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First Custom PC

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October 16, 2010 4:44:58 PM

I'm thinking of building a pc
I plan to use it for gaming, but i do a lot of multitasking.

I'm trying to stay arround a $1500 budget and a $200-ish monitor

Here's what I have now:

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $100.77

Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply $89.99

CPU Cooler

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler $23.00


ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor $449.98


Corsair Dominator 6 GB 1600MHz Triple Channel DDR3 CAS 8 Memory Kit CMP6GX3M3A1600C8 $174.99

Solid State Drive

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive $164.99

Data Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 6G/S-SATA 7200RPM 64MB $79.95

Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SuperClocked+ w/ High Flow Bracket and Backplate $319.99 400 Series Family&sw=

Disk Drive

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner $16.99

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit System Builder $95.98

Samsung B2430H 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor $199.99
Prices do change daily though...

Let me know what you think of the build and if you need any more information.

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October 16, 2010 4:50:16 PM

That build actually looks pretty good!
One thing though, for gaming purposes, you dont need more then 4gb of RAM. Almost nobody uses more then that. If you know why your getting 6gb, get 6gb. Otherwise, just stick with 4.
Heres 6gb RAM with same timings for a lot cheaper, and there a good brand.

EDIT: This ram is faster, and still cheaper.
October 16, 2010 5:23:48 PM

I'm using a 1366 motherboard which supports triple channel ram
I also think that the price difference isnt enough to make the switch.
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October 16, 2010 5:46:30 PM

It's not good to use dual channel ram with a triple channel board.. goalguy876

Faster HDD

I would really look into another case, the antec 900/902/1200 are getting pretty darn old, a nice cooler master or NZXT would be nice..

Consider an i5 750/760 because the price/performance on those are off the charts. An i7 would be a waste in this case. Multitasking yes but that would be a hell-of-a-lot-of multitasking to use the i7 hyper threading.. also, they run hot :D 
October 16, 2010 6:18:15 PM

how is that hdd faster?