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Building New Rig, Please let me know if this will be a solid system

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Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP


Budget Range: $2000


System Usage from Most to Least Important :HD Movie Editing and burning, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,Hard Drives, OS ( Widows 7 Ultimate 64 bit)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,ebay


Country of Origin:USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Asus, CORSAIR, Intel


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes /Later


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200



Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC Thats good all around and will upgrade in 2 years with few parts, I will be over clocking this to 4.2ghz,






Parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.


I have These Parts Now!


GMC H-80 Case



Corsair HX1000W



XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB



Plextor PX-880SA LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW INTERNAL



Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield







Parts I Plan To Get!


PLEXTOR Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner Blu-ray Disc Burner PX-B940SA-11



Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Media Center Kit Dual TV Tuner 1213 PCI-Express x1 Interface




CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A2000C8



ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler



Please let me know if this setup is a good one that will work!

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FYI when you copied the text from your thread @ Tom's Hardware, none of the links came over. Next time you copy from one forum to another, edit the post and copy the text from the edit window.


System looks fine, but no guarantees that you'll be able to OC your CPU high enough to get the memory to run @ rated speeds.

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1000 watts is overkill unless you plan on getting one or two more video cards, or 10 hard drives.


Rampage 3 extreme is also overkill unless you plan on using 4 video cards. The Rampage 3 formula is almost identical but it has one less PCIe x16 slot. If there are other differences then let me know, but I'm pretty sure that's the main difference between the extreme and formula. Unless you plan on doing quad-crossfire, the extreme is overkill.


the i7-9xx's use DDR3-1066 by default so you'd have to overclock to use anything higer than that such as the DDR3-2000 that you've picked out. Most people get 1600, I think it's pretty safe to use that.


Normally the RAM runs off the "bus" by a multiplier or whatever you want to call it with the i7's but you can also run RAM out of clock so technically you can overclock your RAM without overclocking anything else.

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Agree with Synbios, DDR3 1600 RAM (PC3 12800) is fine and should save a few bucks, Rampage Extreme adds little over the Formula, maybe Bluetooth and an extra PCIe slot for an extra $100, maybe also look at the ASUS P6X58D-E mobo to save more bucks and finally the 1000 watt PSU is overkill unless you plan to run multiple video cards, save some money again with a 750TX, 850TX or even 950TX watt unit and of course the HX modular units and the AX Professional series run a little more if you really need/want them, but they may be overkill for your build.


But if money is still no object:


CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A1600C7


Or this to save some money and you do not need the memory fan kit:


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP6GX3M3A1600C7

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