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Need advice on my first computer build?

Hi Everyone i am going to build a new computer and this will be my first. I posted all the links of what i am getting below. I just wanted to know if anything on here is not compatible or if my configuration is wrong. Also anything on here im missing or anything i should downgrade or upgrade. I have a budget of around $1400-$1600 but I would like to know if there are somethings here i can downgrade yet get somewhat similar performance!

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and help me out! :)


IDE Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812105909

CD/DVD Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136513

Network Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106121

Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261075

Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102006

Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Ram I am getting three of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188049

Proccessor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week

BUDGET RANGE: $1400-$1600 If you can find something lower than this i would appreciate it also!

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Work, Sometimes Call of Duty World at War and in the future Call of Duty: Black Ops but that is basically it.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Do not know what this means

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Do not know what this means

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920*1080 and up so i can attach CPU to 52 INCH HD TV sometimes to play COD.

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  1. Hey Everyone I organized it better so that it is easier to read!
  2. Fill out form in sticky link in sig.

    Offhand, sound card unnecessary. Onboard is fine.

    Why are you getting an IDE cable?

    No need for network card.

    i7-930 is trichannel ram. You need a 3 DIMM 6gb kit. Such as g skill PI.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&cm_re=pi_6gb-_-20-231-335-_-Product

    Mobo wise a ga x58 ud3 is the best bang for buck.

    HD those are very poor performance. Get a spinpoint F3 1tb $80.

    There are cheaper Optical drives, no need for anything more than cheapest.

    HAF 932 is not worth it over the 922.
  3. I filled out that form! With the Ram that is only 6 gb, I need 24gb.

    Is this the motherboard you were talking about?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

    Is this the Hard Drive you were Talking about?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=spinpoint%20F3%201tb

    Which Haf 922 should i get?

    Which Optical Drive?

    It comes with a sound card onboard?

    Why no need for network card?
  4. Isn't the IDE Cable used to connect the CD/DVD & Hard drives?
  5. Current technology uses SATA, the first MB you linked doesn't even have an IDE connection if the NewEgg specs are right. The motherboard you buy should come with 4+ SATA cables included. Onboard sound is the norm, even enthusiast level gaming computers seldom use sound cards. Network card is also integrated into the MB.

    24 GB of RAM? Heavy video encoding or huge photoshop files with dozens of layers?

    You got some good advice from banthracis, I was typing up a similar post when my connection went out. Only thing I would add is check to see if you have a Microcenter near you. They sell that processor @ $199 in their stores.
  6. RandomText said:
    Current technology uses SATA, the first MB you linked doesn't even have an IDE connection if the NewEgg specs are right. The motherboard you buy should come with 4+ SATA cables included. Onboard sound is the norm, even enthusiast level gaming computers seldom use sound cards. Network card is also integrated into the MB.

    24 GB of RAM? Heavy video encoding or huge photoshop files with dozens of layers?

    You got some good advice from banthracis, I was typing up a similar post when my connection went out. Only thing I would add is check to see if you have a Microcenter near you. They sell that processor @ $199 in their stores.



    So should i get this motherboard?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    I was thinking of now maybe going with 16gb. How would i achieve that?
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  8. mrhoshos96 said:
    ok might i ask why do you need 24gb of ram i mean nothing and i mean nothing can use 24gb of ram
    games don't use more than 4gb
    some programs don't use more than 6gb
    and 3d stuff might also use 6gb
    so again why 24gb of ram

    here is a build for $1,096.93 before rebates

    cpu+mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437357

    gpu+free game: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.455037

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.440193

    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231230

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136180

    read this to learn about sli http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_learn.html

    read this to learn about overclocking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking

    case review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/22076-lancool-dragonlord-pc-k62-case-review.html

    and if u want your pc alittle bit quieter and cooler get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142&Tpk=scythe%20smg



    Awesome, Instead of 24gb ram can you give a link for 12gb of ram and 16 gb ram just to see and make my decision.
  9. get these kits http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227538
    but still why do u need 12gb
  10. mrhoshos96 said:
    get these kits http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227538
    but still why do u need 12gb


    Is the case big enough? Also any links for 16gb?

    Thanks for all the help!
  11. yes it is very big it can fit the components realy well
  12. mrhoshos96 said:
    yes it is very big it can fit the components realy well

    Also is 16gb compatible with this machine? If so do you have a link?
  13. i7 only supports
    3gb
    6gb
    12gb
    24gb
    6 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231307
    for a total of 24gb
  14. Best answer selected by quarterback4life.
  15. Do I need any cables to hook this all up?
  16. Nothing that won't be included with either the mb or psu.
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