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First Build! Double Checking

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December 17, 2009 8:48:32 PM

So I have been researching and posting on this forum to make sure that my first build will be a success. Here are all the parts that I am getting. Let me know what you think!!

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

Mother Board
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
I will be getting 2 of these hard drives and making them RAID 1

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3


Internal Card Reader

NZXT Lexa S case

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December 18, 2009 1:45:07 AM

ares1214 said:
why dont you just buy this:

Why not to get this combo...
1) ROSEWILL PSU... Not recommended!!! It will put your system at risk!
2) Cas9 RAM vs Cas7 RAM... The OP's RAM will perform better due to the tighter timings on Cas7

Overall, The OP has built a nice system. Just make sure to double check combos for additional savings. You haven't listed an OS but I would pick up either Windows 7 Home 64-bit or Pro 64-bit for your OS.
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December 19, 2009 12:33:52 AM

thanks ares1214 but I will be sticking with my build. I dont trust rosewell making motherboards.

tecmo34 I will be installing Windows 7 64bit Professional. I forgot to mention that ha ha.

Thanks cory1234 for those two links. I think im going to stick with seagate drives, but what is the difference between cas latency 7 and 9?

Most of all will my build work as it is?!
December 19, 2009 12:43:06 AM

Your build will work as is...

Difference in Cas7 and Cas9 is the speed in which the RAM processes data. Lower timings means faster response times.... (Simple Explaination)
December 19, 2009 12:44:03 AM

rosewill isnt making motherboards, and their psus are good for me. and the difference between cas latency 7 and 9 is speed.look at this:

it just makes things faster and more overclockable, so always go lower. 1333 MHz 7-7-7-20 is probably comprable to 1600 MHz 9-9-9-27
December 19, 2009 12:50:49 AM

thanks everyone! more suggestions are still welcome. Ive learned a lot since I first started researching how to build a computer.