$1600 build final check!

rockyrococo

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I have selected all the components I wish to put in my new system.
I ask that you recommend alternatives to parts I have selected if you know of a superior product or a similar product with a lower price. Also, please point out any flaws you see in the build:

Power supply:
SILVERSTONE OP1000-E 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256043

Memory:
OCZ Platinum DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 (6GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

Motherboard:
DFI LP DK X58-T3eH6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136065

CPU:
Intel Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

CPU cooler:
Scythe MUGEN-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093

Thermal paste:
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608008

Video cards (using two in Crossfire):
POWERCOLOR AX4890 1GBD5-PH Radeon HD 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131160

Hard disk:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152102

DVD burner:
Sony Optiarc Black 24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Speakers:
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speaker
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121006

Any input you can provide at all is very much appreciated! Thank you
 
The build looks pretty good. The PSU is overkill, though. This one would still easily power the system and save some $.

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&Tpk=850tx $124.99 - $30 MIR

That DFI board also seems to have a pretty high DOA rate. I would rather get this motherboard in a combo for even cheaper:

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.213700 $479.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)
 

Yoosty

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Also agree on the P6T or P6T v2 Deluxe.


You should also get this PSU Power Extension cable. You will need it when going with a Bottom mounted PSU.

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable Model CB-8M-8F $7.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812706004

Also you should check out the Combo deals NewEgg has for the P6T, like the example below.

This is Ram/Mobo combo which would save you $22
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
209927ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.209927

Core i7 920 CPU/Mobo combo which would save you $40
ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
213706Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601950 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.213700
 

blackhawk1928

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Dont tell me you are spending 1600 dollars on a system and putting a 7200rpm hard drive into it. If you have the budget get either a 10k or 15k rpm HDD or an SSD.
-and the asus that shortstuff recommended as your mobo is good, i'd go with that one
-Other then that looks pretty good
 

rockyrococo

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thank you for all the great responses!! I'm changing me PSU to the CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W and the motherboard to the ASUS P6T. I would like to get a fast hard drive but I'm not sure that I have the budget for it :( I'm going to see about it though.

Thanks again for all the awesome replies!