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Final check on Intel Gaming Build please

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September 21, 2010 12:44:10 AM

Looking for a Go / No-go to launch.

I am particularly concerned about the PSU, since I know basically nothing about them. I don't want to skimp here, and I might be upgrading/overclocking in the future... way way in the future. Is the Corsair not enough, cutting it close, just right, or more than enough?

Thanks everyone, and thanks for helping pick parts in my other post too.

CPU:
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD:
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPUs:
2x MSI N470GTX Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-120GBP2 2.5" 120GB SATA II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE:
COOLER MASTER HAF X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF:
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 21, 2010 2:21:34 AM

Thanks for the suggestions.

Would I need to worry about the massive Noctua fan overlapping the heatsinks on the G.Skill RAM? I think I remember reading that the Noctua clears DIMM 1 on this motherboard completely but... just being paranoid.
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September 21, 2010 6:29:41 AM

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 6 GB (2gbx3)Desktop Memory 998679

sells for sub 150$ on amazon
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September 21, 2010 6:50:24 AM

So can the PI series that sp12 recommended if you can find a combo deal. And with the free shipping it will more than likely make it worth it since amazon affiliates can hit you with ridiculous shipping charges. I am in the process of a build and I am going with the PI series from newegg. Hope that helps.
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September 21, 2010 7:56:47 AM

i got free shipping ... buy.com via amazon i got 12 gb ddr3 for sub 300 bucks with shipping
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September 21, 2010 7:00:47 PM

fadejah said:
Thanks for the suggestions.

Would I need to worry about the massive Noctua fan overlapping the heatsinks on the G.Skill RAM? I think I remember reading that the Noctua clears DIMM 1 on this motherboard completely but... just being paranoid.



On that board the Noctua covers the 4 closest ram slots ( i have both the board and noctua ) if it's in your budget, the muskin redline enhanced will fit and is fast... ddr3 1600 6-8-6-24
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September 22, 2010 7:33:30 AM

as always with computers look for deals .... hope u injoy ur new computer
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