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Scratched my old build, here's the new one, buying SOON!

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August 14, 2010 8:34:55 PM

So I have been changing my mind every five minutes, but here's my new build:

ODD: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $19.99

Case: Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $124.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.99

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI x 2

($229.99 each)

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


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


Cooler: Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler


PSU: XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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

(Combo Deal) $249.98

Total Cost: $1464.89

Any tips? Suggestions? I would like to OC at some point, is the 750W PSU going to be enough?

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August 14, 2010 10:11:38 PM

Any last minute suggestions before I click buy? :) 

I think I'm going with a 850W PSU, is that overkill? or would that be smart with OC'ing the GPUs/CPU. Is that mobo sufficient?

Also I found the i7-930 at microcenter near me for $200! 80 less than newegg.
August 15, 2010 3:50:30 AM

Without knowing what you are going to do with your computer my answer is pretty much a guess .

If its a gaming build its mediocre . You are spending way too much on the processor and not enough on the graphics card . If you are gaming at higher resolutions like 1080P then you would be better off with an i5 quad and spend the money you save on mb/cpu/RAM on a stronger graphics card .

If you are building a rig for photo and video editing then the gfx card is probably over kill and will just add noise and power consumption

650 watt should be plenty if you use a quality psu
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August 15, 2010 5:22:20 AM

Went with 750 w psu, samsung drive. Reason I went with i7 is that it is actually cheaper at microcenter than the i5 is on newegg. So upping to i7 even w additional 2 gb of ram and x58 mobo only cost me about 100 over my i5 build.