Help with $2000-ish build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 8, 2010 2:30 AM in Systems Share dreamcastlives August 7, 2010 11:54:27 PM hi all, second time building a system here...figured this would be the best place to come for advice APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: Around 2k, nothing exact though SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: work, gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, disc drives, sound card PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com in that order COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: open minded to all suggestions OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: am very open minded to upgrading or downgrading if the suggestion makes sense (i.e. would get a worse graphics card if the price differential was great enough) Here are the parts I have decided on so far: Case: Cooler Master HAF X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo: EVGA X58 series http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: i7 Quad @ 2.8 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SSD: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: Rosewill 1000w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... things i already have: fatality sound card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... aftermarket heatsink http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i also intend to set up another hard drive as my storage hard drive, with the ssd as my operating drive. did i miss anything? all comments, suggestions, death threats, etc. are welcomed More about : 2000 ish build tecmo34 August 8, 2010 1:08:56 AM Were to begin.... 1.) Your motheboard doesn't support your CPU... You have an LGA 1156 socket CPU going on an LGA 1366 motherboard. You want an Intel i7-930 for your CPU 2.) Don't get an Corsair H50... not worth it. I would go with the Thermalright Venomous X - RT 120mm CPU Cooler 3.) NO NO NO on the Rosewill PSU. I would never trust such a system with a Rosewill PSU. You are just asking for trouble (they aren't very reliable). I would go with the Corsair CMPSU-950TX 4.) Drop the sound card. They are not needed on modern motherboards, which have very good sound. If you get your setup and feel you need a sound card, I would purchase it after the fact. 5.) Don't forget to check for Newegg combo deals!! dreamcastlives August 8, 2010 1:41:21 AM wow, cant believe i missed the cpu socket...also, good point about the psu. is there any specific reason why you would go with the thermalright heatsink over the h50? i already have an h50, should i really switch over to something else? thanks!!! Related resources Help , AvaDirect $ 2000ish Gaming/Multi-Media Build for amateur - Forum $ 2000ish Gaming Build - Forum $ 2000ish gaming and design build HELP ! - Forum New build for around $ 2000ish budget - Forum High budget build (expected $ 2000ish ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tecmo34 August 8, 2010 1:47:37 AM If you already have the H50, you'll be fine with it for your system. The problem with the H50 is at it's price ranges, it can't compete with the highend air coolers. The Thermalright will out perform the H50 in thermal cooling. dreamcastlives August 8, 2010 2:30:06 AM awesome advice, thanks buddy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Build $ 2000ish need advice on compatibility Forum$ 2000'ish Gaming Build Forum$ 2000ish . Want superb 2560x1600 gaming. ForumMATX $ 2000ish Gaming Build - Ready to Order? Forum2000ish ~ Build looking for final advice ForumNew System Build ($ 2,000ish price point) ForumLight and Small $ 2000ish Gaming Build ForumFirst build / $ 2,000-ish budget Forum$ 2,000ish Gaming/Maya3D ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumNew Build need help desperatly. ForumMulti-Purpose Build, Opinions Please ForumNew build complete..need sw to measure perfomance etc ForumNew PC Build Problem ForumNew build not working? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !