New Build looking for some advice Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 5, 2009 1:51 AM in Systems Share zakiyquantum November 4, 2009 10:16:26 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tonight or tomorrow BUDGET RANGE: 1200-1300 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case, hard drive, optical drive. PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, ASUS motherboard, Nvidia graphics card, OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, later in the build once i get everything set up MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, I would also like to be somewhat future proof. I'm curious how long this computer will last on high graphics for games. Should i go with direct x11 card? EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bi http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard 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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST31000340NS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... let me know what you think More about : build advice r_manic November 5, 2009 1:42:31 AM May want to rethink your RAM. X58 platforms (which use the i7 920 you plan to buy) use RAM in multiples of 3, not 2. Since you're getting Windows 7 64-bit, why not get a 3x2GB kit instead? m 0 l tecmo34 November 5, 2009 1:51:17 AM Also, check your case/MOBO. You have a Micro-ATX case with an ATX MOBO. They won't work together. You need to bump your case up to one that supports an ATX MOBO or drop down to an Micro-ATX MOBO. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedlooking to build a new computer. Needing advice Forum SolvedBuilding new Gaming Computer! looking for advice on my build Forum SolvedAdvice Needed: Looking to buy a new build, please review my choices. Forum SolvedLooking for advice for a ~$1500 new gaming pc build Forum SolvedFirst new build in awhile, looking for advice. Forum SolvedLooking for advice on a new computer build. Forum SolvedWater Cooling System + Eyefinity New Build - Looking for advice Forum SolvedNew build. Thoughts?? Looking for advice Forum SolvedLooking for parts advice to complete my new build. Forum SolvedNew Build!!!, Looking for Advice Forum SolvedCurrent Build for a New Gaming PC, $2000-2400, looking for review and advice Forum SolvedNew build looking for advice. Forum Solvedlooking for advice on my new pc build Forum SolvedBuilding a new rig and looking for advice Forum SolvedNew computer build looking for advice Forum SolvedNew gaming build, looking for advice and suggestions Forum SolvedLooking for help/advice with a new gaming build! Forum SolvedNew Haswell build - Looking for advice/input Forum SolvedNew build, purchasing in 4 hours, looking for last minute advice/suggestions! Forum SolvedLooking for comments/advice on new Build - AMD FX8320 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !