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January 2, 2010 4:50:38 AM

FIrst time build advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 2 weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $1,200-$1,300

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: WoW, Surfing the internet, iTunes.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg. Country: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Good quality.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 and a 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to build the system around the i7-860, a 5870 that I already have, and an SSD. I also want it to perform well in Wow and other games. One concern I have is with what I have selected will I get good performance from the 5870?

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retai
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

SSD: OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5
OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks.

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January 2, 2010 5:20:40 AM

Well looks pretty good. I'm not sure about the SSD, but that is because I haven't researched them yet.
I was a bit concerned with your RAM selection, because of the 1.35v stock setting. 1.5V's is the normal voltage setting for DDR3. I did find this small but informative review, from a reviewer on Newegg.com.
[q]Pros: Well first I ran Prime95, stock @ 1.35v 1600mhz 7-8-7-24-2N. Which it passed, as it should have. I've been seeing what they can do, currently I'm at 1.5v 1800mhz 6-8-7-24. So there is more to be had.

They definitely have some headroom. It's a good buy in stock form and even better if you want to go farther.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: Specs:
I5 750
Asus P7P55 LX
G.SKILL ECO 7-8-7-24
XfX 5770
500w PSU
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