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Building a new gaming computer! Thoughts on my build?

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August 18, 2010 5:25:16 PM

I already own nice 24 inch/22 inch monitors, BOSE speakers, gaming keyboard/mouse +

Video card (bought when my last one crashed): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is what I'm planning on buying for a completely new build:

MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cool: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any thoughts on this build? Did I miss something easy, or has my lack of sufficient research embarrassed me?
August 18, 2010 6:12:24 PM

shamless bump!
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August 18, 2010 6:26:30 PM

You probably want 6 GB of RAM, as the i7-930 runs triple-channel memory. Theoretically, you'll get a little more performance out of RAM with lower CAS Latency...you should be able to get 1600 MHz CL7 G.Skill ECO Series or Ripjaws for $103.

I'm unsure on the motherboard, it might prove forward-looking to get one with USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0 Gb/s support like this Gigabyte UD3R.

The i7 isn't really necessary for gaming-focused builds, it's likely that you'd see the same performance out of an i5-750/760 build for $150-200 less.

Other than that, it looks decent, though you could clearly spend less on the case if you chose to. :) 

You're likely to get slightly more useful responses if you were to provide the information requested in the How to Ask for New Build Advice thread.
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August 18, 2010 6:45:19 PM

Thanks for the advice! And I'll repost accordingly; I was in a rush and missed that thread's format completely.
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