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Old 02-24-2010, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Heyy guys

im building my first computer and have done a small amount of research on these parts for it and was wondering if they where all good parts ? and problems anyone had, had with them ? if they will all work together, or if certain parts wont work when they are put together or wont fit ?

im not a computer expert but i know a thing or 2,

The pc will be just for photo editing some video editing ect, but also want some nice bragging rights with things like liquid cooling, big wall mounted monitor and stuff thats cool like that

now the budget isnt unlimited, but is rather flexable...

these are some of the parts i have come up with in quick research, please dont hesitate to comment on these parts, or put them down. and if there is a better part out there with out a czary price tell me about it

also this list isnt complete and i would like for you to comment on the parts that i have left out and any suggestions for them

i want to know all you thoughts!!!

cheers

Case -Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower
-http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=5363

Processor -Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
-http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei7/index.htm

CPU Cooler -Aquagate Max
-http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=3855

Liquid Cooling System - ???????????

Ram Memort -12GB kit (4GBx3), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module
-http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT3KIT51272BB1339

Motherboard - Asus Maximus III Gene
-http://www.asus.com.au/product.aspx?P_ID=YwO7uzOlu1js0TqM&templete=2

Graphics Card - GeForce 9800 GX2
-http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9800_gx2_us.html

Hard Drive -Barracuda® XT Desktop 2TB
-http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barracuda_xt

Power Supply -Corsair HX 1000 W
-http://www.corsair.com/products/hx1000/default.aspx

Monitor -Dell UltraSharp U2711 27"
-http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/dell-ultrasharp-u2711/4505-3174_7-33913833.html

Keyboared -diNovo Edge
-http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/192&cl=us,en
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I'm about to leave for work so this is just a quick post til this afternoon.

The Aquagate and all the simular watercooling kits are a waste of money. If you can't afford a good Swiftech or DangerDen watercooling kit you should stick to air.

12GB of memory is only needed for a small percentage of users. 6GB should be fine. Avoid Crucial for performance memory. Look at OCZ or G.Skill.

The 9800GX2 is another waste of money. Look at the new 5000 series of cards from ATI.
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Listen to Slaymate.
If you're going to spend that kind of money, get a 5850 or 5870, they would beat the 9800 GX2 in raw performance and power consumption.
You could get a cheaper/lower wattage PSU.
You don't need a 1000 watt PSU unless you're doing some crazy multi-GPU setup or something.
I don't know a soul that yet needs 12Gb of RAM.
Even my friends who do 3d rendering and graphics editing stuff.

You don't generally need a full tower, unless you want the room for liquid cooling have lots of hard drives or graphics cards.

I wouldn't recommend a high storage Seagate HDD.
Instead I'd recommend a small Samsung Spinpoint F3 (500Gb) + a Western Digital Cavair Green 1Tb-2Tb for storage
You'd maximize your storage and performance by doing that, as the caviar green HDD would stay off when you weren't using it, and the SpinPoint F3 is one of the fastest HDD's you can buy today, it generally outperforms the Velociraptor and the Caviar Blacks.
You don't need an overkill motherboard like that, unless you're going for multiple graphics cards.
And as Slaymate said, unless you're shelling out for a NICE LC system, going with Air Cooling is more cost effective and will yield you about the same performance.

The monitor you picked out looks decent to me, and I haven't heard anything bad about it.
Having the amazing resolution of 2560x1440 seems amazing...
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agreed with the above, those w/c sets suck. The only ones worth getting are swiftech/dangerden loops wihich are basically just custom parts that come prepackaged. This means you will have to check for leaks, maintain coolant etc. and prob isn't for you at all. Just stick with the best aircooler out there instead/

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CPU: Core i7 920/930
Motherboard: Gigabyte x58A-ud5 or EVGA SLI E758 or P6TD
Memory: OCZ platinums or Gskill PI/ripjaw/ECO - All models 6gb ddr1600
GPU: single 5850/5870
HDD: As orihS Shiro said, an f3 or a wd black for storage.
SSD: opional, if you want really fast boot times for OS and main apps, use this for them only and keep the rest on your storage. The ocz vertex models are the best for price/performance. Or possibly a agility if you want something a bit cheaper.
PSU: corsair 650tx or hx if you want modular.
Cooler: right now the noctua d14 and thermalright ifx-14/venomous X are the best coolers. Other great mentions which are extremely close are the TRUE 120 and coolermaster v12
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I'm about to leave for work so this is just a quick post til this afternoon.

The Aquagate and all the simular watercooling kits are a waste of money. If you can't afford a good Swiftech or DangerDen watercooling kit you should stick to air.

12GB of memory is only needed for a small percentage of users. 6GB should be fine. Avoid Crucial for performance memory. Look at OCZ or G.Skill.

The 9800GX2 is another waste of money. Look at the new 5000 series of cards from ATI.
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Slaymate knows what he's talking about.. If you really wnt water cooling (you wont need it unless you;re planning on over clocking) id suggest this one i bought

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I have installed on a build Skaymate n some other guys help me put together . It works well.. Here's a link to my soec it not cheap but does killer graphics and is pretty fast un overclocked...

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The water-cooling kit vusi dube suggested is another poor choice.
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