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post #11 of 16
change the cpu cooler to a CoolerMaster V8

and go for windows vista 64-bit or windows 7
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post #12 of 16
someone just got real excited and has money to blow, that why he didnt post it in right thread,lol. sounds like a good build to me except. dont cheap out on psu. get a good 1k watt psu, case is fine i love mine but get good fans. dont go for more antec fans. 12 gig mem is just a damn waste of money, 6 gigs and you are golden for a long time. the money you saved on ram you could get a decent blu ray player for you new build. 4870x2 even now is still a great card so that is ok, and i love my saphire. a couple 320 gig hdd's and you are fine. in a year or so solid state drives will be more affordable and always a better choice over a cheapo hdd that can crap out on you at any moments notice. get a corsair 1k watt psu my 750 watt psu is the best purchase i made. soild as hell and the price is unbeatable, and quiet too
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by ACLosey View Post
Hi all,

NOTE: I was going to get some thermal Compound for $6.99 as well, but not sure about the brand or what I'll actually be doing with it. Thoughts?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007


Thanks again; I appreciate the help!
Was I the only one that noticed that? Not sure what to do with thermal compound? How are you gonna build a computer not knowing what to do with this?

Sorry if I misunderstood and thats not actually what he meant.
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post #14 of 16
get a PLEXTOR optical drive THE BEST optical drives!!! Super fast and super quite, also im sure the AMD guys are gonna love this build in there section
post #15 of 16
I would get a GTX 295, benchmarks are much better than the 4870 X2.
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post #16 of 16
case - antec 1200
fans - get yate loons much better and cheaper link
cpu - core i7 920
mobo - asus p6t deluxe is what I chose over the evga x58 but both are good
memory - 3x2gb ocz platinum ddr3 1600mhz (6gb is plenty to start with and less slots of ram used=better oc)
gpu - gtx 295 gets my vote, but personally i am not a fan of dual gpu cards, so I would get 1 gtx 285
hdd - 2 western digital 640gb caviar black in RAID 0
psu - corsair tx850 or if you want modular, go silverstone 750w or more
heatsink - true, noctua, xigmatek s1283 are all good
thermal compound - ic 7 diamond
optical drive - samsung 22x sata dvdrw
os - vista 64 or windows 7
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