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Old 02-20-2011, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Gaming Computer Build, Would like some Input.

I'm looking to build a computer in the 1000-1300 dollar price range. I'd like to order online off of newegg or another reputable site. I pieced this together and I'd like some input and somone will more knowledge than me to look over it and make sure I'm not forgetting or overlooking something.

Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Newegg.com - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU - ASUS Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Newegg.com - ASUS EAH6950/2DI2S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

CPU - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive x2 Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD/CD Drive - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 1.5MB Cache SATA DVD/CD WRITER Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 1.5MB Cache SATA DVD/CD WRITER

CASE - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

The total is $1,293 not including shipping. If my build is trash and you'd suggest a different build I'd like to keep it at this price range or under. Thanks for your assistance
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I basically bought this exact build about two weeks ago. I'm happy with it. I'd say its a great buy
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I decided to change the case to this an Antec Twelve Hundred.
Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

I also decided to change the memory to this:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI

Less memory but it's faster and it saved me a few dollars. I think 12gb might have been more than I need.

I think I'm about to hit the buy button. Does anyone have any comments or see something wrong?
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I decided to change the case to this an Antec Twelve Hundred.
Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

I also decided to change the memory to this:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI

Less memory but it's faster and it saved me a few dollars. I think 12gb might have been more than I need.

I think I'm about to hit the buy button. Does anyone have any comments or see something wrong?
That is some high-end hardware, it's going to get hot. I would add a two more fans to have every fan slot taken up. These should do.
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You have such high end parts but cheap out on a WD caviar blue? :/ I'd recommend you go for the black series at least.
You could drop the 6950 and get a cheaper card like the 6870 or 5870 and put that money towards an SSD maybe.
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