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March 23, 2010 10:10:29 PM

Can I get some advice/critiques on this build from avadirect? Thanks in advance.


+ CUSTOM PC, Core™ i7 3-way SLI® 24GB Performance Series Desktop Computer System
# COOLER MASTER, Elite 335 Black Mid Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel

# CORSAIR, CMPSU-550VX VX Series Power Supply, 550W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, SLI Ready

# ASROCK, X58 Deluxe, LGA1366, Intel® X58, 6400 MT/s QPI, DDR3-2000 (O.C.) 24GB /6, PCIe x16 SLI CF /4, SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 5 /6, HDA, GbLAN /2, FW /2, ATX, Retail

# INTEL, Core™ i7-930 Quad-Core 2.8GHz, LGA1366, 4.8 GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, 45nm, 130W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail

# CORSAIR, 3GB (3 x 1GB) XMS3 PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

# EVGA, GeForce® GTS 250 738MHz, 1GB GDDR3 2200MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DVI /2, HDTV-Out, Retail

# WESTERN DIGITAL, 500GB WD Caviar® Black™ (WD5001AALS), SATA 3 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache

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March 23, 2010 10:37:24 PM

What are you planning on using this build for?
It seems to be pretty heavy on CPU and light elsewhere--especially in RAM. I'd recommend 6GB minimum for an X58 machine.
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March 23, 2010 10:40:10 PM

+1 for the 6GB also for your video card I would at least go for a ATI HD5770 preferably a 5830.
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March 23, 2010 10:44:06 PM

My intention is for the PC to last longer than the 4-5 years that my past ones have. I'll use it for AutoCAD 2010, Starcraft 2, movies, and internet while my wife will use it primarily for programming in Visual Studio. RAM prices seems to have gone up so in an effort to save some money, I selected only 3GB of ram. When prices come down a bit, I'll upgrade to at least 6GB.
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March 23, 2010 10:55:53 PM

One other thing I forgot to ask. Do I need a CPU cooler or a better case?
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March 23, 2010 11:01:26 PM

The cooler master case is a good case. You will be fine on stock cooler unless you plan on overclocking and as for your ram with using AUTOCAD and Visual Studio you really should get the 6 Gigs of ram for that type of work. I do work on AUTOCAD and I use every bit of my 4GB I have.
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May 16, 2010 6:26:12 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Homebuilt Systems by Mousemonkey
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