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Old 07-21-2009, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question First Core i7 build, need suggestions!

CPU - Intel Core i7 920
MOBO - MSI X58 Pro-E
RAM - G.SKILL 6GB DDR3-1333
GPU - XFX GTX 275 896MB
PSU - Corsair 650W ATX12V
CASE - Antec 900
KEYBOARD - (Sold Out) Saitek Eclipse II
MOUSE - Logitech MX518

I already have the disc drive, hard drive, and monitor, and I'm wanting to stay around $1,200 max, so if you have any suggestions, let me know

Some more info: It'll be attached to two 1920x1080 monitors, with a 1.5TB HDD, if that matters
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i would go with one of these mobos instead

Newegg.com - ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

and get this ram

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

and also, the 900 has good cooling, but i heard that it dosen't have good cable management (if that matters to you).
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Yea, go with one of those mobos Muffin recommended, and get the RAM he recommended too.

Here's another mobo to think about
Newegg.com - EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Those seem slightly out of my budget, but I'll see what I can do (I'll be adding an aftermarket cooler, too, for the OC)

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and also, the 900 has good cooling, but i heard that it dosen't have good cable management (if that matters to you).
Haha really? I've always heard the exact opposite. But anything's better than the case I have now for cable management (Lexa Blackline)
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