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July 20, 2010 5:59:17 AM

Thanks to falseg0d for suggesting me this build, I modified it a little bit to my liking. Here it is:

cpu/mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
dvd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
gpu x2 SLI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1487

Looking for input if its good for its price. If you feel there are better parts for the same or cheaper price please say so.

Also would this case work with my comp? I picked a cheap one.

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a c 86 à CPUs
July 20, 2010 6:07:30 AM

I'll comment on the problems that I see.

RAM: Why buy a triple channel kit for a dual channel CPU? Get either 2x2GBs. or 4x2GB.

CPU fan: Really? $90 air cooler? Might be one of the best but I'm sure you can drop down to something else and save $30+.

Case/GPUs: Something about this bugs me. Your going to buy a massive $90 air cooler, get two GTX460 GPUs, and shove them in a tiny $40 ATX case? I don't know cases very well but I'm not sure how well that one works. (I admit, its probably better then I give it credit for.) I'm mostly not sure about how well it will cool those GPUs. Might want to rethink this one.

PSU: I also don't think the GTX460s will need 950W. I'm sure the 750W will do fine.

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July 20, 2010 6:27:36 AM

^ +1 Certainly agree with all the points he has made...
Suggestions based on his post...
Case + PSU
Lian-Li K62 + XFX 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM
GSKillz 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - This is as good for less...
Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And as for the graphics card, why not the 1GB ?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - A very good one - Scythe Mugen 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 20, 2010 7:41:48 AM

thanks for the suggestions guys. as for the ram, well im not too comp savvy but i rather get 6gig of ram than 4gig for more memory basically. how is 4gb more benefit to me than 6gb?
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a b à CPUs
July 20, 2010 8:42:24 AM

^ When you populate 3 of the 4 RAM slots, they would not run in Dual-Channel...
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July 20, 2010 9:02:42 AM

The 6gb set is triple channel designed for the X58 i7 boards. Triple channel means you are using 3 RAM slots to run at best configuration (or 6 slots...basically multiples of 3.

The board you are using is dual channel, this means you use 2 RAM slots (or 4..basically multiples of 2) for best configuration.

So essentially, for triple channel you are using either 3gb, 6gb, or 12gb RAM.
For dual channel you are using 2gb, 4gb, or 8gb.

So, for your motherboard you are better off with either 4gb or 8gb RAM, not 6gb. As to why only 4gb? Well, you have not said what your main use is, but given that you wanted two GPUs I would guess you are planning on gaming. Currently there is no purpose to go beyond 4gb of RAM for gaming and that will likely be the case for quite some time, so you will see all gaming builds just use 4gb RAM if on a dual channel motherboard, or just 6gb RAM if a triple channel board.

Also, gkay is right - get the 1gb GTX460s if you are going with Nvidia cards. The GTX460 768mb works likes a 5830 which is not a great card, the 460 1gb card starts getting closer to the 5850 in performacne which is wher you want to be if playing on 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
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July 20, 2010 4:22:24 PM

thanks for that info.

can you suggest me a new motherboard(LGA1156+SLI) that will fit in my build that is triple channel?

edit: new build after taking ur guys suggestions

case/psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
cpu/mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu x2 SLI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cpu fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
dvd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1437.9

but possibly looking for newmotherboard since i want 6gb ram

also a question. what happens if i use triple channel ram in a dual channel motherboard? would the comp still use the 6gb or ? what would happen
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a c 86 à CPUs
July 20, 2010 5:41:09 PM

There are no P55 boards that take triple channel. Like modern systems, the memory controller has been moved onto the CPU. The CPU in this case has two lanes for memory access, not three. You may want 6, but what makes you think you need it?
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July 20, 2010 5:54:28 PM

4745454b said:
There are no P55 boards that take triple channel. Like modern systems, the memory controller has been moved onto the CPU. The CPU in this case has two lanes for memory access, not three. You may want 6, but what makes you think you need it?


m gonna do a lot of multitasking, having multiple programs open.
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a c 86 à CPUs
July 20, 2010 7:05:24 PM

Like? I'm running "4GBs" on my 32bit copy of WinXP. I have 3.25 available, and don't have problems. If your worried about it, just get 4x2GBs. Or try 2x2GBs and get another set if you need to.
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