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August 6, 2010 7:36:17 AM

Hi there, I am fairly new to the PC building scene and had a few questions. First some information on the PC.

ASUS Z8NA-D6C Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server/Workstation Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2X Intel Xeon E5504 Nehalem 2.0GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZOTAC Synergy Edition ZT-40401-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS MIO-AUDIO 888 MIO Sound Card - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

USES: Gaming (Starcraft 2, Stalker, Fallout 3, Diablo 3 at release), watching movies and surfing the web.

The questions I have are: What are some recommended CPU heatsinks and fans that will fit?, Will that GTX 460 fit in the case and motherboard? and lastly is the 750W PSU enough for this rig?

Please let me know if all the parts fit/work together and if I have created a bottleneck somewhere.

Also, I am using a monitor with 1680x1050 resolution

Thanks in advance.

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August 6, 2010 8:15:48 AM

jaluke said:


ASUS Z8NA-D6C Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5500 ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server/Workstation Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2X Intel Xeon E5504 Nehalem 2.0GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

USES: Gaming (Starcraft 2, Stalker, Fallout 3, Diablo 3 at release), watching movies and surfing the web.
Also, I am using a monitor with 1680x1050 resolution

Thanks in advance.


How did u conclude your needs needed 2 x Xeon Nehalems :ouch:  ?
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August 6, 2010 10:14:40 AM

Basically, the story behind those 2 Nehalems is that I received them for free from a friend who scrapped an old server so I am trying to build a PC around them. That and I thought it might be fun to have a gaming PC with 2 CPU's.
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August 6, 2010 12:26:28 PM

IMHO, I think you should re-consider your choice of HDD's. I think you should look into one of the WD black or the Samsung SpinRite drives, or get like a WD or Samsung Spinrite 500 GB drives for OS and primary applications and use 1TB for storage. The Samsung Spinrite 500 GB drive is very popular (and fast) and is only 55.00 or 56.00.

In either case, good luck with your build.
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August 6, 2010 10:03:02 PM

Thanks Mikey for the tip on the HDD. I was looking around for a Samsung drive but wasn't sure of which model to get so a friend referred me to WD and I just chose the WD Green because it seemed like a pretty good deal. So in light of that I think i'll pick up a WD Black 500GB.
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