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Thread Starter 
EVGA GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 01G-P3-1450-TR Video Card $124.99

ASUS Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-08B1ST $99.99

ASUS Combo TV Card My Cinema-EHC3-150/NAQ/FM/AV/RC $69.99

Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $116.99

2- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive $139.98

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $139.99

CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $249.99

ASUS Xonar DX Sound Card $79.99

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window $199.94 (for PSU & Case)

Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

ASUS Rampage III Gene Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (for CPU and Motherboard) $494.99

Grand Total:$1,716.84

All Prices are from NewEgg There were also some good rebates on some of the items.

The Samsung DVD-RW was a pulled from an old computer.

I am buidling this for a friend.

OS and Programs will go on the SSD and the 1TB drives will be in RAID for storage.

Here are the pictures.











Build was fairly easy. My first Antec case. Nice fit and finish. Everything fit well. I wish the PSU would have had more Modular cables. Needed to hide a few of the extras behind the motherboard tray. The cables for the power and reset buttons were just long enough to fit. Had I used a larger motherboard, they would have not fit behind the drive bay.

I didn't have time to do an OC, other than the mild ASUS level up.

Let everything burn in folding for the night. Everything worked fine. All temperatures stayed right at 60C.
Edited by asg - 11/6/10 at 6:19pm
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post #2 of 6
Why not get 3 sticks of 4gb ram? You can do triple-channel
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Nice build. Looking forward to some pics.
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4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
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LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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Parts shipped and should be here Friday. Hopefully will get started over the weekend and get some pictures up as well.
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post #5 of 6
I would have at least went with a different MB. Just my opinion though.
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I7 950 (batch 3041A657) Gigabyte x58-ud3r XFX HD6970 2Gb Crossfire Corsair Dominator 6gb 
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C-300 64 Gb In Raid, WD 500Gb in Raid DVD/CD RW Windows 7 64bit Asus VE248H 1 over 3 Eyefinity with Ergotech Stand 
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I wanted to use the P6T, but couldn't find any. I have been happy with all of the ASUS boards I have used in the past.
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