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October 23, 2009 11:54:56 PM


Well first off I have never built one before, but I know quite a bit about comps so I think it should be fairly easy. I am doing all of my ordering from newegg.com but I would like to have people look over this build just to make sure i'm not missing somthing thanks!



Intel BOXDP55KG LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


LG Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Combo LG Blu-ray Reader & 16X LightScribe DVD±R DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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I am planning on putting windows 7 in it.

And as far as the hard drives I am thinking about getting 4 of them (as far as I can tell the mother board will support it) and having two of them paired so it would write faster and the other two mirroring the first two so I can protect my data from crashes.

Anyways your thoughts would be great thanks!
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October 24, 2009 12:35:16 AM

Core i7-950 is a socket 1366 CPU and you have a socket 1156 motherboard listed.
Anonymous
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October 24, 2009 12:54:16 AM

Hmmmm maybe if some one could lend a hand. Is there a way you can interchange the sockets? i'm not finding a intel mobo that has that specific socket, and I find it odd they wouldn't make one that is compatible.
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October 24, 2009 1:30:21 AM

WR2 is correct.

Intel made the i5/i7 line VERY confusing.

i5s and i7s before the number "920" are Lynnfield-cpus that use the 1156 motherboard socket.

i7 920s and anything higher than "920" are Bloomfield-cpus that use the 1366 motherboard socket.

The 1156 has the advantage of having cheaper motherboards, cooler/more energy efficient chips, more Turbo-Boost, and PCI-e directly controlled by the cpu.

The 1366 has the advantage of slightly higher overclocks, triple channel DDR3, QPI, and more bandwidth for the PCIe and other interfaces due to the QPI.
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October 24, 2009 2:10:49 AM

That would be one correct motherboard. So would the P6T for about $50 less.
Here is a combo deal on the Core i7 920 and Asus P6T X-58 motherboard for $504 thats $25 off.

Your choices of i7 950 and ASUS P6TD Deluxe would cost $860 together.

You will need a 6GB Kit or RAM.
Anonymous
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October 26, 2009 3:30:16 PM


Yeah the problem with that package for 504.00 is that I want 3.0GHz for the proccesor. But that is quite a deal.


For this statment "you will need a 6GB kit or RAM" that was refering to this ^^^ kit? or my original build.

Because on the original build I put 4x2 8GB ram.
Anonymous
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October 26, 2009 3:33:37 PM

Ah the 6 gig because it is tripple channel... Hmmmm

Would I be gaining anything with the 8 gigs of ram? or would that be bottle necking it...?
November 14, 2009 2:37:19 AM

Ok! It's Friday the 13th.GUESS what! I just got PWNED from NEWEGG.Get this.I talk with Joshua who was very helpfull in my situation.Everything I explained in my above statements Let me first off say NEWEGG I sincerely owe you an appoligy.Whew! Thats not easy for me.But they truely went above and beyond helping me.Most of the problem was the over charges which there were NONE! Those were refunds.Unfoutunatly there web page does'nt elaborate differances between payment and charges.In our discussion we talked about adding away for the customer to be able to know the differance and said changes would be brought up.I built the pc.It's Smoking fast I tried NFSMost Wanted and Battlefield2142.Both at full resolution.NFS needed shadow detail turned down abit but was flawless.Battlefield2142 um I cant remember cause I was having so much fun.Graphics were totally sick.I didnt know what I was missing.You guys got my list of parts and if not I bet Joshua would hook you up.Just ask for Homeshadows list.Dude It's 75% less than a gaming rig.More memory a new video card and a faster chip later.then your good for another 3 to 5 years.NewEgg Im sold and were going to do alot of buisness.Want to bet on it.Eggcelent service.5 BIG EGGS.
Sincerely One Tough Cookie
November 14, 2009 11:54:26 AM

homeshadow said:
Ok! It's Friday the 13th.GUESS what! I just got PWNED from NEWEGG.Get this.I talk with Joshua who was very helpfull in my situation.Everything I explained in my above statements Let me first off say NEWEGG I sincerely owe you an appoligy.Whew! Thats not easy for me.But they truely went above and beyond helping me.Most of the problem was the over charges which there were NONE! Those were refunds.Unfoutunatly there web page does'nt elaborate differances between payment and charges.In our discussion we talked about adding away for the customer to be able to know the differance and said changes would be brought up.I built the pc.It's Smoking fast I tried NFSMost Wanted and Battlefield2142.Both at full resolution.NFS needed shadow detail turned down abit but was flawless.Battlefield2142 um I cant remember cause I was having so much fun.Graphics were totally sick.I didnt know what I was missing.You guys got my list of parts and if not I bet Joshua would hook you up.Just ask for Homeshadows list.Dude It's 75% less than a gaming rig.More memory a new video card and a faster chip later.then your good for another 3 to 5 years.NewEgg Im sold and were going to do alot of buisness.Want to bet on it.Eggcelent service.5 BIG EGGS.
Sincerely One Tough Cookie

You do not do Newegg or yourself justice by spamming this testimony on more than one thread. Most people in this forum already know of Newegg's reputation and I understand you had a good first experience with their customer service, but there is no need to bump a thread with your spam, if you aren't even here to help out the OP.

For the OP: the 1366 sockets (i7 920 and above) use triple channel memory, meaning kits come in multiples of 3 (3x1gb , 3x2gb, etc.). You'll only need the 3x2gb kit, because 6gb of memory is more than enough for any average user. I'm only using 2x2gb for my own gaming rig and I have never even gotten close to my RAM's limit. Also, RAM doesn't bottleneck, unless you're using a 3-5 year old graphics card or CPU, you won't see any "bottleneck" on your system.

As for running at 3.0 ghz, you can easily achieve it by OCing the i7 920 without even having to switch out of the stock cooler and since you're going for an aftermarket cooler, you can even OC further up in the 3.5ghz to 4.0ghz range.

It's best to get DDR3 RAM that has low (6 or 7) CAS timing (like 6-6-6-18 or 7-7-7-20), you can go for the 8 CAS timing, but that should be the lowest you go for timings. Also, keep the RAM's memory voltage around 1.5-1.7, any higher and you might fry your motherboard and CPU.
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