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Old 01-09-2011, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New build, tell me what you think

This is my first build so check for compatibility problems or other noobish mistakes. This computer is supposed to last me a long time and be ready for what the future has to throw at it, so keep that in mind.

case:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

motherboard:
Newegg.com - EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

ram: (might go 12GB, but starting out with 6, what do you think?)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9

GPU:
Newegg.com - XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

psu:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

HDD:
Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

cd/dvd drive:
Newegg.com - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

OS:
win 7 64-bit home premium

totals to around $1,520
This will be used for gaming, and i hope to do some occasional video editing
i might add some fans and and some other extras like a tv tuner

tell me what you think please and thank you!!
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Default Re: New build, tell me what you think

why don't you get the new 2600k Sandy bridge? With a new 1155 p67?
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just found out about the 1155, so im gonna wait and change the mobo and cpu
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besides the suggestion above, i would drop the raptor for an ssd to use as an OS/programs drive, and use 1tb for storage.

Newegg.com - Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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