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November 1, 2010 6:41:07 PM

Hi. Im looking to build myself a new system. Just want u guys to check if everything is fine here:

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard - Socket 1366, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, USB 3.0, RAID, SLI, CrossFire
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus
RAM: Corsair XMS PC12800 RAM - 4GB, (2x2GB), DDR3, 1600MHz, DIMM, Class 7
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-3G
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 Processor BX80601950 - 3.06GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 4.8GT/s QPI, HyperThreading, Quad Core, Bloomfield, LGA 1366, Retail fan
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case

is 600watt psu gonna be enough?


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November 1, 2010 6:43:51 PM

Yes 600W will cut it but not if you plan on any overclocking or crossfire.

What are you planing on doing with the system?
November 1, 2010 6:45:45 PM

gaming. i dont think i would need to overclock anything anytime soon.
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November 1, 2010 6:52:54 PM

If it is just for gaming you can save a lot of money by going with:

Intel Corey i5-760 $200

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $160

An i7-950 will not increase game performance anymore than an i5-760.

Take the extra money and spend it on a good CPU heatsink and a better PSU

PSU: antec earthwatts 750w $100
November 1, 2010 6:54:03 PM

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $30
November 1, 2010 7:13:51 PM

thanks alot cjp3212006. the only thing i dont understand is why i need to buy a better heatsink than the one which comes together with cpu from manufacturer if im not gonna overlock it?
November 1, 2010 7:16:55 PM

you have selected dual channel ram for a triple channel motherboard, whats your budget do plan on an ssd for your rig its gonna be your bottleneck. Get some combos in there
November 1, 2010 7:20:45 PM

You dont theoretically need an aftermarket heatsink but your processor will overclock itself to handle specific applications. So in conclusion you will get higher temps even without overclocking for certain applications. If you do choose an aftermarket heatsink i would suggest the corsair a70 which comes out to $33 after rebate and makes the hyper 212+ look like an oem heatsink in the same price range.
November 2, 2010 11:47:51 AM

Your right syxxnyne69. The H70 is better especially if it has a that rebate. And you can stay with the ram you selected if you go with the i5 and MSI mobo. If you go with the i7 then you will have to change to a set of triple channel memory.

i5: What you have is good or go with g skill to save a little money.

i7:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998778


G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

both around $120
November 4, 2010 8:01:52 PM

ill go with i7. those triple g.skill and same triple corsair are at similar price. any reasons why g.skill is better ? and thanks for ur opinions! \o