Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Please look over my i7 950 build

Last response: in Systems
Share
July 30, 2009 4:29:25 PM

Looking for some advice. Mainly want to make sure everything will run porperly together.

CPU- i7 950

GPU- Geforce GTX 295

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P

Memory- OCZ Platinum 12GB. Should I only get 6GB here?

power supply- Modular 850W Corsair

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler- COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle

Hard Drive- Western Digital 640GB Black

All Items are off newegg. Looking to buy it ASAP. Just want to make sure all items are compatible. Thank you for any help

More about : 950 build

July 30, 2009 4:41:46 PM

I would just get 6 GB, 12 is just overkill. I agree on the 920 and get 2 cards and SLI instead of buying the 295.
Related resources
July 30, 2009 4:44:51 PM

get dual 4890's instead of a single GTX 295, they're over $100 cheaper and perform quite a bit better.
July 30, 2009 4:53:52 PM

Thanks for advice guys. I'm really new at this. I choose the i7 950 becuase I don't know how to over clock. I choose the GTX 295 becuase I don't know how to work dual GPU's . I guess I read up on it and save me some money. Just don't want to mess anything up.

Also thanks for pointing out those combos
July 30, 2009 5:24:01 PM

Butler25 said:
Thanks for advice guys. I'm really new at this. I choose the i7 950 becuase I don't know how to over clock. I choose the GTX 295 becuase I don't know how to work dual GPU's . I guess I read up on it and save me some money. Just don't want to mess anything up.

Also thanks for pointing out those combos



Here's a very good guide to Overclocking the i7

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253365-29-core-overcl...
August 2, 2009 12:05:25 PM

Yeah, deff dont get the 950, the 920 is only a tiny bit slower and you can easily OC it to surpass the 950. A mild OC isn't really hard, and UD4P is a great MB (i got it, along with a 920, WD black harddrive and a modular Corsair PSU) so you seem to know which brands are good and been doing some reasearch, do you really want a GTX295? what are you using it for and what screen resoulution? a 4890 is a great card.
Yeah, so the 950 is a waste imo, your paying 300$ more for like 300mhz more lol, not worth it, even if you don't ever OC.

Hope this helps

Cahl
!