Advice on a system Tags: Homebuilt Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove calguyhunk Homebuilt system Expert 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Advice on a system> Related ressources: ForumAdvice for an iBUYPOWER system ForumBuilding a system for my dad - Advice Please ForumNeed advice on tranporting my computer with a liquid cooling system : ForumNot sure about the components of this new system . Advice pls ForumBad Build Need Advice (Flight Simulator System ) ForumDVR capabilities of system build- advice needed ForumNew system has low performance, looking for advice . ForumBuilding my first system need advice please! ForumLooking for advice building my first system . ForumAdvice on New System Build ForumLooking for Advice in building a ~$2000 Gaming System ForumNew System , Wanting to OC. Need LEARNING advice ForumSystem Becoming DATED, Could use some advice ForumUpgrade my system advice ForumSystem build advice check ForumUpgrading my current system , may encounter problems without advice . ForumNeed advice for new desktop system - $1450 - $1650 ForumBuilding a new system for photoshop and gaming - Pls advice ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !