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#1 Bassplayer15

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:26 AM

So i have recently been convinced that building a computer is the way to go. I was hoping that some of yall wouldn't mind lending your expert opinions and look over my specs.
Well here they are..

Case: RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WSP Silver 0.8mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply - Retail $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811156139

Motherboard: EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813188055

CPU/Processor: Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor – Retail $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115214

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive – OEM $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136218

Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130440 (I plan to combine my NVIDIA Gefroce 9600 GSO 768MB with this card, i believe they both have the SLI ability)

RAM: Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3N7K3/6G – Retail $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134829

Card Reader: Lexar RW023-001 6-in-1 USB 2.0 Single Slot Multi-Card Reader - Retail $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820191859

CD/DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc Black 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA Slim Combo - OEM $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827118018

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116677

Monitor: SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (DC) w/ HDCP Support – Retail $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824001317

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:46 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813157163
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231223
RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115202
CPU

Pretty sure that's even cheaper, and it's certainly better! Also you sure you want that case? The Antec 300 is better.

Edit: Don't forget a Power supply too!

Edited by IrishGrimReaper, 22 September 2009 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:56 AM

The PSU with that case is garbage. Look for a Seasonic/Antec/Corsair PSU.
Try here for PSU reviews: http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php and http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/

Hard drive, spend $5 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136319

I have no idea why you are trying to SLI those two cards together.

You need a 2 channel setup for RAM, not 3. Look at the two stick (2X2Gig preferably) offerings.

You can't use a slim drive in a desktop, they are used for laptops. Sony Optiarc makes good burners.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827118032

Edited by dpunisher, 22 September 2009 - 06:59 AM.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:34 AM

Okay so heeding all of the advice I've made some changes.

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $99.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139005

RAM: OCZ Gold 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2G8008GQ - Retail $135.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227290

CD/DVD: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM $33.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

CPU/Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $279.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.95
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...39&t=259428

Now im assuming ill have to change my motherboard since i switched to DDR2 RAM, but im not sure so i'll leave it like it is for now.
And i was going to SLI the two cards so i could have almost 2G of video memory by using the a card i already have without having to buy another, or with the 8G of RAM and only a 64bit OS would that be useless?

Edited by Bassplayer15, 22 September 2009 - 07:36 AM.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:06 AM

Use the motherboard I said. i7 boards don't use DDR2 RAM.

And change the RAM back to 3x2GB which I said too so you can run triple Chanel RAM. You won't need 8gb anyway.

Edit: You can't sli that 9800GT with the 9600GSO either, has to be 2 identical cards.

Edited by IrishGrimReaper, 22 September 2009 - 08:08 AM.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:41 AM

Okay so I'm hoping this is the last change. But if not that's fine to

Mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820227365

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:11 AM

Okay so I'm hoping this is the last change.


I think you have it sir.

You might want to find a proper CPU cooler/fan assembly for that as well. The OEM heatsink is sadly lacking. I am running an S1283 on my i920, IrishGrimReaper might have a better suggestion as far as cooling.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:26 PM

Well, it depends on if you're gonna overclock, you might want to invest in one of the higher priced coolers Noctua NH UP12 for example. But for a good reliable and cheap one the Scythe Mugen 2 is one real bargain! Would be quieter than stock cooler(which sucks) aswell. It's only 37$ too. For price/performance there's no better cooler for i7.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:13 PM

Since im not going to overclock, i will probably get the $37 fan.
Last thing though, is their any guide to building a new PC that any of you would recommend?

Thanks for all your help, i can be confident now that all the parts should work to together and the computer will run well.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 06:20 PM

Just use the video I posted in the other thead, it's really not rocket science ;)
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:17 PM

Thanks for all your help, i can be confident now that all the parts should work to together and the computer will run well.


I don't know if you saw the edit up there.

Edit: You can't sli that 9800GT with the 9600GSO either, has to be 2 identical cards.


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Posted 23 September 2009 - 03:04 PM

I don't know if you saw the edit up there.


I did, thank you though.

I did have one more question i thought of today :thumbsup:
For the extra fan would i install the extra in the side of the case, or do i need to buy all the fans for the case? It looked like in the picture only the opening on the side would be a place you could put a fan; everywhere else already had a fan.
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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:38 PM

The case comes with 2 fans, 1 120mm fan at the rear to blow air out and another 140mm at the top to blow air out. You can purchase more fans if you want, I'd probably get a Noctua 120mm fan for the front, just for that extra bit of air flow. It probably won't matter if you get extra fans or not.

You can add up to 3 more 120mm fans, 2 at the front and 1 that goes on the side, the side one would probably be best suited if you used SLI/CF to feed more air to GPU's. If you want to get extra fans, I'd suggest this. Although a little pricey(should only get 1 really and put it in the front of the case), they are probably the best fans you can buy, I have 2 on my CPU cooler and will be getting another for the rear of my case soon too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...8-010-_-Product

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:03 PM

I was informed today that if a product was labeled OEM then it would not come with all the necessary components to install it on the case. So i was wondering for my two OEM items, the CD/DVD: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner with LightScribe LightScribe Support - OEM $33.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA and Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA, what i need to buy extra for a successful build.

Sorry I'm asking now and not earlier i just didn't know about the difference between OEM and Retail.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:02 PM

The OEM will just come as is, no cables/manual. The motherboard will come will a few sata cables, around 4 I think. So it's nothing to worry about.
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