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Old 08-21-2010, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first computer build. I have been doing some research. So this is what I have.

Computer will be used for gaming, and school work
The games that I play or want to play with this comp are TF2, L4D2, CSS, MW2. All on max or high settings. I may choose to play more graphic heavy games in the future but this is what i have for now.

Also this computer will need to last me for 4 years. I may choose to upgrade the processor and/or video card in the future.

My budget is $1500-1800 CAD, I will be using either newegg.ca or tigerdirect.ca for my hardware.

I already have the OS and software taken care of so no need to mention that.

Sorry for making you wait so long! Heres the BUILD!

Processor $300
intel Core i7 930
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

Motherboard $230
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Power Supply $100
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Heatsink $70
Swiftech MCP355
Newegg.ca - Swiftech MCP355 12 VDC Pump

Graphics Card $360
EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked
Newegg.ca - EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Hard Drive $100
Western Digital Caviar 1.5TB
Newegg.ca - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Ram 2@$100.00 = $200
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) *2
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Computer Case $140
Cooler Master HAF 932
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

So cool how it ended up as 1500. Please look at the parts i chose, as i am newb. This 1500 isnt including the shipping prices which i expect to come at around 70$ and the taxes where i live. 13% T_T. I'd also like to know if I need to overclock since the graphics card is already over clocked and the processor has that boost feature.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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so you want this to be water cooled?
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya um if you're water cooling you need more than just a pump.

Dont buy the overclocked version of a gpu. You can save money and overclock it yourself.

get this gpu instead
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-550-_-Product

You never need to overclock but any high performance rig should be overclocked if you have half a brain.

and this rig will run anything on max or high settings
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Wow I fail. I didnt even realize that.

Heres the one that Im thinking of purchasing.
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Also If someone could tell me how this Combo deal is from newegg. I like everything since its what i had before or better. Except the Ram, I don't know if its any good

Newegg.ca - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

The first one and the second one are the combos i think are good.

Also, In the build i have above, besides the pump issue, is it good? Will it last me a good 4 years. As in stay alive and running, I understand the hardware will be outdated and to run the games at that time I will need to upgrade. But will it die on me or stay alive. Because I do plan to overclock it.

I figured that Superclocked was different then overclocked and it was something i wasnt able to do.


What can i overclock in this rig? Also whats recommended to overclock in general? I want the computer to last me 4 years without hardware fail because of overclock. And also is the warranty void if i decide to overclock?
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That cooler is garbage for the money I would suggest this one. Newegg.com - ZALMAN 9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

I would also suggest with this cooler going with what you originally had. This build should do you more than last 4 years living it should last 10 years living and play everything you can throw at it for 3-5
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I think i might need an adapter for that cooler, since it doesnt list s1366

I also would like you to tell me about this motherboard if its better than what I have, because it seems to have an easy OC feature, and a good layout
Newegg.ca - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Also that cooler is from newegg..com and im looking at newegg..ca cause im from canada. No worries I found it there too.

Also im considering of adding SSD to enhance my performance what do you think

And also I tried replying to the thread but it didnt show up so if it comes as a double post somehow im srry
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Don't worry about the easy OC feature. You won't use it. If thats the only selling point its not worth it. Much better to OC in the BIOS. I have heard really good things about Gigabyte boards.
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Matt is 100% right an easy oc feature is generally a worthless feature so unless its the same price for a board with easy oc its not worth it so the gigabytes your man.

As far as the cooler

This should be better for you sorry bout the compatibility fail
Newegg.ca - ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
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you should get a tri-channel kit of ram since the i7 supports it.
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

the caviar green drives are better for storage than main drives. i would switch it out for this one
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

if you think you might want to add another card in sli later on, i'd suggest you up your psu a bit.
Newegg.ca - SeaSonic S12D 850 Silver 850W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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