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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. After great consideration amid all your advice and recommendations, I have pulled the trigger and placed the order for the following build. It will primarily be used for HDV NLE (High Definition Video Non-Linear Editing) and photography. I've been looking into getting a colorimeter to properly calibrate the monitors but I haven't settled on which one to get yet. I'll post pictures as I begin the build, but the motherboard won't be arriving until later in the month since the entire P67 series was recalled. Here's what I've been working with up until this point. Let me know what you think:


1: NZXT Tempest Evo Case: $102.99
2: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard B3 Revision: $230.44 (Preorder)
3: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge CPU: $329.99
4: (2x) Corsair Dominator 8 GB PC3-12800 1600mHz 240-pin CAS 9 Dual Channel DDR3 Core i3, i5, i7 Memory Kit: $279.98 ($139.99/EA)
5: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 Video Card: $359.99
6: Corsair Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TXV2 850-Watt TX PSU: $139.99
7: (2x) Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB (in a RAID-0): $179.98 ($89.99/EA)
8: Pioneer Internal Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer BDR-206: $117.47
9: Corsair Hydro Series H70 High Performance CPU Cooler CWCH70: $104.82
10: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: $109.48
11: Mionix Naos 5000 Laser Gaming Mouse: $89.99
12: Mionix Alioth 400 Mouse Pad: $19.99
13: CONTOUR DESIGN ShuttlePRO V.2: $83.42
14: (2x) ASUS VH238H 23-Inch LED Monitor: $372.32 ($186.16/EA)
15: Planar Dual Monitor Stand: $129.99


Grand Total:$2,650.84


Edited by Don Queso - 3/7/11 at 4:44pm
The Thunder
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i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev. 3.0 B3) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 16 GB Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Caviar Black (RAID-0) 1 TB, 500 GB, 300 GB Pioneer BDR-206 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Asus VH238H 23" LED 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthusiast Series NZXT Tempest Evo Mionix Naos 5000 
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i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev. 3.0 B3) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 16 GB Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Caviar Black (RAID-0) 1 TB, 500 GB, 300 GB Pioneer BDR-206 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Asus VH238H 23" LED 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthusiast Series NZXT Tempest Evo Mionix Naos 5000 
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post #2 of 9
Yep, it was about time for an upgrade. Nice selection on parts. That will get you by for about a year if Intel keeps it up with their socket support.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4Ghz@1.4V Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Asus R9 270x DCUII TOP G.SKILL Ripjaw X (2x4GB) 1600 8-9-9-23  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB / WD AV-GP 1TB / 2TB Swiftech H220 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Asus VH232H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown Switches / White LED) Corsair AX850 Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Razer Imperator 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ES 3.2GHz @ 1.4V DFI LanParty UT P35-T2R EVGA 9800GTX Crucial Ballistix (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Velociraptor 80GB / Samsung F3 500GB Corsair H50 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit / Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Corsair TX650v2 (Seasonic) 
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Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced 
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Phenom 9500 Abit AN-M2HD Gigabyte HD4350 512MB OCZ Gold 6400 (2x1GB) 
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WD Raptor 300GB openSUSE Corsair CX400 (Seasonic) Apevia X-Qpack (Windowed) 
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Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 4Ghz@1.4V Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Asus R9 270x DCUII TOP G.SKILL Ripjaw X (2x4GB) 1600 8-9-9-23  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB / WD AV-GP 1TB / 2TB Swiftech H220 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Asus VH232H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK (Brown Switches / White LED) Corsair AX850 Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White Razer Imperator 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 ES 3.2GHz @ 1.4V DFI LanParty UT P35-T2R EVGA 9800GTX Crucial Ballistix (2x2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD Velociraptor 80GB / Samsung F3 500GB Corsair H50 w/ Noctua NF-F12 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit / Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Corsair TX650v2 (Seasonic) 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced 
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Phenom 9500 Abit AN-M2HD Gigabyte HD4350 512MB OCZ Gold 6400 (2x1GB) 
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post #3 of 9
So stoked for you bro, talked about an epic upgrade! subbed
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Intel i5 655k Asus Maximus III Formula 1156 Asus GTX-570 DCII Kington 4Gb DDR3 2166mhz 
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WD 640Gb Caviar Black LG X22 Blu-ray/dvd/cd burner cpu water loop / everything else on Air Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" Samgung 1080p Razer Tarantula Corsair TX 750 W NZXT Tempest (H.L. Mod) 
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WD 640Gb Caviar Black LG X22 Blu-ray/dvd/cd burner cpu water loop / everything else on Air Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" Samgung 1080p Razer Tarantula Corsair TX 750 W NZXT Tempest (H.L. Mod) 
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by t77snapshot View Post
So stoked for you bro, talked about an epic upgrade! subbed
Thanks man. Several of these components were inspired by your Freeman build. Eventually I'll upgrade to WC, but I don't need to right now. Stay tuned!
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i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev. 3.0 B3) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 16 GB Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Caviar Black (RAID-0) 1 TB, 500 GB, 300 GB Pioneer BDR-206 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Asus VH238H 23" LED 
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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthusiast Series NZXT Tempest Evo Mionix Naos 5000 
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i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev. 3.0 B3) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 16 GB Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Caviar Black (RAID-0) 1 TB, 500 GB, 300 GB Pioneer BDR-206 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Asus VH238H 23" LED 
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post #5 of 9
Wow, that's some system! Do a favor and take a picture of all the goodies in a big pile once they arrive, that's always a nice quiet time to reflect on what you've done
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i5-2500k 4.5GHz @ 1.330 vCore MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB SSD whatever i have around Win 7 Pro 64bit 23 inch 
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Dell SK-8125 XFX Core Edition PRO650W Antec Three Hundred Labtec 851980 Optical 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB SSD whatever i have around Win 7 Pro 64bit 23 inch 
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post #6 of 9
Nice choices! I'm getting ready for a build also and had a nearly identical system planned out. I didn't realize LED monitors were actually affordable now! Last time I was in Best Buy was when they were first introduced and were outrageously priced.

Looking forward to some pics!
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You should get 1 more monitor!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Furious Porkchop View Post
You should get 1 more monitor!
One more monitor? Really? I guess I need to post a picture of my desktop so you could see how I definitely don't have room for another monitor. Can the GTX 570 support 3 monitors?
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i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev. 3.0 B3) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 16 GB Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Caviar Black (RAID-0) 1 TB, 500 GB, 300 GB Pioneer BDR-206 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Asus VH238H 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthusiast Series NZXT Tempest Evo Mionix Naos 5000 
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The Thunder
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K Asus Maximus IV Extreme (Rev. 3.0 B3) EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 16 GB Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2TB WD Caviar Black (RAID-0) 1 TB, 500 GB, 300 GB Pioneer BDR-206 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Asus VH238H 23" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthusiast Series NZXT Tempest Evo Mionix Naos 5000 
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post #9 of 9
no you will need one more 570
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