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April 22, 2010 5:06:51 AM

Can You Guys Tell Me Your Opinion About This? I Dont Know Anything About Building A Computer Rig, This Will Be My First.
Just Tell Me If This Is Ok.....


Processor: Intel Core i7 920 Processor Quad-Core
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked 896MB GDDR3, PCIe 2.0 x16
Mobo: Intel P55, DDR3, Intel DMI, SLI, CrossFireX, RAID
Memmory Card: Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB(3 x 2048MB)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black Mobile Hard Drive - 320GB,7200rpm
Power Supply: Corsair 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready
CPU Case: Ultra m998 Mid-Tower ATX Case = Aluminum. Clear Side, Front USB 2.0, FireWire, eSATA and Audio Ports
Sound Card: Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCIe Sound Card
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Wireless Adapter: D-Link PCIe Wireless Network Adapter - 300Mbps, PCI-Express

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April 22, 2010 6:23:21 AM

Well, get the i7 930 for less than $10 more, it's slightly faster and it's newer.

Instead of the GTX 260 which are a bit overpriced atm, get the Radeon HD 5770 instead.

As for your motherboard, you'll need an X58 chipset based for i7 900. Something like the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R would work well.

Instead of the WD Scorpio Black 320GB hard drive, get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, or the 500GB version if you would like. Also, that power supply will be overkill if you plan to get the HD 5770 and plan to CrossFireX them later - a Corsair HX650W would be a better option.
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April 22, 2010 6:28:18 AM

Here are comments:
1. Core i7 920 will not work with an Intel P55 motherboard. i7 920 works with X58 motherboards. Meanwhile the P55 motherboard will accomodate CPU listed here:
http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=41726
2. If you decide on the P55 motherboard and matching CPU, you don't need 6GB RAM. 4GB will do. You will need 6GB if you go for the X58+i7 920/930.
3. Do not get Superclocked Video Cards. You can get the normal version ( should be cheaper) and overclock yourself. It is very easy.
What monitor are you getting?
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April 22, 2010 11:20:23 AM

Your PSU is overkill. Are you planning to run SLI or CF in the future?
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April 23, 2010 1:32:54 AM

ekoostik said:
Your PSU is overkill. Are you planning to run SLI or CF in the future?

A PSU is never an overkill. In fact it is probably the best investment among all PC components. It does not depreciate as fast as GPU and CPU does and will last several builds.
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April 23, 2010 2:13:55 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- The i7-930 is a better option.
2- That GPU was good a couple of months ago, but today isn't the best option or a high-end rig like yours. I would go for a 5870 or 5850.
3- The P55 chipset is only for i3, i and i7-8xx series, for your i7-920 or 930 u need a x58 chipset mobo. If u want the best, and want use Crossfire in a future with USB 3.0 and SATA III, go for the ASUS P6X58D Premium, but if u only wany install a GPU, go for the X58A-UD5 or X58A-UD3R.
4- If u don't plan use Crossfire in the future, a 600W or 650W is enough, take a look of this Antec 650W
5- The RAM looks good, just be sure that is CL8 or less and 1.65V max.
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April 23, 2010 3:17:40 AM

randomkid said:
Here are comments:
1. Core i7 920 will not work with an Intel P55 motherboard. i7 920 works with X58 motherboards. Meanwhile the P55 motherboard will accomodate CPU listed here:
http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=41726
2. If you decide on the P55 motherboard and matching CPU, you don't need 6GB RAM. 4GB will do. You will need 6GB if you go for the X58+i7 920/930.
3. Do not get Superclocked Video Cards. You can get the normal version ( should be cheaper) and overclock yourself. It is very easy.
What monitor are you getting?


haven't decide on what monitor i'll be getting..but 20" (and higher) would be nice..
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April 23, 2010 3:20:17 AM

thanks ya'll..now i have a good idea on how to set up my rig..
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April 23, 2010 3:22:24 AM

ekoostik said:
Your PSU is overkill. Are you planning to run SLI or CF in the future?


i'll run SLI
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April 23, 2010 3:55:22 AM

ill change my Mobo for MSI X58M Motherboard
my PSU to 650 wtts
graphics card to XFX Radeon HD 5770

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April 23, 2010 3:56:12 AM

Best answer selected by marvinsemilla.
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April 23, 2010 11:49:29 AM

randomkid said:
A PSU is never an overkill. In fact it is probably the best investment among all PC components. It does not depreciate as fast as GPU and CPU does and will last several builds.

I agree you should always invest in a quality PSU. If one cares about efficiency then it is possible to go overboard. You could spend over $200 on a quality 1000W PSU, but if your computer only runs at 125W you overpaid for a PSU you don't need, you overpaid for an 80+ certification you're not using, and you overpay daily for a loss in efficiency, for example you might hit 70% where a more appropriate sized PSU could put you over 85%. But, yes, if you don't care about efficiency and the 80+ certifications then it's hard to go overboard.
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