Too many decisions!!!! GAHHHH i need help -.-

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hey hey

building a new computer and just can't make up my mind its killing me xD

Antec Twelve Hundred Case (Pretty keen on this case looks nice and lots of room being a full tower, lots of fans and all the intake ones have dust filters which is a huge plus ^_^)

Intel Core i7 930 Intel Core i7 930 (This is a easy pick good price and easy overclock to 3.8ghz+)

Now the rest lol

Noctua NH-D14 or CoolerMaster V8 or V10 (Keen on the Noctua because it gets crazy results on all the benchmark tests but not sure if it will fit and with it u have to get short RAM and give up on RAM cooling, if you get the V10 and short RAM how does that fan that sits over the top of it help. would it be blowing hot air onto the RAM or cooling the heatsink and RAM at the same time ><! all of those weight a lot too how much of a worry is that? for bending the motherboard over time or damgeing it when moving computer to mates houses for LANs)

Pretty much set on a 5870 and will most likely buy another one in a couple months or so when i get more money for crossfire but just thinking is it worth it to buy the Gigabyte SOC(Super OverClock) its about $100 more the GPU Clock comes at 950Mhz and Memory Clock at 5000Mhz(standard is 850Mhz-4800Mhz) but what i don't know is can u overclock a normal one to that speed and keep at the same temps because the SOC comes with big heatsink pipes and 2 fans but the normal one looks to only and 1 fan and you can't see what sort of heatsink it has inside because always covered

OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 / 1600 MHz Triple Channel Kit(3X2GB) 7-7-7-24. This is pretty much the best short RAM i could find 1600MHz is good could over clock that a little bit but the 7-7-7-24 is what hooked me not that many DDR3 ram with that low timing but i'm a noob at ram idk what would be better 1600MHz 7-7-7-24 or 2000Mhz 9-9-9-24..... help? XD

Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB SATAIII 6GB/s thats the hard drive i would buy for sure really nice stats all round but don't know if I should go SATA or SSD >< i have no idea which SSD to pick if i was to go SSD as well, maybe Intel X25-M or OCZ has some crazy fast ones as well but i really don't know -.-

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 or UD7  they use the same chip sets so is it worth the extra $100? :S and will the UD9 even fit in the Antec 1200 case because i read somewhere that it onlys fits in some cases Oo

I don't know what size PSU to get as well, with these parts and overclocking with 2 x 5870  would a 1000Watt be 100% no worries?

if there is anyone out there that really knows their stuff please help!!! =P (I'm looking at you Rodney ha ha)


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Personally I don't see the appeal for Antec products. Everything I have had from Antec failed me.  As-far-as cases go Cooler Master if I need solid cheap and Lian Li if I have the money.


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o lwad i dont even know where to start ><

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Try and get what will do the job and also what stands out to you the most; looks or performance. I would suggest getting new products that are both affordable and have a lot more to offer than older products. I wouldn't spend more than $1000 for this PC and there is always time for upgrades in the future, slow and steady wins the race.

If you're only going to overclock to 3.8 ghz you can save money with the i7 920 instead of the 930.

The Antec 1200 is awesome but probably doesn't compare to the Coolermaster HAF X. 

The V8 and V10 are heavy coolers, but something tells me the V6 isn't.

I'd definately suggest Dominator Ram.

I don't think you need a lot of power for ATI Crossfire (It's not nvidia hungry)

I always wanted Velociraptors but its too expensive so I just Raid 0 my normal hard drives for more performance. SSD is way too expensive, leave that alone.

Honestly if your going all out, you should get a sound Card as well like the creative Fatality.

Also Monitors, I have seen some Super Resolution Monitors running at 2048 x 1152 around $400+.

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