Compatibility Check on Gaming PC

Idd just like to go over some compatibility checks..please tell me what you think and tell me about how much wattage im going to need and if my psu will be enough.Thanks!



mobo-Asus striker II Extreme

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale

Antec Nine Hundred Two

Noctua NH-U12P 120mm cpu cooler

CORSAIR 620HX 620W

SPARKLE GeForce 9600

Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11-Harddrive

Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
Please check if everthing will fit perfectly and idd like to get a lil better bang for the buck harddrive,cd/dvd drive, RAM ...please check into that aswell, atleast 350gb hd and atleast 2 2gb ram sticks. And a pretty cheap dvd/cd drive please.



Thanks in advance everything

p.s. im buying everything directly from newegg if you simply do a search at www.newegg.com you will come up with the specs for each item.

Updates:
i will be cooling with a Thermaltake CL-W0075 Liquid Cooling System

i forgot to mention im running 2 of those gpus sli'd on the mobo and setting up 4 17inch acer screens simultamualsy(however u spell)
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  1. dont buy a seagate 7200.11

    many faults from a firmware issue
  2. Thank you please suggest a different one than that is similar
  3. geekynerd said:
    Idd just like to go over some compatibility checks..please tell me what you think and tell me about how much wattage im going to need and if my psu will be enough.Thanks!



    mobo-Asus striker II Extreme

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale

    Antec Nine Hundred Two

    Noctua NH-U12P 120mm cpu cooler

    CORSAIR 620HX 620W

    SPARKLE GeForce 9600

    Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11-Harddrive

    Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
    Please check if everthing will fit perfectly and idd like to get a lil better bang for the buck harddrive,cd/dvd drive, RAM ...please check into that aswell, atleast 350gb hd and atleast 2 2gb ram sticks. And a pretty cheap dvd/cd drive please.



    Thanks in advance everything

    p.s. im buying everything directly from newegg if you simply do a search at www.newegg.com you will come up with the specs for each item.


    I can see where I could get you way more bang for your buck.

    1) what is your budget.

    2) what is your screen / monitor resolution

    3) and this is for a gaming rig yes ?
  4. yes this is for a gaming rig, my budget im trying to keep under 1.4grand and ill be setting up qaud screens sli'd, they will be 17inch acers i believe, im keeping it cheap on the screens. And with the sli i can run it so i can have 4 different windows opened up at the same time one on each screen, correct?
  5. Why_Me said:
    I can see where I could get you way more bang for your buck.

    1) what is your budget.

    2) what is your screen / monitor resolution

    3) and this is for a gaming rig yes ?


    yes this is for a gaming rig, my budget im trying to keep under 1.4grand and ill be setting up qaud screens sli'd, they will be 17inch acers i believe, im keeping it cheap on the screens. And with the sli i can run it so i can have 4 different windows opened up at the same time one on each screen, correct?
  6. The Striker II Extreme takes DDR3. Is the RAM you picked DDR3? If it's DDR2 it won't do. Also, I simply can't figure out why you'd pay $200+ for a 790i motherboard when you're only getting a single graphics card, and not even a serious gaming one.

    Try something this instead:
    GA-EP45-UD3R
    E8500
    Antec 902
    NH-U12P (make sure it's the LGA-775 version, not the SE1366 version)
    Corsair 650TX
    WD6401AALS drive
    SH-S223Q dvd drive

    Crucial 2x2GB DDR2-800
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148212

    For the graphics card, you need to make a decision. Are you going to play games? If yes, at what resolution?

    Edit: oops, I missed a lot of replies while typing all that. You need a better graphics card. Start looking at GTS 250, HD 4870, GTX 275, HD 4890.
  7. This build is set up to run two of those cards in SLI and also to over clock if you so choose.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 $74.99
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-650w-tx-series-80-plus-certified-power-supply-corsair-tx-cmpsu/q/loc/101/206178324.html $94.74 Price After Rebate(s): $74.74 Shipping: FREE
    Corsair TX CMPSU-650TX ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375 $199.99 ($184.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $265.99 Free Ground Shipping
    Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185093 $31.99
    Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
    Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130468 $129.99 Free Shipping*
    EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $89.99 Free Shipping*
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $24.99 Free Shipping*
    LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

    Total: $1,092.64 | $1,057.64 w/rebates *not including shipping

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gigabyte-nvidia-sli-motherboard,7463.html <=== Gigabyte: Enable SLI On X58 Boards
  8. no thanks and yes i forgot to mention im running 2 of those gpus sli'd on the mobo and setting up 4 17inch acer screens simultamualsy(however u spell)
  9. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358 $134.99 ($114.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102822 $89.99 ($79.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Integrated HDMI Port with HDCP ready
  10. Please keep the commetns coming i have yet to have any real advice exept from outlander...i dont want to switch somehting unless its bad or its not gonna work i dont need people to give me links to cheaper better system builds thats why this is "my build" i came up with the components on thoughts now i need someone to proof it.....ty!
  11. geekynerd said:
    Please keep the commetns coming i have yet to have any real advice exept from outlander...i dont want to switch somehting unless its bad or its not gonna work i dont need people to give me links to cheaper better system builds thats why this is "my build" i came up with the components on thoughts now i need someone to proof it.....ty!


    Try google search.
  12. wtf what do u meen google search?wtf are you talkin bout man?
  13. Lol, im pretty sure he is from Asia, not thankful at all, maybe he thinks he is paying to get those replies!!!! LOL
  14. rofl....lol nah i wish i was asian..but ivv only got 1 repsonse the other guy just gave me a bunch of newegg links and that was all..kinda useless if ya ask me...i want advice on the parts i have picked...im wanna stick with the asus striker II Extreme
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