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January 18, 2010 1:40:37 AM

hi guys im new to this forum but im not new to computers, nor an expert

here is my specs on the computer that im going to build

case: Xazer VI
mother board: asus rampage II Gene
processor: core i7 920
graphics card: 2x 1 gb geforce gts 250
hard drive WD 500GB and 2x WD 320 GB
power supply: cooler master real power pro 1250w
OS: windos 7 professional
cpu cooling is: bigwater 760i

now the question is whould i get a corsair 12 Gb xms or a 6 gb dominator

an also im open to suggestions if you thing that this is lacking....im not an extreme gamer but i spend lots of time with my computer whether gaming or doing projects.... :D  :D 

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January 18, 2010 1:46:16 AM

id go LGA1156 for gaming, over 1366. its better for that, so unless you will be doing alot of other CPU intensive tasks i wouldnt get the 920.

is there a reason you are going dual GTS250's?
a single 5xxx series ATI card would be a much better choice.

your PSU is massive overkill. you could run 4 GPUs with that.

cooling, the 760i isn't a very good watercooling system. ive recently been researching it myself, and you can get air coolers that perform the same.

ive been brief, but if you want mroe info on any of that just ask :) 
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January 18, 2010 2:55:00 AM

niklas, i don't think thats relevent. he already has his parts picked out, he's just asking for our advice on his choices.

January 18, 2010 3:11:44 AM

no there is no particular reason for having 2 graphics card. ok thanks for the info..
January 18, 2010 3:14:23 AM

welshmousepk said:
niklas, i don't think thats relevent. he already has his parts picked out, he's just asking for our advice on his choices.


Well 12 gigs of ram is overkill for gaming but if his so called ( im not an extreme gamer but i spend lots of time with my computer whether gaming or doing projects )
happened to be rendering 3D images / AUTO CAD / Large Photoshop work ect he might need 12 gigs but if not 6 gigs on the X58 mobo would be fine.


So i think its relevant to know what this PC is for :)  or should we give him a HD 5970 for a 1280x1024 resolution

January 18, 2010 3:45:27 AM

point taken, i had assumed based on the info he had given that he is in school/college and projects simply meant schoolwork.

but yeah, more info would help. i don't think he needs to read that htread though.
January 19, 2010 7:36:01 PM

thank you for all your insights...
January 19, 2010 10:33:16 PM

If you need more help just take a look at that link i posted and give us a bit more info and we can help you better

things like

What will the PC be used for gaming photoshop work auto cad etc

a budget

monitor rez

are you using any old parts

January 19, 2010 11:27:47 PM

the pc will mostly be for photoshop and a little bit of gaming.. my budget is around 1800 and monitor size is 23" nope all parts are new..
January 19, 2010 11:50:41 PM

I would do something like this

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Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

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Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy



$29.99
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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$109.98
$99.98
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BELKIN F9H600-CW-BE 6 Outlets 885 Joules Wall Mount Surge Protector

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-$5.00 Instant
-$14.99 Saving


$19.99
$0.00

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



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($89.99 each)
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CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

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Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-139-005

$119.99
$89.99
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Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

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-$2.00 Instant


$6.99
$4.99
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OCZ Gold 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV12GS

OCZ Gold 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV12GS - Retail
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Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant


$340.99
$320.99
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XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

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$44.96
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SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

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SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102857
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116758
Return Policy: Software Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo


$449.98
$419.98
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ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

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ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

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Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

-$25.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo


$598.98
$558.98
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Subtotal: $1,749.84

If you add a 2nd GPU down the road get a 750W PSU might also look into maybe a 80 gig SSD for your boot drive / not sure how you setup your HDD 1 for OS programs 1 for scratch disk 2 for storage ?
January 20, 2010 12:25:26 AM

If your not to concerned about maxing games and just like to have fun i would drop to a HD 5770 and get a 80 gig SSD

Hope this helps
January 20, 2010 12:45:09 AM

i have a stupid question what is the differece between a window 7 professional full and a window 7 professional 1 pack for system builder..and which should i get??
January 20, 2010 12:47:09 AM

system builder is an OEM, you dont get a box, warranty or technical support, and it can only be installed on one machine, one time.

the full version allows for technical support and warranty, and you can install it on numerous PCs (only one at a time, but you can move it to a new PC when you upgrade for instance)
January 20, 2010 2:35:17 AM

is it ok to have thermaltake 1200w power supply to this setup???
January 20, 2010 2:44:48 AM

that would be overkill, but its a good PSU so no reason not to have it.
February 17, 2010 11:03:21 PM

hey there again will 2 gts 250 work beter than 1 gtx 280 or 275???
February 17, 2010 11:04:44 PM

overclocked also
April 2, 2010 8:35:08 PM

guys is it better to buy a full version windows 7 than an OEM one???
April 2, 2010 10:54:36 PM

OEM is for system builders ( if you are building a system ) you are the system builder, and the OEM OS can be used on one PC.

Full ver OS can be used on 3 PCs, if you have more then one pc and want the OS on them, it might be better to buy a full ver

April 2, 2010 10:59:26 PM

Niklas_13 said:
Full ver OS can be used on 3 PCs, if you have more then one pc and want the OS on them, it might be better to buy a full ver


Pretty sure that's not quite true. My understanding is that the retail version can be transferred from one PC to another as long as the previous PC is no longer active/using the OS. Additionally, if you have a retail copy, you can contact Microsoft for support. Though really, how many times have you wanted to do that in your life?

In other words, buy a retail version, and if you decide to build a new PC, you can transfer the license to the new PC, assuming you never use the old PC (or put a different OS on it). If you were to buy an OEM version, you couldn't do that.

OEM versions are tied to a specific motherboard, though if you lose one due to failure or damage or something, you can call Microsoft and explain to them why you need a new key. They have generally been able to provide this for me in the past when I've lost a motherboard to events beyond my control.

However, a retail copy is at least double the price of an OEM copy. Do you plan on using Windows 7 for your next 3 consecutive builds? Probably not. There will probably be a new OS out by the time you're doing your next build.
April 3, 2010 2:04:17 AM

i will only however use the OS in one pc the new one that i am building
April 3, 2010 3:08:48 AM

I would just get the OEM OS then
April 3, 2010 4:40:53 AM

but if ever the OS crashes....can i still save the mtherboard, hard drive, etc. and intall an new OEM???
April 3, 2010 4:49:38 AM

Yes. The OEM OS will be linked to your mobo so if the mobo should go bad then you would have to call microsoft and tell them that my mobo is bad and get a new OS key. you can reinstall the OS as many time as you like on the one PC as long as it has the same mobo.
April 15, 2010 1:20:49 AM

hi does an one know where i can buy and what brand a good water block for the north bridge of my asua rampage ii gene???
August 22, 2010 7:21:37 PM

guys just finished building my pc but the Ram that shows up in the bios is 1066 but mine is rated for 1600 is it ok to leave it like that or should i overclock it into whatit is rated for....
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