At the advice of the community -- my first system.

adamracer91

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After quickly learning the unreliability of eBay builders in a past thread, I’ve decided – at the advice of those who responded to my post—to build a new system myself. After watching many videos and continuing my research, this is what I came up with:
All comments, advice, questions, and interjections regarding compatibility are welcome and needed!

Thank you!

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Processor cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
RAM: G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail
Graphics card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ... - Retail
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Optical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
OS: Windows Vista Premium

Total price before mail in rebates: $1,308.88


The computer will be paired with an LG 23” Widescreen LCD: run at 1920 x 1080

Thanks again!

 



Nice build !!! :sol:

Add some thermal compound to that build and your good to go. Arctic Coolin MX-2, Tuniq, etc...
 

sprucebr1

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+1 to that build. In any case, 6GB of RAM is the Max, DDR3 1333Mhz might be a tad cheaper in this case. I hope you plan to run Vista x64 / Win 7 x64. Also, as said, thermal paste maybe a good thing. Seeing as your going to use a Dark knight cooler. Looks good.
 

adamracer91

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My final (if not swayed by the community) build:
I made a few changes from my origional, some by neccesity, some by choice.

Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Processor cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Case: Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Graphics card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ... - Retail
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEMOptical Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
OS: Windows Vista Premium

If theres anything I need to change, please let me know.
Thanks :)


 
^ Nice...
Take a look at the new case CM Storm Scout...It also has very good airflow and good ratings...
But if you are looking for a very simple looking solid build case, then the ElementS is a very good choice...
 

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