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October 10, 2009 7:35:09 PM

Have recieved a lot of awesome suggestions from the board, and I think I am close to my final build... hoping by shopping around I can come close to my 2,000 Canadian budget, but might be a smidge over...I have collected a lot of recommendations and hope everything is compatible.... any suggestions welcome?

XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

i7 920

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive

windows 7 64bit home edition

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

LIAN LI PC-A70F Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
October 10, 2009 8:11:46 PM

Looks good.

You can tone down the PSU wattage to 750W and run everything fine.

Double check if your RAM will work on your board on the Gigabyte website. I know it sounds crazy but some people have had problems with their triple channel memory on some boards.
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October 11, 2009 12:07:28 AM

awesome, think i will keep ps as might want to go dual card sometime in the future....

thanks for the ram tip- i actually couldn't see mine listed as working for the mobo but then there was also a note saying all ram hadn't been tested... wonder if I should go for it or find one on the actual approved list? hmmm
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October 11, 2009 12:09:50 AM

If something doesn't quite work right, you'd always wonder if it's the RAM. Maybe the peace of mind you'd get could be worth it.
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October 11, 2009 1:27:17 AM

sounds like you know me well! Any recommendations on compatible ram?

prklts said:
If something doesn't quite work right, you'd always wonder if it's the RAM. Maybe the peace of mind you'd get could be worth it.

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October 11, 2009 1:29:21 AM

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

Here is the heat sink I had chosen... it was recommended on the boards... but I really know nothing about them! does anyone have a preference between the above and the below? I am actually having a hard time finding the cooler master in canada so may have to go with one of the lower ones- ie the true spirit or the dark knight


tecmo34 said:
Do you plan to overclock your CPU? I don't see a heat sink listed. If you plan on overclocking i7 920, I would recommend either on of these HSF's...

Cogage TRUE Spirit CPU Cooler (Socket LGA 1366)
Xigmatek HDT-S1283V Dark Knight HDT Universal CPU Cooler

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