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Newbie new I7 gaming computer

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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

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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.
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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...
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?
June 5, 2009 1:58:41 PM

Hey I need a sound card too, right?

what is a good cheap one
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