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I7 930 Build, needs some upgrades.

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August 5, 2010 9:21:43 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: couple days

BUDGET RANGE: 1500-2000 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Starcraft 2, Photo/Video Editing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7 930, GTX460

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The following build is under budget, where would the best areas be to upgrade at? I basically took an i5 build and stuck in an i7. Also, first time builder, so I probably don't want to do anything overly complex.
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UPDATED (added memory):
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

More about : 930 build upgrades

August 5, 2010 9:27:55 PM

As per my other post, with the 930, you need a new motherboard with 1366 socket, not 1156. You will also want to upgrade to triple channel ram.

Quick suggestions.

MB: Giga GA-X58A-UD3R
RAM: Gskill Triple Channel 6gb, Cas 8

Also, did I miss something, or did you not have RAM in your initial build?
August 5, 2010 9:44:16 PM

jared51182 said:
As per my other post, with the 930, you need a new motherboard with 1366 socket, not 1156. You will also want to upgrade to triple channel ram.

Quick suggestions.

MB: Giga GA-X58A-UD3R
RAM: Gskill Triple Channel 6gb, Cas 8

Also, did I miss something, or did you not have RAM in your initial build?



Jared-

Thanks for the suggestions. You're right I left out the RAM type in the initial build. Looks like it needs to be upgraded anyways but I edited the original post.

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