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Old June 17, 2010, 08:32 PM
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Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Case $309

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Core i7 930 $309

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Mushkin Enhanced Redline Frostbyte 6G $208

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OCZ Agility 2 Extended 120GB SSD $364

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Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX 1000W PSU $250

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Sapphire Radeon HD5970 $720

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ASUS P6X58D Premium X58 $330

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Prolimatech Megahalems $60

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Total before peripherals $2550

Dell 30" monitor $1400

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Razer Mamba $150

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Logitech g19 keyboard $190

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OMFG I don't need to buy speakers!!

Grand total $4300
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Old June 17, 2010, 09:17 PM
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SLi 480's FTW
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Old June 17, 2010, 09:48 PM
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Why not get an Eyefinity setup instead of paying $1400 on one monitor?
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Old June 17, 2010, 10:03 PM
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make sure you check with memory express you can save alot on taxes (10%) and shipping (free) and they price match aswell.

componets look alright. 800d isnt the best for air cooling but its nice (i own 1) just make sure you add all available fans to it. 4x120 and 3x140 get good 1's.
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Old June 17, 2010, 10:14 PM
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5970 - great card and it would take 2x480 to compete at a higher price. But the you can cook your breafast on them.
Asus P6X58D Premium - has usb 3.0 and sata 6.0. So it's ready for the next few years
Logitech G19 keyboard - Ijust love it.
Corsair HX1000W another very good choice.
All of the above are on my latest build that is all most done.

Dell 30" monitor Absolutly a great choice. That will be my next purchase. So your one up on me.

The rest of your choices are going to make a great computer.

Good Luck on your build
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Old June 18, 2010, 06:01 AM
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The biggest thing I would change is the case. The 800D is a really good piece of hardware but NOT FOR AIR COOLING!!! it's a water cooling case only ( lack of intake ) If you want a clean look and good air cooling capabilitie concider the ATCS 840 or silverstone Temjin series.
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Old June 18, 2010, 06:30 AM
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I like the idea of a 120GB SSD, but it would fill up so fast, why not spend an extra buck and a quarter and pick up a 2TB drive for your multimedia files. I think Direct Canada and Best Canada have a 2TB Seagate on for $109.00 Cdn.
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I like the idea of a 120GB SSD, but it would fill up so fast, why not spend an extra buck and a quarter and pick up a 2TB drive for your multimedia files. I think Direct Canada and Best Canada have a 2TB Seagate on for $109.00 Cdn.
Good call...Or drop to a single 5870 ( which you wont see any difference with a 5970, when game don't lag they don't lag do you need more? ) and use he difference to get you 2X 1tb caviar blue at like 60$. I personally prefer to have more hd with smaller size so if one die I don't lose everything.
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I would swap out the Agility 2 for the G.Skill Phoenix. Its about the same price...but it is just as fast as the Vertex 2 and better then the Agility 2. ;)
Of course, its "only" 100GB...but to get the extra 20GB of space in the extended they had to take away from the over provisioning. Have to wonder if one of the things that they dropped was the MTBF to get the extra room. That or go for the Vertex 2 120GB. Either drives really are better then the Agility 2.
YMMV :)

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and yeah drop a 2tb green or black from WD in there for data only. GREAT combo is SSD for the OS and apps and HDD for data.
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