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Need advise on first build

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August 30, 2010 2:44:33 AM

I need your advise on this build, I want to order soon(maybe tomorrow) so fast responses are appreciated.


--Case: Coolermaster HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port [+88]
--CPU: [Special] Intel® Core™ i7-950 3.06 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
--Cooling Fan: * CoolerMaster V8 Gaming CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent Operation at only 22dBA + Overclock Proof) [+22]
--Motherboard: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+42]
--Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
--Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+610] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
--Power Supply Upgrade: 800 Watts - CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold Power Supply (80+ Gold) [+148]
--Hard Drive: 640GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+4] (640GB x 2 (640 GB Capacity) Raid 1 High Performance with Data Security [+69])
--Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B083L 8X Blu-Ray Player & DVDRW Combo [+67] (BLACK COLOR)
--Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
--Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard w/ LCD Display [+170]
--Extra Thermal Display: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display [+69]
--Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: Zonet ZEW1642S IEEE 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card [+29]
--Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer [+10] (BLACK COLOR)

I need help with the power supply, CPU cooling fan, and motherboard, how does this one compare with the ASUS Rampage III Extreme? Also, is the SATA III worth it? I also want to run the hard drives in RAID 1.

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August 30, 2010 3:49:40 AM

Who is building this for you?

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August 30, 2010 3:56:46 AM

I'm ordering this from CyberPower. Also, this is supposed to be a gaming machine. Is there something wrong, I'm guessing I worded the title wrong huh? sorry.
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