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    New PC build

    Hey, I'll be building a new PC next month and wanted your opinion on my proposed setup.

    It'll be my everything PC. I'll O/C to ~3.5GHz. The items I'm not really sure about are the case, monitor, and video card.

    Case: NZXT Tempest
    P/S: PC Power & Cooling 750W
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920
    HSF: ZALMAN CNPS9900
    mobo: MSI X58 Eclipse
    RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB
    vid: EVGA Geforce GTX 285
    HD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000
    DVD: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R
    LCD: ASUS MK241H

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    any chance of posting prices your going to pay for each of those? I mean they look good and all but perhaps we might be able to find cheaper sources for the parts.

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    Sounds like just about every other entry Core i7 setup out there, it will be fast and work well.

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    I'll be ordering off newegg.ca - so those are the prices . Not too many local computer stores where I live, and don't know of many other online retailers that ship to Canada.

    As configured, it's ~$2700 CAD after shipping / taxes but before a couple mail-in rebates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssjDoh View Post
    Hey, I'll be building a new PC next month and wanted your opinion on my proposed setup.

    It'll be my everything PC. I'll O/C to ~3.5GHz. The items I'm not really sure about are the case, monitor, and video card.

    Case: NZXT Tempest
    P/S: PC Power & Cooling 750W
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920
    HSF: ZALMAN CNPS9900
    mobo: MSI X58 Eclipse
    RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB
    vid: EVGA Geforce GTX 285
    HD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000
    DVD: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R
    LCD: ASUS MK241H

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    Yes!

    The 1000W supply is not true 1000 supply!

    You have my blessings

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    After a lot of research, I've changed my build around lol

    Already got the LCD - BenQ 2400WD

    Here's what I'm replacing
    CM 680
    Gigabyte UD5 mobo
    Seagate 7200.12 1TB drive
    ATi 4890
    Mugen 2 or TRUE cooler, unsure still

    New build will be cheaper and ~95% the performance of my original build. I'm hoping I'll get the d0 stepping and o/c to 4GHz...
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    I would stay away from the Gigabyte.

    These are on my short list of motherboards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131371

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188039

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    I've had Asus before, didn't really like their support.

    Plus, from researching (although things might have changed with new BIOS updates) the Gigabyte and I think evga were the only boards that would come out of 'sleep' mode correctly once overclocked.
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    Just an update, bought all my stuff! Found a store that guarantees d0 stepping. Hope to be getting everything next week.

    Also noticed a typo in my earlier post, the cost estimation. I originally had $2700. Final cost was ~$1600
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