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June 13, 2010 7:45:33 PM

I'm going to get these parts off of newegg. Does everything look like it will fit together, I've never built a computer or anything, just wondering if the graphics card and cpu would do good on that psu, things like that.

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 015-P3-1482-AR Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
RAZER Arctosa Black Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LIAN LI PC-P80 Black Computer Case

Also, am I missing anything besides thermal compound/a mouse that I need?

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June 13, 2010 9:20:23 PM

If this is the PSU I think you're getting (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
Then I would not recommend it. It's overpriced, and you could overshoot it with a corsair 850w for like half the price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I would go with this motherboard instead.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, I'm not sure if you're overclocking, but if you are, you need a Heatsink Fan.
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June 13, 2010 9:52:57 PM

I chose the PSU because it comes in a combo deal with the case, $100 off for each the case and the PSU. I would have got one of the corsairs if it wasn't for the combo.

Do you have any advice on a good heatsink I can use to get the 930 to 3.5ghz on air?

Edit: I switched to the corsair 850watt and asus P6T combo.
Edit2: I chose the Thermalright TRUE Black 120Rev.C CPU Cooler, does anyone know if it works with the P6T and the p80 case? I've seen some size related problems.
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June 13, 2010 10:28:03 PM

The TRUE will fit, that case is pretty big. And I would get at least 1 120mm for the heatsink, if not 2 in a push-pull.
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June 13, 2010 10:47:05 PM

Yes, and if you're planning on getting 2, I would make the one on the front intake, and the one on the back exhaust. If you're getting one, Just put an intake fan on the front.
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June 14, 2010 12:03:20 AM

Issues I saw.

GPU. Not everyone is a fan of the 480. I personally would save the $100 and get a 5870. Powerful enough I doubt you'd notice the difference, supports 3 monitors with only one card, and did I mention its cheaper? Yes the GTX480 is faster, but not so fast you'd be able to feel it. This is a personal judgment call.

Hdd. The only drive you listed was the 150GB raptor. First, this is a small amount of space. Win7 and a few games is all you'll fit on there, along with of course all the things you need to make windows usable. (media players, file viewers, etc.) Second, while it was fast when it came out the 150GB raptor is slow when compared to modern drives. The Samsung F3, and the Seagate 7200.12 drives with 500GBs per platter are the new fast drives. I would switch to one of these seeing as they are faster and hold more.

Sound card. Your going to get an SE card when you already have good sound on the motherboard? I honestly doubt this card will be better then the onboard. Either move up to something better, or just use the onboard. Like with the drive your just p!$$ing money away on something for the name/idea.

I was going to comment on the PSUs possible questionable reliability, but I see you replaced it already. Good call. Word of advice, you should edit your first post with the updates so we can easily find your current idea. I'd also see about adding links so we can more easily see what your looking at. Write it out like;

GTX480 LINK
Asus monitor LINK
Etc.

This way we can see what the link is before we click on it, and we can look at the specs.
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June 14, 2010 12:14:11 AM

Thank you. With your advice I got a 1000watt corsair PSU, and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that motherboard with the money I saved from getting a 1TB Hard drive and removing the soundcard.

I think I'll keep the 480, most reviews said it preforms 5-10 percent better than the 5870 on most games, even though it gets much hotter. The main reason I'm getting this is so I can max out GTA4, and since it doesn't support SLI or Crossfire, the 480 performs better than the 5870.
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June 14, 2010 12:19:07 AM

Nice motherboard, and if you're getting the 5870, you can go down to the 850w power supply. 5xxxs are much more power efficient than fermi cards.
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June 14, 2010 12:23:55 AM

The online calculator from thermaltake said I need like a 750 watt PSU to run my setup with an overclocked i7930 + a 480, but I'm getting the 1000 watt one because it comes in a combo deal, and I might upgrade to the 980x or get a second 480 later.
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June 14, 2010 12:39:03 AM

The 5870 doesn't use CF. Thats the 5970. Again its a personal call, you won't ruin your computer with getting the 480. I'd personally get the 5870 and save the $100, but its not a horrible idea to get the 480.
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June 14, 2010 12:48:23 AM

Yeah, I would go with the 5870. It can handle anything that the 480 can.
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