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November 1, 2009 6:36:39 PM

Hey everyone. I just finally decided on the hardware to purchase to build a new computer. I basically am a novice as I built a computer 7 years ago and only touched it to put in a new video card and dvd burner. I basically want to do the same thing with this computer, build it, overclock it or do whatever else to make it run as good as it can while being stable, and then not touch it again for 6 or 7 years except to maybe put in video card in three years. So here is the hardware I bought, any advice would be great. Thanks.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard - Retail

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler -

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700 RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ... - Retail

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm Red LED Case Fan - Retail

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 - Retail

Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card with microSD/SDHC USB Reader Model MRG2+SDC4/4GB - Retail

PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe Support - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail

HP 24" TS-24W8 De-Branded Rotating Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ USB Hub (Black)

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a b K Overclocking
November 1, 2009 6:55:42 PM

You will be upgrading that ram in four or five years but every thing else looks good.
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a c 131 K Overclocking
November 1, 2009 7:13:50 PM

I'd suggest looking on your MoBo maker's support site and looking for an i7 Overclocking Guide" specific to your MoBo.
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November 1, 2009 7:19:21 PM

I am not so much looking for a step by step on how to OC, I know I can find that. I am really looking for suggestions for what to do. I understand GPU's can be OC'd. Should I OC at all, will I gain anything. I can find out how to do these things, I really am just wondering what should or shouldn't I do based on what I bought. Thank you.
November 1, 2009 7:20:48 PM

nforce4max said:
You will be upgrading that ram in four or five years but every thing else looks good.


Is there something about the RAM that would make it have to be replaced before anything else?
a b K Overclocking
November 2, 2009 12:21:10 PM

usfjosh said:
Is there something about the RAM that would make it have to be replaced before anything else?


Knowing how software bloats over time as new programs come out the x64 native programs are most likey going to use more than 4gb especially in a multi-tasking environment.
November 2, 2009 6:41:01 PM

go with the corsair dominators you should be able to get a bundle deal with psu or something take it down a few bucks !
November 2, 2009 6:42:48 PM

nforce4max said:
Knowing how software bloats over time as new programs come out the x64 native programs are most likey going to use more than 4gb especially in a multi-tasking environment.


its a 3 X 2 package ! He is using 6 gb of ram did you even read the specs?
November 2, 2009 6:44:34 PM

I thing your looking at the flash card ! not his ram !
a b K Overclocking
November 3, 2009 1:21:16 PM

FREERAVEN said:
I thing your looking at the flash card ! not his ram !


No I was talking about his ram and one of my friends has a i7 920 rig with 12gb. When running some of his media editing apps the ram usage will hover as high as 9gb while only leaving 3gb for other things.
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