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Old 08-03-2010, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. Im new to the forums here and to building computers in general. However, I have in the past installed video cards, hard drives, and memory and have done much research on how to build a computer. Just a few weeks ago I have decided that I would like to build a new gaming rig after my prebuilt desktop died on me.

Here is what I have come up with so far...

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(I will be adding an additional 200mm intake fan on the side)

MoBo:
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

Heat SInk/Fan:
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
(With Arctic SIlver 5 on the CPU)

Graphics Card:
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CD/DVD:
ASUS 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 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Newegg.com - ASUS 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 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

After dozens of reviews and product information I feel that this build would be a great gaming system using Windows 7 64 bit. I was just wondering if this would be a compatable build together. And all suggestions and criticisms would be greatly appreciated. And any tips for building the computer would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get this memory instead. It's faster and it has lower latencies for only $5 more.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

And don't use Arctic Silver 5 on the cpu use Tuniq TX-2 instead. Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

At one time Arctic Silver 5 was the best paste around, but times have changed and new products have surpassed the old King.

The only other thing I would change is the case. The i7 generates a lot of heat and a bigger Full Tower case would allow for better ventilation.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your suggestions. I chose to switch to the compound and ram that you suggested and decided to upgrade the HAF 922 to the 932 full tower for better air flow.
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You should be happy

Have you looked at any combo deals? When you click on an item it should bring you to a page with an overview of the product and a few small reviews. If you look to the column left of the reviews you should see Combo's & Essentials and a link to view all Combo Deals. The Combo Deals can save you some cash, sometimes enough to upgrade to a higher performing component.
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looks good, nice build!

only thing i would change, is if you can afford it, pay the premium and get the 5870. if not, then the 5850 is the king for price to performance ratio!
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