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December 30, 2009 9:28:10 PM

Hello. I am planning on doing my first build in 2-3 months depending on scheduling at my new job and hours-per-week.

The system I've worked out on newegg seems just great. It's expensive, but it should run great, and be prepared for the future...

I was actually hoping for advice though. Maybe if anyone owns any of these parts or has a recommendation for a replacement for a bad part or untrustworthy company, they could help me out. Thanks, and here's the wishlist:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

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December 30, 2009 9:46:35 PM

will you ever use 2 graphics cards the board you have aint too good at crossfire

the triple channel kit of ram is for the 1366 platform for 1156 you want dual channel meaning a 4gb set, this is a very nice set

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

you dont need to pay the extra for the xxx edition all 5870 cards can clock to 900 mhz with great ease

the corsair h50 is over rated a good air cooler will match it and be cheaper

look round here

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
December 30, 2009 9:57:57 PM

I probably won't be SLI / Crossfiring graphics for a while. From what I understand the card I chose is an amazing card, and if I need or decide to ever amp up my graphic processing power, it likely won't be for a while, and I could likely just get a new MB and cards or a second card by then.

As far as the RAM, I was honestly aiming for 6 GB total RAM. Maybe 8, but that would be later down the road. I want it to handle modern games in full graphics the best it can, and if possible, other side tasks (IMing, etc).

And, just out of curiosity, why is triple channel not recommended for 1156? Will it not work?

As for the H50... been debating over if to replace it. What RPM would you recommend? Everyone on eggxpert is a freakin fanboy of the h50, and it's annoying when I try finding something I don't agree with or am afraid of leaking and ruining 1,500 bucks worth of equipment.
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December 30, 2009 10:06:13 PM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/h50-fort120-cogage,review...

toms did a test of the h50 and here is the result

yeah its an incredible card i own one myself but if you not gonna go the dual graphics route you can drop down to a 550 watt(light overclocking) -650watt(extreme overclocking) power supply

for a cpu cooler this is one of the best but you need to buy fan(s) for it since it doesn come with any
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the best bang for buck is the CM 212 +

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

ima fan of the titan fenrir wich is pretty good

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10058/cpu-ttn-04/Tita...
December 30, 2009 10:28:53 PM

Alright. Switching the graphics to the one by Asus... CPU cooler to CM 212 +

How about the ram issue? Will triple channel not work with 1156? You never explained that. Like I said, I would prefer 6 GB of RAM, and 8 is too expensive.
December 30, 2009 10:33:54 PM

justinm91 said:
I probably won't be SLI / Crossfiring graphics for a while. From what I understand the card I chose is an amazing card, and if I need or decide to ever amp up my graphic processing power, it likely won't be for a while, and I could likely just get a new MB and cards or a second card by then.

As far as the RAM, I was honestly aiming for 6 GB total RAM. Maybe 8, but that would be later down the road. I want it to handle modern games in full graphics the best it can, and if possible, other side tasks (IMing, etc).

And, just out of curiosity, why is triple channel not recommended for 1156? Will it not work?

As for the H50... been debating over if to replace it. What RPM would you recommend? Everyone on eggxpert is a freakin fanboy of the h50, and it's annoying when I try finding something I don't agree with or am afraid of leaking and ruining 1,500 bucks worth of equipment.

Triple channel memory will not work with 1156. from what i know, it only works with 1366 and x58, which are like 200$ more. but it dosent make much of a diffrence except being more expenseive, so dont worry about it. since 1156 cannot work with trichannel, change it to dual channel. They should be cheaper anyways. And from my experience, you wont need more than 4gb of ram, unless you run like a dozen virtual boxes.
December 30, 2009 10:34:49 PM

6 gb would work but the memory controller can only see in 1 or 2 sticks of ram not 3 so it will basically see 1 stick of 6gb ram wich will be robbing performance from your pc
December 30, 2009 10:41:25 PM

Ah, alright.. Now.. with dual channel, can it detect 4 sticks? (As a multiple of 2) or is it two sticks, period? If so I might as well just get a board with only two RAM slots.

Also, with dual channel, do they by change make dual 3 gig sticks? I am more set on 6 gigs due to it being a 64 bit OS system, and well, I like to have extra recourses. Also I have no clue what I'm doing and am for the first time coming into the world of modern computer gaming.

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Seriously, running a pentium 4 2.6 ghz with 511 RAM and a 64 MB card. XD
December 30, 2009 10:51:35 PM

yes it candetect 4 sticks

you dont get 3 gb sticks


you only get 512mb 1gb.2gb.4gb and 8gb ddr3 sticks

4gb is the best balance these days you only really need more then 4 gb if you doing serious CAD/solidworks based programs

get 4gb now and you can upgrade to 8gb a later stage
December 30, 2009 11:40:45 PM

Alright. Thanks. Also was curious, since you have the card, ow are the drivers? Have any problems with the graphics card?
December 30, 2009 11:46:53 PM

justinm91 said:
Alright. Switching the graphics to the one by Asus... CPU cooler to CM 212 +

How about the ram issue? Will triple channel not work with 1156? You never explained that. Like I said, I would prefer 6 GB of RAM, and 8 is too expensive.


1366 = triple channel
1156 = dual channel

The chipset are designed to run memory only in the above configurations.
December 30, 2009 11:53:38 PM

drivers are good been a few hicups at first but since catalyst 9.10 everything been fine
December 30, 2009 11:56:07 PM

Yes, got that. I switched to these here:

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

I would also like to thank you guys even more for helping shave costs. Now it's down to 1,389.00. If there are any other over-done's in my list, please feel free to point them out.

(Besides the case, the i5 processor and GPU. Those are there to stay.)
December 31, 2009 12:03:16 AM

as i said bout the power supply you could happily run the 5870 on a corsair vx550 but if you wanna keep the tx750 it wont be a problem for future crossfire adaptability
December 31, 2009 12:05:46 AM

Yeah, I would like to keep it at 750 for future upgrades and such, just to be on the safe side and if I decide to crossfire / SLI.
December 31, 2009 12:12:10 AM

then you set to go
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