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May 5, 2009 10:29:53 AM

I Have Finally Decided On The Parts For My First System Build. I'm Not Really Sure If I Have Covered All Of The Compatibility And Stuff And Would Really Appreciate Someone Letting Me Know. Here's What I Plan I Buying ...

Case - Cooler Master Haf 932
MOBO - EVGA Classified
RAM - Corsair Dominator GT 3x2GB 2000 MHZ
CPU - Intel Core i7 920
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master V8
GPU - Sapphire Ati HD 4870 1GB
HDD - Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB, Western Digital 1TB 32MB Cache 7200RPM
Optical Drive - Pioneer DVR-217BK
OS - Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit
PSU - Cooler Master Real Power Pro 1000W Modular

Also, Could I Later Run Another 3x2GB 2000 MHZ Corsair Dominator GT? Would The Motherboard Be Able To Handle It?

Would The Cooler Master V8 Fit In The Case And In With The RAM Fan And Mobo Heatsink?

Could I Later Upgrade To Blu-Ray?

Could I Fit 3 GPUs Running At 16x In This Motherboard?

Would You Have Chosen Different Components?

Any Comments Would Be Greatly Appreciated.

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May 5, 2009 11:06:40 AM

Could I Later Run Another 3x2GB 2000 MHZ Corsair Dominator GT? Would The Motherboard Be Able To Handle It?
Yes, i believe so, well, if any board can, its that one.

Would The Cooler Master V8 Fit In The Case And In With The RAM Fan And Mobo Heatsink?
To that i cannot give a definite answer, however, its a full tower case and an EATX board, anything should be able to fit, but that board is already quite loaded, so i cant say for sure.

Could I Later Upgrade To Blu-Ray?
You're going all the way, y not upgrade now.

Could I Fit 3 GPUs Running At 16x In This Motherboard?
That's what it was built for, i saw some reviewers put 3 gtx 285's plus a 9800gt for physics alone, insane.

Would You Have Chosen Different Components?
If i had that kind of a budget, i would probably have chosen almost the same parts. I love that motherboard, but it is very expensive, more bragging rights than anything else, but if i had the money, hell yea. I wouldn't have bothered getting 2000mhz ram, i would settle for about 1600 and make sure the latencies are low. Oh yea, i definitely wouldn't get the 4870, last i heard, sli scales much better on these x58 chipsets. Perhaps a gtx 275 or 260 core 216, and then consider going sli, or 3 way sli in the future.




May 5, 2009 11:26:51 AM

I Thought I Read Somewhere That The Dominator GT Exceeds The Max Voltage For The Cpu Or Sumthing ... I'm Pretty New To This Incase U Havn't Noticed lol
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May 5, 2009 12:20:17 PM

Well, x58 chipsets need to have the ram at a max of 1.65v. Any 6 gb kit should have these requirements since they are probably designed for x58 motherboards. And i checked, the Corsair Dominator GT series do meet these requirements, so you're safe.

Tell me though, are you interested in saving some money? Because you can find some cheaper components that will offer similar performance.
May 5, 2009 9:27:51 PM

Ok Thanks Heaps. What Components Would You Recommend I Change? I Have Already Bought The Haf 932, The V8 And The 4870 As I Was Almost Sure I Preffered These Components Over Anything Else. Unfortunately I Didn't Read Anything About Sli Scaling Better Than Crossfire On x58 Chipsets Before I Bought It.
May 5, 2009 11:56:26 PM

You can get much cheaper memory. Take a look at these OCZ platinums:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And as i said earlier about the motherboard, its the best of the best, but if you're looking to spend your money efficiently, i would go with a cheaper x58 board.
Perhaps these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you do have the money though, then get the classified, i certainly would, what a dream that would be, sigh. But whether or not you have the money, you might as well get the cheaper memory. Everything else seems fine.

May 6, 2009 1:54:42 AM

I have the HAF932 with the x58 SLI EVGA mobo with Dark Knight CPU heatsink fan. There is sooo much space....at least for the EVGA SLI board. My case feels like a frigerator and keeps the CPU at 21 degrees C. I accidently left my tea by the case, and now I have Iced tea lol. While playing games, it hovers around 21-23 degrees *goes up and down*. I have GSKILL 6GB ddr3-1600 RAM and got it for $90 .
May 6, 2009 8:52:30 AM

Do you think the classified will fit in the haf 932 without blocking off the sata ports? It's an E-ATX form factor. Old Hand, What Kind Of Cooling Do You Have?
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