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January 6, 2009 9:20:30 AM

Hey guys. Trying to get a new gaming rig together. I would like to know if this is a solid build. I plan to game on 1680x1050 resolution.

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
Motherboard: EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58
Processor: Intel Core i7 920
Memory: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 55nm
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X

In the future. I plan on doing a few things.

- Overclock the processor around 3.8GHZ
- Get a Geforce GT300 when they are released using EVGA's stepup program.
- Get another pair of 3GB Dominator Ram.

Opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated! :) 

I'm upgrading from a AMD64 3200+ / Radeon X800 PRO AGP / 1GB DDR400 RAM

*Edit: I might just go with the 3x2GB Corsair Dominator RAM.

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January 6, 2009 10:36:52 AM

looks good, however if you plan to overclock it maybe best to invest in an aftermarket cooler eg. the noctua or the thermalright ones.
January 6, 2009 12:29:44 PM

it looks very good but get a cooler and get 6 gb of ram
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January 6, 2009 12:41:45 PM

It looks good.

You could just add a second GTX 260 instead of using the stepup program. Wait for benchmarks when the GTX 295 is out and then decide what's best.

Add a Noctua NH-U12P cooler (the LGA1366 version).

January 6, 2009 3:58:40 PM

Wow! nice upgrade! *jealous*
January 6, 2009 4:06:29 PM

Don't forget a 64-bit OS, or you'll only be able to use about 3GB of the 6GB. Don't laugh, I've seen quite a few people do it. :)  I thought the 32-bit RAM limit was pretty common knowledge by now, but I always mention it just in case.
January 6, 2009 4:10:56 PM

yep very true although I think vista sucks and I still prefer to use XP dont know about other OS's