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Coming back from Iraq Christmans present to Myself

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November 9, 2010 11:55:21 AM

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
November 9, 2010 12:38:00 PM

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!
November 9, 2010 12:43:05 PM

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.
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November 9, 2010 12:47:00 PM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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:o CZ Enyo OCZSSDU3-1ENY64G 64GB USB 3.0 MLC External Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Your i7 960 Build Total Cost Without Case:2000$
My i7 950 Build Total Cost with case :1900$
November 9, 2010 12:49:16 PM

Damn, maybe I should have asked you all before I bought this, its already on the way to my house
November 9, 2010 3:01:02 PM

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.
November 9, 2010 3:10:05 PM

....assuming you are not over there as a site-seer - Thank you!

And welcome home (soon)!
November 9, 2010 3:18:44 PM

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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