Hey guys, trying to set up my first build and would like some feedback.
Uses: Gaming, Photos, Web surfing, Music
Already have: keyboard, mouse.. have A monitor..
WD caviar black 1TB 7200 rpm sata 3gb
evga gtx 260 oc'd
OCZ gold 6 gbs
i7 920 w/plan to oc a little?
evga e758-a1 mobo?
cooler master v8
LG BR/HD dvd-rom
Rosewill RBR750-M psu
Antec 900 case
SAMSUNG Toc T220HD Rose Black 22" 5ms HDMI <----- any recommendations ona new 22" monitor?? This one seems best from my untrained eye
I plan on oc'ng cpu and SLI (in the future). My real hesitancies are on the case with the psu, the psu (rosewill) reliability. And... The mobo, the reviews on newegg seem to be wishy-washy on ALL the recommended boards, but the evga seems to have the least reliability issues...
get a P6T instead of that EVGA board, it's cheaper and you don't need the extra's that EVGA gives you.
swap the PSU as said to a PCP&C or corsair 750w.
get a 4890 instead of the GTX 260 or get a standard clocked 260.
Oh, and lastly, SLI with a card bought at this time is pointless, since you're spending money on technology that will be obsolete in a few months time. The ATi DX11 cards come out around October with about GTX 295 power in a single GPU at current GTX 275 prices.
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227365
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116488
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103055
LG Black Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20L - Retail
Item #: N82E16827136133
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with ... - Retail
So, how does THIS sound?? Now, with this being said - I shouldn't need anything else correct. The above listed (excluding mouse and keyboard) should allow me to boot up and begin running programs? I don't need any more fans, tools, duck tape, etc.??
Thanks again Proximon. I just read your guide of parts and its great.
I haven't seen this covered so I feel kind of dumb, but do you need that thermal paste?? Heh...where does it go? How exactly do I go about getting windows 7 on a new computer? Download it to my current one, put it on a disc, then transfer it onto the computer or... Having never done this I don't exactly know what to expect from the set-up without any window's platform, ms-dos? How do you get to the net without windows installed??
Sorry again, I'm sure this is covered somewhere, I just haven't found it..
Yes, you need thermal paste. The stock cooler has paste pre-applied, but the Xigmatek does not. It goes in-between the cooler and the CPU, to fill in the microscopic air pockets that reduce heat transfer. Only a VERY small amount is used.
Something like this is pretty accurate:
I have an old post over in another section that talks about applying paste to a HDT cooler (I use an older version of the Xigmatek.) If you scroll down you'll see a post detailing how I applied Arctic Silver 5... MX-2 would be similar. Look for green text.: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248035-29-xigmatek-s1...