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He can get an i7-970 off of a friend through Intel Retail Edge if said friend works for a retail cahin and doesn't mind hooking him up.

(Amazon Marketplace has 970's from resellers for as low as $500 btw)

No SSD for boot drive?

Ditch the Ripjaw kit for a Corsair Dominator 1600 6GB Triple Channel.

Personally I'd recommend the i7-2600k... clock for clock about 10-20% faster, $200 less even with friend.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

For Ram I'd recommend bumping up to Ripjaw X 2133, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231435
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Nice, alot better than my POS ;P
    
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I'd go Sandy Bridge, get a Samsung F3 1TB or F4 320GB, and I'd buy a water cooling kit.

Also, if you're going to spend that kind of money, might as well go pick up a solid state drive while your at it. 64GB is plenty for Windows and applications. Use your platter drive to store large games and files.

Water cooling kit: http://www.xspc.biz/kits.php

(I would get the beefiest RX360[I like beefy], but 1- you don't have a full tower, so it wouldn't fit unless you jerry rigged it, and 2- I don't see it on that website for some reason.)

SSD: You may want to wait for the new sandforce controllers to come out. 500+ mb/s

Also get a modular power supply, ESPECIALLY since you have a mid tower case.

Here's one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121037
Edited by Khaotik55 - 1/18/11 at 2:36pm
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I watched a video on the Sandy Bridge CPUs and definitely looking into the i7 unlocked.

From what I've gathered this thread, I should get a SSD and the WD Black HD?

Install the Windows on the SSD and use the Black for storage?

Any other suggestions?
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Install the Windows on the SSD and use the Black for storage?
Yes, you can do this. Also, based on what you have, you don't need a 1000w psu. A solid psu can do 50a/600w on 12v should be fine.
post #16 of 16
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I'd go Sandy Bridge, get a Samsung F3 1TB or F4 320GB, and I'd buy a water cooling kit.

Also, if you're going to spend that kind of money, might as well go pick up a solid state drive while your at it. 64GB is plenty for Windows and applications. Use your platter drive to store large games and files.

Water cooling kit: http://www.xspc.biz/kits.php

(I would get the beefiest RX360[I like beefy], but 1- you don't have a full tower, so it wouldn't fit unless you jerry rigged it, and 2- I don't see it on that website for some reason.)

SSD: You may want to wait for the new sandforce controllers to come out. 500+ mb/s

Also get a modular power supply, ESPECIALLY since you have a mid tower case.

Here's one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121037

Why would you recommend such a terrible power supply?? A quality 850 watt power supply will run SLI 580s no problem.
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