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New buid - configuration advice

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January 11, 2010 5:50:44 PM

Hello,

Planning to build a new machine and requesting your review and advice.
Purpose: 75% work (MS Office), 25% play (simulators @ 1920x1024, highest settings).

Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
MOBO: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supp.
RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
HDD Primary: WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
HDD Data: WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Optical: LG Black DVD SATA Burner model GH24NS50 OEM (24X+R, 8X+RW, 16X+R DL, 24X-R, 6X-RW, 12X-RAM, 16X-ROM), CD (48X-R, 32X-RW, 48X-ROM)
LAN: integrated in MOBO
WiFi: will add later
Audio: integrated in MOBO
Monitor: HP 2509

Additional requirements: quiet system, little maintenance, and scalable (e.g. future crossfire).

Thanks in advance,
UE
January 11, 2010 5:54:24 PM

Looks like a fairly good system, but we need more information. Look at the format in the sticky *How to ask for new build advice* to get the best help. Also, use the Samsung F3 Spinpoint 500GB instead of the WD Black for your boot drive as it will be faster than the WD Cav Black.
January 11, 2010 6:01:00 PM

The Cooler Master Silent Pro 600W I've read isn't very happy when asked to crossfire, it will do it, but maybe you should think about getting another PSU. I'd recommend the OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W, as it is cheaper (if you are using newegg.com), modular, 80plus, and generally better.
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