Please look over my i7 950 build

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=N82E16811119150

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
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  1. use the format shown here as i doubt you need all of that for your needs.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    usually it is suggested just to OC a 920 to the level of a 950. You can also get 2 GTX275's for less than a 295 and get better performance.
  2. 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.
  3. Yea they should all work but use 6gb of that OCZ Platinum Ram.

    Also Combos:

    CASE+PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.208685

    that is 80 Plus Silver Certified PSU and its 900w-Saves ya $50

    RAM+HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.204633

    Mobo+PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.209750

    and why not get the i7 920 and OC it?
  4. get dual 4890's instead of a single GTX 295, they're over $100 cheaper and perform quite a bit better.
  5. 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
  6. 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-overclocking-guide
  7. 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
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