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Bulding a new core i7 computer, do I need help?

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February 28, 2009 1:49:02 PM

Here's specs of computer I'm going to have.

Tell me if any parts doesnt work together or there is problems with these.

Parts will be from www.aria.co.uk

CPU:

Intel Core i7-920 Socket 1366 CPU
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Proc...
£247.19 inc. VAT

Case:

Cooler Master Elite 330 Black & Silver Midi Case No PSU
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+To...
£28.39 inc. VAT

HDD:

640Gb Western Digital WD6400AAKS SATA
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/S...
£55.49 inc. VAT

Mobo:

Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intel X58 Socket 1366 Motherboard
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...
£247.08 inc. VAT

Memory:

OCZ 6GB PC3-12800 Gold Low-Voltage Triple Channel (3x2GB)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/D...
£91.94 inc. VAT

PSU:

OCZ 800W EliteXStream Power Supply
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...
£106.89 inc. VAT

Cooler Unsure:

Nexus LOW-7000 Low Profile Fan (Socket LGA775, LGA1366)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Fans%2C+Heats...
£40.19 inc. VAT

That's all :)  please help me to improve things.

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February 28, 2009 1:51:18 PM

Costs 819 pound (average) with cooler because im not sure of cooler i can exclude it if i want.
February 28, 2009 4:23:37 PM

I would get a better cooler. Do you plan to overclock? Also, OCZ power supplies don't have the best reputation, get a PC Power and cooling or a Corsair. You also never listed a graphics card, do you already have one? Depending on your graphics solution, you may want a smaller power supply. Also, get a better case. I you want a midtower, the Antec 300 is well rated. If you don't plan on overclocking, use the stock heatsink.
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February 28, 2009 5:43:38 PM

Ok, Could I overclock these @ 3GHZ on stock cooler if yes then im going to use HD 4670 and buy higher end graphic later. Maybe one year or less.
February 28, 2009 6:11:39 PM

People have overclocked their i7 on a stock heatsink, but I don't recommend doing it. Your processor will get very hot. A better heatsink would be a good idea. Do you already have the 4670, or are you buying it? I recommend getting a better card now. What card do you plan on getting later? You don't need that sort of power supply for a single card solution. Also, reconsider that case. What is your screen's resolution?
March 1, 2009 8:07:58 AM

Ok, to reduce costs of graphic card, im buying HD 4670 and buy HD 5870 in future. What PSU do i need? Why should I change case? For me, looks is not important. I'm using CRT screen so its 800x600 to 1280x1024 and its 32 bit.
March 1, 2009 8:08:35 AM

Ok, to reduce costs of graphic card, im buying HD 4670 and buy HD 5870 in future. What PSU do i need? Why should I change case? For me, looks is not important. I'm using CRT screen so its 800x600 to 1280x1024 and its 32 bit.
March 1, 2009 8:09:13 AM

Ok, to reduce costs of graphic card, im buying HD 4670 and buy HD 5870 in future. What PSU do i need? Why should I change case? For me, looks is not important. I'm using CRT screen so its 800x600 to 1280x1024 and its 32 bit.
March 1, 2009 8:40:35 AM

core i7 ownage said:
Ok, Could I overclock these @ 3GHZ on stock cooler if yes then im going to use HD 4670 and buy higher end graphic later. Maybe one year or less.

I overclocked my i7 on the stock cooler before I had my V8. At 3ghz I was getting temps at 81C under full load in Prime95. Now apparently that is ok for the i7, but its too hot for my tastes and I only ran it at that speed for a couple days until I got my cooler. That cooler you linked is designed for HTPC's, its meant to be compact, not exactly built for great performance. Look at the Xigmatek S1283v Dark Knight if you can find it, if not, the the Scythe Mugen 2. Those are probably the best performance/price ratio CPU coolers for the i7.
March 1, 2009 8:56:37 AM

Im runninng 3.4 GHZ at stock cooler
Temps prime95 is around 79 celsius.
It never gets higher than around 60 if you dont bench
(aka game/surf teh net)
March 1, 2009 10:07:04 AM

It also depends on the program you use to read your temps. the best one is Real Temp I think, it was designed for the i7 by one of the engineers who worked on it.
March 1, 2009 1:26:57 PM

Oh ok, any1 can give me a UK website that sells Xigmatek S1283v Dark Knight if not then the Scythe Mugen 2. And aria doesn't sells this.
March 1, 2009 1:30:25 PM

Oh, I found Xigmatek S1283v at scan.co.uk but it doesnt says it can support LGA 1336 but at Xigmatek's website says it can so im so confused.

P.S im not editing because i want increase my post count. >3
March 2, 2009 3:29:27 PM

spammer :) 

CRT screens usually go upto 1920x1440 so I don't think your pushing your monitor very far.
March 4, 2009 3:11:23 PM

Lol, that's according to "properties button on desktop --> settings --> Screen resoltion. And my desktop looks suit to me when it is at 1152x864. So I'm not planning to push it far beyond that maxinium resoltion. Looks like everyone is not interested in this topic but I really want it to be solved in soon.
March 4, 2009 3:27:22 PM

What are you going to do with this computer?

It looks as if you are going to game with it, but your budget doesn't support an i7 for a gaming rig.

If you truly need a quad core and not a dual core, then you should look at a Phenom II or Q9550.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/thisweek.php
March 5, 2009 5:13:18 PM

Ok, this is last question:

Which 2 rigs would u recommend for family/gaming computer?

Core i7 ------- Core 2 duo @ 3.0Ghz.
March 5, 2009 5:33:09 PM

That would depend on the family and the usage. If I had many people on the comp loading the system tray down with junk, I would probably want a quad core of some sort.

If the system was policed and just used for surfing the internet (safely with no junk downloads) and gaming, and there was no serious multi-tasking involved, then I might go with a dual core.

Given your budget though, it makes more sense to look at a Q9550 or Phenom II, as those will run on less expensive motherboards and use less expensive RAM
March 6, 2009 3:05:11 PM

And We would use computer for some gaming on popular games (Not heavy demending). but I would like it to be very high reliable. And we don't junk the computer but we do sometimes. currrently we have intel celeron 2.8Ghz @ socket 487. which would u recommend (this computer doesnt lag but run very slowly).
March 6, 2009 3:06:13 PM

Which would u recommend me a phemon or intel (not so) quad core?
March 6, 2009 6:05:49 PM

They are very evenly matched.

AMD Phenom II 940 Better value and all the speed you need.
Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H 790GX Socket AM2+ High quality crossfire enabled MB with onboard graphics that can be used as backup.
G.Skill DDR2 800 Quality memory, good timings and voltage at a good price.
Cooler Master 690 case Excellent well-cooled case with tons of room.
Corsair 650TX Enough power to cover this system and a second video card when you feel the need to upgrade.
WD Caviar Black 640GB hard drive Large fast drive.
Sapphire 4830 A faster card than the one you had picked out. When you feel the need for more, you can simply add a second card to this.
DVD Burner
Vista 64bit

That should come in at far less than the i7 system, and that's a complete build.

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