Helping friend build a gaming rig

Here is what we came up with... what do you think?

Are there any compatibility issues? Any parts you would like to see changed?

cpu: Core i7-930

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039

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mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163

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hd: Deskstar 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340476

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ram: OCZ Gold XTC 6GB (3X2GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) CL 9 240-Pin DIMM Triple Channel Kit
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0301256

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gpu: evga gtx geforce 480
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0332851

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psu: Tr2 RX-850 850w Silent Gaming ATX Power Supply
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0312759

what do you think of this psu? I made some suggestions, but this is the one he wants

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optical drive: 22x DVD±RW Burner with Dual/Double Layer Support OEM
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0293049

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case - tbd

cpu cooler - tbd
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Thanks for your help! I recently posted on here, and followed through on a build. I am actually posting on it right now:) Your help is greatly appreciated!!
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  1. Get the i7 950 from microcenter, its like 230 in store so its cheaper than the 930 off newegg by a lot, the 930 is $200 in store too so you can save quite a bit by grabbing your CPU there.
  2. infinite011 said:
    Here is what we came up with... what do you think?

    Are there any compatibility issues? Any parts you would like to see changed?

    cpu: Core i7-930

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039

    -----
    mobo: ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157163

    -----

    hd: Deskstar 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340476

    -----

    ram: OCZ Gold XTC 6GB (3X2GB) DDR3-1333 (PC3-10666) CL 9 240-Pin DIMM Triple Channel Kit
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0301256

    -----

    gpu: evga gtx geforce 480
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0332851

    -----

    psu: Tr2 RX-850 850w Silent Gaming ATX Power Supply
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0312759

    what do you think of this psu? I made some suggestions, but this is the one he wants

    -----

    optical drive: 22x DVD±RW Burner with Dual/Double Layer Support OEM
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0293049

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    case - tbd

    cpu cooler - tbd
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    Thanks for your help! I recently posted on here, and followed through on a build. I am actually posting on it right now:) Your help is greatly appreciated!!

    kind of ugh



    the hard drive on promo
    much better psu
    great cpu cooler
    much better ram
    much newer board
  3. obsidian86 said:
    kind of ugh

    http://img.techpowerup.org/101010/Newegg.com Shopping Cart_1286747838856.png

    the hard drive on promo
    much better psu
    great cpu cooler
    much better ram
    much newer board



    thanks !!!!
  4. go for the i7 950 and maybe a samsung spinpoint f3
  5. next week they might change the price or you well changed your mind. Chose well.
  6. Hang on a wee bit longer since HD 6000 series out 19th October? Not that higher end Fermis recommended buys ever all around respectable h/w reviews @@
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