Jun 3, 2007
A few things you might have problems with, I will list below.

COOLER MASTER V10 Hybrid TEC RR-B2P-UV10-GP 120mm CPU Cooler $125.99
With the Ram that you will be getting in that Combo, will not work with the Cooler Master V10, mainly due to height. I would suggest you get this CPU Cooler below.

Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler for Intel LGA1366 $74.95

Intel BOXDX58SO LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $238.99
Not the greatest of the Core i7 motherboards'. What you save in changing the CPU Cooler, you can get a better board like one of these below.

EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $264.99 Free Shipping

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $289.99 Free Shipping

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB $229.99
You be better off getting 2 of either HDD's, almost as fast but more space on them compared to the VelciRaptor.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99 Free Shipping

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB $99.99 Free Shipping

COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KKN1-GP Black $159.99
There are a number of better cases for a Core i7 build. Here are 2, a Full Tower and Mid Tower around your price range.

Antec Twelve Hundred Black $169.99 Free Shipping

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black $129.99 Free Shipping

or if you like Cooler Master Cases, here is a Full Tower below but there is no free shipping.

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black $149.99

The reason I am showing you these other cases, is that the Core i7 runs a little warmer, You want the best air flow and space for your parts.

Would also suggest you get a good Internet Security program, that is also capable
of runnig in 64-bit OS's. Here is one that I use.

McAfee Internet Security 2009 1 User $44.99

I do believe McAfee ia now supporting Windows 7 OS. You can get it cheaper at McAfee own site andyou can also do the Trial version for 30 days. Link below.

Also get some USB Flash drives. One for Windows 7 OS, you will need a 16gb USB Memory Flash Drive should do. Like the Kingston DataTraveler 100 16GB Flash Drive and also get a couple 4gb or 8gb one's too.

Hope this helps you out some, Good Luck and have fun on your upcoming build.


Jan 23, 2009
ok i am getting the asus p6t and the extra fans and a fan controller and my budget is 2000 maybe a bit over but i wod like to keep the cooler master v10 i am overclocking to 3.2 4.0 ghz and the case is that the cooler master v10 fits
Re: Velociraptor
I'd just get one, save that money and then get an SSD in another year when price and quality improve. Your SATA2 connection can handle up to 300MB/second read or write. Any SATA SSD is compatible, if the SSD is faster than this it's throttled down to 300MB/second.

I'd rather have less noise over a speed boost to the Velociraptor. I find mine quite responsive. I've been reviewing SSD's for some time and finally found one of high enough quality but still too expensive and not enough capacity (OCZ Vortex).


Jan 23, 2009
i want the build bfor i turn 16 and i ssd die to easy i am the kind of guy install os a lot i need proformance and long lasting hard drive