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Need a Few Pointers about an i7 Build

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March 20, 2009 10:41:55 PM

Hello everyone.

I'm planning on building a new i7 based computer with my savings. These are the components I have thought about so far:

  • Intel i7 920, Socket 1366, Nehalem, 2.66GHz, Cache 8MB
  • Asus P6T Deluxe V2, Intel X58, SLi/Xfire, Sok 1366, PCI-E 2.0, DDR3 1066/1333/1600(OC), SATAII, ATX
  • 896MB XFX GTX 260 Black, 2300MHz GDDR3, GPU 666MHz, 216 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I
  • Antec 900 - Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case with 200m Top Fan w/o PSU

    Is that a good start?

    Also, what speed (Mhz) RAM would I need? I'm planning on getting 6GB if that makes any difference.

    Furthermore, can anyone suggest a PSU for me? I have no idea how much power I need and what qualifies as a good PSU brand.

    If anyone can suggest any improvements, that would be awesome. My budget is about £900.00 GBP which equates to around $1,298.17 USD.

    Cheers guys.
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    March 20, 2009 10:47:06 PM

    Get the Corsair 850W. It is on a great special on Newegg and is one of the best PSUs on the market currently.

    G.Skill is a solid brand. On my i7 build (very smilar to yours), I'm going for OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    Other than that you seem pretty solid.
    March 20, 2009 10:47:50 PM

    OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)


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    March 20, 2009 10:55:02 PM

    drakleon84 said:
    Thanks for copying my post unknown.

    The 850W is like $10 more and will be more futureproof

    if you wanna spend an extra few $$, you can go for this case/PSU combo, which is pretty sweet if you ask me, comes with 1x120mm fan and TWOx200m fans

    Thanks for the suggestions and help. Unfortunately however, I live in the UK and therefore can not take advantage of that 'Combo Deal' on Newegg.
    March 20, 2009 11:03:03 PM

    Ah okay, np.

    Just go for the Corsair PSU and OCZ Memory. if you can get a steal on either the 750 or 850W versions, go for whichever works out. the 850 though is normally found very close in price to the 750 and will give you a little more futureproofing if you decide to add on an additional HDD or SLI card in the future