Originally Posted by Zeppelin19
For those of you who replied in my other threads I appreciate the feedback. This is my setup as of now, I just built it last week and I couldn't be happier. Let me know what you all think.
| Intel Core i7 930 @ 2.8 Ghz (Stock) |
| Asus P6T 1366 Mobo |
| EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1280MB |
| 6GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz |
| WD Caviar 1TB Black HDD |
|Corsair 750TX 750W PSU |
| Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty |
| Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan |
| Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset |
| Logitech G15 Keyboard |
| Antec 1200 Case |
| Logitech G500 Mouse |
| Windows 7 Ultimate x64 |
I am wanting to get into overclocking but it seems complicating. I would love to get into it if any of you can offer any easy like 3 step overclocking guide or what not.
Again, let me know what you guys think.
Can you post actual links to what memory you selected? I personally think that the corsair dominator is very overpriced and you will not see any performance gain (spare you plan to do CRAZY overclocking). I have OCZ Gold series for about $170 while the dominator gets into the $240+ range.
As far as the motherboard goes, I would ditch that and get the P6X58D, and I will tell you one BIG reason why: It has HD Realtek audio, which unlike previous onboard sound by Asus, is actually really GOOD. I plugged in my logitech z5500 set to just see if it will get by, and it actually sounds better than my x-fi xtreme gamer. This also eliminates the need for the sound card.
For the case, I like the Antec 1200 too, but performance-wise the HAF 932 gets more airflow and has far better cable management!
For the OS, why do you want the Win 7 Ultimate version? If you need heavy backup utilities and things of that nature, you should get it, but home premium is very good by itself. I know there were perks to vista ultimate over home edition, but for windows 7 that isn't true.
Now, with the money saved on memory and the sound card here, you could probably go from the gtx470 to gtx480. I'm assuming you are okay with the heat and power draw of this card, so I will refrain from ATI suggestions as it gets ugly....