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Old 09-14-2009, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i'm looking at building this gaming build but would like to get suggestions on what i should change or improve on. my goal was to keep it under $1500 but have room to upgrade if i needed. specifically i am not too sure on teh ram. i wanted more than 4gb of ram and it to be ddr3.

CPU $279.99 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

MOTHERBOARD $189.99 GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128375

RAM $119.99 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231223

GPU $344.99 EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130480


PSU $99.99 ANTEC TP-750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371025

HDD $34.99 SEAGATE Barracuda 7200.10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148231

DISK DRIVE $29.99 SONY AD-7240S-0B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

OS $109.99 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116677

suggestions are welcome and a suggestion on a case. i want something that stands out but am getting sick of my antec 900 and most of the cases have a similar look/ feel.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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all your links appear with errors (to me anyway), but ill still address some things.

you said you wanted ddr3 and more than 4gigs, but you currently have 6gigs of ddr3 selected so...
also if you can afford it, i would get a slightly better mobo that utilizes ddr3 in triple channel to take advantage of that ram.

as for cases, it depends on how much you want to spend. here are some good ones.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

and if youre interested in the 900 2
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Looks ok, except I would go with a higher quality HDD. Maybe this.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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sorry abou tthe link lets see if this works

CPU $279.99 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops


MOTHERBOARD $189.99 GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


RAM $119.99 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Desktop Memory


GPU $344.99 EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards


PSU $99.99 ANTEC TP-750 Newegg.com - Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply - Power Supplies


HDD $64.99 Western Digital WD5001AALS Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives


CASE $89.99 SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases


DISK DRIVE $29.99 SONY AD-7240S-0B Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners


OS $109.99 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - Operating Systems


i changed the case to the one on the list i liked and the hdd to the suggested (thnx )
do you have a suggestion on a better mobo like was suggested? i am not very good with choosing the best possible choices. i pretty much know enough to make sure that the pins and everything will fit so it will run but getting the best choices is y i'm on the site asking for help. also any thought on the ram it doesn't have to be a 6gb can be more. but i was looking for something not obscenely high, and once again not sure if the choice i have down would be the fastest choice.. thanx really appreciate the input
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