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old27

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Soon to order a new rig but have not built a computer in many years. I wanted to check with others about the parts I think I like and
for the most part CHECK FOR COMPATIBILITY.
I am NOT a big overclocker. If I have some Xtra cash I will get a fan and OC the i7 one multiplier or so.... that is about it.
I am also not a HUGE gamer. I love games but do not have to play the newest games the day they come out. (I know) Blasphemy.

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000
ASUS P6T deluxe MOBO (with or without OC Palm???????) (I am thinking without) (see above)
intel core i7 920
corsair xms3 trichannel 3 GB 1333 MHZ (will get another 3 or even 6 down the line)
EVGA GeForce 260 (will get a 2nd down the line)
PS- OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt
Western Digital HD-caviar 640 GB
Windown Vista 32 or 64 (undecided)

Even with 2 260's I think I will still have one standard pci and one pci-e slot unblocked by the cards (tight fit) for a wirelessN card and a sound card.... as long as they are each of one of the two types.

If I am mistaken about anything pls let me know. I look fwd to ordering products in a few days. wanted to post first.. Thanks

Edited by old27, 05 December 2008 - 11:54 AM.

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I take it everything is fine then?
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Hi old27,

How much would it cost you with that 3GB of RAM? They have some kits that has the 3x2GB which I think is better than 3x1GB. And go with the 64-bit OS if you're getting more than 4GB of RAM to save some money now (than buying another OS later down the road when you get 6GB).

I'd probably opt for a Silverstone, Antec, PC Power & Cooling or Corsair for the PSU as they make better PSUs than OCZ.

You can use the white and black PCI-E slots for the video card and you'd have enough room for the sound card and wireless card on the top.

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