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Old 11-06-2010, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think about these components for new gaming rig? I will build PC myself and install newest BIOS for MotherBoard & SSD BIOS & DVDRW & everything else. Test RAM with memtest, reconfigure BIOS and overclock CPU to 3.6-4GHz. Install Windows 7 64bit and after that install newest drivers for all components.


Case: Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition
More info: Thermaltakeusa*»*Chassis*»*Full Tower*»*Element Series*»*Element V NVIDIA Edition : Element V NVIDIA Edition VL200L1W2Z

PSU: Corsair AX850W
More info: Welcome to Corsair :: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 — 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Information

Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme
More info: http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID...ksC&templete=2

CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (OC to 3.6GHz-4GHz)
More info: Intel® Core

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake SpinQ VT
More info: Thermaltakeusa*»*Cooler*»*CPU Cooler*»*Intel Socket LGA 1366*»*SpinQ VT : SpinQ VT CLP0554

RAM: Corsair DDR3 1866MHZ 12GB (6x2GB) (CMT12GX3M6A1866C9)
More info: Welcome to Corsair :: Dominator® GT DDR2 and DDR3 Memory Kit Product Information

GPU: MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II 1280MB (2x = SLI)
More info: MSI Europe ? Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

SSD: Crucial C300 RealSSD 128GB SATA3 (OS, software, games)
More info: CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 - 128GB, 2.5-inch Solid State Drive , from Crucial.comUS

HDD: SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 1TB SATA2 (2x = RAID0 2TB) (storage)
More info: http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...8&model_cd=507

DVD-RW: Sony/Optiarc AD-7263S-0B
More info: AD-7263S | Sony Optiarc


For now 19" at 1680x1050, soon on 24" 1920x1080!
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Default Re: New gaming pc

I know very little about hardware... however - and please feel free to challange me on this - isn't the Intel Desktop Board DX58SO (Intel X58 Extreme DX58SO motherboard review) better than the Asus Rampage III and cheaper too?

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Uhm, no?

Intel have 4 RAM, no SATA3, no "Asus" OC options and all other unique stuff that Extreme has.
And I dont like the desing of it.
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