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Anonymous
December 15, 2009 12:36:59 PM

hi everybody,
i've been lookin all over the web for info to built the best gaming computer.
after 2 days i 'v finaly finishd.
please help me and comment about it, whats good\improve\give the best performance

processor: intel i7 860 box

mother board: asus maximus III formula \ Gigabyte GA-P55A UD6

graphic:ATI RADEON HD 5870 1gb ddr5 pci

ram: 2Xg.skill ddr3 2gb(4084GB) 1333MHZ ripjaws 7-7-7-21

power: seasonic s12 energy plus 550w

case: thermalmaker armor+mk+23 cm fan

harddisk: samasung spinpoint f3 hd1035sj 3.5 1TB 32MB,7200rmp sata 2

tnx .

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December 15, 2009 12:57:52 PM

get a better power supply,550w might be a bit too low, go for 650+ from corsair or antec ^_^
Anonymous
December 15, 2009 1:50:44 PM

600w will do?
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Anonymous
December 15, 2009 2:30:34 PM


i'm plannin on 1 video card without oc and stuff. can a 600W handle this computer? and which company is the most reliable?should i get a cooler system?
December 15, 2009 3:27:47 PM

corsair, antec, ocz are good as far as power supply brands are concerned. i've personally had great experience with antec as far as reliability. 600w should be fine then :) 
and by cooling system do you mean liquid cooling? then no.
if you want to buy a couple of aftermarket case fans, that would be nice.
grab a aftermarket heatsink/fan for the i7 920.
December 15, 2009 5:13:57 PM

Well, if all you're doing is gaming, then I suggest saving some money and getting an i5 instead. Also, there's a sticky on top of the forum that gives you a format of how you should ask for help, it just makes it easier. :) 

So if you're not overclocking, which I disagree on because it's simple and really is the "cheapest upgrade" you could ever get. And you're only planning on a single card setup.. in which case, you don't need a premium board like the ones you listed.

If you wanted the UD6 for the usb/sata 3.0, here's a way cheaper alternative:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not sure what you mean by "2X" for your RAM. If you're getting TWO 2gb sticks, it's cheaper to get a 4gb (2x2) set. If that's what you meant, ignore this :D . Anyways, since you don't plan on overclocking, I see no point in getting ripjaws as opposed to these, which have similar timings and a lower voltage:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, I'm assuming you mean MX. It's really up to you and it does have what thermaltake calls a dedicated vga fan blowing on your 5870. HAF922 is also a good alternative in that price range.

Lastly, seasonic is a premium psu brand. They actually manufacture most of corsair's psus. You should be fine with a 550w as long as its brand name. Corsair and antec are good starts, as knucklepuck suggested. PC power and cooling enermax to add to that list/
December 15, 2009 6:21:14 PM

I know this is your baby, allow me to present u a different choice of hardware that may give u great value.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

This u may add at your case and video-card. That aftermarket cooler will help u to push the CPU at a minimum of 3Ghz so u will really enjoy this rig. Anyway enjoy your building and ......gaming after.
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