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First build order review

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

BUDGET RANGE: $1000/ After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet/work, movies, video/MP3, amateur CFD/CAD, experimenting, programming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: at least 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first build. I would like to know if I've picked quality components that are compatible before I buy them. I've spent the past week or so researching. I know I can save money going with AMD. I think I would rather have an intel system though. Also, I was previously considering a 5770. I like the idea have having eyefinity, but I wouldn't have multiple monitors right away. I don't game, so I'm thinking having CUDA is more in line with what I'd like to use the computer for. 6GB might be a bit much too. I would just like a fast computer that I won't need to mess with for several years.

CPU/Mobo: I7 930/Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437357
GPU: Gigabyte GTX-460 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125333
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 6GB PC3 12800 (3x2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304
PSU/HDD: Corsair 650TX/Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.431396
Case/DVD: CoolerMaster RC-690/Samsung 24x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435592

This totals to 1,086.93. Then I need a monitor and Windows 7. Thanks for the help.
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  1. Best answer
    Overall, an excellent build. Everything there is just right for what your doing. Getting an ATI card would be a mistake, as while they excel at gaming, media and multiple monitors, they're pretty bad for CAD. The 460 is a great card.

    6 GB is generally considered the minimum for i7 systems. The only amount below that would be 3 GB, which wouldn't make a very good system. The only thing I'd change is to pick up this Corsair XMS3 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 set of RAM. They'll run a touch faster, and after the rebate (which Corsair's been good about in my experience) they're the same price.

    If you needed to lower costs and were sure you don't want to add a second 460 later, you could switch the HDD/PSU combo to this one: F3 1 TB and OCZ Fatal1ty 550W. That would save you $20.
  2. Thanks for the help MadAdmiral. I just checked my cart over at newegg and my GPU is gone. Looks like I waited a bit too long. Do you know how long it might take them to restock them?
  3. Best answer selected by flyre22.
  4. No idea. They usually say when they expect more in the page for the exact part.
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