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November 14, 2010 6:42:28 AM

Hi guys

I recently ordered a new PC and would like to get your opinions in it. I am busy studying mechanical engineering and need a computer for CAD (computer aided design), CFD (computational fluid dynamics) but mostly just gaming and a little bit of photo editting.

The components are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7 930 2.8 - LGA 1366
Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-E (LGA 1366)
Memory: 2x 2Gb Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800Mhz (Might upgrade later to 6 or 8Gb)
Graphics Card: Asus Nvidia GTX 460 1Gb DDR5
Hard Drive: 2x 500Gb Seagate SATA 2 HDD 7200rpm
Optical Drive: LG 22x Lightscribe DVD Writer
Power Supply: Coolermaster GX 750 Watt
Chasis: Gigabyte Setto 1020 Full ATX Case
Software: Windows 7 64-Bit

And a second question:
I went on some site earlier this week and saw that the memory standard for the motherboard (Asus P6X58D-E) are DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066. Should my 1800Mhz cause any problems?

Any comments or opinions would be greatly appretiated...

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November 14, 2010 8:52:11 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Buwish
November 14, 2010 1:23:34 PM

This system is absolutely fine-
You're good to go=
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November 16, 2010 2:48:28 PM

Thanks for the reply

It has proved to be an absolute nightmare to get hold of the motherboard and graphics card so it has been replaced.

Motherboard: Asus Rampage 3 Formula Republic of Gaming
Graphics Card: Asus Republic of Gamers ROG MATRIX 5870 2gb

November 16, 2010 3:04:33 PM

The ROG Matrix is not really worth the money. At that price point, you could get a very new nVidia GTX 580 or wait a few more weeks and get one of the new AMD 69xx series.
November 16, 2010 3:06:42 PM

Agreed ^
November 16, 2010 3:25:51 PM

Hmmm... a little late for that now. Picking it up tomorrow morning.
Asus South Africa are having major problems importing at the moment and I need the computer fairly urgently so I went with what they had in stock
November 16, 2010 3:27:19 PM

Well still good choice-
November 16, 2010 3:30:56 PM

The 5870 is still a good card, I would not have personally picked the ROG Matrix version, as it's quite a bit more expensive than the reference versions.
November 16, 2010 3:35:01 PM

Any other suggestions? Maybe in the line of memory or power supply?

Will I have any compatibility problems with the Windows 7 64-bit?
November 16, 2010 3:37:41 PM

Psu just fine, memory fine, X64, yeah install 64 bit, will use the 4 gb.
Dont go more than 4 gb though , i see you posted this, going over 4 gb, wont be necessary, no game or general app use more than 4 gb..
I got 6 gb, never goes over 3.5 gb usage..
November 16, 2010 3:48:51 PM

What about a screen? What is the difference between LCD and LED? Will there be any noticeable difference?

And size: 21.5", 22", 23"?

November 16, 2010 3:55:40 PM

Not really, opt for something full hd, 1080 P 21.5 > Depends on you
November 16, 2010 4:02:18 PM

Okay thanks a lot.

Any other questions/comment/queries?
November 16, 2010 4:08:02 PM

You already bought the case , gigabyte ?
November 16, 2010 4:12:22 PM

Yeah, saw it today with the components in it. It's a tight fit haha.

November 16, 2010 4:13:25 PM

I see. No worries then, would have just recommended something- Buts thats fine -:D 
November 16, 2010 4:15:15 PM

Go ahead. Maybe it can help for future reference
November 16, 2010 4:18:29 PM

The Cm haf series, or Nzxt, they doing well, and cases are great, if i had to buy a new casing, i would have chosen btw them -
But enjoy urs, enjoy my old antec 300
Will change in abit-
November 16, 2010 4:24:45 PM

I had a limited budget so I rather went for better components than a big case. I'm not really bothered with what the case looks like, as long as the components inside are good. But thanks for the idea. They do look quite cool though
November 16, 2010 4:27:53 PM

:D  For sure-
K enjoy your pc-