New Build - Revised Part List

Scou

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K, buying in a week or two, here is my current part list.

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

Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365&Tpk=asus%20p6t%20v2

RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

GPU: GTX 285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130442

Case: Cosmos S (This is pretty much set in stone)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119150

PSU: Corsair 850tx (want to be able to SLI later)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&Tpk=850tx

Optical Drive: LG DVD/RW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

CPU Cooler: Zalman 9700, can't get a bigger cooler cause it won't fit in Cosmos S.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020

HDD: Velociraptor 300G. Will also be using a WD 500G 7200 that I already have.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136322

OS: Vista 64bit Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

Soundcard: If I grab one it will be a PCIe x1 card. I like top quality sound, but might not grab one for now.


I'm open to any suggestions. The biggest question I have right now is about fan connections. The Cosmos S comes with 4 fans and I'm pretty sure they all have options to plug into the power supply or the motherboard, but the motherboard says it only has 3 chasis fan spots. And the Zalman 9700 has two versions (NT and not) one has a 4 pin connector and one has a 3 pin. So I'm not sure which one of those I want. Thanks for the help, like I said any other advice or ideas is welcome too.
 

xthekidx

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The Cosmos S is 10.5 inches wide...you can fit any cooler you want in there. Something like this gives you a lot more for your money:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029&Tpk=s1283v
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/scythe-mugen-2-cpu-cooler---scmg-2000.html

If the side panel fan gets in the way you can replace it with a smaller one, which would be worth it IMO

If you are open to the idea of another case, then maybe take a look at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176943
 

Scou

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Thanks for the thoughts, keep em coming.

@outlander_04 Probably not, but I'm sure I'm going to get it anyway. I'm a sucker for things like that. :p

@gkay09 Thanks for pointing those out, I'd forgotten about the combo deals.

@xthekidx I was looking at the Dark Knight, I just really wanted to keep the side fan. I'll think it all over again though, thanks.

Also I have one more question. I read the P6T has a plug for a PSU fan, but the Corsair 850tx doesn't have a cable for that. Would I be able to plug a fourth case fan into that spot if I've used the three case fan spots? Or would that be a bad idea?
 

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Just be aware that newegg changes the bulk of their deals/combos/rebates at the end of the month. You'll have a whole new crop of deals to check out during April and some of the March deals won't be available.
 

Scou

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Anyone on the motherboard PSU fan connection? Can I plug my fourth case fan into it or is that a no go?

Thanks for the other advice.
 

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