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OK, here is my config for a new PC. What do y'all think? This is a bang for the buck Mach V from Falcon Northwest with a couple of changes.

ICON - Brushed Aluminum

ICON Standard Solid

Silverstone 1000Watt Strider - Modular

Asus P6T Deluxe

Intel Core i7 920 - 2.66GHz

Intel Core i7 Cooler

Crucial 6GB DDR3 1066MHz

nVidia GeForce 285GTX 1GB PCIE

CL X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion PCIE

VelociRaptor 300GB 10KRPM 16MB Cache

Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache

Lite-On 22X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe

ATech Media Card Reader

Windows Vista Home Premium - 64 Bit

Known issues with this configuration: None

System Price: $ 3,715.94

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WK, why don't you try to price out the same parts individually and I'll bet you save a cool $1K at least

The only things these days boutique system builders like Falcon may be able to do better are cabling/water cooling/over-clocking which it doesn't seem your's is o/c'd

What are your current rig specs? If you have a Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or greater, I wouldn't bother upgrading now unless there is some real system hog game you want to play.

BTW, I just was at Ikea and they had a sale for 10 meatball special with potatoes and gravy for $2.99 :)

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I did try to do that last fall. Newegg didn't have some of the parts I was after at that time when I was pricing parts out to build it myself. This time I decided to just buy one, even if just a bang for the buck version, which can be upgraded later if need be.

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I did try to do that last fall. Newegg didn't have some of the parts I was after at that time when I was pricing parts out to build it myself. This time I decided to just buy one, even if just a bang for the buck version, which can be upgraded later if need be.

maybe its a midlife crisis thing...oh wait, you're pass it :P

pc-performance has the TJ10 case your looking for, plus the same water-cooling kit.

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maybe its a midlife crisis thing...oh wait, you're pass it :P

pc-performance has the TJ10 case your looking for, plus the same water-cooling kit.

Looks more like a midlife Crysis machine to me... :o= lol :P

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Well, I have ordered it.

ICON - Brushed Aluminum

ICON Window and Case Lighting - Blue

Silverstone 1000Watt Strider - Modular

Asus P6T Deluxe

Intel Core i7 920 - 2.66GHz

Intel Core i7 Cooler

Crucial 6GB DDR3 1066MHz

nVidia GeForce 285GTX 1GB PCIE

CL X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion PCIE

VelociRaptor 300GB 10KRPM 16MB Cache

Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB Cache

Lite-On 22X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe

ATech Media Card Reader

Windows Vista Home Premium - 64 Bit

Known issues with this configuration: None

System Price: $ 3,716.60

Price with UPS Ground $ 3,839.60

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OK, here they are, pics of my new PC and goodies.

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The box the PC comes in his huge at 36"x26"X17", but it has 2 inches of space around the sides of the PC and it sits between some strong polymer between the top and bottom pieces.

It also comes with a goodie box that includes a kit for the extra cables for the PSU from Silverstone. FN includes a portfolio with a pen that lights up, manuals for the hardware, driver disks for the hardware, Windows Vista Home Premium x64 disk, a print out of how well the PC tested out, adapters for the video card along with the SLi bridge, Falcon Fuel Coffee, a coffee cup, t-shirt and a hat.

I really like the wiring. It really is neat compared to what I have done, but now I can copy what they do. It scores a 5.9 (the highest) on the Vista preformance page.

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Falcon Fuel is coffee. I do not even drink coffee. LOL

This thing is way better. My old system is an AMD Athlon 3200+ XP with 1GB of RAM and a 7600 GS video card that wont even boot up right now for some reason. I need to pull a couple of drives to get files from them and put them in the new one until I can figure out why it will not boot.

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