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Post Date: 2010-08-29

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    Posted: 29 Aug 2010 at 8:24pm
Hello
I'm about ready to pull the trigger on purchase. I would like to get this down to $2,200 without losing good stuff. Also, I have a couple of questions. Iwould like to know if I should request any RAID setup with the two drives. Also, I'd like to know more bout the cooling I have selected. I won't need water cooling.
 
I'm going to use the system for gaming and music production. Thank you.
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  Quote clascari Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Aug 2010 at 8:25pm
Hello I forgot to to post the configuration. Here it is:
 
 Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: !PROMOTION: FREE Exterior High-Gloss Paint Finish (TJ09 Chassis Only, Select Color After Purchase)
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 LE Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset)
System Memory: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series  (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Digital Storm Certified (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Recommended)
Expansion Bay: External USB Digital Media Card Reader
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (80GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: X25-M MLC Edition) (Extreme Performance)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (1TB Hitachi/Seagate (7200 RPM) (32MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.2GB (Includes PhysX Technology) (EVGA Brand)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Auzen X-Fi Forte 7.1 (PCI-Express Slot Based)
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Upgrade Chassis With Zalman Performance Fans (Up to 6 Fans)
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Cooling Upgrade Recommended)
Boost Video Card: FREE: Yes, Overclock the video card(s) as much as possible with complete stability
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Install/Test Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Gaming Mouse (High-Speed Gaming Grade)
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Xtra Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty
 
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Aug 2010 at 8:42pm
best way to drop that price would be lose the sound card. and the paint you chose is not an option for the case you picked
dropping to a 40gb ssd should be enough for windows and music editing if you keep all the games off
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Aug 2010 at 8:51pm
If you need to save, the Intel 40 GB would be enough for your OS and apps. Games won't benefit much from an SSD. You could move to a HAF 932 and lose the extra fans. Otherwise, you look good. The 470 will give you around 80% of the 480's performance at considerable savings.
 
Raid arrays have to use 2x identical drives. An SSD doesn't need any raid help, and the 32 MB cache HDD's are plenty fast in their own right.
 
The Noctua 120 mm is one of the very best air cooling solutions on the market.
 
 
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EVGA X58 LE
6GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ram
750W Corsair
1TB HDD
1x ATI RadeonHD 5870 1GB
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  Quote al3xLJ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2010 at 3:24am
NO need for any raid settings, and drop the EVGA brand on the card, just get the normal one, its cheaper and offers the same
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  Quote kcudeht Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Aug 2010 at 10:57am
The only difference between the x-fi forte and the x-fi bravura sound cards is the forte is low profile. If you don't need that you can save a few dollars and get the bravura.

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