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Old 02-07-2010, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building my first gaming system

I'm helping a friend build a gaming system.

His already got the case and we was looking at getting the following but was worried about compatibility. He wants a i7 board and a decent graphics card. Heres what we've been looking at.


Case - Antec 902 - Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Black ATX Case - No PSU - Ebuyer

motherboard - ASUS P6T SE iX58 Socket 1366 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - ASUS P6T SE iX58 Socket 1366 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Processor - Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

Graphics card - Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card - Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

PSU - Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Arctic Power 700W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors - Retail Boxed - Ebuyer

CD-ROM - Samsung SH-B084L Blu-Ray Reader with DVDĪRW SATA Black - Samsung SH-B084L Blu-Ray Reader with DVDRW SATA Black - Retail Box - Ebuyer

HDD - Western Digital WD1500HLFS 150GB Hard Drive SATAII 10000rpm 16MB Cache - OEM WD VelociRaptor - Western Digital WD1500HLFS 150GB Hard Drive SATAII 10000rpm 16MB Cache - OEM WD VelociRaptor - Ebuyer

RAM - OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1866MHz Reaper HPC Memory Kit CL8 1.65V - OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1866MHz Reaper HPC Memory Kit CL8 1.65V - Ebuyer

Please tell me any thoughts you have. Be easy with us as were not all clued up.

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Old 02-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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mobo (this is a good mobo for the price)
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R iX58 Socket 1366 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

gfx card (same model, just a different brand and cheaper. unless your friend really likes the sapphire)
HIS HD 5770 1GB GDDR5l DVI HDMI Display Port Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Ebuyer

ram (why did he choose such expensive ram? this will work for him)
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory CL9(9-9-9-24) for i7 motherboards - Ebuyer

psu (the psu he chose; 700w for £40 = POS. get him something from a better know brand)
Ocz Fatal1ty Series 550w Psu - Uk - Ebuyer

hdd (dont get him a raptor. wd's caviar black drives offer similar speed at a much lower price)
Western Digital WD7501AALS 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM Caviar Black - Ebuyer

if he's willing to spend more money, it would be better to get an ssd
Intel X25-m Solid-state Drive, 80gb Sata Ii 2.5, Mlc, High Performance, 34nm Product Line - Ebuyer
as an os/programs drive and a seperate hdd for storage.
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Thank you for your thoughts, i will consider changing the PSU/RAM and the GPU. As for the hard drives, i'll see if he has the money!
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