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Charles B.

Charles B.

Joined on 06/29/05

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CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX 550 W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-550VX 550 W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Pros: Whisper quiet. Plenty of connections. 80+ certified! Comes with a nice bag in case you have some extra parts or anything laying around that you want to put in it after you unwrap the PSU.

Cons: NONE

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Micron Chipset Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339
Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Micron Chipset Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339

Pros: How can you go wrong with Crucial? They make killer RAM kits at competitive prices that, at least in my experience, have NEVER failed.

Cons: None

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Nice and roomy. Plenty of fans. Pretty easy to get everything connected and out of the way once you drop your system in.

Cons: My friend got the Nine Hundred Two, and while it's a HUGE case, it's whisper quiet. The three hundred has adjustable fan speeds, but can't quite compare in terms of noise levels. still a fantastic buy!

ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Extremely easy to setup. Booted up first time without any problems. You can download a nice suit of software for monitoring/overclocking with ease and the BIOS update is as simple as downloading the file, putting it on a USB drive, setting the drive as the first bootable device, and rebooting. Simply select the easy update from the bios menu and viola!

Cons: None so far. I've read/heard about problems others have had with these boards, so it seems Asus might have an issue with their quality control, but they have good support so an RMA shouldn't be a problem.

Intel Core i5-750 - Core i5 Lynnfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1156 95W Processor - BX80605I5750
Intel Core i5-750 - Core i5 Lynnfield Quad-Core 2.66 GHz LGA 1156 95W Processor - BX80605I5750

Pros: It's a beast! Why spend the extra $$$ on an i7 when you can get this baby overclocked to 3.7Ghz easy?

Cons: none so far

Thermaltake Contac 29 120mm CPU Cooler
Thermaltake Contac 29 120mm CPU Cooler

Pros: Great cooling. Quiet operation. Can add another fan if you feel the desire to, though I don't know why you'd want to!

Cons: A real pain to install. The instructions could definitely use some improvement, and getting everything placed properly before you screw it down is a slight headache, but once you get it all set and secured down, you're good!