Hello. I've been lurking for sooooo long. But I still need help, though I'm embarrassed to ask because I haven't contributed yet. But here goes...

I'm building a new computer, and my main aim is future-proofing. I love to read this stuff, but once I get it done, I hate touching my creation -- maybe my aversion is medical? *laugh* I really don't know. But you'll see what I mean when you see the over-the-top motherboard I've chosen.

Again: here goes...:

Intel Core i7 930 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.8GHZ 8MB L3 Cache 130W 45NM Retail Box ---- $298.99

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard ---- $699.99

THOSE things are already fixed -- I cannot change them.

Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case; No PSU ---- $194.99

KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-700MA1S 700W ATX / BTX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply ---- $104.99

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler ---- $109.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ---- $104.99

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ---- $239.99

A DVD reader/writer/etc.;

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory with Airflow Fan Model CMT12GX3M6A1866C9 ---- $514.49

ASUS EAH5970/G/2DIS/2GD5 Radeon HD 5970 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity ---- $741.99

---- total price ---- $2770

Does anyone have anything to suggest before I order?
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