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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by shoot2thrill View Post
So far it looks good, I would recommend vista 64 home premium instead of ultimate though.
That mobo is great too, you can add a second or even third video card later on if you want.

Thanks for the advice, I couldn't find it on newegg!

I plan on adding another card when the price drops.
post #12 of 19
You might want to think about getting a retail version of Vista rather than OEM. If you ever plan on changing motherboards or your whole set up, you can re-use it on another system. An OEM version is "stuck" to the original motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116470

I know it says 'Upgrade version', but it can be installed fresh with a simple little trick. (Google it)

It only comes with the 32 bit version, but Microsoft will send you the 64 bit version for $10.
Edited by stanglx302 - 1/3/09 at 3:35pm
post #13 of 19
I mauy be wrong but I dont think a Tuniq tower will work on Core i7. If not I suggest this cooler, I just put together a q9550 rig and am using it and it seems to be a pretty darn good cooler, awesome looking to me too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835702007

Edit: I also see the 1tb HDD you have listed is 170, looked it up at newegg its 119
Edited by Fors30 - 1/3/09 at 3:43pm
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post #14 of 19
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Can anyone verify whether or not the Tuniq works with the i7?
post #15 of 19
actually... I don't think the Tuniq tower supports core i7.
"Compatibility Socket 478, LGA775, k8 ( 754 / 939 / 940 )
Support AM2 Socket (New Version)"

core i7 is LGA 1366
    
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post #16 of 19
i7 920/940 has 4.3 G/sec...only the extreme version has 6.3
     
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Kingston Value 18 Gigs 1086mhz CL8 Western Digital 640GB Black LG GH24LS50 24x Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by stanglx302 View Post
You might want to think about getting a retail version of Vista rather than OEM. If you ever plan on changing motherboards or your whole set up, you can re-use it on another system. An OEM version is "stuck" to the original motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116470

I know it says 'Upgrade version', but it can be installed fresh with a simple little trick. (Google it)

It only comes with the 32 bit version, but Microsoft will send you the 64 bit version for $10.
+1. I was gonna recommend the exact same thing
    
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post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by ddanko12 View Post
CPU: i7 940
Mobo: asus rampage
Gfx card: wait for gtx 295
RAM: 6gb DDR3 1600mhz or better
Sound: X-fi titanium
HDD: WD 300gb Raptor + 2x 250gb in RAID 0
PS: something over 700 watts?

Is this a good start?


Come on, he's looking for a good gaming rig. i7 isn't for gamers, it can barely outperform a Q9550. It shines in encoding and server-like duties, and it's a monster there, but as far as gaming is concerned, he's better off saving some money, grabbing a Q9550 and buying some more games with the differance.


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Originally Posted by stanglx302 View Post
You might want to think about getting a retail version of Vista rather than OEM. If you ever plan on changing motherboards or your whole set up, you can re-use it on another system. An OEM version is "stuck" to the original motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116470

I know it says 'Upgrade version', but it can be installed fresh with a simple little trick. (Google it)

It only comes with the 32 bit version, but Microsoft will send you the 64 bit version for $10.



I use an OEM Vista Utli X64 disc, and it didn't care when I swapped out my old DFI for the EPoX I'm using now. Didn't miss a beat.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
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$3 Compaq keyboard with pretty aluminum finish ThermalTake PurePower 500W Rosewill R230-P-BK Wired Optical 
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post #19 of 19
I've used my OEM Vista copy on at least 4 different builds....
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