New computer build: Couple questions. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 24, 2010 9:53 PM in Systems Share ComeClarity August 24, 2010 9:33:42 PM This is a build for a friend, he's just looking for info on a few things: APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not sure, soon I would guess. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA OVERCLOCKING: Not sure. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No. COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930 GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive SAMSUNG 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 4X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24x DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM Mainly wondering if the above parts are all compatible/work well with each other. Also wants to know which ram is better (price not a concern): CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C9 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI Thanks in advance for the help, if you have any other suggestions feel free to post them though I think he has his heart set on this. More about : computer build couple questions sp12 August 24, 2010 9:41:24 PM Is this just for gaming? If so: i5-870 or i5-760 (either 0$ or -80$, either will outperform it, 870 by quite a bit) Ga-P55a-UD3 mobo (-80$) Haf 922 (-40$, still crazy large) GTX 470 (-120$, ~97% of the performance) XFX Black edition 850 watt PSU (-25$ for a nicer PSU) Samsung F3 1TB (same performance, -13$) Else, 89$ version of the Caviar black. Get a G.skill ECO series 1600 speech kit for 102$ to go with the other mobo. (-~50$) And take that extra money and get 3D monitor/SSD/switch GPU for dual 460s. Would be a much better gaming build. The P55 mobo+CPU+ram suggestions are optional, the others are simply better choices. hunter315 August 24, 2010 9:41:39 PM I would swap the PSU for an XFX 850W unit, after promo code and rebate its only ~$104 and is just as high quality as the Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... For $2 more you can get the slightly faster version of the 1TB caviar black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would take this memory kit over the two you posted, its got lower voltage, and slightly better timings, and free shipping so it comes out slightly cheaper too http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ComeClarity August 24, 2010 9:53:48 PM My thanks for the quick responses and suggestions, I'll pass it along. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew build , a couple questions ... ForumA Couple Questions : New Hardcore Gaming Rig (My First Build ≤$6000) ForumCouple of quick questions for new gaming build ForumGaming Build : A couple questions please! ForumNew Build Heat Questions and a Couple Others ForumCouple of questions about RAID when using new /older HDD. ForumA couple of questions about new build ForumCouple of New Build Questions ForumA couple quick questions regarding new setup + install.... ForumCouple questions for new hardware ForumJust a couple of questions -budget build ForumBuilding a Gaming Rig, couple of questions ! ForumCouple Questions on new build !!!! ForumCouple more questions about build . ForumNew Build, any good? Forum[Solved] New Gaming Build - $2500 ForumI need a good $500 gaming computer build Forum$1000 Gaming Build [Canada] Forum[Solved] Same issue with old and new computer, no boot no post Forum$1200 gaming computer. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !