Computer Sages!! I need you help~!

I'm planning to build a computer, and here's the plan I came up with. Is it gonna work?

Intel i7 860 ($290)

CPU Cooler
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler($34)

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD6 ($250)

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($100)

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail ($225)

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive($75)

Optical drive
Any DVD burner ($30)


Graphics Card
SLI with 2 of EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card Retail($270)

Windows 7 64bit
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  1. P55 runs duel channel memory, not triple channel
  2. I would change the Hard Drive to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 and the video card to a ATI HD 5850
  3. At the top of the forum there is a post that tells you how to ask for new build advice. Follow that format and we can anwers your question better.
  4. Edit: looks like cades and Proximon posted while I was working on mine :)

    Welcome to the forum. If you fill out the form in my sig it will help us pick out the best parts. But here's some recommendations anyways.

    ^ Correct, get this set instead
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop

    This HSF is better
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve

    This mobo is much cheaper
    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel

    This HDD is faster
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

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

    and this GPU
    ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
  5. ooops~ thnx guys~~^^
  6. hmmm... wouldn't it be fater with 9800 GTX+ SLI? Is there a distinct advantage for Radeon HD5850? (e.g. supports directX11)
  7. atm the hd 5850 is pretty much the king of performance per dollar in the high end, I'm pretty sure 90% of the time it'll be a gtx 285.
    Also this one card will use far less power then your 2 9800GTX+ it'll have a larger memory buffer. So pretty much any game that uses more then 512 mb will suffer severely on the nvidia set up. The other thing is while most current game support sli and crossfire there are a few that don't so the other card would simply be sitting there doing nothing. And the directx11 is a nice bonus on top of that. I would definitly recommend it, this is coming a guy who has an nvidia card in his rig (gtx 275)
  8. ohh and the suggestion about the spinpoint f3 i would follow too i actually have the hard drive you had on your list 2 in a raid 0 and there great. but these drives have 2 320 gb platters i believe and the spinpoint has a single 500 gb so a far higher date density. High density=greater throughput.
    here's a page from an article today they did that included this drive,2430-7.html
    I can tell you from experience that my WD drives do about 80-90 ish per drive from benchmarking so 130-140 is a pretty impressive jump
  9. speed and direcx11 combination. i guess even for the future upgrades, HD5850 is a way to go~!!
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