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Old 10-09-2009, 01:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im about to buy this build, just looking for some imput from the experts making sure its all compatible, and as i never put together a computer before are there step by step instructions that i could use to make sure everything runs right, mostly stuff in bios.

Also I need a heatsink for the cpu not sure which one to get
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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None of the links work. What motherboard is it? Besides that everything looks good. And how much do you plan to OC/spend on a heatsink?
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whoops, messed up a bit. No more then 40CAD
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm kinda tacking on to tomchew's post here, but how is gskill ram? I usually hear people talking bout kingston, corsair, and ocz as 3 of the better brands? also i see mushkin a lot. How are they?

Also on the ram note, you could get the same gskill ripjaw series ram at PC3 12800 speed with better timings for a few dollars more. The ram you chose has CL of 9. For $5 more you could get CL down to 8, and for $9 more you can get CL of 7. all Ripjaw series. Just a thought
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Everything in your build looks fine to me. G. Skill is a good brand of RAM. And I'd go with apsoul's idea and get the RAM with better timings.
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Ok i took your advice and kicked it up a notch on the ram, im kind of new at this so I dont know much about ram timings.

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I should be able to crossfire 2 5850s in the future with this build right, or will i need a bigger power unit.
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No, your psu isn't good enough and your mobo appears to only have one pci-e slot. That is a definite no.
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600W should be enough, but I remember the modxstream series being dodgey in the past.....
(i7 +CF HD 5850s only draw ~470W) 1,2
2 pci-e slot on that board, but one is limited @ 4X which will seriously cripple your second card
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Oh whoops. I misread the specs.
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