APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week (my old compy is fried- working on a friend's laptop)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Adobe cs4, sony soundforge 10, movies, surfing and word processing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor (sceptre x20g-Naga), dvd burner, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
OVERCLOCKING: maybe-never done before-safe?
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe-not eexactly sure what it's all about
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet, energy efficient, and stave off obsolescence for as long as possible.
Basically one of the builds found in this forum, a bit different, wondering if it will work together etc. Also, is the 80gb ssd enough? i was thinking 120gb, but at the same time i would like to cut it down to about 1700.
Currently about $1900
* CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
# SSD: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - OEM
HDD: SAMUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
*Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
(actually, where exactly is the thermal compound used- necessary?)