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1st build, how does it look?

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July 26, 2009 9:10:35 PM

Hello,

This if the first time I will have built a system from the ground up. I already know what case/psu/cpu cooler I plan on using and I have a good idea for the processor but I'm really not too sure about the motherboard and subsequently RAM, the variety is crazy!

This is what I'm looking at...

Q9550 - price seems pretty damn good considering it can oc'd quite a bit
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My criteria for the motherboard is to support RAID 5 setup, support SLI for the future and is LGA775...

How does it look? I need some help....

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July 26, 2009 9:33:38 PM

Depending on the gfx card it should run like a dream. However you might consider switching to a gigabyte board like a UD3P. It's set up for crossfire instead of SLI and is slightly more exspensive but your Yorkfield will thank you for it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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