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July 2, 2010 4:07:00 AM

Hello,

This is my first time building a PC and I am a bit intimidated. If any of you have the time, could you please look over my current component selection and let me know if everything will work together?

Motherboard:
ASUS P6X58D

CPU:
Intel Core i7-930

GPU:
2x GeForce GTX 480

RAM:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB)

Case:
Cooler Master HAF 932

What do you think?

Thanks!

EDIT: If any of you have any case, liquid cooling unit, or power supply advice, I will appreciate any help you can provide.

EDIT 2: Budget is around $3,000.

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July 2, 2010 4:21:06 AM

Instead of Dominators, I'd go for G.SKILL PI 3x2 GB kit.
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July 2, 2010 5:09:20 AM

Thanks, what do you think about the mobo?

Also, do you have any suggestions for liquid cooling? Do I need to buy the parts all separate (pump, exchanger, tank, fan, meter, tubing, liquid, etc) or do any worthwhile pumps come all-in-one?
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July 2, 2010 5:13:02 AM

Well do you have a budget established?
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July 2, 2010 5:20:01 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Well do you have a budget established?


Yes - Around $3,000.
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July 2, 2010 3:45:15 PM

Okay! Well depending on what your use is for the build I can start recommending the best parts :)  Are you going to be gaming? VIdeo Editing? File Conversion? Web Browsing? Cad?..etc.
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July 2, 2010 4:10:58 PM

I think that all the parts you selected are compatible and will work in that build. The CPU seems to be the bottleneck and the slowest choice. With those 2 480 video cards, why not chose an i-7 980X? It would be a benchmark record breaker. However, if I was building a system, I would only install one video card, probably an HD 5870 and use just 4 GB or RAM with an 1156 chipset.
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July 2, 2010 5:11:28 PM

Answer to your first question: Yes. Everything is compatible.

Suggestions

1] If you are considering water cooling, have a look at the Gigabyte GA X58A UD7.

2] The Corsair Obsidian 800 is a great case specially built for water cooling setups.

3] The Corsair 950TX will be enough to power your overclocked rig.
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