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Old August 9, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Second choice. But.

No need for a TPQ 1k. Overkill for your rig.
Make sure you have an i7 mount (bracket) for the TRUE, or choose the TRUE specifically designed for the i7.
The Dominators are great sticks, but do you really need them? Will you oc that high?
What Frontier meant in terms of backup is this: do not go for dual 1Tb in Raid 0. Unless you backup your data somewhere else.
MpG already wrote it, but I'll say it again: dual 4890s is not required for the resolution you will be gaming at. Other choice: GTX285.

Now I wonder what is that "distribution center", 'cause those aren't the best prices around.

Enjoy your new built, and welcome to the Forums.
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Alright, here are some updated changes. Build 1 is out of the question. If the TPQ 1k is overkill, fair enough, I've added the 850. The only things left in the finance are the TPQ 850, i7 920 and the Intel 80GB. I've also moved to one 4890. I was going to buy an external hdd to backup data but I don't see why I don't just use one of those WD's. I'll keep the ram and thanks for the advice again guys.

CASE - Cooler Master HAF 932 - $168.92
POWER SUPPLY - Antec TruePower Quattro 850 - $156.41
PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7 920 - $328.06
CPU HEATSINK - Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT - $77.48
CPU FAN - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM 1600RPM - $16.38
MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte EX58-UD4P - $252.06
MEMORY - Corsair XMS3 Dominator ( 3 x 2 GB ) 1600mhz - $199.00
HDD - Intel X25-M 80GB - $256.71 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2 RAID 1 - $199.96
VIDEO CARDS - Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 VAPOR-X - $289.99
OPTICAL DRIVE - Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW - $32.10
MONITOR - LG W2442PA-BF 24"
SPEAKERS - Logitech X-530 5.1
MOUSE & KEYBOARD - Microsoft laser mouse and an old generic COMPAQ keyboard
TOTAL = $1977.07
UP FRONT = $1235.89
FINANCED PORTION = $741.18
20 MONTH PAYMENTS @ $37.06 PER MONTH

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Old August 9, 2009, 01:51 PM
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I was going to buy an external hdd to backup data but I don't see why I don't just use one of those WD's.
I think the point wasn't that you shouldn't get the 2 HDD's, it was more that you might not want to run them in RAID 0. If one drive fails in RAID 0, you lose everything on both. Really, my suggestion would be to run them in RAID1, as 1GB is plenty of space in most cases, or get 2x 640's in RAID 0 and also run a backup drive (either internal or external) for your more critical data.
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I think the point wasn't that you shouldn't get the 2 HDD's, it was more that you might not want to run them in RAID 0. If one drive fails in RAID 0, you lose everything on both. Really, my suggestion would be to run them in RAID1, as 1GB is plenty of space in most cases, or get 2x 640's in RAID 0 and also run a backup drive (either internal or external) for your more critical data.
I originally was going to do the two WD's in RAID 0 because it's fast and I still get my 2T and later on purchase an external hdd to backup files that I want. After suggestions here and thinking about it for a bit, I was going to just use one for storage and the other for backing up files. But you suggest creating a mirror image with RAID 1. That would be pretty efficient recovery time if one kicked it.
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Alright, here are some updated changes. Build 1 is out of the question. If the TPQ 1k is overkill, fair enough, I've added the 850. The only things left in the finance are the TPQ 850, i7 920 and the Intel 80GB. I've also moved to one 4890. I was going to buy an external hdd to backup data but I don't see why I don't just use one of those WD's. I'll keep the ram and thanks for the advice again guys.

CASE - Cooler Master HAF 932 - $168.92
POWER SUPPLY - Antec TruePower Quattro 850 - $156.41
PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7 920 - $328.06
CPU HEATSINK - Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT - $77.48
CPU FAN - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120MM 1600RPM - $16.38
MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte EX58-UD4P - $252.06
MEMORY - Corsair XMS3 Dominator ( 3 x 2 GB ) 1600mhz - $199.00
HDD - Intel X25-M 80GB - $256.71 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2 RAID 1 - $199.96
VIDEO CARDS - Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 VAPOR-X - $289.99
OPTICAL DRIVE - Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW - $32.10
MONITOR - LG W2442PA-BF 24"
SPEAKERS - Logitech X-530 5.1
MOUSE & KEYBOARD - Microsoft laser mouse and an old generic COMPAQ keyboard
TOTAL = $1977.07
UP FRONT = $1235.89
FINANCED PORTION = $741.18
20 MONTH PAYMENTS @ $37.06 PER MONTH
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Windows 7 Ultimate if it's out by October. If not, the Windows 7 RC until I can get it.
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If you're not building this system until october, i'd wait till october to plan it, pricing and relevance can change substantially in 2 -3 months time.
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If you're not building this system until october, i'd wait till october to plan it, pricing and relevance can change substantially in 2 -3 months time.
Oh, you bet. Just nice to plan it all now and then go over everything in October. Thanks man.

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Welcome dude. Looks like the good peeps here have already saved you a ton of money. Run those WD's in Raid 1 for sure. Live, real time backup. Get the Gen 2 intel SSD.

NCIX.com - Buy Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive - SSDSA2MH080G2C1 In Canada.
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Welcome dude. Looks like the good peeps here have already saved you a ton of money. Run those WD's in Raid 1 for sure. Live, real time backup. Get the Gen 2 intel SSD.

NCIX.com - Buy Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive - SSDSA2MH080G2C1 In Canada.
Thanks for the welcome. Hopefully come October this website through the company will have second gen! Pretty penny for sure.
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