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June 23, 2010 12:58:50 PM

Thoughts about these components? Thanks so much in advance!!

Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Memory Kit
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail BX80601930
Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14
Gigabyte LGA1366 SATA3 ATI CrossFireX ATX Motherboard GA-X58A-UD3R
Diamond ATI Radeon HD5870 PCIE 1024 MB GDDR5 Video Card 5870PE51G
SilverStone ATX12V/EPS12V 1000W Silver Modular PFC Power Supply ST1000-P (Black)
LG Electronics 10X Internal SATA Blu-ray Disc Rewriter WH10LS30 (Black)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA II, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive WD10000LSRTL
Antec P193 Advanced Super Mid Tower Shell Case - Antec

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June 23, 2010 2:10:09 PM
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First, you don't need a 1000W PSU. a 750W is more than enough. Here's a great 750W unit in a combo with a different case: Antec 900 and TruePower 750W. The price is excellent on the combo.

Second, Corsair memory is very expensive, especially their Dominators. Check out G.Skill Pi 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 for some cheaper, possibly faster sticks.

Thrid, BluRay is basically pointless for PCs right now. I'd suggest leaving it out until there is a real use for them and the prices come down.

Finally, that HDD is going to be more expensive and slower than others out there. I recommend the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB.
June 23, 2010 2:10:20 PM

Nice build and quality component selection!
i agree about the psu and blu-ray.
I have Dominators and G.skills in another build.
G.skills are a better value and performance is just as good imo.
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June 23, 2010 2:53:15 PM

Thanks everyone. Went for the power supply in case I add another graphics card, make sense? or still do not need it? Also planning on overclocking, of course.


Went for the P193 because I want it to be quiet. Does that make more sense now?

Blu-Ray - fair enough.

Hard drive and memory, OK. Thanks.
June 23, 2010 3:24:43 PM

A good 750W PSU will be plenty for two 5870s. You might as well check out the Antec CP-850, comes in a combo with your case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $250 It is a very good quiet PSU. Altho only fits inside three (I believe soon to be four) Antec cases, so if want a PSU that can be transferred to another case at any point in the future then it'd be better to stay with the Truepower 750 which won't exactly be noisy until it is loaded to about 600 watts.
June 23, 2010 3:25:32 PM

All you require now is a suitable aftermarket heatsink unit.
Noctua,Prolimatech,and Thermalright units are the best for extreme oc's.
$60-90 range.
June 23, 2010 3:43:11 PM

Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14 (listed above).

Re: the power supply - OK. Thank you. Not happy with the silverstone 750W? Does the 805 Antec fit in the P193?
June 23, 2010 4:33:15 PM

lordrooster said:
Not happy with the silverstone 750W? Does the 850 Antec fit in the P193?
Which Silverstone? Yes the Antec CP-850 fits inside the P193.
June 23, 2010 4:49:08 PM

Don't worry re: the silverstone. Made the adjustments to Samsung spinpoint, CP-850, GSkill Pi, and switched out the Blu-Ray for a DVD writer. Thanks all for your great help. Now to order and assemble :-)
June 23, 2010 4:49:27 PM

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July 10, 2010 6:22:56 PM

MadAdmiral said:
First, you don't need a 1000W PSU. a 750W is more than enough. Here's a great 750W unit in a combo with a different case: Antec 900 and TruePower 750W. The price is excellent on the combo.

Second, Corsair memory is very expensive, especially their Dominators. Check out G.Skill Pi 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 for some cheaper, possibly faster sticks.

Thrid, BluRay is basically pointless for PCs right now. I'd suggest leaving it out until there is a real use for them and the prices come down.

Finally, that HDD is going to be more expensive and slower than others out there. I recommend the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB.



The gskill compatibility does not include the board that I have?
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