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Old December 1, 2008, 12:11 PM
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Default Final Build (Possibly, Suggestions Please)

CPU: Intel Core i7 965 (Retail box)

Mobo: ASUS Rampage II Extreme ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI CrossFire SLI (Retail box)

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card (Retail box) (Any suggestions for a better one)

Soundcard: PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series (Retail box)

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Retail box) (Any suggestions for a better one)

DVD: Blu-ray, DVDR/RW, CDR/RW (Still unsure which brand I want, need suggestions) (Retail box)

PSU: 1 Kilowatt (Still unsure which brand I want, need suggestions) (Retail box)

RAM: DDR3 Triple channel 6GB (3x2GB) (Still unsure of which brand I want, need suggestions) (Retail box)

CASE: SILVERSTONE TJ09-BW Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case (Retail box) (Any suggestions for a better one, someone suggested this is big enough for eventual watercooling; anyone have any experience with this case)

Monitor: Samsung 245T (24-inch) (Retail box)

Keyboard: Razer Tarantula (Retail box)
Mouse: Razer Lachesis (Retail box)
Mouse Pad: Razer Destructor (Retail box)

OS/1: WinXP Pro (OEM)
OS/2: WinVista Home Premium 64-bit (OEM) (On a side note: WinV Ultimate 64 is dual-socket aware)
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Old December 1, 2008, 02:12 PM
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I would go with a Sapphire over anything else right now (ew Diamond).

For a PSU I'd get a Corsair HX1000, as it's been reviewed here and has had a very decent review (modular too!).

If you're looking for a DVD burner, I suggest the Pioneer DVR-216DBK. Very solid and quiet! I have no idea about Bluray yet.

For RAM I'd get a kit of Corsair. Again, I don't know the details on DDR3, but Corsair, along with Mushkin have been known to be great companies.
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Old December 1, 2008, 03:36 PM
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I would rather go for Palit even, Saphire stay away, there warranty can turn out to be costly considering you have to go through a third party to RMA your card. I think SKY has built some nice friends at Palit and mentioned that Palit has nice warranty processing.

Otherwise like bojangles said ^^ :)
Intel E8400, Biostar TPower i45
G-Skill PC2-8500 4GB, Saphire HD4870 512mb
Cooler Master HAF 932, Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
Samsung 931BW 19" LCD, Logitech MX Revolution
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Old December 1, 2008, 04:57 PM
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I have the Corsair 1000W. It's worked perfectly except the fan makes a rattling sound when I turn the pc off. Honestly though it's quiet while it's running.
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Old December 1, 2008, 05:17 PM
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For your Blu-ray drive, I would go with the LG GGC-H20L drive. Plays everything, including HD-DVD (I know the format is dead, but you never know when you might get an opportunity to use a disk, or even buy one or two movies for dirt cheap). Burns DVD/CD, but not Blu-ray. Here is a link:Canada Computers - CD/DVD/RW /Blu-Ray Drives > Blu-Ray Drives : LG GGC-H20L Blu-Ray HD DVD Combo Drive BD-R 6x/HD DVD-Rom 3x/16x DVD+/-R Lightscribe SATA W/Software. I have this drive and love it.
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