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#1 limbs

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:00 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827135204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115211
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136533
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16832116754
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814121400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811119216
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131620
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820145218


That's what I've picked out. Cost is around $1,100. Am I forgetting anything?

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:13 PM

Can't run an LGA 1366 CPU in an LGA 1156 board.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 11:14 PM

What exactly is this computer going to be used for? What games are you going to play with it? BTW, your CPU will not work as it does not have the same socket as the motherboard. You will have to change one or the other, also, LGA 1366 will be phased out in favor of the upcoming LGA 2011 socket. Also, depending on your case, your graphics card may not fit properly into a mid-ATX case, additionally, your PSU is 750W which is great for SLI/Crossfire, however, with large high-performance GPU's, you should be using a full ATX case due to cooling issues.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:08 AM

ya, CPU/motherboard compatibility would be an issue, and normally I would agree with DJB about the case, but that that case should work fine even with crossfire-those CM 690s (which that case was modeled after) Are pieces of art-designed with cooling in mind-they are extremely roomy and well cooled, they pack the features of a full ATX case into mid-atx size, barely. and I do mean barely-they are the largest mid-atx cases I have ever seen, any larger and they would be full ATX form factor, they are monstrous, pack excellent cooling and design, and are built like tanks.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:27 AM

WoW, diablo 3, FPS. mainly an online gamer. Also going to use the computer for programs like AfterEffects.

I'm unsure of what board to look at instead. Can someone recommend one? Case, too.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:02 AM

Do you want a board to go with that i7 950, or a CPU to go with that 1156 motherboard?

Socket 1366- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128456
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665&cm_re=sabretooth-_-13-131-665-_-Product

Remember you need 6 gigs of RAM to go with that X58 motherboard (3X 2gig)

If you want a CPU to go with that 1156 mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115213

The 8XX series has hyperthreading, the 7XX series doesn't.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:26 AM

To give more info into what Dpunisher said, that board will run with less then 3 sticks of ram-but not in triple channel mode which is going to give you the best performance, and if your after gaming, you want the best performance you can get out of your system, so a 3 stick combo in triple channel mode will give you optimal performance.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:20 AM

The Asus Sabertooth board is what I originally planned on, but I was told that it wasn't a good choice for a first-time builder.

Edited by limbs, 22 November 2010 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:40 AM

Its a very high end board-they are probably just worried youd destroy an expensive board, however as long as your careful and plug everything in right, make sure you ground yourself before touching anything and apply your thermal interface fluid properly, you shouldn't have any problem with it its a very good motherboard. Another choice you may want to consider for $10 more is this one for 1366.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:46 AM

I don't even know what thermal interface fluid is. I am very new at this :P

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:57 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119230

How is that for a case?

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:36 PM

Both that and the one you originally went with are both good cases, that one being slightly better since it is bigger and offers a bit better cooling. Thermal Interface fluid is used between the CPU Die and the heatsink in order to make even contact (theyre not smooth) for optimal cooling, and you should never put a heatsink on a die without it. Most heatsinks come with it, however they normally either use lousy fluid, to much of it, or both, so I always clean it off the heatsink with a paper towel and then get my own such as arctic silver 5 apply a small amount onto the CPU die (the silver metal part on top with the product ID numbers) no more then say a small grain of rice, and then rub it evenly over the die making sure not to get any on the green silicon CPU itself or on the motherboard. You want a nice, thin, even layer over the die-you should see no silver on the top of it, and then install the heatsink on top of that.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

Ahh, I understand, I will buy some of that. Here is my build as of now. What else do I need?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:06 PM

no, looks fine to ne should work well.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 05:39 PM

Great, thanks, I will probably ask for more help when the time comes to build it!




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