Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Help With I7 Build

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 26, 2010 7:06:26 AM

Okay This is my first pc build ever and I wanted to know if these components would work well together.

Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93GHz


ASUS Sabertooth X58


Gtx 460 x2 (already Have 1)


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W


OCZ Vertex 2 x2 Raid 0


NZXT Phantom


Budget is around $1200~$1300

If there is anything that needs to be changed or anything better please comment.



More about : build

November 26, 2010 7:49:43 AM

Welcome.

You've made a common mistake. i7 does not mean LGA 1366. There are i7 processors for LGA 1156 (P55 boards) and there are i7s for X58 boards (LGA 1366).

So, get a i7-950 instead.
m
0
l
November 26, 2010 8:02:21 AM

whoops, i posted the wrong 1.

ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i


There we go =]
m
0
l
Related resources
November 26, 2010 10:44:54 AM

^ The only weak link I see in that combo is the PSU - It is overrated, just 60A on the 12V rail for a 900W PSU? The Corsair 750W has 60A on its 12V rail...
m
0
l
November 26, 2010 11:00:18 AM

thanks for pointing that out, i don't know much about psu's and such.

so would it be safer to go with the corsair right?



m
0
l
November 26, 2010 7:57:18 PM

Yep.
Most of those ABS power supplies are made by ATNG. Some of them are adequate or even good, but I have no solid info on that one. The actual label on the unit says 66A, not 60A. It's low still for a PSU rated at 900W continuous, but not an indicator of quality on it's own... the very high quality Antec Signature 850W is only 65A.

Just look at the PSU guide linked in my sig if you'd like to learn about PSU selection.
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 4:36:23 AM

80 bucks for a TP-750 is a good deal.
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 11:28:32 AM

said my cart is empty.

and gtx 460's have MIR's, and 10% off codes at the moment.
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 4:39:53 PM

sry about that.
" alt="" class="imgLz frmImg " />
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 5:07:50 PM

Nice case! I have a i7 build going this weekend also. I noticed you added a fan right away to your build. Is that something I should do?
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 5:08:03 PM

You need an optical drive also.
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 5:59:55 PM

^hd is the biggest rip ever.
get the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb, or seagate barracuda 7200.12 1tb, whichever is cheaper at the time.
m
0
l
November 27, 2010 10:00:01 PM

Nice case! I have a i7 build going this weekend also. I noticed you added a fan right away to your build. Is that something I should do? said:
Nice case! I have a i7 build going this weekend also. I noticed you added a fan right away to your build. Is that something I should do?



sure if you want.the reviews Ive read say the fans that come standard are fine,i just id take advantage of the extra fan.


Added the optical drive

]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106276]

Also grabbed the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 though some of the reviews were a little sketchy

]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433]




Grand Total: $1,108.21
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 12:04:20 AM

good hd sir. alls good
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 12:09:27 AM

sweet :D 

thanks for all the input,ill up load pics after the build is complete
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 12:38:25 AM

Np, have fun :D 
I'm in a little predicament myself right now, can't decide. NVidia 3d vision or 120gb SSD hmmm.,,
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 1:51:06 AM

SSD raid 0 ftw :D 
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 2:04:52 AM

lol. I decided to get the SSD because my gtx 470 SOC can't handle fps being cut in half for 3d :o 
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 2:10:17 AM

good decision sir.
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 2:04:37 PM

I'll be buying SB, I just can't find any hints as to mobo prices.. I know around the CPU prices.
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 6:25:56 PM

Astrofinity said:
SSD raid 0 ftw :D 

Did you buy the SSDs already?
I heard that you cant use TRIM with RAID arrays, mind testing that? :love: 
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 6:35:18 PM

I haven't. and I'm only getting 1 SSD.
i dont even know what trim is, I haven't read up on it yet.
short version, what is it? and is it worth using?
m
0
l
November 28, 2010 7:03:52 PM

vindictive said:
I haven't. and I'm only getting 1 SSD.
i dont even know what trim is, I haven't read up on it yet.
short version, what is it? and is it worth using?

From what I know, TRIM is just a command that permanently wipes the data off the SSD when its deleted after a period of time, so when new data is written in its a quick write, not a slower re-writing over existing data.

without TRIM, you'll have to wipe the SSD every couple of months manually or the performance will start deteriorating.
m
0
l
December 17, 2010 8:52:42 AM

Build complete changed a few things got an Xigmatek case and left out the ssd's for another time ill be posting picks later!
m
0
l
!