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New i7 build, help needed.

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August 28, 2009 5:44:22 PM

Hi guys, just need a little help before i go ahead and order my new pc. I really wanted to make sure everything is ok and worth buying, it will be the first pc i have built myself so...

Motherboard:

Asus Rampage II Extreme Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

Processor:

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366)

CPU Cooler:

Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler (Socket 940/AM2/LGA775/LGA1366)

RAM:

Corsair Dominator GT 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-16000C8 (2000MHz) Tri-Channel With Airflow Fan (TR3X6G2000C8GTF)

GPU:

EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Co-Op Superclocked 1792MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Single PCB)

Hard Drive:

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (WD3000HLFS)

Optical Drive:

Sony Optiarc DRU-870S 24x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)

Case:

Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case

PSU:

Corsair HX 850W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply


Mainly want to know wether the PSU will power everything and allow for me to O.C?

Thanks

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August 28, 2009 5:56:21 PM

PSU is fine.

Velociraptor, would rather you just stick with the wd black 640gb and get a SSD.

Nice build By the way.
August 28, 2009 6:01:46 PM

My origional plan was to get a 32GB SSD as a boot drive but funds wont allow it :)  Thanks for the reply.
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August 28, 2009 7:24:45 PM

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CPU Cooler:

Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler (Socket 940/AM2/LGA775/LGA1366)

Your CPU Cooler is not the best and it will block the ram slot that is nearest to the CPU socket. So you would be better off with one of these.
CoGage True Spirit Heatpipe CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Silent Fan for Intel LGA1366 $37.95
(It is similar to the ThermalRight and cools within 1 or 2 degrees' of it.)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

If you do get the CoGage True Spirit, I would suggest this Mounting Bracket, instead of the Push-Pin one that come with it.
Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru-Kit Retail BOX Bolt-thru Board Mounting kit $9.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

If you want one of the Best CPU HSF Cooler for the Core i7 then I would suggest this one, but it is more expensive.
Thermalright Ultra120 eXtreme-1366 RT Premium Heatpipe Cooler for Intel LGA1366 $74.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

*note: I am using this one on a P6T Deluxe w/OC Palm and Corsair Doms. 1600 w/fan and have it in Dual fans (Push/Pull) configuration with about 3/8" clearance of the ram.

You can also get 2nd fan holder and another Thermalright 1600 rpm 120x25 fan at Performance-pcs.com.
Thermalright Ultra120 Series Fan holder $5.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Thermalright Whisper Quiet FDB 120mm Case Fan - Medium High Speed 1600 RPM - Sleeved $14.99
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

One of the latest Reviews on 1366 CPU HSF Coolers'.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/07/23/intel_core_i7...

Also do not forget the Thermal Compound.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

*note: Arctic Silver 5 takes around 200 hrs before it sets up and temps become stable. Check out this Review.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Hope this helped out some. Good Luck on your Build!!! :wahoo: 

August 28, 2009 7:29:23 PM

Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler (Socket 940/AM2/LGA775/LGA1366) [/quote]
Your CPU Cooler is not the best and it will block the ram slot that is nearest to the CPU socket. So you would be better off with one of these.
CoGage True Spirit Heatpipe CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Silent Fan for Intel LGA1366 $37.95
(It is similar to the ThermalRight and cools within 1 or 2 degrees' of it.)
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

If you do get the CoGage True Spirit, I would suggest this Mounting Bracket, instead of the Push-Pin one that come with it.
Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru-Kit Retail BOX Bolt-thru Board Mounting kit $9.95
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...






The Scythe Mugen 2 would be better than that aswell, or a sunbeam CCTF
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