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March 1, 2009 8:58:10 PM

I am building a new computer just like everyone else.

I have done a lot of research on Newegg.com and have come up with a list of parts, and im wondering if they will fit in the case and work together.

Case:RAIDMAX ENZO ATX-617WB Black 1.0 STEEL SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $89.99

Hard Drive: HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $87.99

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100233L Radeon HD 3450 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $31.99

Disk Drive: Rosewill RCR-FD201 12-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ Floppy Drive - Retail $29.99

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $119.99

Mobo: ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $249.99

RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $129.99

CPU: Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601940 - Retail $559.99

CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail $74.99

So what do you all think? If you believe i forgot something or if you believe i need some altercation to some products to get better bang for my buck, please let me know. Thanks.

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March 1, 2009 9:25:38 PM

you do know that ram and memory is the same thing right? no need to buy 2 different sets of it. and i would look for a better power supply. you'll want one made by a good company so that it doesn't explode and kill your whole system.
March 1, 2009 9:53:00 PM

I'd dump the IDE burner and get a SH-S223F instead.

A 750TX PSU than that Apevia would cost less and it's more reliable.

I take it you're not going to play games at all, right?

Try without a sound card first, you might save some cash.
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March 1, 2009 11:15:38 PM

+1. ABSOLUTELY GET THE Corsair 750TX. The Apevia is quite low quality. Swap out the Zalman to a Xigmatek X1283+ i7 bolt in kit. Consider 3*2GB if possible. Also drop sound card. Get it only if you are not satisfied with the onboard sound.

@OP: Is this for gaming? Video/photo editing? Surfing the net?
March 1, 2009 11:21:04 PM

Why are you buying a Core i7 940? 920 will easily OC to the same speed.
March 2, 2009 12:43:21 AM

Shadow703793 said:
+1. ABSOLUTELY GET THE Corsair 750TX. The Apevia is quite low quality. Swap out the Zalman to a Xigmatek X1283+ i7 bolt in kit. Consider 3*2GB if possible. Also drop sound card. Get it only if you are not satisfied with the onboard sound.

@OP: Is this for gaming? Video/photo editing? Surfing the net?


This is for programming tasks and purposes
March 2, 2009 12:44:39 AM

theAnimal said:
Why are you buying a Core i7 940? 920 will easily OC to the same speed.


The 920 has 4x 2.66GHz/8MB L3 Cache
March 2, 2009 4:18:41 AM

fub163 said:
The 920 has 4x 2.66GHz/8MB L3 Cache


Yes. But with a 10% OC it will be 4x 2.93, equal to 940 for half the price.
March 2, 2009 12:04:36 PM

^+1 for i7 920.

If this is for programing unless you are writing 8 thread + programs I think a C2D Quad will do you fine for lower price.
March 2, 2009 9:42:34 PM

theAnimal said:
Yes. But with a 10% OC it will be 4x 2.93, equal to 940 for half the price.


That is true, but i don't know how to get the extra 10% OC
March 2, 2009 9:43:57 PM

Shadow703793 said:
^+1 for i7 920.

If this is for programing unless you are writing 8 thread + programs I think a C2D Quad will do you fine for lower price.


I thought about getting the C2D Quad but it wasn't as fast
March 2, 2009 10:38:36 PM

^ Oh? Seriously, it's pretty easy to OC once you learn how. Consider this: OCing on average will save you about $50+ (after buying HSF) on a mid range PC. Even more so on a high end (ie i7 920 vs i7 940).
March 2, 2009 11:15:51 PM

The i7 is neither fish nor fowl. It is marginally faster than the 920, and without the unlocked multiplier of the 965. With a decent cooler, the 920 will run all day at 3.33. All you do in the bios is raise the bclk to 160.
Spend the savings elsewhere.

Why do you need a sound card? Onboard 7.1 HD sound is very good. Try it first, you can always add a sound card later.

Do not skimp on psu quality. Get one from corsair or PC P&C. I suggest a PC P&C silencer610:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would opt to pay more for the better performance of a WD black edition 1tb drive. If you have the budget, look at the velociraptor.

Ditch the ide dvd drive. Look at a sata drive, a samsung unit is about $25.

The zalman cooler is pretty, but there are cheaper and more effective coolers. Look at Xigmatek, for instance.

The ram ypu picked is 1.9v ram which will damage a i7 cpu. 1.5v ram is recommended, and no more than 1.65v.
I would recommend a 6gb kit of ddr3-1600. If you like ocz, it will actually cost you less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are a personal thing. But look at the Antec Solo, it is quiet, and does not have those fussy doors wh I dislike.
March 3, 2009 12:39:37 AM

Shadow703793 said:
^ Oh? Seriously, it's pretty easy to OC once you learn how. Consider this: OCing on average will save you about $50+ (after buying HSF) on a mid range PC. Even more so on a high end (ie i7 920 vs i7 940).


How do you do it?
March 3, 2009 12:42:27 AM

geofelt said:
The i7 is neither fish nor fowl. It is marginally faster than the 920, and without the unlocked multiplier of the 965. With a decent cooler, the 920 will run all day at 3.33. All you do in the bios is raise the bclk to 160.
Spend the savings elsewhere.

Why do you need a sound card? Onboard 7.1 HD sound is very good. Try it first, you can always add a sound card later.

Do not skimp on psu quality. Get one from corsair or PC P&C. I suggest a PC P&C silencer610:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would opt to pay more for the better performance of a WD black edition 1tb drive. If you have the budget, look at the velociraptor.

Ditch the ide dvd drive. Look at a sata drive, a samsung unit is about $25.

The zalman cooler is pretty, but there are cheaper and more effective coolers. Look at Xigmatek, for instance.

The ram ypu picked is 1.9v ram which will damage a i7 cpu. 1.5v ram is recommended, and no more than 1.65v.
I would recommend a 6gb kit of ddr3-1600. If you like ocz, it will actually cost you less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cases are a personal thing. But look at the Antec Solo, it is quiet, and does not have those fussy doors wh I dislike.


I updated the list to what i am currently looking at purcahsing, i like the case just because it has a lot of fans and a see through panel. what did u mean when u said fuzzy doors?
March 3, 2009 1:03:24 AM

If you have a case with doors, it looks great while you are not using it. If you have to insert a dvd or remove one, you have to open/close the doors first to get access to the drive. I find that to be distracting. A case with windows does not have any sound deadening to help keep it quiet.

As to overclocking the i7, it is as simple as increasing the base clock(BCLK) in the bios from the default of 133 to 160 or any other number that your ram, cooler, and motherboard will support. Run prime85 amd memtest86+ to verify that it is stable under load.
March 3, 2009 9:52:23 PM

geofelt said:
If you have a case with doors, it looks great while you are not using it. If you have to insert a dvd or remove one, you have to open/close the doors first to get access to the drive. I find that to be distracting. A case with windows does not have any sound deadening to help keep it quiet.

As to overclocking the i7, it is as simple as increasing the base clock(BCLK) in the bios from the default of 133 to 160 or any other number that your ram, cooler, and motherboard will support. Run prime85 amd memtest86+ to verify that it is stable under load.


What case would you suggest that would be compatible with all my stuff?
March 3, 2009 11:11:16 PM

Case is totally personal choice. Depending on how much you are willing to spend I personally like the Antec 900/902 or 1200. On a budget Antec 300.
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