Hows this build look?

Maximilian

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I was going for a high end well balanced gaming build with some upgrade possiblity in the future. So hows this component list look:

CPU - Core i7 920 (D0 stepping)
Mobo - LGA1366 ASUS P6T SE (sli is useless to me)
RAM - Corsair 6GB 1600mhz CL9 9-9-9-24
Graphics - Saphhire HD 5850
Case - Antec 300
PSU - CoolerMaster 600W Silent Pro Modular PSU
Screen - ViewSonic 22" VX2260WM Wide 2ms HDMI TFT
Keyboard - Logitech Ultrax premium USB silver
Hard drive - WD SATA 500GB 16mb cache

Anything i should change? Can anyone vouch for any of this stuff? It all seems to have good reviews from around the net, well the important parts i dont have a clue about anyways, psu, mobo, screen etc.
 

Rifter

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Looks solid, Two things i would do are:

1. Get a SLI mobo, even if you dont use it now you might need it in the future and you said you wanted a upgrade option in the future.

2. Get a second HDD, that way you can have the OS on its own drive and all installed apps/storage on another, this will get you two things, a faster feeling computer and the ability to backup the system partition to another HDD which is alot better than making a backup and burning it on several DVD's.
 

dmw16

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Without knowing your budget it's tough to say for sure, but I agree about getting a board that supports SLI/Crossfire.

Not sure I'd bother with a 2nd drive. Backups should be done to another device at minimum but even better would be offsite backup.

My only thing would be a more exciting case, but that's just a personal thing. I am a total case whore :)
 

Maximilian

Lifer
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Budget is... flexible within reason :)

I actually have 2 external HDDs here that i think i can crack open and install, they are 1TB each. I may do this or may not, depends what is inside them (they could be old IDE for all i know) and if i will benefit much, i like the portability of them. I really dont ever plan to use SLI, i thought the same thing before with my ancient 939 rig, got myself an ePox board with SLI, then when it died an Abit something with SLI, never used it once. Might splash out and get crossfire though when the 5850s price drops. This board does crossfire just not SLI.

I was originally gonna buy a £3 beige box from ebuyer and stick all this high end stuff in it for a laugh... then i had second thoughts when i realised its already been done much better by someone else:

http://www.spodesabode.com/articles/cardboard/pic5.jpg

lol :thumbsup:
 

Syran

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Personally, I'd probably pick up a Corsair HX series modular PSU for my personal preference on the PSU, and go with a 640GB WD Caviar Black or Blue, i've had exceptionally good luck with those drives and PSUs.

I'm not going to quote prices as I don't know anything about the British market for stores and such (assuming you live in GB by the quote below.)
I was originally gonna buy a £3 beige box from ebuyer and stick all this high end stuff in it for a laugh...

Cases are a very personal thing, all I have to say is make sure you have room for everything in it. :)
 

dmw16

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Good point made by Syran with the drives. Do a little research, there are a few on the market now with higher density platters which improves performance. I think the 7200.12 from Seagate (?) is one and there are also a few Western Digital drives.