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First build -- hoping for a last check

Hey guys.

This is my first gaming build. I've built, maintained and run desktops to servers, but it has not been my own stuff and there has never been any doubt about whether it all 'fit together' or anything like that.
This is why I've come to you; I have finally gathered funds to build my very own gaming system and I was hoping I would be able to get some of you more experienced people to review my build, mainly to see if there's any glaring lack or something important missing.

This system will be used for gaming and general day-to-day use, and I may possibly overclock the processor at some point(Which is one important question I had: Will I need an extra fan for the i7 930 to overclock it a bit?)

Here's the build:

LC Power Metatron Hyperion PSU(700 w)
Cooler Master HAF 922
2 x Asus VH196D
2 x 2 Corsair Dominator 1600 mhz
WD Caviar Green WD10EARS 1 TB
Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-223C(Very cheap; don't intend on using it a lot at all)
Core i7 930 8mb(Intel Boxed)
ASUS MATRIX 5870 2DIS/2gig DDR5
Asus Rampage III Extreme Republic of Gamers

Are there any parts there that 'don't fit'? Will I need a fan for the i7 930 to overclock it and does boxed processor come with a heatsink/fan at all?

I'd really appreciate any and all advice on the build. I can't really buy any more expensive(maybe a bit), but if you have recommendations for replacements that are about the same price, feel free to suggest them

Thanks in advance!
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  1. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week -- as soon as you guys give me the green light.

    BUDGET RANGE: $2.2k - $2.3k

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, everything else

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, keyboard(possibly buying one, depends on what the final price is)

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I live in Denmark and am thus buying it locally, but go ahead and use newegg.
    If you have replacement suggestions, I'll check the price myself.

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Denmark

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Not other than that I want the i7 and the 5870(as ATI are currently leading in the GPU market)

    OVERCLOCKING: The i7, possibly

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe -- at some point

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: Whatever the monitors I list below can handle

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None, really.

    I'll edit the original post with links.
  2. So I can't edit posts. How silly.

    I live in Denmark so that's where I'm buying from. "Specifikationer" at the links should be language neutral for the most part.

    LC Power Metatron Hyperion PSU(700 w)
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=253359

    Cooler Master HAF 922
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=536215

    2 x Asus VH196D
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=639778

    2 x 2 Corsair Dominator 1600 mhz
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=642357

    WD Caviar Green WD10EARS 1 TB
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=682486

    Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-223C(Very cheap; don't intend on using it a lot at all)
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=696460

    Core i7 930 8mb(Intel Boxed)
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=789521

    ASUS MATRIX 5870 2DIS/2gig DDR5
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=813621

    Asus Rampage III Extreme Republic of Gamers
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=4177468
  3. umm, i don't know anything bout denmark and their money, so this can be hard :/

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?q=spinpoint+f3&sp=all&pid=641124

    that hard drive


    do not get the matrix, get a cheap 5870

    for your screen res, i would get something like a 5770 because a 5870 is overkill for 1400x900 :)

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=535200 PSU (only if you get the 5870)

    that is all
  4. I'm not a fan of the PSU.... Doesn't list the amps on the 12V rail, so can't verify if acceptable, trustworthy powersupply.

    I would recommend going with either Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12 1TB drives, if available. Should be similar price with better performance.

    You are buying an i7-930, so you want triple-channel memory (3x2GB), so I would go with a Corsair version at that setup or Mushkin or G.Skill, if available and cheaper.
  5. man, nice call i didn't even see that XD i would go with 6gb G.Skill ripjaws
  6. Wow guys. Thanks a bunch for the advice. Didn't expect that much to be wrong.

    Regarding the RAM; I just googled the triple-channel technology and I can see that it's way better than dual channel.

    As for the power supply that you linked; it's way too expensive. I'll go over budget. I can drop one monitor, but I'm really hoping I can squeeze two monitors in on my budget.

    Would this, 650W PSU do?

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=397210

    And this RAM?

    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=642362

    Also, what do you guys think about the fan and all, if I do want to overclock at some point? Maybe I can put it off for buying for later if I need it.

    Again, I really appreciate all your advice.
  7. Yes... a Corsair 650TX will handle one ATI Radeon HD 5870 and is a good PSU.

    RAM... It is a decent set. I would like to see CAS Latency at CL7 but there is little difference in real world performance between CL7 & CL9.
  8. Well, thanks a shitton guys. This forum is awesome.

    So I'm basically set to go ahead and buy this one? Ignoring all 'this could be better's, there is otherwise no problem?
  9. Best answer
    You are good to go... One note is your Corsair CMPSU-650TX will not be able to support dual 5870's. You will need to make the jump to the Corsair CMPSU-750TX or CMPSU-850TX versions. This will give you the support need to Crossfire.

    You haven't listed it, but I would recommend getting an aftermarket cooler for your system, since you plan on overclocking at some time. I would look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, if fits into your budget.
  10. tecmo34 said:
    You are good to go... One note is your Corsair CMPSU-650TX will not be able to support dual 5870's. You will need to make the jump to the Corsair CMPSU-750TX or CMPSU-850TX versions. This will give you the support need to Crossfire.

    You haven't listed it, but I would recommend getting an aftermarket cooler for your system, since you plan on overclocking at some time. I would look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, if fits into your budget.


    Thank you very much. I have one more question, if you will.

    The monitors I was planning on buying; is it just me, or do they not have DVI connectors?
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/Product/Details.aspx?pid=639778

    Am I bottlenecking the display quality by using those? Or are they fine? I'll settle with a single monitor if they're subpar -- if so, do you have a recommendation for one in particular?

    Preferably not more than about 250. If you don't have one in particular, any certain traits I should be looking for?
  11. I would look to switch to this monitor to get DVI connectors... HANNS.G HW191DP (Sølv / Sort). It has DVI support for your 5870. You receive a slight bottleneck with not going with digital support (not as crisp of picture). It isn't a major deal though, so you don't have to switch if you prefer your monitor.
  12. Best answer selected by IceDane.
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