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RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail
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CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN3X2048-1333C9 - Retail
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LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
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Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
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GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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CyberPower 1090 6 Feet 4 Transformer Spaced 6 Non-Transformer Spaced Outlets 3000 Joules Surge Protector - Retail
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EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Everything is fine except the case and power supply. There is no way you are running an I7 and a GTX260 with 500W, especially a cheap one. It's possible, but I wouldn't.
Also, get 4GB RAM total. I suggest a 2x2GB set.
Edited by spaceballsrules - 1/17/09 at 11:51pm
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Raidmax cases suck, and I wouldn't trust the power supply thats included to power my watch.

Be careful with Seagate drives, they often have horrible quality.

The MX518 is an alright mouse, and for $40 its hard to find something better.

You can get a 4870 1GB for $80 less than that GTX 260, and I don't think that X58 has SLI either, if you're thinking about the future.
    
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Raidmax cases suck, and I wouldn't trust the power supply thats included to power my watch.

Be careful with Seagate drives, they often have horrible quality.

The MX518 is an alright mouse, and for $40 its hard to find something better.

You can get a 4870 1GB for $80 less than that GTX 260, and I don't think that X58 has SLI either, if you're thinking about the future.
The case look really nice though. Radeon 4870 HD for $80? I don't believe u unless I see it. My only concern about this built is I made a mistake of buying a 2 channel ram rather then triple channel like it should be. Give me your opinions about that
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The case look really nice though. Radeon 4870 HD for $80? I don't believe u unless I see it. My only concern about this built is I made a mistake of buying a 2 channel ram rather then triple channel like it should be. Give me your opinions about that
It looks nice on the outside, but its all just cheap plastic. Look at the review of a Coolermaster CM690 and compare it to the Smilodon and you'll see what I mean. A better case will give you better wire management, better airflow, and reduced noise.

$80 less. You can get a 4870 1GB for $200 after MIR on newegg.

I haven't looked into it much, but I remember seeing that there was little real world difference between dual and triple channel memory. The i7 can run in dual channel mode though. You're going to want more than 2GB of ram though. I only have a 9800GTX+ and I was running out of ram playing Fallout 3 and Crysis Warhead with only 2GB.

I don't know what the voltage specs are for that ram, but you need to make sure its less than 1.65V, since Core i7 has a limit on the memory voltage. A lot of the cheaper dual channel DDR3 was meant for X48/790i Core 2 motherboards and will have a voltage of 1.85V or higher.

I recommend you get a triple channel kit, because its designed for i7, and 3GB of ram is just the right amount for gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220368

This one is actually cheaper than the 2GB kit you linked when you consider cost/GB...
    
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris View Post
It looks nice on the outside, but its all just cheap plastic. Look at the review of a Coolermaster CM690 and compare it to the Smilodon and you'll see what I mean. A better case will give you better wire management, better airflow, and reduced noise.

$80 less. You can get a 4870 1GB for $200 after MIR on newegg.

I haven't looked into it much, but I remember seeing that there was little real world difference between dual and triple channel memory. The i7 can run in dual channel mode though. You're going to want more than 2GB of ram though. I only have a 9800GTX+ and I was running out of ram playing Fallout 3 and Crysis Warhead with only 2GB.

I don't know what the voltage specs are for that ram, but you need to make sure its less than 1.65V, since Core i7 has a limit on the memory voltage. A lot of the cheaper dual channel DDR3 was meant for X48/790i Core 2 motherboards and will have a voltage of 1.85V or higher.

I recommend you get a triple channel kit, because its designed for i7, and 3GB of ram is just the right amount for gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220368

This one is actually cheaper than the 2GB kit you linked when you consider cost/GB...
Ye I just ordered a triple kit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145221
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Power
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