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Old October 27, 2009, 10:42 AM
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Here's my new system for gaming / development / multimedia etc:

Case: 199.99
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ANTEC Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case

Mobo: 204.99 (-20.00 rebate)
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Asus P6T SE X58 w/ TripleDDR3 2000, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX

CPU: 329.99
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Intel Core™ i7 Processor 920 2.66GHz w/ 8MB Cache

Mem: 174.99 x 2
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OCZ 6GB PC3-14400 Reaper Low-Voltage Triple Channel DDR3 Kit (3 x 2GB)

SSD: 179.99
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Corsair Extreme Series 2.5in SATA II Solid State Drive, 32GB

HDD: 102.99 x 2
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Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA II w/ 32MB Cache

GPU: 189.99
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HIS Radeon HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out, HDMI

DVD: 28.99
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Samsung SH-S223B 22x SpeedPlus™ DVD-Writer, SATA, Black, OEM

PSU: 149.99
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Power Supply, Crossfire Edition


I'm planning on booting W7 from the SSD and overclocking the 920. Also be using 2 monitors. I'm buying this system with the option to use crossfire in the future (MAYBE). Wondering if the 750w should be enough for now (1 card). Also does the P6T SE support 14400 memory?

Thanks for any advice :D
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Old October 27, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-
If your going to be overclocking, a D0 stepping is supposed to allow better clocks w/ less voltage/heat I believe, and currently it is only $10 more ($339.99) then yours list at NCIX, and can be got for ~$325 if you price-match.

As far as power supplies go, with any quality PS you should be able to easily run any card now a days with 750W, in fact, I believe you could run at least two cards without much problem.

May I suggest:
Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
It is $199.99 at NCIX but you can price match it to ~150, and there is a 11MIR on top of that. From what I understand it is an excellent PS and it is 80Plus silver I believe (Used to be 80Plus gold but got downgraded as some internal testing didn't meet the requirements by a hair. Correct me if I am wrong please.)

Also, if you going to be paying $189.99 for a graphics card, it would probably be in your best interest to upgrade it to a 4890, especially if your using two monitors. You can probably find one for ~$200, and with a sale probably less. Otherwise you can probably find a cheaper 4870.
If you wait until Wednesday, NCIX will be putting up a new weekly sale, which will most likely have deals on either 4870's or 4890's.

I don't know a lot about 1366 motherboards so I won't comment, although for the ram, since you are planning to overclock, may I suggest something like:

G.SKILL F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD Trident PC3-16000 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-2000 CL9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
It is $182.35 at NCIX but could be price matched down to ~$171. This ram was reviewed by HWC here and was rated highly. Only thing was that the heat spreaders were fairly tall and could obstruct your CPU heatsink depending on the board.

I didn't notice any CPU aftermarket heatsink which will be necessary for overclocking. For price for performance the:
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
is hard to beat, especially when pricematched down to ~$25. Otherwise, HWC just did an i7 cooler roundup so take a look here, for an idea of whats out there and how they perform.

Last but not least, regardless what you get, if your going with NCIX, PRICEMATCH!
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Old October 27, 2009, 02:56 PM
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NCIX has a 6GB kit of OCZ Obsidian DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 at 1.65v for 105$ after rebate. Cheap yet efficient.
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Old October 28, 2009, 09:02 AM
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NCIX has a 6GB kit of OCZ Obsidian DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 at 1.65v for 105$ after rebate. Cheap yet efficient.
Wow great deal, thanks for the heads up.

Definitely going with the DO cpu, thanks for the info Fox.

Has there been any issues overclocking with the P6T SE?
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Old October 28, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Not suppose to. If you want to be sure then go with GA-EX58-UD4P or P6T instead of the SE. Personally I think this case is overpriced. There is a lot of better case on the market at 150$ like the haf 932 or for a little more the ATCS 840. take a complete look at the market if you want to see all option;)

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Old October 28, 2009, 09:19 AM
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I have the SE and had to flash to the latest bios but now am 4 ghz stable.
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Old October 28, 2009, 01:25 PM
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Not suppose to. If you want to be sure then go with GA-EX58-UD4P or P6T instead of the SE. Personally I think this case is overpriced. There is a lot of better case on the market at 150$ like the haf 932 or for a little more the ATCS 840. take a complete look at the market if you want to see all option;)

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Yeah I know the case is overpriced but I like the air filters and the look of it :p I wrestled with the idea of getting a p193 instead but decided on this one.

Cool Stoanee, I'll make sure to run the update first.
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Old October 28, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Well if you like the look so it's the best case you can get for yourself. Have fun building this build and post on workblog;)

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