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Hey everyone

Building a new PC for Christmas/my birthday, let me know what you guys think.

I have already purchaed the following components:
CPU: i7 920 for $294.50 (Came with 4 games)
PSU: Corsair 1000w PSU for $175
DVD Drive: Samsung 22x for $27.99

I have the following in my cart, debating whether to hit the checkout button or not, let me know what you guys think (I do plan on OCing in the future and using SLI):

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.136462

GPU & Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.146960

RAM & Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.142482
Is the Asus X58 better than the EVGA? Also, is the RAM I've chosen ok? It's 1.65v. I've read that 1.5v is best.

And one last thing, what kind of CPU cooler should I get?
post #2 of 3
I think two 7200rpm hard drives in raid would be better than a single 10000rpm drive. 2x barracudas would be a good choice. For $300, you could even do 4 of them on a raid card.

As for cooling, you can't go wrong with a TRUE.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Deluxe HIS 4870x2 3x2gb Patritot Viper ddr3 1600MHz 
Hard DrivePowerCase
8x 30GB OCZ V2 SSD in Raid 0 Cooler Master UCP 900W the side of a dryer 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Deluxe HIS 4870x2 3x2gb Patritot Viper ddr3 1600MHz 
Hard DrivePowerCase
8x 30GB OCZ V2 SSD in Raid 0 Cooler Master UCP 900W the side of a dryer 
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Looks good!
Custom Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 4670K ASUS Z97-A nvidia GTX 560 TI 8GB GSKLILL Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Coolermaster hyper 212 plus Windows 7 64-bit Benq XL2410XT 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Das mechanical keyboard mx blues Thermaltake 700w Coolermaster scout 2 asus xonar essence stx 
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Custom Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5- 4670K ASUS Z97-A nvidia GTX 560 TI 8GB GSKLILL Ripjaw 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Coolermaster hyper 212 plus Windows 7 64-bit Benq XL2410XT 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Das mechanical keyboard mx blues Thermaltake 700w Coolermaster scout 2 asus xonar essence stx 
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