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Nothing is set in concrete yet and i wont be ordering it for a while but i wanted to ask you guys what you would change out of this build while keeping it within the same cost. currently after tax and shipping this build is $1502 shipped and $1432 after rebates. Ignore everything in my sig rig as it will all be gone so i have to start from scratch except my fail nine hundred case. Any input is appreciated as i would like to make the right decisions on this.

DVD = I have no idea how to buy a proper DVD drive, if this one sucks for some reason please suggest another one.

HD = I do not need the full 640GB so if you can suggest a drive that matches my choice in speed but is less GB for cheaper it would be appreciated as i am quite the HD noob.

LCD = Same as above, i fail at deciding on monitors, if anyone has a better choice in the sub $200 range that would be worth the premium over this one ($150) please suggest away.

PSU = Was originally going to buy the 750TX but the new 20% off PSU deal does not qualify for the 750 but brings the 850TX to the same price. any other suggestions are welcome, obviously enough to handle the i7 overclocked and two GTX260's.

CPU HSF = The P6T includes 775 mounting holes and i will probably just swap out the silent noctua fan for something else with a bit more CFM making the 1366 dual fan version a waste IMO.

GPU = GTX260 C216 seems to have the HD4870 1GB beat and they are at the same price at the moment but after hearing Robilar speak of micro stuttering with the GTX260 SLI and no micro stutter with a HD4870 Crossfire i am undecided.

Edited by Derp - 2/6/09 at 3:07pm
post #2 of 8
You already got things covered. Nice build my friend. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
You already got things covered. Nice build my friend. Enjoy.
Wahhh, i was pretty sure i made some foolish uneducated choices. More build bashing please .
post #4 of 8
that's a really good build.

seriously... i don't see anything wrong with it. + it has a Quad so it has my seal of approval
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post #5 of 8
I have to agree, that's a pretty solid build. Not much you can tweak unless you spent alot more money.
post #6 of 8
Great looking build can't really offer any improvements without spending a lot more money, congrats and enjoy
    
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post #7 of 8
It's a solid build. GTX 260 core 216 is just slightly better than the 4870 1gb anyhow, just with the exception of farcry 2 where it seems to favor the 4870.
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post #8 of 8
Well if you want to improve THAT then the only thing i can say is maybe 2 HDDs' for RAID and those AALS's are super quick in RAID, PM The_Rocker for screens of his RAID performance
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