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#1 mr.cat

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:02 PM

This will be the first time I've built a computer. Anywhere I am going wrong? Is it too extravagant? Any compatibility issues? What are your thoughts?

MOTHERBOARD:
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD7 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
specs:
cpu socket: lga 1366
fsb: qpi 6.4gt/s
memory: ddr3
$350.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128413

CPU:
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
CPU Socket Type: LGA 1366
$289.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115202

RAM:
Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C7D3K4/8GX
$240.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820104163

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Interface: SATA 6.0gb/s
Capacity: 2TB
RPM: 7200
Cache: 64MB
$300.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...pk=ST32000641AS

Power Supply:
Corsair CMPSU-850W ATX12 V 2.3
$180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139011

Video Card:
SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
$310.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102857

Case:
APEVIA X-TELSTAR-BL Blue/ Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer CaseNo Power Supply
$160.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811144180

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#2 Vaerli

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:34 PM

Where are you planning to get the parts from? Its harder to tell if we can't get the links.

Some of that stuff seems a bit overpriced, but I guess I haven't kept up with the market that well lately.

I'd personally recommend two 1TB drives, just because that way you can backup things easier, and it'll drop the price by 50-100$

Also, for the case... on my first build I got a lighted one... and its not really that special. If you really like that case, go for it. I believe that just getting a case that has good cooling is more important.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 03:40 PM

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:21 PM

Extravagant? It depends what you're using it for. If you're just gonna be using it for gaming, I consider it overkill. If you plan to keep it updated though, I consider it good for upgrading in the future. I consider it overkill.

I take back what I said about the hard drive. If you want a 6.0 GB/s Hard drive, its about the only choice you have. Still, I don't know if its gonna help that much with a 7200RPM drive. I guess you can more data off faster.

If I were you, I would still consider a different case. The front panels are annoying for many users. Here's some other cases I suggest you consider -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811144253
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...pk=NZXT%20alpha
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129066

Its just that I find that case to be too expensive, but then again, I didn't have as much money as you to spend on my first build.


I know more about the Nvidia line of graphics cards, so its hard for me to comment on that card, but it is pretty large, make sure you're not going to need most of your expansion slots.

Other than that, everything looks compatible. Do you already have an Operating System for it? And what about monitors?

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:29 PM

Thanks for the input. I am going to go with that third case, and I will go with a cheaper video card. My cost now is at 1600 flat...

I have a monitor, OS, mouse, etc...

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:34 PM

You have 3 RAM channels, you need a 3X2gig setup for this.

EDIT: Save a $100 and grab 2 of these (if you need that much storage) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136284

EDIT #2: Try for some DDR3 1600. 1600 rated RAM makes the overclocks a bit easier while maintaining RAM dividers. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231225 Low profile heatspreaders so you don't have to worry about mounting monster CPU coolers.

Edited by dpunisher, 13 December 2009 - 04:43 PM.

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