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Please review my first homebuild

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August 1, 2009 7:05:17 PM

I'm building my first system and just need to know if everything will work. I've been resurching for a few days and I think it will. Please let me know if there are any problems or cost saving opportunities. Thanks.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Agust - September. No rush

BUDGET RANGE: max at $2500, prefer $2000


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers



OVERCLOCKING: not for a while

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure what I need to get.


Mother Board:
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Power Supply:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card:
MSI N275GTX TwinFrozr OC GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee w/ Widows 7 coupon

So there it is. Give me any suggestions you can. Thanks.

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August 1, 2009 7:22:33 PM

Looks pretty good. With the GTX 275, max monitor resolution I'd go for gaming would be 1920x1200, but if you need larger 2560x1600 for cad, you will still be able to game, just notch it down from max settings.

Might want to spend the extra $15 and get a WD Caviar Black 640gb. Better numbers for performance.

Any reason Win Bus is needed?

Oh, and don't forget an optical drive.
August 15, 2009 10:38:59 PM

Almost the same as mine.

However, I don't trust on Seagate and get a WD Caviar Black.
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August 15, 2009 10:51:04 PM

The seagate 7200.12 is a single platter drive , and so is the samsung f3

For all the reasons that the WD 640 gig was is a great hard drive , the 7200.12 and samsung are better .

My choice of the two would be the samsung , but thats because I still remember the 7200.11 I bought , and because the samsung is quieter
August 15, 2009 10:53:29 PM

also since you are not in a hurry consider waiting for intels i5 range

cpu's and mbs will be cheaper and so will RAM since it will be dual channel kits

Expect these to be available in less than 4 weeks