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September 13, 2011 8:24:01 AM

Hey guys,
I need some expert advice on my first computer build. I've been doing my best to learn the names and parts of the computer with the best of my abilities. Now before I show the parts, please understand that I saved up a lot for an outstanding (over achieving) computer. Any comments would be awesome!

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD5 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-12GBRM

Intel Core i7-980 Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980

Graphics Card:
EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED

Hard Drive:
Western Digital RE4-GP WD2002FYPS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive:
SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM

Power Unit:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 200mm top fan, 1x 200mm side fan, and 1x 230mm front fan

After adding some software, mouse, keyboard. thermal paste, and sound blaster titanium card.
Total Price: 2,619.85

Did I make a great gaming computer or do I still have no idea what I'm doing?

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September 13, 2011 8:38:25 AM

The motherboard CPU socket is LGA 1155 and the CPU is for LGA 1366. Switch the CPU to an i5-2500K. It will usually beat the i7-980 in performance.

You don't need a sound card. The motherboard's built in sound these days is great and you won't be able to notice the difference between that and a sound card unless you are doing professional work which involves music.

Besides that, I see no problems. It should be a great rig.
September 13, 2011 9:49:50 AM

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September 14, 2011 11:48:06 PM

Also, you should use 2 or 4 sticks of memory for dual channel.