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Old 03-10-2009, 06:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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ooh 6Gb, that cheap for that quality ram.

Ill go with EVGa motherboard.
Only because its about $20 cheaper
The layout doesn't make that much of a difference to me.

As far as CPU cooler goes, i cant find one on newegg for my particular CPU Socket which is 1366.
All I found was a heat sink only.


As far as the case goes, ill pick that on my own.
For Optical drive, I'm clueless. I just want one that has fast high performance speed with sata capabilities, and can basically run everything but bluerays/HD's.

For Power supply, I'm guessing ill need a 850 Watt, but tell me what you guys think depending on my specs thus far

My specs as follows:

Motherboard: EVGA X58
CPU:Intel Core i7 920
CPU Cooler/Heatsink: ?
Thermal Paste: Arctic cooling MX-2 Thermal compound
Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Graphics Card: XFX GeForce GTX 285
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: ?
Power Supply: ?
Case: ?
Operating system: Windows Home Premium 64 Bit


Well Thanks Again for all your help,
Noniy.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I would get a Sunbeam Core Contact to cool the cpu. It comes with Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste which is better than mx-2.

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

The lga1366 retention bracket is out of stock atm but they usually get stuff back in pretty fast.
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Also, for the case my motherboard is "ATX" compatible, so can I get a "ATX Full Tower Case".
Also in terms of "coolest material" would a aluminum Case be the coolest?
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^ yes to both of your questions.
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OK, thanks.

What about the Optical Drive?
I'm not sure which to get, all i need is one that has sata capabilities, able to run at high speed, and able to run any type of CD/DVD except Blue Ray (Blue Ray players).

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I found an Optical drive, due to the fact that I'm pretty much clueless on them, will it be able to run any CD and DVD properly?

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Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 12X DVD&#43;R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD&#177;R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
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Actually, this one is better:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

It has faster DVD+R and DVD-R speeds, x22
and CD-R and CD-ROM speeds, x48
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ok Thanks I now have all my specs EXCEPT for power supply decided.

So what power supply wattage should i get, and any recomendation for a particular one?

My Specs as Follows:

MotherBoard: EVGA X58
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
CPU Cooler/ Heatsink: 120mm Core Contact Freezer
CPU Cooler Retention Bracket: LGA 1366 Retention Bracket
Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 X 2GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Graphics Card: XFX GeForce GTX 285
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X
Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS
Operating System: Windows Home Premium 64 Bit
Power Supply: ???


So what power Supply wattage should i get? any Recommendations?
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I would say get either the 650w or 750w Corsair.

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I'd go for the 750 if you plan on adding another GTX 285 down the road, if not, then the 650 would be suffiecient.
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The 750 isn't that much more expensive, I'd splurge either way.
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