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Need Help with $1600-1700 Gaming Build

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July 21, 2010 5:42:42 PM

Hello I would like some advice or input on the new gaming build I put together I want to get the best performance I can out of this computer that I can for the price so I would appreciate any advice from you guys and thank you in advance :) 

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1600-1700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, School, Internet, Programming in the future

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Heres the build i have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i7-930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X56A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2X EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Boot/application Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive: Lite-On
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite NV-334-KWN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers: Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Logitech MX 518 8 Buttons
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard: SIIG JK-US0212-S1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have gotten everything from newegg because this is the only website i have gone through but i would get it from any site if prices are better

More about : 1600 1700 gaming build

July 21, 2010 7:24:58 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115225

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X56A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

No problem. Great choice.


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RAM: G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231322

That RAM is useless if you don't intend to overclock. A 6 GB kit will be much more sensible.

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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GPU: 2X EVGA 768-P3-1362-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130563

Boot/application Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185

DVD Drive: Lite-On
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827106335

No problems there. Like the gpu & HDD.

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PSU: KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817121068

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite NV-334-KWN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119199


1000W is overkill. Even if you add a 3rd 460, 850W will be all you need.
Corsair 850TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't plan on getting a third 460, even 750W would be more than enough.
Corsair 750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX (modular)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could get much better cases than that for the price, like Antec 300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 21, 2010 7:44:36 PM

Cool thanks ksampanna the only concern I have is the RAM

Is the DDR3 1600 compatible with that motherboard? I just didn't see it on the specs
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July 21, 2010 7:53:55 PM

Aslong as the RAM runs slower than the maximum speed specified in the motherboard's specs, then it'll run and you won't have 'wasted' money. However you probably will have to go into the BIOS to set it up correctly (at the settings you paid for) which is really simple to do.

There are a ton of PSUs choices available that are just as high quality as the ones ksampanna suggest which will also be at least a bit cheaper.
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July 21, 2010 8:00:08 PM

Oh alright that's great that's what I was worried about I just wanted it to work haha

So is the configuration good? or can I improve it a little more?
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