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October 18, 2010 3:03:40 AM

I am planning my first computer build and I think I have everything I need picked out. I am no expert so I need some opinions on the choices I made. I'm not into gaming but I do some HD video editing. I really want a powerful machine that is highly upgradeable and future-proof to last me a long time.

Case:
COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-OWR460 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case RS-460-PSAR-J3, Elite 460W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBO:
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video:
EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD:
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Fan:
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Any tips and opinions would be extremely helpful! I'm mainly concerned about compatibility.


Thanks,
Cameron

Edit:
I will be running two 19" widescreen monitors as well as a 5.1 PC sound system.

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October 18, 2010 3:36:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (End of this Year)


Budget Range: ($900 - $1200)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Surfing Net, Music, HD Movies, HD Video Editing)


Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)


Country of Origin: (US)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel i7 or i5)


Overclocking: NO


SLI or Crossfire: NO


Monitor Resolution: (Max 1680x1050)


Additional Comments: (Quiet, Reliable, Longlasting, Future-proof)
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October 18, 2010 3:37:26 AM

What should I be looking at with RAM compatibility?
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October 18, 2010 6:27:13 PM

There you go, the i7 9xx series use triple channel ram, so you have to buy them in sets of 3 sticks instead of 2 to optimize performance.
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October 18, 2010 6:32:13 PM

That makes sense!
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