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August 24, 2010 5:42:45 PM

I am in the process of ordering the parts for my first build:

Windows 7 Pro (student discount)
i7 950
PX58D-E
CM690 II advanced
XFX 5870 XXX
Mushkin Redline 6GB RAM (1600)
Dark Knight cooler
Spinpoint F3 1TB
Corsair 40GB SSD
Corsair HX850
Lite-on 24x DVD drive
Asus Wireless Adapter
(Havent picked a monitor yet, will be 1920x1080 LCD)

I've spent a long time researching and choosing parts, but I dont know much about software.

What benchmarking/testing/temperature/fps/etc. programs should I get?
August 24, 2010 5:48:59 PM

furmark - cpuz - gpuz - prime95? (cpu) - core temp - 3dmark - memtest - passmark. them are the ones i can remember off the top of my head. been doing alot of research myself since ill be building a new pc tomorrow when parts show up
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August 24, 2010 5:52:55 PM

PRIME95 for testing CPU stability.
Memtest for testing memory stability.
Those are the important ones for testing your system.

CPUZ for detailed specs of your system.
Maybe Speedfan for temps.
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August 24, 2010 5:53:32 PM

OCCT strest software
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August 24, 2010 5:55:17 PM

Thanks guys! should i throw fraps in there too?
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August 24, 2010 6:06:11 PM

prime/memtest/furmark will work your cpu/ram/gpu for stability. 3dmark/passmark/furmark will benchmark the cpu/gpu. cpuz/gpuz will show all your info on cpu/gpu to make sure its running at the right specs. i see everyone suggest core temp for monitoring. fraps will work to if ya wanna throw it in there
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August 24, 2010 6:11:17 PM

Prime 95
memtest
furmark
3dmark
passmark
cpuz
gpuz
core temp
fraps

got it. thanks!
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August 24, 2010 6:11:31 PM

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