Core i7-860 system

Hi,

im building a Core i7-860 system. Any advices or suggestions


25990 ANTEC Sonata III EC/MT 500W
42483 XFX GeForce GT 240, 512MB GDDR5, VGA, DVI, HDMI, PCIe 2.0
40453 Intel Core i7-860, 4x 2.80GHz, boxed (Socket LGA1156)
39867 ASUS P7P55D Evo, P55 (dual PC3-10667U DDR3)
30239 ASUS Xonar D2X, PCIe x1
39238 Corsair XMS3 Dominator DIMM Kit 4GB PC3-12800U CL8-8-8-24 (DDR3-1600) // x2
42116 LG Electronics GH24LS, SATA, black, retail
32477 WD Caviar Black 1000GB SATA II

thanking you in anticipation
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  1. Welcome to the forum.

    I recommend that you fill out the form in my signature, but here's some suggestions.

    I would recommend a different GPU such as the 5750, but this may change when you repost. Also you could probably drop the sound card. Then switch out the Dominators for a set like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    and the HDD for this one
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    Another note, you have a crossfire capable motherboard with just a 500W PSU. Not really a problem, just making sure that you knew.
  2. Thanks for your answer i will do a clean repost with your HowTo later. I just dont have time in this moment. greez
  3. I am guessign you are not a gamer? If you are then definately change that GPU, in fact, even if you are not I would probably consider going with a different GPU, at least a 5750 like jbakerlent has mentioned.

    Assuming you are not a gamer and you are going to be using one of these weaker graphic cards, I would consider dropping down to a motherboard without Crossfire/SLI as it would be fairly pointless without powrful cards to use
  4. get a 5850 graphics card and at least a 750 psu
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