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#1 pitman1

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:55 PM

i would like to know if this build is 1st of all compatible, and whether or not its a good buy. If anything looks weird, please let me know.

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157163

EVGA 01G-P3-1371-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130566

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103055

COOLER MASTER Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119160

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:11 PM

Except for memory, I can't really pick on that build.

You need a 3 channel setup, preferably DDR3 1600 so as to keep your dividers happy when overclocking: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....amp;srchInDesc=

The G-Skill second on that list is a personal favorite. Low voltage, cool, and no heatspreader to get in the way of that big CPU cooler.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:29 PM

thanks punisher, i switched out the mem and added this motherboard for better overclocking. Let me know what you think

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131365

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:45 PM

It is really hard to pick out a bad X58 ATX board. Each one has it's strengths and weaknesses (number of USB ports, audio chip/ouputs etc). As far as overclocking, once again, there are no "bad" X58 ATX boards. Even the less expensive ones (EX58-UD3R as an example) get really good overclocks. The stuff in the retail channel now is usually at least the second revision so most of the kinks have been worked out. No one really makes a cut rate X58 board. I have seen great builds with every brand. Choose for features, Choose for warranty.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:40 PM

in your opinion which would be easier to OC, im not to familiar with OCing and i heard the ASRock was easy to OC but couldnt OC as far.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:37 PM

Overclocking an X58 is about the same across the board(s). There are plenty of "how to's" out there that give you a step by step. As far as I know, all boards have the same BIOS functions, albeit some have differing names for an item.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/538439...-920-930-a.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2059396

http://images.tweaktown.com/imagebank/Core...12.12_(ENG).pdf

That last link is a good guide. Just ignore the Gigabyte propaganda.

Edited by dpunisher, 20 August 2010 - 12:38 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:07 PM

thanks a ton, ordered it today, hopefully I dont screw anything up when i overclock it.




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