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Hey guys, Its been 5 years since I have built my gaming machine, and right now i am gathering the best components for a ultimate gaming machine that will run games like Crysis perfectly on a 24" monitor. Please advise me with any suggestions on parts you think would be more efficient. Thank You.

Case - http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119122
COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
$259.99 - I chose this because it seems like a very large case with great cooling.

Case Fan Dampener - Vantec 120mm Vibration Dampener Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999211
$4.00 x 2

Case Fans - http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12trblhisp.html
Delta 120x38mm Triple Blade High Speed $16.95 x 4


Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model - I chose this because its easily overclockable and the Quad processors are not that much better for gaming. $226.00

CPU Cooler - http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thulex.html
Thermalright Ultra-120 EXTREME - Have done alot of research on this cooler, its the best one you can get without having to go with watercooling. $69.95
*http://www.thermalright.com/product_default.htm
IFX-14, This is their newest Heatsink but im not sure when its coming out, any info?

CPU Cooler Fans - http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12tfexhisp.html
Delta 120x38mm TFB1212GHE Extreme High Speed x 2 *This is for the heatsink, my only concern is the weight of two of these added could be a problem. $28.95

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100008
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
$15.99


Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013
EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$249.99


RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146114
mushkin REDLINE 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail* I want great overclockability so that the RAM matches the FSB of the CPU .Will this provide that?
$354.99


HardDrive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
$219.99 - I dont download much and if anything I will purchase an external hard drive to store anything that isn't a game or an operating system.

Harddrive Cooling :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888111
VANTEC VTX-C01-SL Hard Disk Drive Cooler with crossflow blower - Retail
$28.59* are these worth it?


VideoCard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814186021
Foxconn FV-N88XMAD2-ONOC GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OverClock
$540.99 x 2 - I checked and for the price this card is almost as fast as the Ultra.


SoundCard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005
Creative 70SB046A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty.X-RAM 64mb.
$145.99


Monitor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001222
SAMSUNG 244t-BK Black 24" 6ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height & Pivot Adjustments 500 cd/m2 1000:1 -
$679.99*Any negatives about this monitor?


Operating System:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116175
Microsoft Windows XP Pro SP2b 1pk w/Upgrade Coupon for Vista - OEM
$139.99*Should i get the 64 bit version? Will this conflict with anything not using it?


PowerSupply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703007
PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR EPS12V 1000W
$559.99* Is this necessary? I only chose this one because I hear about people with cheap powersupplys that cause alot of problems.


DVD drives :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827249003
PLEXTOR Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW
$99.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106066
LITE-ON Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model LH-16D1P-187 - Retail
$17.99


Total = Under $4400
I will be using all rounded cables for optimum air flow. Please let me know if you see anything that can be upgraded, my budget is $5000. Thank you.
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16 gig Corsair 256g Crucial m4 + 300g Raptor + 1 TB WD Black +... Spins Fast! Corsair H80 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit LG 34" UltraWide + 55" 4K TV Verbatim. Glows...Pretty!!! 1000watt Antec Quattro 
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16 gig Corsair 256g Crucial m4 + 300g Raptor + 1 TB WD Black +... Spins Fast! Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit LG 34" UltraWide + 55" 4K TV Verbatim. Glows...Pretty!!! 1000watt Antec Quattro 
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post #2 of 7
That looks like an awesome build, but I have a few suggestions for you.

That RAM is a little too expensive IMO for what you are getting. G. Skill HZ kit will clock just about the same, if not better, than the Mushkin kit for half the cost.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

The Foxconn is a good video card brand, but XFX and eVGA are much better mainly due to their warranties. The eVGA card is cheaper after the MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072

Lastly, the PSU is among one of the best, but that is more than enough power for what this system will require. The Silverstone DA850 will provide adequate power and costs about half as much. 70A on the 12v is more power than most people need to use while running two systems.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256022

With the money saved you could use it to grab another Raptor for RAID0 or a Quad Core processor.

Overall the build is very nice and I especially like the choice on the case and heatsink. Good luck on the build and keep us posted!

Btw, welcome to OC.net!
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post #3 of 7
oh man, Ill hook you up with some knowledge here quickly. That PSU is WAY overkill, 650-700W should suffice you.

That RAM is overkill as well - gskill HZ's are mad cheap right now (ddr2-800 2x1gb) about 130$ at the egg.

HDD coolers typically do not help very much, just make sure your HDD is behind a 120mm case fan for best air flow.

Those delta fans are LOUD, I mean bleeding ears loud - if you dont care about sound, get them because they are amazing, just annoying loud.

great CPU, you probably only need ONE of those video cards, or even just one 640mb 8800GTS - id probably get a cheaper HDD as well, but thats personal preference mostly, the raptors are great, but SATA is the wave of the future man.

I think samsung has 20X DVD-RAM drives on sale for about 40$ too, might want to opt for that as well
    
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Keep in mind as well that the monitor you have picked out is a PVA panel and is more for business applications. The downside is you won't get very good viewing angles, but the build quality is high.

This Acer better fits the layout of your build. It will be better for gaming and entertainment in general. If media editing is what you'll be doing more of get the Samsung, otherwise go with the Acer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009089
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post #5 of 7
Wrong link Legend ;-)

TheLegend gave a few important(money saving) advices that won't bottleneck your system at all. Just more money in the pocket for you.
BTW, I love that case, wow!
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Link fixed.
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post #7 of 7
I'm just cosigning what TheLegend said about the RAM, that G.Skill kit is the best deal going right now. That's about a $300.00 dollar difference.
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