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#1 Student01

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:05 PM

Hi,

I don't fully know much on computer specs but I have ideas of it.
Can anyone tell me if this spec is good? Any improvements like cheaper price or better component?


1 CPU Intel Core i7 930 Processor LGA1366 2.8GHz 8MB Cache CPU
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=55456
$352.00

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2 MOBO Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R X58+ICH10R QPI 6.4GT/s DDR3 2000 PCI-Ex16 SATAII SATA3 USB3.0 RAID GLAN ATX
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=54748
$268.00

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3 Video Card PCI-E XFX HD5850 1G Black Edition
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_revie...2&sid=53130
$409.00

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4 DDR3 Memory GSkill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800 CL8(4GBTD)
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_revie...3&sid=51470
$149.00

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5 SATA Hard Disk Hitachi 1TB SATA 7200RPM 32M
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=53904
$79.00

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6 CD/CD-RW/DVD Asus DRW-24B1LT 24x DVDRW SATA LightScribe
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=55852
$39.00

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7 Case Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 Gaming Case

LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...9&sid=59259
$128.00

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8 PSU Antec ATX EarthWatts 750W
LINK: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=38401
$137.00

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TOTAL: $1,561.00

Cheers,

Student01

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:40 PM

Aah, Australian dollars.

The only glaring problem i see is the memory situation. You will need a 3 channel setup (3X2gig).

This has been my favorite for a couple of builds: http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=35088

It works at 1.5V vs 1.65, and no silly heat spreaders to get in the way of a proper CPU cooler when you get serious.

No experience with the case, but look on the manufacturers website and verify you have clearance for the videocard. It looks roomy enough, but sometimes the back of the videocard can come close to the hard drive bays. The length of the videocard should be listed at XFX, and there should be dimensional drawings/backplane to bay measurement on Antec's site for the case.

Good build sir. It is really the sweet spot for a X58 "budget" gaming setup.

Edited by dpunisher, 26 July 2010 - 02:43 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:30 PM

^ I agree. Nothing like a 6GB (3 X 2GB) DDR3 kit running in triple-channel mode. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:43 PM

Budget is sort of relative when it comes to an X58 setup. Anyway, what exactly are you using this PC for? I assume gaming. What games will be played on this PC? Don't forget, you also need an operating system.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 12:44 AM

No experience with the case, but look on the manufacturers website and verify you have clearance for the videocard. It looks roomy enough, but sometimes the back of the videocard can come close to the hard drive bays. The length of the videocard should be listed at XFX, and there should be dimensional drawings/backplane to bay measurement on Antec's site for the case.

From specs at Newegg, for the Antec Dark Fleet:

Maximum video card size: 11.5" / 292m
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:41 AM

Budget is sort of relative when it comes to an X58 setup. Anyway, what exactly are you using this PC for? I assume gaming. What games will be played on this PC? Don't forget, you also need an operating system.


OS is windows 7

Final Fantasy XIV when it comes out. Starcraft 2 but it seems the specs for that is not really high. Diablo 3 when it comes out. Call of Duty Black Ops.

ATI Radeon HD 5850 dimensions:
Dimensions (Imperial): 9.5 X 4.376 X 1.5
Dimensions (Metric): 24.1 X 11 X 3.8

so according to tg1911 for the case (Maximum video card size: 11.5" / 292m)

It should have about 5cm apart. that should be okay? Unless there is a better case out there and cheaper perhaps.

And, I'm not too sure if the DDR3 that dpunisher recommended is compatible? well, sure the X58 MoBo can support DDR3 but wat about the clock frequency or bus speed? see if they match? According to the spec:

"Support DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules"

And like the RAM recommended is DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800 i have no idea...Still kinda knowing what parts goes where and stuff.

Also, how do you tell how much power the video card consumes? like 750W is a decent PSU for a gaming video card.
I've also been told that EarthWatt is not a good brand for Gaming?

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

" And, I'm not too sure if the DDR3 that dpunisher recommended is compatible? well, sure the X58 MoBo can support DDR3 but wat about the clock frequency or bus speed? see if they match? According to the spec:"Support DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules" "
DDR3 PC12800 = DDR3 1600Mhz.

However, the stock Core i7 930 processor only supports upto 1066Mhz in triple channel mode.

So get a triple-channel 6GB DDR3 1066Mhz kit instead and save a few bucks. :thumbsup:

" Also, how do you tell how much power the video card consumes? "
Minimum Power Requirement (Watt) = 500W with two 6-pin power cable

" like 750W is a decent PSU for a gaming video card. "
Yes it is.

" I've also been told that EarthWatt is not a good brand for Gaming? "
How about this one?

Edited by ReviverSoft, 27 July 2010 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:44 PM

ah the Corsair, i was looking at that one last night. but then that leaves me to finding a case for it. I was looking into the Antec Nine Hundred Case. it can still fit the video card in.

I was also looking into the Antec 750 TruePower. It has modular but the cable is not as long as the Corsair TX-750.

But what i'm not sure about most PSU is the Fan. Is it still okay to have a PSU Fan facing down instead of up? Like if this PSU is to be put at the top of a case, the fan blows down to the MoBo. or you can simply just turn it upside down?

And is this an alright DDR3 triple channel?

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:09 PM

The memory I suggested is on the boards list of "supported memory". Trust me.

The reason you run DDR 1600 is for overclocking, and while overclocking, to maintain the correct memory dividers. Even if you don't overclock, it still gives you the headroom to crank the memory speed/timings if you so choose.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:18 PM

ah the Corsair, i was looking at that one last night.
I was to suggest this (modular) initially, but figured you'd want something in the same price range.

but then that leaves me to finding a case for it.
Well, yeah.

Is it still okay to have a PSU Fan facing down instead of up?
Perfectly alright.

And is this an alright DDR3 triple channel?
F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ = Perfect.
I recall seeing this kit mentioned in the "supported memory list".

Edited by ReviverSoft, 27 July 2010 - 07:20 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:17 AM

Thx people! I'm gonna start buying those components.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:33 PM

Good luck with the build! :thumbsup:
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