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I7 930 build, is everything compatible?

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August 8, 2010 3:05:53 AM

Are all of the parts compatible, and not just compatible, but would you recommend the parts/brands that I am using?
Feel free offer your opinions on what would be better or what I should simply stay away from.
Oh, and even more importantly, am I forgetting something?
This will be my first time building a computer if that means anything.




Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Subtotal: $1,280.91

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August 8, 2010 3:25:56 AM

It's all compatable.

You have more mobo than you need, unless your plans include much you didn't share. This mobo, eg, will support 2x460, has latest USB and SATA, and saves $80:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

That psu did not get the best of all reviews, but this respected reviewer says its OK if all you want is a 600W unit and you get it at a good price:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=188
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August 8, 2010 3:59:31 AM

Thanks for the insight, I don't really know what to look for in a MOBO other than compatibility and I wanted to make sure it was futureproof in that it has usb 3 and the latest SATA. What exactly is it that my mobo can do that is out of the ordinary?

Also, will 600W be enough if i decided to add another gtx460 in 6months or so?
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August 8, 2010 5:03:13 AM

If you want to use two cards, go with at least 650.
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August 8, 2010 5:24:43 AM

I see, and also am I going to definitely want a CPU cooler other than the stock one? I plan on overclocking.
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August 9, 2010 2:50:01 AM

"Your" mobo touts mil spec components, an audio card, and 6 PCIe 2.0 slots. You don't need more than 2 running at x16 for your current and future use. There's nothing wrong with "your" mobo, but for your use - including OCing - the Gigabyte will perform perfectly well. (Were you wanting triple or quad SLI, or competitive OCing, one might choose differently.)

A good-quality 600W unit will be plenty for your system. Here's a chart showing 2x460s drawing 470W at the wall (ie, total system), which is ~420w delivered by the psu. The cpu is not max-loaded (though it is a 980X lol) so you can add maybe a few watts for that and still be well under 600W.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli-geforce-gtx-480,2694-10.html

Which psu? I simplify my life by using mostly Corsairs, a 650 in this case. But there are many good psus out there (among a lot of lesser ones) . . . let me check Newegg . . . there are a couple of Seasonics, Antecs, and others beginning at $70 that get decent reviews from respected reviewers. But since a Corsair is there at $70 ($60 until tomorrow), I'd go with this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Sorry for the bias :) 
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