An I7 Built

How good is this build?
I want the system to last long and I might have to do some CAD and some online gaming.

I currently have

GMC X-7 Black ABS / SECC steel Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $19.99

Antec 650W Earthwatt $50

"ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX & Quad SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard" $70

19 Inch Viewsonic VA1912wb

Getforce 9800 GT I planing on upgrading later

What I would need is

I7 CPU OEM +Scythe SCMG-2100 + Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound $280

6GB Memory Not sure which one. PLaning on using $150 or lower


How good are the system ? any suggestions?

Any comments are welcomed
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  1. I'd go with the i7 930... unless you're overclocking theres no reason to get an aftermarket heatsink/fan or thermal grease.
    The factory heatsiink that comes with it will be fine for stock clocks, and already has thermal grease ready to install.
    You want 3x2gb sticks (6gb kit) - whichever is a name brand that has a good rebate/combo package.
    Samsung spinpoint's are great value... 500gb or 1tb

    System will be spectacular once you get a GTX460 in there
  2. thanks. I am thinking of getting i930 as well. Thinking about getting an OEM with Heat sink because of the small price difference. You can click on the link and see. Only thing I worry is the size of the heat sink. Could it be a trouble for my Motherboard or my case?
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