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April 5, 2010 4:33:06 AM

After getting advice from a few users here, I've finalized all the components of my new PC build! I am making the last order at newegg.ca soon, and just want to check one more time with the experts out there whether everything will fit and work together. This rig's planned for gaming, graphics and everyday use. Also thinking of doubling the monitor for ps3 playing, though it might be too small... Anyways, here are all the parts I have.

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 -SLBEJ-

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

OCZ XTC Platinum OCZ3P1333LV6GK DDR3-1333 6GB 3X2GB CL7-7-7-20 Triple Channel Memory Kit

XFX Radeon HD 4890 HD489XZSFC 1GB 850MHZ 1GB 3.9GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Video Card

Western Digital WD15EARS Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply
Active PFC 140MM Fan

And here are the parts I am getting on the final order.

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
]http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-042-_-Product]

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049CVF&Tpk=vw246h

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
]http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7_64-bit-_-32-116-754-_-Product]

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
]http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188]

And... that completes my build! Some people have mentioned cooling to me, and I'm open to suggestions on that, though I'm just worried I might screw something up if I try to use a cooling thing, not sure why.
In any case, let me know what you think!

If you spot a compatibility/size-fit issue (BIGGEST WORRY), please let me know!

Thanks in advance!

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April 5, 2010 5:15:09 AM

+1 on changing the video card to something that is DX11 compatible for gaming, and I would maybe consider getting something other than a GREEN HDD for the primary hard drive.
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April 5, 2010 11:54:33 PM

Thanks for input so far guys, I'm convinced for changing the HD even though I already bought it. But for the GPU, do you think the 4890 won't be good enough at 1920x1080? I'm hoping I don't have to change that as I bought it already for like 200 CAD.

ALSO, I'm looking at cooling despite my fear/worries of installing it, and it seems the coolermaster 212 is the best for this case/i7920/mobo combination. Any insight on that?

Coolermaster 212
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR-B10-212P-GP&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

And about that Samsung spinpoint HD, can I get confirmation on it's quality? I was considering a 1tb seagate barracuda model, but I don't really know much about HDrives... What do you think?

NCIX has a sale on this model - Seagate Barracuda 1.5tb. Same price as that Samsung one. How's that look? And would SATA2 be compatible with everything else I have so far? I don't really understand the SATA disctinctions.
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33167&vpn=ST31500341AS&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1219

Thanks again~
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April 5, 2010 11:57:05 PM

The 7200.12 Seagates are the 2nd best HD's you can buy. The spinpoint F3's are the best.

Get the spinpoint F3 1tb.

The HD 4890 is an excellent video card for it's price, if you already bought it stick with it.

Definitely wanna change the HD though. Yes the Hyper 212 is the best for the money.
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April 6, 2010 1:26:03 AM

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April 6, 2010 1:45:24 AM

Monitor - If budget allows, would get this monitor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive - There are no best HD's...what we have are best hard drives for particular applications. Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The 2 TB WD Black and XT from Seagate are good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 takes the checkered flag in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on&prod[2770]=on)

Look at the tests that reflect your usage and choose accordingly.

Case - Consider this as an alternate ...same case w/ extra cooling at same price.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Pick a HS from the top 3 or 4 on these lists::
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...
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