Newbie new I7 gaming computer Tags: New Build Computer Systems Product Last response: June 5, 2009 1:58 PM in Systems Share 716ja June 4, 2009 8:27:30 PM This is my first time putting a computer together: does anyone have any advice on if these components work well together, good for the money or if I forgot something. The ideas is to stay near or under 1000, yet get a computer that can play all games out there in good to great resolution. Purchase time: with in next 7 days Price range: $900-$1100 PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Not married to any site, use Newegg for looking though Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Memory: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Hard Drive” Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB CD Drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 Power Supply: SIGMA SHARK SP-635 635W ATX12V V2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply Cooling Unit: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler give me all your ideas thanks, J More about : newbie gaming computer Anonymous June 4, 2009 9:41:54 PM ditch the psu and get something like a cosair 650tx. also, you'll want a 64 bit OS or you won't be able to use all of your RAM. and lastly, if it's in the budget, get the antec 900, it's bigger and cooler. inwood07 June 5, 2009 4:47:51 AM ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cd drive: get a SATA one not IDE Related resources Newbie to OC seeking help with i7 2600k OC on new gaming rig. - Forum New computer , will everything fit ( newbie ) ? - Forum Computer Newbie Upgrading PC, help please. - Forum Another newbie gaming build - would appreciate your help, guys! - Forum $1300 PC build advice for a newbie - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jackson28 June 5, 2009 11:49:08 AM PC Power and Cooling S75QB Silencer 750W Quad Power Supply (Black) Retail $114.99 ($84.99 AR) http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard $178.99 (163.99 AR) http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U3R +1 for the Platinum ram or G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $94.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Another case to consider COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $99.99 with free shipping code EMCLTLR22 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 716ja June 5, 2009 1:26:11 PM inwood07 said:ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cd drive: get a SATA one not IDE msclman99 & inwood07 Thanks Between the 650 and 750, which would be most cost effective? 716ja June 5, 2009 1:31:00 PM GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX That does have SLI Capabilities right?, now i don't know if i will use the two graphic cards now but i might in the future. if SLI is worth it Thanks for the advice on the PCU and case, you think the G. skill is better (for the money) then the ocz gold? 716ja June 5, 2009 1:58:41 PM Hey I need a sound card too, right? what is a good cheap one Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Computer newbie - Building new PC Forum I7 920 build, newbie to OC. Forum Computer newbie - Building a new PC Forum New Build Newbie Forum Newbie overclocking i7 920 Forum Need advice on new gaming computer Forum NEWBIE HERE! MOBO and GPU ?'s for a 3D modeling/rendering i7 build Forum I'm a newbie . Newly built system freezes at random times when playing Forum (Gaming) 23-24 inch Monitor? Forum $1200 Gaming Build Forum Question on Windows 7 for Computer Forum Please critique my first gaming build Forum About to buy computer parts ASAP! Forum $700 Gaming PC Build, See How It Looks! Forum Gaming Computer Newbie Help with new build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !