First time build need some advices.

Just need some advices, i would like to OC to about 4.00 Ghz and some time do 24/7 also im beginner at overclock

ASUS Rampage III Extreme Motherboard

Graphics Card:
ASUS GeForce GTX 480 1536MB // will do SLI later on

G.Skill Trident 6GB (3x2GB) PC3 16000 (2000MHz) DDR3 Triple Channel RAM

Intel Core i7-930

Sound Card:
No idea - looking to buy Logitech Z-5500D or Other options

Power Supply:
Enermax Revolution85+ SLI 1050W

Case and Cooling:
CoolerMaster HAF X and Polimatech Mega Shadow with 2 fans

Hard Drives:
2x Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB E Series SSD

i got Samsung BX2450 24inch Widescreen LED Monitor and sometime connect with Samsung UA40C6900 40inch 1080p, Resolation 1920x1080

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  1. ^ Assuming you want to build a gaming machine, why not a GTX 460 SLI instead of GTX 480 ? It outperforms the 480 by a good margin and roughly for the same price...

    So when new cards come out or when you feel the need for a faster graphic setup, upgrade to the new cards...
  2. ^+1 GTX460 is definitely the winner in term price/performance, even ATI can not beat that. But, if you can still afford it, yup GTX480 is definitely stronger than GTX460.

    A Sound card is not really necessary, the 8 channeled onboard audio will do just fine.

    BTW :
    1. Your system is good to go.

    2. I have never used the proc cooler, so, no comment from me. Have you taken a look at Corsair H50 or H70?

    Sorry, I meant the 8 channeled onboard audio (I have that one edited), not 7.
  3. What will you be using the system for?

    For most of us, the 8 channel on-board sound on that Mobo is more than good enough.
  4. Will use for mainly Gaming and PhotoShop CS4, abit of movies
  5. if he gets to gtx 460s he will have no upgrade path gpu wise, 2x gtx 460s do not beat 1 gtx 480 by much, what i always say is rather get 1 powerful gpu over 2 midrange gpus, yes i agree gtx 460s are brilliant and that 1 gtx 460 is the best price vs performance at the moment, but if the thread starter has enough money then go for the gtx 480
  6. If it's photoshop & gaming, you'll do better with Intel Core i7-870 on a cheaper P55 chipset - ASUS P7P55D-E.

    Photoshop CS4 Benchmarks -

    Also Photoshop loves RAM. If you do it professionally, 6GB might not be enough.

    So what you are going to have to think about is getting more RAM even if you're building a pretty basic system for professional usage. In my computer I have about 4 GB of RAM and that's more than enough for what I do. I don't do a lot of crazy stuff in Photoshop. I do some special effects and I have files that have maybe fifty, sixty layers. But I don't go too far and I compress my files every once in a while.

    Just noticed, you talked 'bout getting a 1050 Watt PSU. That is overkill by such a huge margin, that it ain't even funny.

    A Antec TruePower TP-750 will be enough for a GTX 480 (If that's what you want) + a SSD.
  7. he didnt say he would be using photosgop. i think lga 1366 is the better choice over lga 1156, but if he was going to use photoshop he should go for an amd phenomIIx6 1055T or 1090T and a 5970 or something(would probably be over the thread starters budget though hehe) but honestly right now i would go for an amd build (if hes just gaming then get a phenomII x4 955 and a 5970 or if not and is using photoshop i would get an x6) im not an amd fanboy or anything of the sort but right now i would rather go amd because of socket am3 being able to support the new bulldozer cpus that are coming out so he would have a much better upgrade path, and in gaming the gpu is more important, so an x4 955 and a 5970 if your are mainly gaming, but thats just my opinion
  8. gordon_81 said:
    he didnt say he would be using photosgop. i think lga 1366 is the better choice over lga 1156
    iRboomz said and I quote - "Will use for mainly Gaming and PhotoShop CS4, abit of movies". Please read the whole thread before posting.
  9. oh sorry
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