[New System Build] Looking for some feedback ...

Building a new system ... got this setup right now. Anything I'm missing besides an optical drive? Thoughts on what kind of performance I could expect?

I have already have a Geforce GTX 260 ...

1 x Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930
1 x Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
1 x GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1 x Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
1 x Mushkin Enhanced Callisto MKNSSDCL120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
1 x CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
1 x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fan

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  1. Looks very nice! It should perform very well. If it's a gaming build, the weakest link is going to be the GPU. If it was my build, I would drop the Dominators for standard 1333/1600MHz CL7 and use the money to get this PSU instead, although yours is fine.
  2. Thanks for the reply man! Hmm, should I really consider changing the power supply to the one you linked or is it just a preference thing? I'll be playing at 1680 x 1050 for now, so I figured my current GPU would be ok.
  3. They are both fine, but it's not quite preference.


    And yes, the 260 will work great at that resolution.
  4. Yes, Dominators are fine, they are just overpriced.
  5. Hmm, are G. Skill ok as a replacement?
  6. Any other recommendations or advice? I'm going to change my order now on Newegg for the other PSU. I may jack with some very small OC, but not too much. Are the dominator's ok?
  7. Yes, they are great, as are these
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline -$180-
  8. Thanks dude! Really, really appreciate all the posts. :)
  9. Sorry to dig this back up to the top, but I had a question about memory speed/timings.

    You suggested dropping to 1333MHz rated RAM with CL7. My understanding was higher speeds and a CL7 or CL8 would provide better performance for just a little extra money. Is that not correct?

    Mushkin sells 1600MHz rated RAM at CL7 for $20 more. I'm just looking for a quick explanation on what an experienced system builder thinks about when considering his/her RAM options.

    Thanks again!
  10. Yes, 1600MHz will be slightly faster if you keep CL7 or maybe CL8. My first priority is to make sure the latencies are low. Then I find a reasonably priced set at either 1333MHz or 1600MHz. If it's only a few dollars more for the 1600MHz kit, I pick it up. The higher frequency may help you a bit in overclocking as well.
  11. +1
  12. I love your build, the only thing I would change is the PSU
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