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First time building a computer, help and input appreciated.

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January 12, 2010 11:56:20 PM

So far i have:

Intel Core i7 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

X58 SLI LE Socket 1366 X58 ATX Motherboard http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL9 Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules) http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

EcoGreen F2EG 1TB 5,400RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics Card http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

Any suggestions to make this better? (I am on a 1000$ budget and this is up to 850$ already) Mainly I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction of a good case and power supply for less than 150.
January 13, 2010 12:01:18 AM

eengineer11 said:
So far i have:

Intel Core i7 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

X58 SLI LE Socket 1366 X58 ATX Motherboard http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) CL9 Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules) http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

EcoGreen F2EG 1TB 5,400RPM 3.5" SATA Hard Drive http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Graphics Card http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

Any suggestions to make this better? (I am on a 1000$ budget and this is up to 850$ already) Mainly I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction of a good case and power supply for less than 150.


Also I am not quite sure how triple channel works, so is it ok to have only the two sticks of ram with triple channel?
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January 13, 2010 12:07:59 AM

eengineer11 said:
Also I am not quite sure how triple channel works, so is it ok to have only the two sticks of ram with triple channel?


No.....you want matched sets....a pair for the 1156 chipset, three for 1366 ....perhaps an i7 860 makes better sense for you ?

The 275 is not great choice price performance wise right now. See the new January GFX card roundup on the THG homepage. The only pick I don't agree with on there is the 5770.
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January 13, 2010 12:25:57 AM

Thanks for replying so quickly, but I'm not quite sure of what you are saying besides that the gtx275 isnt a good price for performance.
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January 13, 2010 12:44:02 AM

Without info like what rez is your monitor
What you use the PC for
Are you reusing any old part ect its hard to know what is the best bang for the buck

What JackNaylorPE is saying is if you want to only use 2 stick maybe a s1156 with a i7 860 is a better way to go

Or if you want s1366 then 3 2 gig sticks is the better way to go

but without more info its hard to say

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January 13, 2010 12:54:16 AM

1280x720 currently
spreadsheets
no not reusing any old parts

Truthfully trying to make a computer that's cheap(or at least with a 1000$) and good for gaming.
Regarding the ram is it possible to buy three packs of 2sticks and split them with a friend to have three a peice, or do they have to be specifically designed in some way for triple channel.
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January 13, 2010 1:17:05 AM

This would be a good PC for games @ your rez and could upgrade your monitor latter

If you want to go cheeper maybe a AMD might work for you ? what games do you play and what FPS are you looking to get ?



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