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March 16, 2010 4:12:12 AM

Hello everyone, ive build a several random computers before, but this time Im planning on spending about $1.000.
Here is my build: ( Im planning on buying from, or newegg, not sure yet =D )

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920

Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard

Memory / RAM: OCZ Platinum Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory

Hard Drive: WD VelociRaptor 300GB Hard Drive WD3000HLFS

Power Supply: Coolmax CUG-950B 950-Watt Power Supply

OS: Windows 7 Home premium (alredy have it)

Video Card: I will be using two SLI Nvidia GTS 250 1GB (I already have them)

Please I know this is below $1,000 but Im more concerned if this will be a good build for gaming.

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March 16, 2010 4:41:44 AM

Your PSU is bad quality and way overkill.
If you want a good gaming build, I would look into something more powerful than 250 SLI. Perhaps sell them and maybe go a bit cheaper on some other stuff like the processor to get a 5850 or a 5870. If you really really want nvidia, wait until the 26th for fermi to come out.
Also, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7200 RPM is faster, cheaper, cooler, larger and quieter than the raptor.

I would also look at a i7 930 and a different motherboard.
I might also consider going the i5 750 route.

Also, a CM Hyper 212+ would be good for some better CPU cooling that's cheap.
March 16, 2010 4:48:04 AM

Why would I want to downgrade to an i5? that means socket 1156, and i won't b able to run more RAM later on. if i get that i7, i can purchase the Extreme one later on, oh and are you really sure that 10K RPM speed HD is faster then that 7200RPM one?

and for the Video Cards, yeah I will upgrade in the future, im Just concerned on the CPU, Mobo, RAM, HD, and PS.