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Building a new computer. Please advise

Last response: in Systems
October 23, 2010 8:07:33 PM


I am building a new computer and wanted your input on what i should get. The items are from

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz - N82E16819115211 - 309.99

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA 1366 - N82E16813128422 - 279.99

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 12GB (3 x 4GB) - N82E16820226096 - 207.49

CPU Cooler
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V10 - N82E16835103056 - 114.99



Video Card

Hard Drive
October 23, 2010 8:15:08 PM

What are you using it for? Most things dont need 12GB of ram, 6GB is usually plenty and is a lot cheaper.

If you will be gaming what resolution monitor are you going to be using? Whats your budget for the missing parts?
October 23, 2010 8:20:51 PM


I was going to use it for developing programs, mainly for programming. I think that 12 GB is a lot as well but my friend recommended that for me. I don't know much about the hardware and was not really interested in putting that much money in the video card.

I mainly wanted the core i7-950 because my brother said he would chip in for that. The rest is what was suggested to me.

My monitor is going to be my old 32" TV. I believe it is HDTV but dont know the specs.

Does this provide more info?