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First Build- I'm not sure it's compatible

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August 18, 2009 6:09:00 AM

Hey this is my first build and I just want to make sure it's compatible and all that. I'm sure I've forgotten something or done something stupid, any input would be appreciated. I'm worried about cooling and power as well.


Thanks!

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech S 510 Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 14 Function Keys USB or PS/2 RF Wireless Slim Cordless Desktop:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 18, 2009 6:13:34 AM

Drop the sound card, get one of these PSUs:

Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI
Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This RAM:
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this GPU:
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

To ensure that my GPU selection is appropriate what resolution are you using and what are you doing with it?
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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August 18, 2009 6:15:10 AM

Dont get the Audigy SE, onboard sound is the same quality as it.

This PSU is the same price after rebate and basically identical to the stealthxstream but its modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper ram that is faster
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get a 1TB caviar black for now, then when the intel gen2 SSDs get in stock again pick up one of those
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit: jbakerlent beat me to it, think less type faster.
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August 18, 2009 5:24:02 PM

Another +1 for dropping the sound card.

Check out the black drives by WD (640 GB is good as well as the 1TB).
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August 19, 2009 2:28:02 AM

awesome thanks guys i think your suggestions saved me like a $100. i think im gunna go with the Antec power supply because the others are sold out. I switched out the ram and went with the radeon graphics card. Also I think I'm going to go with the caviar 1tb.

Also:
Resolution is going to be 1920X1080
Budget is like 1300/1400
overclocking is a maybe
I use newegg for parts
and I'll use the computer for games, web development (dreamweaver) and a small amount of image processing like photoshop.
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August 19, 2009 10:29:19 AM

Good to hear. With $1300-$1400, you should have a very nice new rig. Congrats and good luck.
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