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Can you guys double check this new i7 930 build

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March 29, 2010 1:18:08 AM

hey I haven't built a machine in about 6 years. Any feed back or if you notice im missing something please let me know. All the skus are tiger direct they have 10% bcb

Cooler Master CM690II ATX Mid-Tower Case (24.4 lbs)

B69-4240 :: Intel BX80601930 Core i7 930 Processor - 2.80GHz, LGA 1366, 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8GT/s QPI, HyperThreading, Retail CPU w/ Fan, FREE Assassin's Creed Game (2.05 lbs)

G452-0016 :: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard - Socket 1366, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, USB 3.0, RAID, SLI, CrossFire (3.95 lbs)

C13-6114 :: Corsair XMS3 Tri Channel 12GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 12288MB (6 x 2048MB) (0.85 lbs)

C283-1220 :: Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500-Watt Power Supply (3.95 lbs)

A271-5774 :: Sapphire 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI (2.1 lbs)

C13-2528 :: Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, Copper Cold Plate, Aluminum Radiator, LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3 (3.15 lbs)

TSD-750AADS :: Western Digital WD7500AADS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 3.5", SATA 3G, 750GB, 32MB Cache, Intellipower (2.9 lbs)

M452-5008 :: MSI DH-20AL 20X DVDRW Drive - 20x DVD+/-R, 12x DVD-RAM, 12x DVD+R, SATA, Lightscribe (1 lbs)

Win7 Ultimate.

March 29, 2010 1:54:19 AM

Are you going to be using this for gaming? If so, you won't need 12GB; 6GB will be plenty.
I suggest you consider a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12; both series perform better than a similarly priced WD (because they use a 500GB/platter design).
Lastly, is there any specific reason you want an H50? There are a few air coolers that are less expensive, but perform better.
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March 29, 2010 2:03:01 AM

Using this for work and light gaming. I could probably get by with 6gb. on the H50, what do you suggest? I just figured it would be good so it dosen't take up a lot of space in the case. Im open to suggestions! How is the mobo?
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March 29, 2010 2:44:57 AM

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March 29, 2010 3:03:05 AM

Echo the Jellognome on the HD and RAM comments

Personally prefer the Asus Board (P6X58D)

On the HS....here's what I am putting in builds right now:

Heat Sink - For performance and ease of installation, the Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($65 for the HS, $7 for TIM, $11 each for two PWM fans and $7 for a Y cable splitter).
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

If that's a budget breaker, look at the Xigmnatec S1283 or one of the others here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

pick a TIM from the top few here:
http://www.hwreviewlabs.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

On the GFX, the 5770 would be my choice at 1650 x 1050....but at 1920 x 1200/1080 I'd go for the 5850 ...especially this weekend while it's cheaper....or the nVidia 470 in 2 weeks.

Case and PSU - consensus favs are these pairings:

Antec 1200 w/ CP-850 PSU $244 (can handle twin 470's or twin 5870's easily)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HAF 932 w/ Corsair HX750 $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If not doing serious OC's or twin GFX, the Antec 902 / EA-650 or HAF 922 / Corsair TX650 is a good choice
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March 29, 2010 12:15:46 PM

jeeze thanks. I'll have to check all that stuff out. I'm not looking for a full tower or to OC much.
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April 14, 2010 6:13:04 PM



The mobo rocks, I paid $190 for mine on sale at new egg and I could not be happier. It's about $100 less than the other 1366 boards and it has the new sata and usb ports, awesome awesome board for the price.

The caviar green drive will be the slowest part of your system, go caviar black or spin point f3 for sure.

No need for the liquid cooler, the hyper 212 plus is just as good and goes for under $30 at amazon. Actually, unless you want to overclock the stock cooler is fine, but I got the 212 which is the best price to performance cooler you can get, it still is near the top at frostytech.

Definitely go with corsair for memory, I recommend the 3x2gb 1600 dominator which will work great with this board. Avoid the cheap ocz stuff like the plague.

The main reason to go with a x58 build over a i5 p55 is the extra pci lanes and the ability to go crossfire or sli either now or down the road. A 500 watt psu will not be enough for this. Future protect yourself with at least 750 watts, I love my corsair 750hw, modular builds are so clean and you'll love seeing the inside of your build. Plus it's guaranteed for 7 years and is highly efficient. Trying to save money by buying a cheap psu will only cost you more in elec bills down the road.

Go with a 5850 for the gpu, prices should be coming down soon, newegg has them for under $280 on sale.

Lastly, find someone who lives near a Microcenter and have them buy you the chip and mail it to you. Or take a road trip. Getting the 930 for $199 is sweet!

Saving money on the cpu and cooler will offset the better hd, mem, and psu.

I just finished a build with this board, feel free to drop me a note if you have any other questions.
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