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 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 SolvedBuilding a new rig and looking for advice Forum SolvedNew build looking for advice. Forum Solvedlooking for advice on my new pc build 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 SolvedNew Build! Looking For Advice Forum SolvedNew to PC building looking need advice on build Forum SolvedLooking for advice on new build gaming pc (budget €1400) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !