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Please be aware that i WONT actually buy this. But since there is so many i7 build poping up i thought i mite give some advice and keep the thread neat so here it is:

GA-X58:[url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128362 $300
i7 920:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202 $304
EVGA GTX 260(216):http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130398 $500 (250x2)
Corsair 1000W:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139007 $259
OCZ Gold 6GB(3 x 2GB)DDR3 1600:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227365 $300
WD 640GB AAKS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227365 $140 (70x2) RAID 0
Samsung 22X DVD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151171 $50(25x2)
Sound Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132005 170
Total: Abit Over $2000
Ideas are welcomed and I noe u could change the video cards to 2 4870 1gb but its really personal prefernce. Also i didnt include a cooler as i cant seem to find i7 coolers.
Edited by Takendown2 - 11/20/08 at 7:41am
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post #2 of 7
Honestly, unless you're doing hardcore benching the RIIE is overkill.

P6T or GA-X58-UD5 would get that chip to the same clocks and cost less money.
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^^The reason i put r2e is because it comes with a soundcard and a good soundcard itself would cost the difference between the p6t or ga-x58 and not to mention r2e has tri sli while p6t doenst
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That soundcard isn't a good soundcard. It's worth the difference to buy an actual real soundcard, rather than the riser. It's not hardware accelerated sound, it's just software with the mini-soundcard.

The GA-X58-UD5 does tri-SLI (which is why I jumped ship after owning several Asus boards)

I'd rather do that and get a PCIE soundcard for the top slot on the Gigabyte. I'm not impressed with the layout of the EVGA because you're basically screwed for sound if you go tri-SLI.
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Haha!

I hate the term "bang for buck" it's a stupid term that means "as cheap as I can get and just about works" but $2k isn't "bang for the buck"!
    
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post #6 of 7
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for a 2k system thats the best u can get!
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board changed and sound card added
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CM690 
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