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I need advice on a new gaming pc & want your new build problem stories

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July 21, 2010 10:01:15 AM

I want to build my first gaming computer, and I have come up with this as the build list. It will be used for everything.... Also I would like to know if anybody has had any problems with builds and how easy they were to fix them; stuff like RAM problems, video/graphic cards, anything.


Ram - Corsair 6GB (3x XMS3 2GB) PC-12800 (1600MHz) DDR3 For X58 MB/i7 Core, 3x240-pin DIMMs, Triple Kit, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM Desktop Hard Drive

MOBO - Asus P6X58D-E Intel X58 Chipset Socket 1366 ATX USB3 & SATAIII Support Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition DDR3 1600 Express Gate SLI + CrossFireX 2xGB Lan 8 Channel Sound

GPU - Sapphire HD5850 1g GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card , Dual DVI-I / HDMI , Dual Slot Fan Cooler; GDDR5 256-bit; 725mhz / 1000mhz

Case - Cooler Master CM Storm Scout Gaming Case, No Power Supply, Black

PSU - Corsair 650w HX-650 ATX Modular PSU, 7 years warranty, 120mm fan, Dual PCI-E Graphics Card Connector, 4 sata connectors

Optical Drive - BenQ DW240S 24x Speed Internal DVD-RW Drive - Retail Box with Software, SATA, Black, Multi-format

CPU - Intel Core i7 930 2.80 GHz Processor Socket 1366 (8MB L3 Cache)

So, whaddya think
July 21, 2010 10:23:08 AM

Those look like good parts. I don't recommend parts to other people because I hate it when people would recommend it to me. :p 
I finished building my first one a couple of days ago and so far no problems with it. The seller who sold me the combo suggested that I put in the minimum for the system (depending on your OS 32 or 64bit) to check and see if everything works first before putting all the components in the case.

I took my time building it and made sure everything was fitted in the right way. I also tested everything before I put it in the case.
Good luck! I hope it will be exciting for you because it was for me. :) 
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July 21, 2010 1:05:38 PM

I always breadboard before I install components in the case.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262730-31-breadboardi...

Usually everything works right out of the box. Most of the time that it doesn't, it's either a stupid mistake or a problem with component selection.

Parts are by and large pretty good, especially from quality vendors.
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