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Old 09-16-2009, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im building my first computer and I have these parts picked out, how does it look?

•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme Edition 3.33 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366

•HDD: Single Hard Drive (300GB Gaming Western Digital VelociRaptor 10,000RPM SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache WD3000GLFS

•HDD2: 1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

•MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) EVGA X58 SLI Classfied Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX DDR3 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394a,&7.1Audio (Venom Boost Extreme OC Certified)

•MEMORY: 12GB (2GBx6) PC1333 DDR3 PC3 10666 Triple Channel Memory [+167] (Corsair or Major Brand)


•NETWORK: Killer Xeno Pro Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card

•VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB DDR5 PCI-Express Dual DVI-I & TVO(Major Brand Powered by ATI)

•VIDEO2: ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB DDR5 PCI-Express Dual DVI-I & TVO(Major Brand Powered by ATI)

•POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts Power Supplies (Azza Gaming Active PFC Power Supply SLI/CrossFire Ready)

•CD: LG 22X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Dual Layer Drive (BLACK COLOR)

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Old 09-16-2009, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks a bit over the top:
Instead of getting the i7-975, get the i7-950, and overclock it.

Don't get a velociraptor, they're a waste of money now that there are SSDs; also, they're not much faster than a 640GB caviar black WD 7200RPM.

What are you going to be using this computer for? If for gaming, you're very unlikely to ever need more than 6GB of RAM; the only time I'd recommend getting 12GB is if you're going to be using VMs. Also, you should aim for faster RAM, ideally 1600MHz.

4890s are good.

Power supply sounds alright, but I've never heard of the brand.

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't even bother getting an i7 950, get an i7 920 and a good HSF and overclock it. It'll give you the same perfomance for a few hundred less.

Unless you're planning to add a third 4890 later on, you don't need 1000W. a 750W is more than enough for that system.
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if you have that kind of money get gtx 285 and sli them or tri sli if you can afford it
Graphics card: Inno3D Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS @ 640/940 (core/memory)
MB: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 v3.3 F12
RAM: 2 Kingston HyperX DDR2 800MHz (4GB total)
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6320 @variable rates (will fix my fan problem soon and overclock high again)
HSF: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme & Antec Tricool 120mm fan
PSU: Delta Serverpower 550W
HD: Seagate 400GB ST340032AS & Excelstor 80GB (both SATA)
Case: don't know what case it is but it is very crappy
Optical Drive: Lite-on 16X DVD+&- RW DL (died) using a CD-ROM drive until I get a new blu ray burner or whatever i can get

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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all that information is USELESS until you give us keyboard and mouse specs! =P
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get the i7 920 instead of the i7 975, with an aftermarket heatsink the 920 is just as good.

skip the Velociraptor and get a SSD

The regular EVGA X58 will perform as good as the Classified unless your going to use a Phase-Change, Dry Ice or Liquid Nitrogen. And then the standard EVGA X58 is still a contender, I got up to 4.949GHz

12GB of ram isn't needed and it can even lower your performance. 12GB will stress the memory controller, I've seen more than 1 system with 12GB that could not run the memory at it's rated spec's.

The Killer NIC card is a joke, don't waste your money.

1000 watt power supply is way more than you need, but with power supplies more is always better IMHO.

(2) 4890 vid cards? You have all this high-end gear listed, why would you pick those? ATI will have a new card out in a few weeks that will make the 4890 look weaker than it already is. If you can't wait then you should go with a pair of GTX 285's.

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