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This a new server cum gaming PC pls guide

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May 21, 2009 6:33:53 AM

HI this is my first server cum gaming PC build PLs give ur suggestions or any good deals or modding possible

Processor Intel® core tm i7-940
Intel DX58SO MB or ASUS P6T
Transcend / Kingston 4GB DDR3
1.5 TB Seagate SATA II category
Coolermaster Dominator CM690 Case With 2 x 120mm Case Fans,600w supply
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 295
wireless logitech gaming keyboard and mouse
Altec Lansing5.1 channel speakers
COOLER MASTER V10 Hybrid TEC 120mm Ultimate Performance CPU Cooler
monitor 19" LCD
22X DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Burner Drive with LightScribe
vista 64 bit

pls guide me on the parts that ive selected and also on cooling cases ,cpu cooler,and power supply wattage

also except resolution which card is better considering heat dissipation issues n performance GTX 295 or GTX 275 or GTX 285

which cooling case is good CM or any other
Expect your help soon

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a b ) Power supply
May 21, 2009 12:02:23 PM

1) Go with the i7 920
2) Asus P6T
3) could save some money and not go with the wireless mouse/kb. More trouble than they're worth.
a b ) Power supply
May 21, 2009 12:04:40 PM

Case is good. Also try looking at Antec 902 and 1200.

cpu cooling:
quiet: scythe mugen 2
excellent cooling: Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ
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a b ) Power supply
May 21, 2009 2:12:41 PM

+1 on the i7 920, 940 is not worth the extra cost.

V10 is also poor bang for the buck. Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or Prolimatech Megahalems are also very good.

For a 19" monitor, all of the cards you listed are extreme overkill. GTS250 is more than enough, HD4770 is better bang for the buck.
May 21, 2009 3:06:21 PM

Grab yourself 2 HD4770s and a motherboard that supports crossfire (X58 chipset) and away you go. Now... for the rest:

CPU: Go for the 920, like mi1ez said
Mobo: Of those two, P6T, I prefer Gigabyte myself though
RAM: Not sure how you're getting 4GB with tri-channel, get 6GB in a 3x2gb kit and a 64-bit OS
HDDs: Personally, I prefer having one drive for my OS, and another for games. Especially true if you're running a server.
Case: Antec 1200 for the win.
Keyboard + Mouse: Wireless + gaming = bad idea... unless you get that new Razer wireless mouse that performs as well as a wired... either way, get wired. Razer would be my preferred manufacturer
Speakers: Once they do the job, whatever. I prefer headphones.
Heatsink: The V10 is huge... and doesn't really perform better than other offerings... a Xigmatek S1283 would most definitely perform better.
Monitor: 19"? Bit small for my liking but hey, it's enough for most people. Could go with a single 4770 with that resolution... or if you want more power, a 4870 or 4890.
Burner: whatever
OS: Probably better off getting the Windows 7 64-bit RC then purchasing that when it comes out later this year.
May 22, 2009 4:12:42 AM

ok how about 24" monitor and gtx 295? or are 2gtx 275 SLI better than one GTX 295
a b ) Power supply
May 22, 2009 4:19:12 AM

adwaitkank said:
ok how about 24" monitor and gtx 295? or are 2gtx 275 SLI better than one GTX 295

A single GTX275 should be good for a 24" monitor.

And 2 GTX275 is better than a GTX295.
a b ) Power supply
May 22, 2009 2:16:41 PM

Intel i7 920
Asus P6T
OCZ Gold 6 Gb PC3-12800C8
2 x 750 Gb Samsung F1 or Western Digital's better to have 2 smaller hdd instead of a single big one
Coolermaster HAF 932... really good airflow
Corsair TX 750W ....for future upgrades (SLI)
Nvidia 295 GTX
Thermalright Ultra-120 + Noctua 12 cm fan
HP LP2475w but if you don't want to spend too much, go for a Samsung one 24"
If you want some nice speakers, look for Logitech Z-5500. Depends on your budget.