Advice on a system Tags: Homebuilt Systems Product Last response: October 26, 2010 12:29 PM in Systems Share aerial_ace October 26, 2010 11:31:18 AM Well its time to get a new PC and i was seeking any advice on this system Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Black Steel tower case, 5x 5.25" and 5x 3.5in bays, 120/200mm fans, no PSU PSU: 650W Corsair TX-650 ATX Power Supply, 12cm fan, 8-pin EPS, 2x PCI-E 6/8, 8x HDD, 8x SATA, 2x FDD, single 12v rail CPU: Intel Core i7 950 3.06Ghz Quad-Core CPU, LGA1366 8mb, 45nm, DDR3 1066, BX80601950 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R LGA1366 X58 M/B, 6x DDR3, 2x PCI-E x16/x8, PCI, 8x SATA, GigaLAN, Audio w/SPDIF, Firewire, 2x USB3/SATA3 Ram: 8Gb Corsair PC-12800 (1600MHz) XMS KIT, 4x XMS3 2GB DDR3 sticks, 9-9- 9-24, for i7/i5 dual channel DDR3 boards Videocard: Asus GeForce GTX470 PCI-E 2.0 1280MB Video card, 2x DVI-DL, Mini HDMI, 607/3348mhz SSD: 80GB Intel X25-M G2 2.5inch SSD, SATA, MLC, 250mb/sec read, 70mb/sec write - SSDSA2MH080G2R5 34NM HDD:1000Gb 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 7200RPM SATA-II hard disk, 32mb cache ST31000528AS Disc Drive: LG CH10LS20 Black Blu-ray Reader / DVD Writer SATA Drive, 10x BDRead / 16x DVD-RW / 48x CD-RW OS: MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit DVD, OEM boxed, for System Builder More about : advice system calguyhunk a b B Homebuilt system October 26, 2010 12:29:06 PM What's your system usage? Seeing as you've gone with a GTX 470, I'll assume there'll be some gaming involved. For a 1366/x58 system you should get a triple channel 6GB RAM kit (3X2GB) for gaming - $125 CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 C7 For video rendering/photo editing, you'll prolly need at least a 12GB (3X4GB) kit - CORSAIR XMS 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) The rest of your specs looks pretty stellar. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCustom pre-built mini itx system, any advice/opinions? Is this a decent price? Forum SolvedGeneral System Feedback and watercooling advice! Forum SolvedSystem advice needed Forum SolvedNeed advice about system cooling Forum SolvedSystem build advice Forum SolvedNew to video editing (HD "GoPro" type stuff).....need CPU / System advice Forum SolvedUpgrading Audio system advice Forum SolvedBudget system build advice needed Forum SolvedI'm building a new system and need help and advice on parts and building Forum SolvedGaming System Upgrade Advice Forum SolvedAdvice on upgrading a 7 year-old system without a GPU, on a 150$ budget? Forum Solvedlooking at a barebones system need advice Forum SolvedMini-ITX system for travel, advice? Forum SolvedI need some advice building my system Forum SolvedRAM upgrade advice for i7 930 system. Forum SolvedBudget AMD system for streaming. Need some advice Forum SolvedAdvice on first ever system build. Forum SolvedNew system advice. Forum Solved[Advice Needed] Would I be better off building a new system? Forum SolvedAdvice on system build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !