Checking Compatibility of New Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this week BUDGET RANGE: Around $1,000 - $1,600 but can exceed by a little.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies, surfing internet, listening to music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, monitor, speakers, mouse


PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use a intel processor with a 22" LCD Monitor


MONITOR RESOLUTION:1680 x 1050 (22" Monitor)


Video Card
EVGA 01G-P3-1182-AR GeForce GTX 285 FTW Edition 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card

Computer Case
NZXT Apollo Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drives

DVD Burned/Player
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA Black DVD Burner with LightScribe

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

Thermal Compound
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  1. 1) you have an IDE dvd burner, you need a SATA one.

    2) I would go for an ASUS P6T so you can SLI later on.

    3) get a corsair 750tx instead of that piece of garbage PSU.
  2. Thanks for the quick reply Helloworld, in my original post I fixed the dvd burner with a SATA by Sony. Also, since I'm still new at this the power supply and case do not have to be the same brand correct? In addition, I replaced the motherboard and powesupply to your suggestions. :)
  3. computers are modular .
    all atx power supplies fit all atx cases [ and so on ]

    but before you buy a Ci7 for gaming check this out

    Ci7 is not a good gaming cpu
  4. actually the ci7 is great for gaming if you overclock it to 3.5+ hell itss better than the 955oc in most of the other benches and the ci7 is at stock and also why dont you get windows 7 rc from itll save u a bill or 2
  5. ^-1
    really, it won't make that much of a difference for gaming, its really preference at this point, though if you do video encoding or anything CPU heavy, i7 is the way to go
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