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This will be my first pc? is everything campatible?

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October 30, 2009 3:19:27 PM

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

Chasis: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LIAN LI PC-X1000 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX GX295NHWFC GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C7 G

MotherBoard:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Optical Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PLEXTOR Black 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal BD Combo Model PX-B320SA LightScribe Support

Heatsink:http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/prmeforinso7.html
Prolimatech Megahalem Rev. B for Intel 775 / 1156 / 1366

Please Tell
-If something is missing
-I should change something
**Is this a good build?!**

-Thx For Your Help

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October 30, 2009 3:28:04 PM

If this build is primarily for gaming, get the I7 860 instead.

That case is way too expensive, this one will do http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The ATI 5870 would be the wiser choice

PSU is overkill. A 750W PSU is enough even for two 5870's.

You have an OS?
October 30, 2009 3:28:24 PM

Are you going to overclock? If you are you need an after market CPU cooler. If you're not the motherboard is probably overkill unless you're going to crossfire or SLI. Also it would be much cheaper to get 2 1TB hard drive. If you don't actually need the two TB then i might suggest a small SSD for the OS and a 1TB for everything else. You might consider this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which is a Antec 1200 case (very popular and much less expensive than you Lian Li) and it saves you $50 on a 1TB WD hard drive.
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October 30, 2009 5:29:47 PM

build said:

1.If this build is primarily for gaming, get the I7 860 instead.

2.That case is way too expensive, this one will do http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3.The ATI 5870 would be the wiser choice

4.PSU is overkill. A 750W PSU is enough even for two 5870's.

5.You have an OS?


1.I will can you just explain how come the i7 860 is at 2.88GHz and the i7 920 at 2.66 when the i7 920 is Bloomfield

2.I have changed it thank you

3.Again thank you but its not in stock at newegg so i'll buy from somewhere else can you tell me the best manufacturer?

4.I actually am going to get another graphics card later, actually when i went to the corsair and It suggested either 950w
or 1000w,because i said i would over clock...........after i learn how

5.My friends uncle works for Microsoft I am going to get a free copy of some sort of employee version of win7, or Linux but I am not a programmer nor do I know how and am unfamiliar with Ubuntu so i'll probably stick with win7

jsrudd said:

1.Are you going to overclock? If you are you need an after market CPU cooler.
2.If you're not the motherboard is probably overkill unless you're going to crossfire or SLI.
3.Also it would be much cheaper to get 2 1TB hard drive. /If you don't actually need the two TB then i might suggest a small SSD for the OS and a 1TB for everything else.
4You might consider this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... which is a Antec 1200 case (very popular and much less expensive than you Lian Li) and it saves you $50 on a 1TB WD hard drive.


1. I will overclock, isn't a Prolimatech Megahalem cpu cooler?

2. I am going to add multiple video cards later

3. Thank You I will do btw will a Cavalry Storage Cavalry Pelican 2.5" 32GB USB 2.0 suffice?
http://www.pcrush.com/product/Hard-Drives-Internal/4014...

4. I prefered the Lancool stated above
October 30, 2009 6:21:14 PM

budfut said:
1.I will can you just explain how come the i7 860 is at 2.88GHz and the i7 920 at 2.66 when the i7 920 is Bloomfield

3.Again thank you but its not in stock at newegg so i'll buy from somewhere else can you tell me the best manufacturer?

4.I actually am going to get another graphics card later, actually when i went to the corsair and It suggested either 950w
or 1000w,because i said i would over clock...........after i learn how


1. The i7 860 is indeed higher clocked and has a better turbo mode. The i7 920 is lower clocked but it does have it's advantages, such as the 1366 motherboards having a triple channel memory controller which is slightly better for heavy multi-tasking while socket 1156 motherboards only have dual channel. Both are more or less the same price, so the i7 860 would be the better choice for gaming. Am I correct in saying this is primarily a gaming rig?

3. XFX or Sapphire would be my choice.

4. A good 750W PSU will be plenty even for two 5870's and any overclock you wish to do. These would be my top two picks:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


By the way, yes the megahalem is a CPU cooler and I would get Samsung Spinpoint F3 hard drives instead.
October 30, 2009 6:37:39 PM

build said:

1. The i7 860 is indeed higher clocked and has a better turbo mode. The i7 920 is lower clocked but it does have it's advantages, such as the 1366 motherboards having a triple channel memory controller which is slightly better for heavy multi-tasking while socket 1156 motherboards only have dual channel. Both are more or less the same price, so the i7 860 would be the better choice for gaming. Am I correct in saying this is primarily a gaming rig?

3. XFX or Sapphire would be my choice.

4. A good 750W PSU will be plenty even for two 5870's and any overclock you wish to do. These would be my top two picks:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


By the way, yes the megahalem is a CPU cooler and I would get Samsung Spinpoint F3 hard drives instead.


1. Close but not all gaming I am also going to be working with sony vegas

3.XFX it is

4.Thx you just saved me $100.00

5. Yeah i just found that out when i started looking for a single tb drive like jsrudd suggested buts its sold out so i'll probably wait for that and the ati 5870, probably intill black Friday to see if prices drop, what do you think?

6.btw which small ssd would you recommend for my os, i was thinking cavalry pelican 32gb but its a bit slow, or do you recommend something else altogether
October 30, 2009 7:02:49 PM

5. Yup it would be better to wait

6. None, if you're really dead set on getting one then at least wait till prices drop a bit more. The new HDD's such as the Samsung F3 is very fast so I don't think the small decrease in boot time is worth another $200 or so. I have a Seagate 500GB 7200.12 and I find the boot time quick as it is.
October 30, 2009 8:51:05 PM

so i just saved another hundred dollars thx
October 30, 2009 9:04:12 PM

your welcome :) 
October 30, 2009 10:29:47 PM

If you're still going the i7 route, I'd swap out the RAM for an OCZ Platinum 6 GB DDR3 kit. They're cheaper and spec'd with tighter timings.

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ3P1600LV6GK-PC3-12800-1600...

They were only $109 when I bought them, now they're around $154.

Another case to consider is the Cooler Master Storm Sniper. It's got plenty of room, lots of ventilation, lots of ports on the front, built-in fan controller, and many spaces for extra fans. It's got some cable-management holes in the motherboard tray and also a cutout for reinstalling/adjusting a CPU heatsink without removing the motherboard. Also has pre-drilled water cooling system holes and ample room for a radiator. I'm using it now and I love it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 31, 2009 5:25:54 AM

Great for a first build! Id get a 5870 or wait a few months and get a GTX3xx.... If I were to wait Id get the GTX285 for now then you can either SLI it or get the newer Fermi card.... If I were you Id also eventually get the Pci x4 USB3.0 Connector and a sood SSD for the OS, also you forgot to mention the OS, get Win7 Ultimate...

I have to say I cant wait to build my 3rd system and I am waiting to build a monster and after seeing so many posts about ppls new systems, Im just holding off till USB3.0 becomes somewhat a norm in an X58, GTX 3xx, Blu Ray drives to be cheaper, and cheaper SSDs... Im guessing this will be early next year.

Man new builders and TOMs are all tempting me to get my next build made NOW!!
October 31, 2009 2:10:09 PM

CM Storm Sniper -- G-R-E-A-T chassis -- CM listens to their customers
(what a concept!):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdXog4d2eqs&feature=play...
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