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Old October 30, 2010, 08:53 AM
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My System Specs

Smile New Builds

There are a no. of great recommendations! My suggestions are as follows.

Psu: Corsair HX 750.
Memory: Mushkin RidgeBack 998826 6-8-6-24. If that's too pricey, try 998659B.
CPU: Intel core i7 950
mobo: Aus P6X58D-E
GPU: EVGA 460 GTX. Get the EE version. If you're not familiar with this, it means External Exhaust.
If you decide to go sli in the future, the psu has been selected with that in mind. After all, 2 of those in sli outperforms a 480.
If you use a SSD for your os, the Vertex II shines above the others.
HDD: Samsung F3 1tb or WD Black 1tb. not sure of the performance specs on the newer 2tb drives yet.
Case: Subjective choice. Lian Li is a premium selction. CoolerMaster has a no.of cases, depending on your tastes.
I'm using the HAF X. Great case with a pr of usb 3 hot swappable drive bays, sata 3 ports as well. My case is not that visible so I opted for performance over looks, though it kinda grows on you after a while. That's a full size, so it may be too big 4 u.

The cpu cooler I left out. There are so many good coolers out there. I would suggest looking in the reviews thread for an idea there.

Welcome to HWC and enjoy the build with your new system!!!
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