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June 5, 2010 6:46:34 AM

I'm building a new pc and I was wondering if there was any advice? I'd like your opinion on my chosen parts :) 

- NZXT Lexa Blackline
- Corsair XMS3 4 GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz Dual Channel Core i3 i5 i7 DDR3 Memory
- Core i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU
- ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
-EVGA GeForce GTX260 Core 216 896MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 896-P3-1255-AR
- Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Power Supply
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Good choices? Bad choices? Stay away from certain parts..? Compatible?

I was torn between lg1336 sockets and the 1156.. but I thought it'd be better to get newer cause Intels going to push the 1366. Hundred dollar difference. Any thoughts? Thank you!
June 5, 2010 7:52:32 AM

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I'm building a new pc and I was wondering if there was any advice? I'd like your opinion on my chosen parts :) 

- NZXT Lexa Blackline
- Corsair XMS3 4 GB PC3-12800 1600Mhz Dual Channel Core i3 i5 i7 DDR3 Memory
- Core i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU
- ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
-EVGA GeForce GTX260 Core 216 896MB DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card 896-P3-1255-AR
- Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Power Supply
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Good choices? Bad choices? Stay away from certain parts..? Compatible?

I was torn between lg1336 sockets and the 1156.. but I thought it'd be better to get newer cause Intels going to push the 1366. Hundred dollar difference. Any thoughts? Thank you!

hi
if all parts are new then go for a triple channel ram. dual channel is for socket 1156 or amd. also i say get a corsair psu, antec is good but corsair is better. antec has some series that are very good and can be said better than corsair but normally corsair is cheap and holds a very good quality. also i advice you to buy a psu that is atleast 600W because nowadays vga cards take up atleast 500 to 550 W. so because of that the psu will be working at its max all the time which is not good. in your case gtx 260 will work fine on 550W psu as well but if future upgrades are in your mind then try to fit in corsair tx 750. it can run any single card and many 2 decent vga cards. hope i helped
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June 5, 2010 8:11:37 AM

Hi there,
Well you seem to have a very nice configuration then why don't you go for radeon hd58xx graphics cards,they have dx11 support too.It can provide eyefinity if you are going for gaming and multi monitor setups.
i only recommend nvidia if you want 3d vision(make sure you have 3d vision supporting monitors too),because the ati has already wont the half battle in dx11 by their hd58xx and hd5970.The hd 5970 is a very good choice for future too.(gtx 4xx are pretty good and power hungry too).
Still your gtx 260 is never bad in any games.

Also recommend triple channel for the i7 series cpus.
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June 5, 2010 10:03:36 AM

lordszone said:
hi
if all parts are new then go for a triple channel ram. dual channel is for socket 1156 or amd. also i say get a corsair psu, antec is good but corsair is better. antec has some series that are very good and can be said better than corsair but normally corsair is cheap and holds a very good quality. also i advice you to buy a psu that is atleast 600W because nowadays vga cards take up atleast 500 to 550 W. so because of that the psu will be working at its max all the time which is not good. in your case gtx 260 will work fine on 550W psu as well but if future upgrades are in your mind then try to fit in corsair tx 750. it can run any single card and many 2 decent vga cards. hope i helped


Ohh, I may have forgot to change it cause my original build was supposed to be 1156. Thanks for the heads up and for the info on the Corsair PSU! :D  Helps alooot. Phew.
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June 5, 2010 2:51:45 PM

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hi
if all parts are new then go for a triple channel ram. dual channel is for socket 1156 or amd. also i say get a corsair psu, antec is good but corsair is better. antec has some series that are very good and can be said better than corsair but normally corsair is cheap and holds a very good quality. also i advice you to buy a psu that is atleast 600W because nowadays vga cards take up atleast 500 to 550 W. so because of that the psu will be working at its max all the time which is not good. in your case gtx 260 will work fine on 550W psu as well but if future upgrades are in your mind then try to fit in corsair tx 750. it can run any single card and many 2 decent vga cards. hope i helped


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Hi there,
Well you seem to have a very nice configuration then why don't you go for radeon hd58xx graphics cards,they have dx11 support too.It can provide eyefinity if you are going for gaming and multi monitor setups.
i only recommend nvidia if you want 3d vision(make sure you have 3d vision supporting monitors too),because the ati has already wont the half battle in dx11 by their hd58xx and hd5970.The hd 5970 is a very good choice for future too.(gtx 4xx are pretty good and power hungry too).
Still your gtx 260 is never bad in any games.

Also recommend triple channel for the i7 series cpus.


Love it when all these guys dole out their sagacious wisdom :lol: 


[1] Unless you multitask regularly or run memory intensive applications, having 4 GB or 6 GB makes no difference; least of all, in gaming. So 4 GB is OK. Using 6 GB is just so as to take advantage of the triple channel mem.controller. It's not like running with 4 GBs will pose any problems.

[2] I won't say the ASUS P6X58D is a bad choice, but it's not the most value for money. The Gigabyte GA X58A UD3R is the winner in that department. It has only one X16 slot less than the ASUS, everything else is quite similar. Also retails for about $80 less. So you might want to consider that.

[3] The GTX 260 is old, get the Radeon 5770 instead. Or w/ the money saved on the motherboard, you could get the 5830.
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