Good build?

First time building a computer.

Mobo: ASRock x58 extreme3
CPU: intel core i7 930
Case & PSU: Antec 900 Corsair TX750
Video: EVGA GeForce GTS250 512mb DDR3
Memory: Corsair XMS3 6gb (3x2gb) 240pin DDR3 1600
HD: Intel X25-V 40gb sataII ssd Western Dig. 1tb 7200rpm sata 6.0Gb/s
DVD Writer: Lite-on 24x sata dvd-rw
Monitor: Hanns G Hi221

Opinions? Advice?
Thank You
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  1. i7-930 paired with a GTS250 is terrible if you intend to game. Since you didn't include your intent for this build lets hope its to calculate pi.
  2. ^ +1

    GTS 250 is getting old. I should know my 9800GTX+ is the same card. It will be fine for low resolutions but struggle at higher ones. The rest of the build looks great but if you want a balanced gaming computer go with at least an HD5770 and a HD5850 or GTX470 is the best choice.
  3. 1st of all you got an overkill processor
    2nd you got a terrible video card
    3rd you could get a much much better ssd if you spend a little more
    4th you dont need that beefy PSU unless you will do crazy overclocking or do an SLI or CROSSFIRE
    5th you don't need fancy rams and fancy motherboard
    6th with all the saving you got i will be looking at an IPS Monitor
  4. Plan on doing a little bit of everthing. Some gaming, nothing hardcore, I didn't build this with gaming in mind. Downloading movies and music ect. Making music, using it for a daw. No I haven't picked out a sound card yet. I realized my PSU is overkill after the fact. If anything I have room to grow right? What can I do to balance things out. Thanks for the input though guys.
  5. what is your budget?
  6. To raclimja.......post something helpful or just do not post. This is a "help" forum not a criticize the poster forum.

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    1st of all you got an overkill processor


    The only processor I would call overkill is the 980X and even then it is not overkill if you need it. The 930 is a great all around processor.

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    you don't need fancy rams and fancy motherboard


    What does that even mean? He should buy junk? Or something slow because you think its too "fancy"?

    Ok so the PSU is more than you need but it leaves upgrade room. Hell I have one too and it is way too much for what I have but I got it on super sale and I plan to use it for a few more builds to come.

    bdfinn I like your build except for the graphics. If you want to stick with something in that price range then the HD5750 is a much better choice. It is a much newer design, runs cooler and with less voltage. is more powerful and has the advantage of DX11 support. For a few more dollars a HD 5770 will play most games up to 1920 resolution and is not really a "hard core gaming" card but would balance your new build nicely.
  7. anort3 said:
    To raclimja.......post something helpful or just do not post. This is a "help" forum not a criticize the poster forum.

    Quote:
    1st of all you got an overkill processor


    Quote:
    The only processor I would call overkill is the 980X and even then it is not overkill if you need it. The 930 is a great all around processor.



    let the benchmarks and prices speak for themselves


    an emulated core i5 750(core i7 860 Hyper-threading off) vs core i7 860(Hyper-threading on)
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2009/09/08/intel-core-i5-and-i7-lynnfield-cpu-review/10


    Core i5 750 $194.99 Free Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=core_i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

    Core i7 930 $289.99 Free Shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&cm_re=core_i7_930-_-19-115-225-_-Product


    price difference: $95


    Quote:
    you don't need fancy rams and fancy motherboard



    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 1.65V $159.99 Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145258&cm_re=Corsair_XMS3-_-20-145-258-_-Product

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24-2N 1.35V $104.99 Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321


    price difference: $55


    ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard $164.99 Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163

    MSI P55A-G55 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $124.99 $7.56 Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130292


    price difference: $29.44


    Quote:
    What does that even mean? He should buy junk? Or something slow because you think its too "fancy"?



    as you can see the mobo i listed has SATA 6Gb/s USB3 and 2 PCI-e 2.0 8x 8x


    the memory i listed has far far far lower voltage 1.35 and far far low latency 7-8-7-24-2N which will translate in lower power consumption, cooler and faster and more overclocking headroom can achieve a max overclock 1946MHz 6-9-6-24 @ 1.55V
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/gskill_eco/3.htm


    is that what you call junk?


