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July 16, 2010 2:03:32 AM

Looking to make my first custom PC build, would like advice on making sure parts are compatible as well as suggestions and such.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Possibly tonight BUDGET RANGE: Would like to keep it between $1400-$1600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primarily gaming along with everyday use of course.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg / open to suggestions to other sites though

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel processor

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe(never overclocked before so im not sure how) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Below is a list of the parts I have put together so far.




Just making sure these are compatible / if there are any suggestions to changes before i order. Thanks!

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July 16, 2010 3:02:35 AM

bump for comments please!
July 16, 2010 3:55:48 AM

I think it's a great build, ready for HD 5870 CrossFireX, and possibly a bit of overclocking too. Nothing else I'd really recommend.
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July 16, 2010 5:53:33 AM

i7 860 would be better than the i5 750 dont think the 750 would have enough horse power for the 480
July 16, 2010 5:54:12 AM

^I agree, thats my bad, in this case, OP, take off the Intel X25-V SSD and upgrade to the i7 860.
July 16, 2010 6:31:05 AM

I wouldn't forget an operating system if I were you, lol.
July 16, 2010 8:41:22 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
^I agree, thats my bad, in this case, OP, take off the Intel X25-V SSD and upgrade to the i7 860.


Maybe im missing something but the 930 and 860 look almost the same, whats the difference in the two? Also their different sockets so id have to change MoBo's. And to the other post i already have a fresh copy of Windows 7, so im covered on the OS :) 
July 16, 2010 9:34:54 AM

I was just checking, haha! I would hate for you to order all of your parts and put it together and have no OS to boot :)  lol
July 16, 2010 10:23:41 AM

lucky2189 said:
Maybe im missing something but the 930 and 860 look almost the same, whats the difference in the two? Also their different sockets so id have to change MoBo's. And to the other post i already have a fresh copy of Windows 7, so im covered on the OS :) 


They are very similar, different sockets. The 860 is on a cheaper socket, I figured you might want to save on the Motherboard/Memory combo and get a better GPU for more performance.
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