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New build, final list! Please judge! was $1k budget..now $2k. :/

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August 6, 2010 1:37:32 AM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Okay so here is my first post on these forums also! PS....Glad I got my old Admiral account :) 

Anyways so I havn't created a computer since 2001 and after much research, want to build my own system, previously my budge was $1000 but I got a little gung ho and figure, why not. Mainly going to be used for gaming/internet etc, nothing too resource heavy. Well heres my build


Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...


....and a bunch of random junk like a mouse/keyboard/speakers/wifi adapter, etc.

Any suggestions? The only thing I'm not fully satisfied with at this point is the mobo, don't want to run into all the DOA and noise errors I have been reading about in reviews....

probably gonna pull the trigger on my order 8/13, next friday.
August 6, 2010 1:45:03 AM

hmmm i just realized i didnt follow the requested format. Sorry for any inconvenience! I'll edit a new post to follow suite later tonight for ease of reading.
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August 6, 2010 1:47:18 AM

Your build looks very similar to the build I just put together recently. I had to go through the trouble of RMA'ing my UD3R cause it was DOA. I bought a P6X58D that works great and Newegg fully refunded me for my UD3R no questions asked like 2 hours after they received it at the dock, lol, so they must be aware of the problems. I recommend the P6, but some folks do have luck with the UD3R. It could possibly have been that the board wasn't compatible with my ram, which is also G.SKILL 6GB Triple DDR3 1600, but at 7-8-7 timing.

Also, if you're going pricey, why not throw in an 80GB Intel X-25 SSD?
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August 6, 2010 1:56:03 AM

CPDawg said:
Your build looks very similar to the build I just put together recently. I had to go through the trouble of RMA'ing my UD3R cause it was DOA. I bought a P6X58D that works great and Newegg fully refunded me for my UD3R no questions asked like 2 hours after they received it at the dock, lol, so they must be aware of the problems. I recommend the P6, but some folks do have luck with the UD3R. It could possibly have been that the board wasn't compatible with my ram, which is also G.SKILL 6GB Triple DDR3 1600, but at 7-8-7 timing.

Also, if you're going pricey, why not throw in an 80GB Intel X-25 SSD?



You know, i was looking at the P6X58D, along with the ASUS Rampage III Gene, not quite sure which direction I want now. I really just don't want to have to deal with a DOA mobo. I may go in that direction. But Tom's did recommend the UD3R...so it cant be so bad (as long as my faith is not misplaced). And about the pricyness...well...it did kind of get out of control, I really don't wanna add anything else to it. Don't wanna go SSD for 10x the price and marginal performance increase...but let me check out the 80gig SSD...I have heard nothing but great things about Intel's SSD. Thanks for the idea.
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