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January 29, 2009 4:11:31 AM

This will be my first build. Still real new to this and i am looking for yalls feed back on compatabilty and parts selections. sticking with intel on this one.

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire

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

OCZ Platinum 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders-oem


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i dont get to replace or upgrade very often so trying to get what i can while i can...lol This list puts me right around my budget range ..about $1300. any thoughts on what doesn't work together or potential problems?

edit: sorry about all the non-labeled links.. as you can tell i am a noob.

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January 29, 2009 6:04:25 AM

You need to label your links, so that we are not forced to click on them to see parts we are already familiar with.

It's done like this:
  1. [urlExt=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173]Samsung SATA DVD Burner[/urlExt]



And looks like this:
Samsung SATA DVD Burner



Your list isn't too bad, but the case can be improved. The RAM needs to be 6GB, and you can save some money on the PSU.

I have a radical suggestion for the case, followed by a standard suggestion:
XClio
Antec 300

Or if you can now afford it:
CM 690
Antec 900

RAM
G.Skill 6GB

PSU
PC P&C 750W
Every bit as good or BETTER than the Corsair unit, for less money because nobody wanted red.

MB
Gigabyte UD3R X58
WHY? Because you need to put your money where it will count, into a graphics card and memory.

GPU
Sapphire 4870 1GB

I believe you might have enough left over now for a good CPU cooler ;) 
January 29, 2009 10:39:56 PM

Thanks for the response and the tip on fixing the links!
i liked the 6G on the ram. but i think maybe i dont understand enough on the psu..i think i need to read more on this...i went with the corsair as it was used in a i7 build i read about and it also was one of the higher rated ones on newegg. and as for the case it is going to be under a desk out of view so dont care what it looks like...had been debating between the antec 300 and the CM 534. what are the pros and cons for the psu being on top or bottom or is it just what you like. as for the video card if i can slip another $100 past the wife i will be getting the 4870. thought the 4850 would work since my moniter is going to be a Acer - 20" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor at 1600x900

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire

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

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders-oem
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January 30, 2009 2:46:00 AM

My case recommendations were not based on looks, but price and cooling. Modern components need good air flow. The Antec 300 will be cooler. The CM 690 will be cooler yet and much easier to work in, due to size.

January 30, 2009 3:13:26 AM

thanks again for the help ....i think i will switch to the cm 690 ....does the power supply on bottom make for a cooler system?....edited list on pior post. is every thing else compatable?
January 30, 2009 8:34:50 PM

Quote:

PSU
PC P&C 750W
Every bit as good or BETTER than the Corsair unit, for less money because nobody wanted red.

:lol:  I LOVE red/blue/green and orange.
+1 for the Gigabyte UD3R board also.
January 30, 2009 8:51:32 PM

You don't need the 1GB version of either the 4850 or 4870 with the resolution of your monitor. Save a little money and get the 512MB version.
January 30, 2009 10:08:04 PM

If you go with the 4850, look around to see if you couldn't get a model with the non reference cooler. The 4850 has a tendency to run hot and a model with a better cooling solution ( dual slots card ) is certainly a good idea. I know HIS has a few models as well as the recently into ATI card XFX.
January 31, 2009 8:59:22 PM

That's a great video card.

The CM 690 is roomy and will have no trouble with that card.

As to the SATA question, no, none of your SATA ports will be blocked.


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