I7 920 build

Hey i'm building a new i7 920 pc and have the parts i intend to use listed. I was looking for opinions on if i need to change anything. As this is my first build im nervous as to whether it will all work so please tell me if something isnt compatible...my budget is roughly $1200 and i will be using it primarily for gaming.

CPU: intel i7 920 core
GPU: Saphire HD5850 1GB Vapor-X
MoBo: ASUS P7P55D, P55, Socket-1156
PSU: Corsair TX 750w
Monitor: Samsung 23" LCD Syncmaster P2370 1920X1080
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz 6GB CL9
Antec 900 case

i havnt bothered with the hard drive and dvd drive as i can get these easilly

i appreciate all replies...thanks :)
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  1. Might want to follow the guidelines. We can give you a lot more help if we know more (budget, usage, etc.). Really, I can't do anything without the usage.

    A better gaming build:

    CPU: i5-750 $200
    Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    GPU: HD 5870 $420
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23
    HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $1,228

    A better non-gaming build:

    CPU: i7-930 $295
    Mobo: Asus P6X58D Premium $310
    RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $180
    GPU: HD 5850 $315
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $90
    PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23
    HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $1,433

    No idea if that's in budget or not...
  2. MadAdmiral said:
    Might want to follow the guidelines. We can give you a lot more help if we know more (budget, usage, etc.). Really, I can't do anything without the usage.

    A better gaming build:

    CPU: i5-750 $200
    Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    GPU: HD 5870 $420
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23
    HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $1,228

    A better non-gaming build:

    CPU: i7-930 $295
    Mobo: Asus P6X58D Premium $310
    RAM: G.Skill Pi Series 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $180
    GPU: HD 5850 $315
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $90
    PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23
    HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $1,433

    No idea if that's in budget or not...


    Thanks for those suggestions eh my budget would be roughly $1200 and it would be for gaming. I live in ireland though so it can be hard to get parts cheap....
  3. Mnms67 - Your original build isn't compatible. Your motherboard is LGA 1156 while your CPU is LGA 1366. Like MadAdmiral said, please edit your post to include the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky and we'll be able to help.
  4. Ok then. Definitely not the i7 then. Here's a build to price out over there:

    CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $265 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    GPU: HD 5870 $420
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23
    HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $1,103. If you've still got budget left, up the HDD to the 1 TB model.

    Didn't even notice the P55 board. Shows how close I looked at it...
  5. Thanks MadAdmiral will look for new parts now :) and shortstuff_mt had nearly ordered motherboard...
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