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October 20, 2009 3:46:38 PM

So basically I was looking to build a new computer so I decided to make a preliminary list of components I would get. Some of the components I already bought about a week ago and I want to see if I made a dumb choice in buying those.


CPU: Intel Core i7-920 $246
http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Core-i7-920-I7-920-2-66-GHz-P...


Cogage TRUE Spirit CPU Cooler (Socket LGA 1366) $39.99
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/cogage-true-spirit-cpu-c...

Thermal Compound: ?

Motherboard: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $170.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory $250.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: ASUSTeK NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 1 GB
Got a deal from a friend for $230

Hard Drive(s): SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151188

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $160.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Got it this morning.

Power Supply: Antec CP-850 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply $113.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Antec-CP-850-ATX12V-EPS12V-Powe...
Got it yesterday.

All that comes out to $1319. Just want to know if I should get a HD 5850 or a new keyboard/mouse.
Also do I need any cpu fans?

Thanks.

EDIT-added ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
EDIT-changed the cpu cooler from Prolimatech Megahalems to the Cogage cooler.
EDIT-changed hdd
October 20, 2009 4:05:59 PM

Three things I recommend looking at changing:
  • I recommend this heat sink. Similar performance at less price... Cogage TRUE Spirit CPU Cooler (Socket LGA 1366)
  • You don't need 12GB of RAM, specially at CAS9... I would just recommend picking up 6GB of G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK - Retail
  • Change your hard drive to SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive. It is a faster hard drive do to having two 500GB platters versus four 250GB platters.

    My MOBO recommendations:
  • ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
  • ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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    October 20, 2009 4:49:25 PM

    tecmo34 said:
    Three things I recommend looking at changing:
  • I recommend this heat sink. Similar performance at less price... Cogage TRUE Spirit CPU Cooler (Socket LGA 1366)
  • You don't need 12GB of RAM, specially at CAS9... I would just recommend picking up 6GB of G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK - Retail
  • Change your hard drive to SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive. It is a faster hard drive do to having two 500GB platters versus four 250GB platters.

    My MOBO recommendations:
  • ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
  • ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail


  • Well I found 12GB of ram with 7-7-7-20 timings also. The reason I want 12GB is because I might use 6GB for another computer. I guess it would be better to go with 2 seperate 6GB kits.

    Also I was wondering, if I use two 6GB kits in one computer(same type, model, company), would they work together as 12GB of ram?

    Also would I need any more fans?
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