Building a comp / Any suggestions on this config?


Apr 10, 2009
I'm building a computer based on this configuration. Does anyone have any suggestions for the video cards or any other component?

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power supply

Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz

ASUS P6T Intel X58 Motherboard

CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Dual -- Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Dual -- EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - 55nm version

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Ultimate
You're just wasting money on that 1000W PSU. Even an 850W PSU would be more than enough for SLI GTX 260's. I would go with the 850TX and spend some of your extra money on the v2 version of your motherboard.

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $289.99

Vista Ultimate is also a waste of money for most users. I would just get Home Premium instead. Here's a link that compares the different versions of Vista:

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM $99.99

The 640GB hard drives are faster than the 500GB models. The WD6401AALS is currently on sale for the same price as the WD5001AALS which makes it a no-brainer.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $69.99

I'd pick up one of these too:

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $39.99