Suggestions on a new build (1450-1600$)

Purchase Date: End of July
Purpose:Gaming
Parts already owned: OS, Keyboard, Mouse
Over clocking: Yes
Price Range:1450-1600$ Taxs not included
Parts for build (to buy) COOLER MASTER GeminII S http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046
LG Black SATA DVD Burner http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167CVF
Hanns·G HH-231HPB Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD LCD Monitor http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254045
Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200rpm http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148469
OCZ StealthXStream 700W power supply http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019
2x MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225
ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131386
Rosewill CRUISER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147145

After long hours I've gone over several builds and this was my final product. The questions I have are:

Is this build future proof... and for how long will I be able to run games at a solid level of graphics?
The ram.... I don't know if this ram is generally well fitting for my build, comments and other suggestions are appreciated?
Intel 930 or 875k? I picked 930 for the x58 platform and im wondering if that was a good move?
Is the case a good buy and will the CPU cooler fit well?
Will my CPU cooler be able to handle an over clocked Intel 930 or 875k?

Any other suggestions are appreciated.... i'm also aware i cheaped out on hard drive capacity but I can always but a new one later and the speed is decent.
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  1. dylan3039 said:
    Purchase Date: End of July
    Purpose:Gaming
    Parts already owned: OS, Keyboard, Mouse
    Over clocking: Yes
    Price Range:1450-1600$ Taxs not included
    Parts for build (to buy) COOLER MASTER GeminII S http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046
    LG Black SATA DVD Burner http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167CVF
    Hanns·G HH-231HPB Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD LCD Monitor http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254045
    Seagate Barracuda 320GB 7200rpm http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148469
    OCZ StealthXStream 700W power supply http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019
    2x MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230
    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225
    ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131386
    Rosewill CRUISER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147145

    After long hours I've gone over several builds and this was my final product. The questions I have are:

    Is this build future proof... and for how long will I be able to run games at a solid level of graphics?
    The ram.... I don't know if this ram is generally well fitting for my build, comments and other suggestions are appreciated?
    Intel 930 or 875k? I picked 930 for the x58 platform and im wondering if that was a good move?
    Is the case a good buy and will the CPU cooler fit well?
    Will my CPU cooler be able to handle an over clocked Intel 930 or 875k?

    Any other suggestions are appreciated.... i'm also aware i cheaped out on hard drive capacity but I can always but a new one later and the speed is decent.

    dude that will be my dream rig and it is future proof.i dont know about the cpu cooler but it is certainly a very good configuration
  2. Your links are just taking me to the front page of newegg.ca.

    A quick glance at the Rosewill case makes me think it's too tight for longer video cards. The 5770s might fit, but what if you get a longer card down the line?
    This CM 690 II might be a better choice: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119215

    The cooler is not one I would have chosen. Those top-down designs are for shallower cases. This is the more popular one:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=Hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    You could spend less and get more going a different route.

    Use a P55 board with true xfire, but get a single 5850.
    An i5 750 would be enough for now, but I can see getting an 875 for the future.
    Get 4GB of RAM instead of 6GB
    Get a better PSU... perhaps an Antec TP-750 or such.
    See if you don't save enough to get a monitor with a better response time... an LG or Samsung... but if not then that's a decent budget choice I suppose.

    I would have thrown up a list but newegg.ca is just a bit slow for me right now.
  3. Hey, looks like a nice build - but I'd definitely swap out that CPU cooler, and probably that case and hard drive as well. Lots of nicer stuff out there for cheaper. Scythe Mugen is my favorite cooler, and the Antec 300 is a case I use for builds all the time. Anyway, here's my recommendation for your build. I'm assuming you're from Canada, so I used NCIX, added these items to the cart, and pricematched them from these websites. Total came to 1455.34 including shipping (not including tax). There's $45 of rebates that can come off that total as well if you do them...

    i7 875k ->
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116368&cm_re=875k-_-19-116-368-_-

    MSI P55-GD55 motherboard ->
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49452

    G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 4gb kit ->
    http://www.memoryhouse.com/products/4828/G_SKILL/F3_12800CL9D_4GBRL/

    Corsair 650w PSU ->
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=26414&promoid=1034

    Samsung 24x DVD Burner ->
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45667&promoid=1034

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Hard Drive ->
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=37232&promoid=1034

    OCZ Onyx 32gb SSD ->
    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=51614&promoid=1034

    Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 Case ->
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10370AC5914&vpn=DF-30&manufacture=ANTEC

    Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B Heatsink ->
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14110AC6165&vpn=SCMG-2100%20&manufacture=SCYTHE

    2x XFX Radeon 5770 1gb Video Cards ->
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180BD2804&vpn=HD577XZNFC&manufacture=XFX

    LG 2343T-PF 23" 1080p LCD ->
    http://www1.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=023213


    Anyway, there's my 2 cents. I use that LG 23" monitor and the 875k in my gaming computer right now. I went with SLI GTX 275s in mine, NZXT Tempest EVO case, different model of SSD and hard drive - but I had a similar budget / questions when I was building mine. The 875k vs 930 debate goes back and forth, however I'm extremely happy with my purchase. I've hit 4.2ghz on air just fooling around, but keep it at 3.6 + 3.8 turbo for daily use.
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