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Well I finally decided to upgrade from my current 4+ year old laptop. I'll be building my own pc. I'm pretty knowledgeable about this kind of stuff, buy I'm sure I could use some help/recommendations. Please take a look at what I have so far and see if there are any errors/problems with this build, compatibility issues that may arise, and if you recommend something over what I have planned.

I'll be buying most of the things from Amazon since I found that overall they are less expensive than other popular sites. Everything else I'll probably purchase from newegg.

Here it is -

CPU/PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7 920 2.66 GHz http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance

MOTHERBOARD: Asus P6T Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...PLV7Q&v=glance

VIDEO/GFX CARD: EVGA 896-P3-1171-AR GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked 896 MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...NXYRQ&v=glance

MEMORY: Corsair 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Triple Channel Memory Kit http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance

CD/DVD BURNER, BLURAY READER: LG Electronics CH08LS10K LightScribe SATA Blu-ray Combo Drive, Bulk (Black) http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...3T57N&v=glance

CPU COOLER: Zalman CNPS9700LED Ultra Quiet Cpu Cooler http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...5J8LR&v=glance

POWER SUPPLY: Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750-Watt HX Professional Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Black SATA 32MB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...X0DER&v=glance

MONITOR: Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1 (ACM) Built in Speakers - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-162-_-Product

COMPUTER CASE/TOWER: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product

NETWORK CARD: Can someone find me a good but cheap one?




Am I missing anything? Thanks a lot for the help.
Edited by lnfest - 10/23/09 at 5:50pm
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Sapphire 5850 950/1220 1.2v OCZ Gold 6GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms 1920x1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 600W Cooler Master Haf 932 Razer DeathAdder 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Sapphire 5850 950/1220 1.2v OCZ Gold 6GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms 1920x1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 600W Cooler Master Haf 932 Razer DeathAdder 
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post #2 of 9
Network card?isnt that integrated into the mobo but everything looks nice the PSU is great plus it has bronze rating you should get some really good overclocks from this build

check this review same processor and mobo

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2335836,00.asp
Edited by L3gacy - 10/23/09 at 5:29pm
The Time Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Kentsfiel Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 3.6Ghz Evga nForce 790i SLI FTW Edition EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Corsair DDR3 4096Mb @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
1 TB Western Digital LG SuperMulti Dvd Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Razr Lycosa 
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ANTEC True Power 750 Watt@80 Bronze Rating NZXT Guardian 921 Logitech M510 
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The Time Machine
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Kentsfiel Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 3.6Ghz Evga nForce 790i SLI FTW Edition EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Corsair DDR3 4096Mb @ 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
1 TB Western Digital LG SuperMulti Dvd Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Razr Lycosa 
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ANTEC True Power 750 Watt@80 Bronze Rating NZXT Guardian 921 Logitech M510 
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post #3 of 9
Go with a 5850 instead of gtx 275, unless you need cuda.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 DO 4.0ghz HT Rampage II Extreme 7870 Gigabyte OC 6gb DDR3 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD Intel 160gb gen 2! - 1TB F3 Samsung 22x Lightscribe Arch Linux - Cinnamon DE 2048X1152 SyncMaster 2343 
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Das Ultimate S Corsair 750w ANTEC 900 V2! Logitech G9 - Best Mouse Ever! 
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i7 920 DO 4.0ghz HT Rampage II Extreme 7870 Gigabyte OC 6gb DDR3 Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD Intel 160gb gen 2! - 1TB F3 Samsung 22x Lightscribe Arch Linux - Cinnamon DE 2048X1152 SyncMaster 2343 
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Das Ultimate S Corsair 750w ANTEC 900 V2! Logitech G9 - Best Mouse Ever! 
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post #4 of 9
Are there any better mobos for the 920 around that same price?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R MSI 5850 980/1250 6 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (2x2, 2x1) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 XL2370 Logitech G15 OCZ GXS 700W 
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HAF X Logitech G5 
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Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R MSI 5850 980/1250 6 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (2x2, 2x1) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 XL2370 Logitech G15 OCZ GXS 700W 
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HAF X Logitech G5 
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tech-Boy View Post
Go with a 5850 instead of gtx 275, unless you need cuda.
What are the differences between the two? Is the 5850 really that much of an improvement over the GTX 275?
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Sapphire 5850 950/1220 1.2v OCZ Gold 6GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms 1920x1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 600W Cooler Master Haf 932 Razer DeathAdder 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 Asus P6T Sapphire 5850 950/1220 1.2v OCZ Gold 6GB 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms 1920x1080p 
PowerCaseMouse
Thermaltake 600W Cooler Master Haf 932 Razer DeathAdder 
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post #6 of 9
the 5850 is a lot better, not to mention newer
duck!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II X3 450 @ 4.2GHz 1.48v ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire HD 6950 1GB + Powercolor HD 5770 G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Corsair F60 SSD + 2x Seagate 7200.12 1TB LG 22" W2242TQ 1680x1050 Seasonic S12D 750W Antec 300 
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duck!
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Athlon II X3 450 @ 4.2GHz 1.48v ASUS M4A79XTD EVO Sapphire HD 6950 1GB + Powercolor HD 5770 G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Corsair F60 SSD + 2x Seagate 7200.12 1TB LG 22" W2242TQ 1680x1050 Seasonic S12D 750W Antec 300 
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post #7 of 9
To that end, the Core i7 920 at 3.8Ghz on the P6T Deluxe should fit the bill. You will, however, want memory capable of running at 1600MHz without exceeding 1.67v.

What about this? Like is his memory the best for this?
Edited by kILLDR3n - 10/23/09 at 5:53pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R MSI 5850 980/1250 6 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (2x2, 2x1) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 XL2370 Logitech G15 OCZ GXS 700W 
CaseMouse
HAF X Logitech G5 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R MSI 5850 980/1250 6 GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (2x2, 2x1) 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 XL2370 Logitech G15 OCZ GXS 700W 
CaseMouse
HAF X Logitech G5 
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post #8 of 9
yes, i would get one for sure.
Is it in yet?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q9550 XFX 750i Sapphire 5770 1GB Mushkin EM 2x2GB @ 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 1000GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Cherry MY7000 Corsair TX850 
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Antec 300 
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Is it in yet?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q9550 XFX 750i Sapphire 5770 1GB Mushkin EM 2x2GB @ 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
Western Digital Caviar Black 1000GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Cherry MY7000 Corsair TX850 
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Antec 300 
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post #9 of 9
I would highly suggest getting that i7 920 at micro center if there is one in your area because it is only $200
Night Stalker
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P67A-UD3-B3 GeForce GTX 660 Corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1600 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P67A-UD3-B3 GeForce GTX 660 Corsair xms3 4gb (2x2gb) 1600 1.6v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 pro OCZ Agility 3 Wd Black  1tb Hitachi Deskstar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi sata hd Optiarc DVD RW Scythe Mugen 2 windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22 inch hannspree monitor, 17 inch x2gen monitor CM Storm Quick Fire 600 watt ocz nzxt Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Roccat Kone XTD Steel series UE 6000 
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