Re: Little advice on a first build
I just built the i7 route with the 950 a gigabyte x58a-ud3r and OCZ Gold 1666 ram. I debated the x58d-e but the ud3r has 4 more ports and found it for 30Buck off.
I hit 4.1Ghz using the "easytune" software, and tweeked down the vcore and bumped the ram.
Saddly i wouldn't recommend either i5 or i7. Sandybridge is out in a week or 2... Wait till you see them.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig