Coming back from Iraq Christmans present to Myself

Hey guys, I am new at building computers. I am coming home from Iraq in a month and this computer is a Christmas present to myself.

Will this computer be temperature and power stable?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks for your time.



ASUS Rampage III Gene LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard



G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-60GBP2 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)




Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BR-04B2T - OEM


TWO IN SLI CONFIG
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...


Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX


Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960
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  1. Everything looks great to me! I'd personally swap out the i7 960 for an i7 950, which is drastically cheaper where I live. Would also recommend you add in something like a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler to keep your temps down, and give you room to overclock if you'd like.

    But yeah, you should be good to go one way or another!
  2. Thanks a ton Jason, I noticed that price difference too when I bought the system from Newegg. It is one of the Blizzcon Newegg DIY kits. I figured that the combo discount offset the price by 110 bucks.

    I will look into the coolermaster fan. I am not going to overclock it yet. I want to crawl before I run lol.
  3. Cpu:Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211
    It costs only 295$ while the other costs 590$
    It is 3.06ghz Quad Core while i7 960 is 3.2 ghz Quad Core
    Why Waste Money For 133mhz speed?

    Motherboard:MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130289R
    Better and More Value For Money

    Memory:G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225
    Better Than Kingston

    Graphics Card:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity*2 Crossfire
    Better than the gtx in every aspect

    SSD:OCZ Enyo OCZSSDU3-1ENY64G 64GB USB 3.0 MLC External Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227545
    Supports USb 3.0

    HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767
    This is Sata 6Gb/s while the one you chose was Sata 3Gb/s

    Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160
    You did not mention the case in your build

    Power Supply:COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171057
    This is a "Gold" 80 Plus certified

    OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Blu Ray Drive:ASUS Black 4X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BR-04B2T - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135205

    Your i7 960 Build Total Cost Without Case:2000$
    My i7 950 Build Total Cost with case :1900$
  4. Damn, maybe I should have asked you all before I bought this, its already on the way to my house
  5. It's all good haha, my first couple computers were pretty horrible... Yours will be awesome, and you'll still be saving money compared to buying it pre-built somewhere.
  6. ....assuming you are not over there as a site-seer - Thank you!

    And welcome home (soon)!
  7. thanks guys, i just called newegg i am going to return the one i just bought and get the one that was recommended.


    yeah i have been stationed her for 11 months getting ready to come home
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