    Quote:
    Ok so the PSU is more than you need but it leaves upgrade room. Hell I have one too and it is way too much for what I have but I got it on super sale and I plan to use it for a few more builds to come.



    just to give you an idea of how actually little the actual power consumption of a computer


    a high end computer Core i7 920 + GTX 260 under stress test(both CPU AND GPU) running PRIME 95 + Furmark has maximum power consumption of just 371W yes you read it right (three hundred seventy one)
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/system-wattage_7.html#sect0


    in real life usage you wont even get close to that power consumption
    Furmark alone has a maximum power consumption of 280.7w


    now tell me what is the sense to recommend a 700+w power supply?


    now let put that reasoning in real life


    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC $109.99 -$10 after mail in rebate $1.99 Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=Corsair%20TX750

    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC $69.99 $9.65 Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094&cm_re=seasonic_s12ii_bronze-_-17-151-094-_-Product


    price difference: $32.34


    and speaking of junk according to these test
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Seasonic-S12II-Bronze-520-W-Power-Supply-Review/954/7

    virtually non existing ripple and noise,
    has a real-world efficiency of 82.4% and 86.5%
    can sustain an 588W overload and still achieve an efficiency of 81.7%

    tell me any PSU these day that can achieve those figures at its price range

    also according to this old tests
    http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2162&page=4

    it even manage to beat the corsair hx 620 in terms of efficiency


    and some little things


    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" $94.99 Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&cm_re=western_digital_6gb-_-22-136-533-_-Product

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s $74.99 Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=samsung%20f3%201tb

    price difference: $20


    Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10,000RPM vs Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/samsung-spinpoint-f3-1tb-review/9


    Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC $109.99 Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167025&Tpk=intel%20x25v

    OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC $167.00 -$10 after mail in rebate Free Shipping*
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550&cm_re=ocz_vertex_2_60gb-_-20-227-550-_-Product


    price difference $57.01


    OCZ Vertex 2 vs Intel X25-m G2 160GB




    http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/oczvertex2_042810130947/22700.png" class="img lazy">

    http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/oczvertex2_042810130947/22702.png" class="img lazy">

    http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/oczvertex2_042810130947/22703.png" class="img lazy">


    Total Savings: $232.28 -upgrade of SSD $57.01 = $175.27


    with $175.27 of savings i use that money and spend a little more on a better monitor(IPS)


    Dell UltraSharp 2209WA $319.00
    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=320-7825&cs=04&c=us&l=en&dgc=SS&cid=27722&lid=628335


    comparison of a TN and IPS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SjS6VCVAcA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3fgwawRBnk


    viewing angles
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coMpfMS91No


    review
    http://www.overclock.net/monitors-displays/467862-my-review-dell-2209wa-ips-panel.html
    according to reviews this is the best 22" monitor
    very low input lag
    excellent picture quality
    excellent viewing angles
    color accuracy
  8. lol That took a while I bet ;) That was what I was trying to say you should have done the first time. Especially since the OP clearly stated that it is his first build. Be consturctive and post alternatives. I know what parts would be better.......a first time builder does not. Of course there is still too much tech stuff aimed at me and not enough real world language aimed at the OP.
  9. Hey thanks for having my back anort! Raclimja, wow dude your deep in this stuff. I get what your saying. Like anort said, I am a first time builder. I wish I would've done this before I bought all this ***. No lookin' back now! Nevertheless i'm up and running smooth. I'm proud of myself despite some bad choices. The only thing i might change is my video card. Thanks for the input guys!
  10. Nah your choices are fine. You wanted a fast computer and you got one thats all that matters. You are also fairly futureproof for years to come with that i7 930. Enjoy what you have and be proud you did it yourself....I know I was my first build! :D
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