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February 7, 2010 9:20:45 PM

Hello,
I have been out of the computer loop for quite some time, and just jumped back into it. I have studied up and planning on buying this setup within a week. Can you tech savvy folks check it out and see if you see any problems with compatibility? I am pretty sure everything is ok, but just wanted to make double sure before I hit the buy button. Thanks.

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified PSU
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 - Retail
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail

I have another hd5770 (same brand and model) that I am going to add to the mix as well for a crossfire setup. I already have hard drives and optical devices. I will be upgrading from the following if you wanted to know

Foxconn nforce 590 sli amd
AMD 6400+ cpu
3Gb ddr2
8800gts 512mb
rosewill 600w PSU

If you see any problems that might arise from my setup, please feel free to comment and suggest other options. I am trying to stay on the cheap side(money), and not cheap side(quality), just can't afford the high dollar stuff. Thanks for the help. murph :hello: 

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February 7, 2010 10:26:33 PM
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Looks to be a powerful rig. You did not identify you applications or games but the system should be fast for just about everything.

You might consider replacing your HD too. If it is the same vintage as the rest of you old system, it might be a bottleneck in the new system - you might find that $60 for a 500 GB HD will give you a noticeable speed bump. Just check the THG charts.
Of course you might also prefer to wait for SSD to drop in price a little more and then just go with one of them.
February 7, 2010 10:33:09 PM

rockyjohn said:
Looks to be a powerful rig. You did not identify you applications or games but the system should be fast for just about everything.

You might consider replacing your HD too. If it is the same vintage as the rest of you old system, it might be a bottleneck in the new system - you might find that $60 for a 500 GB HD will give you a noticeable speed bump. Just check the THG charts.
Of course you might also prefer to wait for SSD to drop in price a little more and then just go with one of them.

sorry bout that, I will be running games similar to Dragon age, mass effect 2, and hopefully divinity 2, and diablo 3 whenever it comes out.

as far as the hard drives, I am running two 320 gb sata 3.0Gb, one 250gb sata 3.0gb and one 500 Gb sata 3.0Gb, please tell me that is sufficient. I will most likely run a raid array for speed. Thanks for the help
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February 7, 2010 10:37:27 PM

also forgot to mention the hard drives are 7200rpm with 32mb cache
February 8, 2010 12:11:36 AM

If they all have 32MB cache and are Seagate or WD then not a significant issue - and not as old as the rest of your system. Seagate did not have 32 MB caches until version 7200.11 and current version is just the recently released 7200.12 version. Earlier drives were much slower.
February 14, 2010 11:03:10 PM

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