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Okay, the final touches.

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Okay, a little bit into Feburary I'll be ordering at last. I just wanted to get some final say on this. Lian-Li A70BCorsair TX-750W SLI/Crossfire CapableIntel Core i7 Processor i7-920 3.4GHz 8MBCooler Master V8GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5Super Talent DDR3-1600 6GB (3x2G CL9Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBWestern Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBSamsung SH-S223F 22X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA DriveEVGA nVidia GeForce 260 GTX Core 216 896MB (55nm)Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64-bitI may slip an EVEGA 280 in there but we'll see when it comes down to putting the money down on the table.

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Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 3.4GHz 8MB
Go for a i7 940. With a good cooler it's easy to get it up to 4GHz.
Super Talent DDR3-1600 6GB (3x2G CL9
Why not OCZ DD3-1600 7-7-7-24?
Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBWestern Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB
Why not a WD VelociRaptor to install FS on?Good luck with your build!

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Go for a i7 940. With a good cooler it's easy to get it up to 4GHz.Why not OCZ DD3-1600 7-7-7-24?Why not a WD VelociRaptor to install FS on?Good luck with your build!
Alas, I'm still on a budget. :( I'll stick a Vraptor in not too far along after I have it up and running. I did think on the 940 but figured I'll do better with a clocked 920. $1970 for the build.

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Alas, I'm still on a budget. :( I'll stick a Vraptor in not too far along after I have it up and running. I did think on the 940 but figured I'll do better with a clocked 920. $1970 for the build.
I have warned people over and over again... you get what you pay forI would get that memory timing down to 7-7-7 8-8-8 would be the absolute highest one would want assuming the user can get to 4GHzHere is the deal... if you are not able to get the 920 up to 4GHz due to temp limits (which is why I suggest the 940) then your memory speed will be less than 1600. Assuming it ends up at 3.7GHz @ 1500 with a 9-9-9 timing you may as well be on DDR3 1200 or less. With a 7-7-7 timing you are getting what you paid for in memory performance with the CPU even if you can not hit 4GHzThe Vrap can wait.. the memory can not if you are trying to build a nice system

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I have warned people over and over again... you get what you pay forI would get that memory timing down to 7-7-7 8-8-8 would be the absolute highest one would want assuming the user can get to 4GHzHere is the deal... if you are not able to get the 920 up to 4GHz due to temp limits (which is why I suggest the 940) then your memory speed will be less than 1600. Assuming it ends up at 3.7GHz @ 1500 with a 9-9-9 timing you may as well be on DDR3 1200 or less. With a 7-7-7 timing you are getting what you paid for in memory performance with the CPU even if you can not hit 4GHzThe Vrap can wait.. the memory can not if you are trying to build a nice system
I've had a hard time digging up 7-7-7 sets. Getting at least an 8-8-8 isn't an issue as for getting to 4ghz like you said it's not always possible. Even a 3.8 isn't always a promise. If I can get it to a safe 3.5 or 6 then it'll be okay. I thought of just doing the 940 unclocked but I honestly have no idea on how to OC.

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I've had a hard time digging up 7-7-7 sets. Getting at least an 8-8-8 isn't an issue as for getting to 4ghz like you said it's not always possible. Even a 3.8 isn't always a promise. If I can get it to a safe 3.5 or 6 then it'll be okay. I thought of just doing the 940 unclocked but I honestly have no idea on how to OC.
Overclocking without going for higher CPU numbers is easy... just make a few BIOS changes and raise BCLOCKHowever, if you are not planning on pushing the CPU speed up to 3.8/4Ghz then you would be much better off on lower timing memory.. muchI would at least go for 8-8-8 sticks

