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Hey guys, new to the forum here and pretty much new to custom PC building. I have put together my new and upcoming system. PLEASE give me as much feedback as possible. I have no idea how to even build this thing let alone know if everything is compatible. I have a 10k budget and hope this is going to be good. Anyway thanks for reading and on to the equipment!

Case
Cooler Master Stacker 830 Evolution

Motherboard
eVGA 790i Ultra SLI

CPU
Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9770 3.2GHz

Power Supply
PC Power & Cooling T12W 1200W ATX12V Power Supply

Hard Drives (4)
Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

Memory (2)
Corsair Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Graphic Cards (3)
eVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion

Network Card
Intel PWLA8492MT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI/PCI-X PRO/1000 Dual Port Server Adapter 2 x RJ45

CD/DVD Burner
ASUS Black 20X CD/DVD Burner w/ LiteScribe

Monitor
ASUS PG221 Black-Silver 22" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 2000:1

Water Cooling
CoolIT SYSTEMS FREEZONE Thermoelectric CPU Cooler

Heatsink
Swiftech MCX775-V CPU Cooling Heatsink New Backplate Version

Fans (4 120mm)
Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan

Ok, that's what I can up with last night guys. Any input? Do I need a floppy disk drive if i'm planning on running my hard drives in raid 0? I have no idea how to build a PC so please shed some light on a COMPLETE NOOB

Edit: I ONLY play FPS...and for the record total price I rounded up to 9k
Edited by Slikk - 6/10/08 at 12:32am
    
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post #2 of 115
uh... youre wasting your money if you buy 3 9800gx2 cards, but i dont think money is an issue here.

with that kind of dough, id think youd get a blu-ray burner for the hell of it.

scythe slipstreams have virtually no static pressure... id stay away from these unless you have no fan grills or anything. go for some s-flex fans.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185006

20 bucks a pop should be no issue... right?
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Can you elobrate? I thought the more graphic cards the better? Also thank you for the suggestion on the fans!!! I will update my list...How does everything else look mnishimura?
    
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post #4 of 115
if you have that much cash...one question (of many)...why only 22 inch?

also wat are your goals for the build. it will help everyone critique your build.


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Thanks for the welcome weezymagic! When it comes to computers I really have no idea how to build/shop for one. If you can find a better monitor and keep it under 1k, please give me some ideas it would really help me out!!! I'm planning on buying within the week so from monitors to grease to wires please let me know what I need to have a complete build. My goals behind this is to run every game flawlessly as well not having to upgrade for a few years. I play FPS games dunno if that helps but really main goal is to have a real good system. Thanks!
    
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post #6 of 115
ummm you cant use 3 9800gx2's... they are dual cards so when they are in sli with 2 of them it is recognised as quad sli not dual. i would also upgrade the screen to 24" at least and i wouldnt get the freezone i would go for a custom watercooling kit or just an ultra 120extreme. also i would go for 2 of the velociraptors then get either a 750 or a 1tb single disk as they are all very very fast.

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you wasting your time and money on this... and 22" screen
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Ok thanks for your input ocZcc!!! See this is what I need you guys are the experts here! I thought the 3 green slots were for graphic cards. Keep the suggestions coming! Ok 24" monitor, whats a good gamin monitor? For the HD's I think I am sticking with the 4 velociraptors, wouldnt that be better?
    
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
you wasting your time and money on this... and 22" screen
Care to elaborate?
    
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Originally Posted by Slikk View Post
Ok thanks for your input ocZcc!!! See this is what I need you guys are the experts here! I thought the 3 green slots were for graphic cards. Keep the suggestions coming! Ok 24" monitor, whats a good gamin monitor? For the HD's I think I am sticking with the 4 velociraptors, wouldnt that be better?
the 3 slots are for graphics cards but you cant have more that quad sli and with 2 9800gx2 that is quad sli. the three slots are for like if you get 3 9800gtx's

ok i will have a look at newegg and post my monitor suggestion in a mo
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