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June 12, 2010 11:38:06 PM

Hello everyone, I'm about ready to build a computer, but I wanted to make sure that the system is 100% compatible before I drop the money for it. This is my first homebuilt and it's going to be rather expensive; I've spent quite some time reading stuff but I figured that it wouldn't hurt to ask some people that have experience :)  .

CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

MOBO: ASUS P6X58D LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3C1600C7

HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Mostly I just want to know if it will even turn on, and if the PSU is enough for some minor overclocking. However, if there is some glaring mistake in this setup, please point it out. Any comments are helpful, thanks!
June 13, 2010 12:27:23 AM

Recommendation: Intel i7 930 and ASUS P6X58D-E as a combo deal for additional savings and the newer CPU.

Everything else will work nicely together and the Corsair CMPSU-750TX is more than powerful for the 5850 in dual GPU's and overclocked!
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June 13, 2010 1:05:43 AM

Thank you for the deal tip and the help, much appreciated!
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June 13, 2010 1:07:19 AM

Still, using a 750W is good becuase whne PSUs run at low capaciety, they

1. Run cooler

2. Last longer.

3. Better Capcaiety.

Plus, this way he could buy a 5970 later for trifire.

Good build, take Techmos recomedations.

Also, The i7-930 under heavy OCs (think 4.4 ish) uses 250w+. The 5870 uses 225W+ (Think 1ghz ish).
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June 13, 2010 1:49:53 AM

builderbobftw said:
Still, using a 750W is good becuase whne PSUs run at low capaciety, they

1. Run cooler

2. Last longer.

3. Better Capcaiety.

Plus, this way he could buy a 5970 later for trifire.

Good build, take Techmos recomedations.

Also, The i7-930 under heavy OCs (think 4.4 ish) uses 250w+. The 5870 uses 225W+ (Think 1ghz ish).

That's good to know, my unasked question is how well this setup will hold up if I upgrade it later, and this makes me optimistic. Thank you for the help, guys.
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June 13, 2010 1:52:30 AM

Best answer selected by Coleman119.
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June 13, 2010 2:03:59 AM

Coleman119 said:
That's good to know, my unasked question is how well this setup will hold up if I upgrade it later, and this makes me optimistic. Thank you for the help, guys.

It will hold up nicely. :) 

Just look to add a SSD and another 5850 down the road for additional power!
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