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November 23, 2010 2:13:28 AM

Please check out this build and let me know what you thing.

ASUS P6X58D Premium - LGA 1366 - X58 - DDR3 - USB 3.0 SATA 6 Gb/s - ATX 
Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
2 x Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1 GB GDDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express Video Card 100314SR
SilverStone ATX12V/EPS12V 1000W Silver Modular PFC Power Supply ST1000-P
Corsair 128 GB Nova Series TRIM Supported 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-V128GB2-BRKT
2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL

Noctua for Intel CPU Cooler NH-U12P SE2
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98

Many thanks,
Dave

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2010 2:38:07 AM

its over kill if you are using it for email
a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2010 3:34:58 AM

Yeah, what are your uses for this?

It looks good for a standard i7 build, except for the 12GB RAM. If you're only using this for gaming, you'll never come close to needing that much; 6 will work fine. If you're trying to run billions of computations on a Matlab-style application, that's another story.
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November 23, 2010 5:50:12 AM

+1^
6GB is more than enough for almost all tasks/games.
Other specs are great though.
November 23, 2010 9:50:00 AM

Primary use will be games but I also do software development so the extra memory would be useful for running visual studio.

November 23, 2010 9:55:35 AM

It's good if you seriously have that much money to waste.... but I would recommend 4-8GB of RAM, not 12!
November 23, 2010 11:40:56 AM

So, what about the memory I selected? If I go with 6G should I opt for a faster memory then the 1333?
November 23, 2010 11:42:48 AM

dpotochniak said:
So, what about the memory I selected? If I go with 6G should I opt for a faster memory then the 1333?

You should definitely go for 1600 if you have the money, but if you're not going to overclock it then don't bother. Get a good processor and a fast graphics card and you're ready to go.

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 23, 2010 11:52:11 AM
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Get a 6GB with a Cas Latency of 7 or 8, and a speed of 1600MHz. You'll be spending your money better than if you buy the Cas 9 set.
November 30, 2010 1:43:50 AM

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