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post #11 of 15
and i agree with strider on psu it is perfect for everything and you know you will never not have enough power for everything
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post #12 of 15
If this is purely for gaming a i7 950 is more than enough. You really only want to use a hexacore if you are doing a lot of encoding/editing. If you live near a Microcenter you can get one for 200 bucks easy or check the OCN marketplace.

As for the PSU. If you are going to go Tri-SLI 480 you'll need at least a quality 1200w PSU. Corsair/Antec/Seasonic/Silverstone are all good choices. You could get away with 1000w maybe, but it would be really close to the PSU's max output and you don't really want to stress it that hard. However you really won't notice much improvement between SLI and Trisli and it's not really worth it. Plus you can save a decent amount of cash on the PSU. SLI'd 480's only require a 850w PSU. Corsair's HX850 is a great choice in that case.

If you've got the cash to burn you should add a nice 80-120 GB boot drive. Intel/Crucial/OCZ have a lot of drives for about 180-220 bucks right now.

For primary drives I'd suggest 2 x 1 TB F3 Spinpoints or 2 x 1 TB WD Caviar Blacks in Raid 0. F3's are crazy cheap now. About 70 each. WD's are about 90.

If you love your movies or music and need the space grab some 2 TB media drives. F4's or Caviar Greens or Toshiba generics. Pretty cheap as well. You can get them for about 100 each and if there's a sale, 90.

My list summarized:

CPU - i7 950
Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme
PSU: TriSLI - 1100 to 1200w unit, SLI - 850w unit. Corsair/Antec/Silverstone/Seasonic
Boot Drive: 80-120 GB Corsair/Intel/Crucial/OCZ SSD
Primary Drives: 2 x 1 TB F3 Spinpoints or 2 x 1 TB WD Caviar Blacks in Raid 0
Media Drives: 2 x 2 TB Spinpoints/WD Greens/Toshibas
Edited by Lampen - 2/18/11 at 8:22am
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ok thanks everyone. please look forward to this. bc im going to need all of your guys help. i like pictures and you probably do to. so ill post a pic here in the after noon after i get out of work.

thanks again. i + rep to people that helped.
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post #14 of 15
I agree with Lampen, you should follow his advice And good luck with your upcoming build
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what i got so far.
Edited by Oh You Did - 2/21/11 at 8:48pm
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