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Overclocking without going for higher CPU numbers is easy... just make a few BIOS changes and raise BCLOCKHowever, if you are not planning on pushing the CPU speed up to 3.8/4Ghz then you would be much better off on lower timing memory.. muchI would at least go for 8-8-8 sticks
The 8-8-8 sticks are taken care of. I still may take up on the EVEGA 280 sale that's happening now that the 285's came out. Case: Lian-Li PC-A70A SilverPower Supplies: Corsair TX-750WProcessor: Intel Core i7 920 3.6GHz Cache 8MB L3 - Factory OverclockedCPU Cooling: Cooler Master V8 (Heavy Overclocking)Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (X58 Chipset XFire + SLI)Memory: Super Talent DDR3-1600 6GB (3x2G CL8Graphics Card: EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB (55mn)Hard Drive 1: Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBHard Drive 2: Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBOptical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F 22X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA DriveOperating System: Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64-bitI'll be putting in my pretty new IDE 250 gig HD in. I'll be moving files out and then formatting before putting my FS9/Itunes stuff back in there.

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The 8-8-8 sticks are taken care of. I still may take up on the EVEGA 280 sale that's happening now that the 285's came out. Case: Lian-Li PC-A70A SilverPower Supplies: Corsair TX-750WProcessor: Intel Core i7 920 3.6GHz Cache 8MB L3 - Factory OverclockedCPU Cooling: Cooler Master V8 (Heavy Overclocking)Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (X58 Chipset XFire + SLI)Memory: Super Talent DDR3-1600 6GB (3x2G CL8Graphics Card: EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB (55mn)Hard Drive 1: Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBHard Drive 2: Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBOptical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F 22X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA DriveOperating System: Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64-bitI'll be putting in my pretty new IDE 250 gig HD in. I'll be moving files out and then formatting before putting my FS9/Itunes stuff back in there.
now you are using your noodle~!The 280 would be a good move too

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now you are using your noodle~!The 280 would be a good move too
I agree. I would like to run a nice 24 inch monitor along with my 19 inch LCD in the near future. While I could just settle on the 260 until the dust on the 285 settles there's not much of a difference from what I see with that and the 280.

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I'd buy OCZ's RAM instead, they are very reliable with their quality control. I haven't heard of Super Talent. Regardless I would start with running MemTest to make sure your RAM choice is good.The Gigabyte UD5 is a great choice of motherboard, I own one myself. EVGA is also a quality brand.As for your Lian-Li case, all but one of the fans are situated around the hard drive cage, and there is only one rear exhaust fan. I would recommend the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 case instead. It is $10 cheaper than the Lian-Li and should have better airflow.

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I'd buy OCZ's RAM instead, they are very reliable with their quality control. I haven't heard of Super Talent. Regardless I would start with running MemTest to make sure your RAM choice is good.The Gigabyte UD5 is a great choice of motherboard, I own one myself. EVGA is also a quality brand.As for your Lian-Li case, all but one of the fans are situated around the hard drive cage, and there is only one rear exhaust fan. I would recommend the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 case instead. It is $10 cheaper than the Lian-Li and should have better airflow.
I've been going through my stuff with one of the techs over at Maxforcepc. I was thinking ot the Cosmos 1000 too and I'm going to go with that over the Lian Li anyho. Super Talent is a pretty good brand.

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Case: Cooler Master COSMOS 1000Power Supplies: Corsair TX-750WProcessor: Intel Core i7 920 3.6GHz Cache 8MB L3 - Factory OverclockedCPU Cooling: Cooler Master V8 (Heavy Overclocking)Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 (X58 Chipset XFire + SLI)Graphics Card: Super Talent DDR3-1600 6GB (3x2G CL8Memory 2: Please SelectMemory: EVGA nVidia GeForce 280 GTX 1GBHard Drive 1: Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBHard Drive 2: Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MBOptical Drive: Samsung SH-S223F 22X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW SATA DriveOptical Drive 2: SonyNEC Optiarc DDU1671S 16X SATA DVD-ROMOperating System: Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64-bitThere we go. $2010 for the system price. Not too shabby for keeping to somewhat of a budget.

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