Newbie new I7 gaming computer

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


GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer


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,

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  1. 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.
  2. PC Power and Cooling S75QB Silencer 750W Quad Power Supply (Black) Retail $114.99 ($84.99 AR)

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard $178.99 (163.99 AR)

    +1 for the Platinum ram
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $94.99

    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
  3. inwood07 said:

    msclman99 & inwood07


    Between the 650 and 750, which would be most cost effective?
  4. 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?
  5. Hey I need a sound card too, right?

    what is a good cheap one
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