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First time pc build. Compatible?

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October 24, 2010 1:38:02 PM

Hi all. I am thinking of building myself a new PC for gaming. This will be my first pc build I have ever done so I could use a little input as to the compatibility and quality of the parts that i have picked out. Will these parts that I have selected work well together.

MB:
GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CASE:
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s

PSU:
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CPU:
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

Cooling:
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

RAM:
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 998832

GPU:
GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N470SO-13I GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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October 24, 2010 4:46:51 PM

1) Don't forget to pickup a DVD for you build.

2) I would go with the ASUS Sabertooth X58 over the UD3R. It is the better motherboard IMO.

3) I would just go with the i7 950 over the i7 930 for just a little more money.
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October 24, 2010 6:09:53 PM

the GTX 470 is 100% not worth it unless you know 100% you wanna SLI

err nm ur board supports both crossfire and sli

so just get a 6870 as it outperforms the 470 and is cheaper and runs cooler

otherwise nice build
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