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Old 11-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, my name is David, and I am a new member!
This is gonna be my first time building my own computer, so I am just asking for feed backs on my build.
Here are the specs:

CPU = (34598) Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield (341.17)
Motherboard= (38253)EVGA X58 Classified EATX LGA1366 DDR3 4PCIE-16 1PCI SLI SATA2(499.99)
RAM=1x(34802)Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3x6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3x2GB (273.90)
Video Cards=1x(44351) Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ PCI-E 2xDVI HDMI Display(418.00)
Case = (33029) Cooler master haf 932 Full tower black eatx case 6x5.25 1x 3.5 5x3 (168.92)
Power Supply = (26415) Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX 140MM Fan (144.99/122.99)
OS = (45271) Microsoft Windows 7 Home premium Edition 64BIT
CPU Cooler = (34994) Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT heatpipe cooler LGA1366 120MM FAN (75.24)
Hard Drive =(34286) Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB DUAL PROC 3.5IN SATA H.D(84.14)
DVD Writer = (41927) LG GH22LS50 22x/22x DVD+-RW SATA DVDů(39.54)
Card Reader = (21448) nGear Flash Card reader 3.5Inů(18.99)

The price shown for the parts is more expansive, as I live in Canada, Vancouver. I am purchasing these parts locally hopefully through NCIX. Thanks guys
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looks good, but unless you are an extreme OCer then the X58 classified is not needed. or unless you have a huge amount of cash to blow.
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looks good, but unless you are an extreme OCer then the X58 classified is not needed. or unless you have a huge amount of cash to blow.
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Get this motherboard. http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...nufacture=eVGA

Also, the dominators are overpriced. Get this. NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV6GK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit - OCZ3G1600LV6GK In Canada.
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k here is the updated list! Thanks for your help nooblett

CPU = (34598) Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield (341.17)
Motherboard= (34943) EVGA x58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCIE-E1 (311.62)
RAM=1x(35710) OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV6GK 6GB DDR3 3x2GB (159.99)
Video Card=1x(44138) XFX Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ 2xDVI HDMI display (429.99)
Case = (33029) Cooler master haf 932 Full tower black eatx case 6x5.25 1x 3.5 5x3 (168.92)
Power Supply = (26415) Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX 140MM Fan (122.99)
OS = (45275) Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT (168.86)
CPU Cooler = (34994) Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT heatpipe cooler LGA1366 120MM FAN (75.24)
Hard Drive =(37813) Western Digital WD15EADS Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA 32MB (149.75)
SSD, for OS= (41732) Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD (314.99)
DVD Writer = (41927) LG GH22LS50 22x/22x DVD+-RW SATA DVDů(39.54)
Card Reader = (21448) nGear Flash Card reader 3.5Inů(18.99)
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Looks like a great build, but the caviar black you listed in the first post will have better performance than the caviar green.
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But the other one only has 650GB. Should I get two caviar black instead of the green (1.5tb)? Is that what you're suggesting?
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Yeah, get a caviar black instead of a green. You will get more performance from a black (as in faster).
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