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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

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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.