Originally Posted by Blade1000000
nah u dont need them.. hell most of the time u dont even need a screwdriver.... and honestly dont use ati.... wait for 3 months and then buy the new nvidia cards as they will wipe the floor with whatever ati can make.... and besides most games are coded more to support nvidia cards... so use something like a single 285/260+ for the moment and watch for the new 300 series in the next 2-3 months... get something like the evga X58 4 way classified motherboard.... yess they are expensive but they support sli- 3 way/ 4- way crossfire so u wont run into any problems with it.... and get the 6/12GB Dominator GT DDR3 2000 mhz ram thats matched specifically for the i7... but you are headed in the right direction for a system that could dominate all.... if you are wondering about water cooling systems the buy yourself the Swiftech Apex Ultima Water cooling kit http://www.itsdirect.com.au/com_prod...id_Cooling_Kit
with the swiftech apogee XT http://www.itsdirect.com.au/com_prod...PU_Water_Block
Hopefully the helps
Protip #1: Try to make your post more readable next time. aka use proper grammar.
Protip #2: Know what you are talking about rather than just writing out the best of the best components. (why recommend a classified when he clearly stated that his mobo budget was ~ $150-$200?)
Protip #3: Try not to be a fanboy. I know you're still new to the forums and you'll learn. There's nothing wrong with ATI. The reason you want to wait until fermi is because the prices will most likely drop, not because "nvidia will mop the floor with whatever ATI has".
Protip #4: try not to just recommend stuff that you have. Just because you have it, doesn't mean it's the right stuff and just because you like it doesn't mean everyone else will as well. (the G15 is a waste of money IMO, the eclipse will be much more suitable for him)
The unnecessary: Anti static wrist strap and the sata cables. The motherboard will come with enough cables for what you're buying and you could buy more later if you get more sata stuff.
just don't wear socks on carpet while working on your comp and if you do, just touch some metal to ground yourself. No strap necessary.