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Old 05-18-2010, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay, im thinking of building a new computer. and this is what i have so far. let me know what you think.

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-SUS M4A89TD PRO AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB hard drive

-Kingston HyperX LoVo 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C9D3UK2/4GX

-CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

-SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

-LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cpu and mobo are not compatible, can't use intel cpu with an amd mobo. either switch the mobo to an intel x58 socket 1366 mobo, or switch the cpu to an amd socket am3 cpu.

ditch the ide optical drive, get a sata.

950w is way overkill even with future upgrade in mind. a corsair 650w will work just fine.
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Yes the board is not compatible with the CPU, i would recommend this board and its cheap. It should suit your needs.
Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H Motherboard - Intel H55, LGA1156, Micro ATX, Audio, Video, PCI Express 2.0, LAN, USB 2.0 at TigerDirect.com
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^ that mobo wouldn't be compatible either dude.

like i said, to use the i7 920, you need a socket 1366 mobo, like this one,
Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard
only a few bucks more than the mobo you originally listed.

and if you go with the i7, you'll want to get a tri-channel kit of ram, like this one.
Newegg.com - OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV6GK
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