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My new build - rate please

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November 28, 2010 1:03:15 AM

hi, im new here. this will be my first build.
rate 1-10, here goes...

processor Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz ;

Case - Cooler Master RC-922 ;

mobo - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R ;

ram - G.Skill Ripjaws 6gb 16000MHz ;

harddrive - Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM ;

power supply - Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified ;

dvdrom -



waiting for the 69xx

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November 28, 2010 1:34:09 AM

I will rate it 7 considering its only having 3GB of ram and not a best mobo !!
November 28, 2010 1:35:16 AM

oh its 4gb and what mobo would you recommend?
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November 28, 2010 1:59:23 AM

I would go with the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Socket 1366 ATX Motherboard or the ASUS P6X58D Premium. And I would go with 6 or 12 GB's of triple channel memory instead of 4 GB's of double channel. Pick the better board for you and we'll help with memory.
November 28, 2010 2:04:22 AM

Are you really going to use Lightscribe?

If you're going this far, use 2x580 instead of 2x480. Cooler, faster.

Power consumption for 2x480 under Furmark is 851W at the wall:

so you really need to step up to the 1000W Corsair.
November 28, 2010 2:05:20 AM

Your i7 is on the 1136 platform, which has triple channel memory, id get a 3x2GB ram kit.
Have you brought the parts yet? Get a single GTX 580 now (or wait two weeks for the 69xx series to launch and see what happens) and SLI later...
Get the HX-850, build will be neater and more efficent.
November 28, 2010 2:14:17 AM

@mianmars i live in australia and newegg doesnt overseas, i was planning to get 6gb but then i couldnt find any
November 28, 2010 2:16:49 AM

have u already bought those component or about to buy? if u r about to buy then u can get it from ebay top sellers as i did myself even though i live in Pakistan.
November 28, 2010 2:34:19 AM

@suteck should i go for the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R? :s
November 28, 2010 2:44:53 AM

No... I would go with the ASUS P6X58D-E or ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 before the UD3R. If you have a little higher budget, I would look at the EVGA X58 FTW3.

As the group mentioned, you want 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 for an X58 board, however, it isn't a must. You can run with 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 in dual-channel mode on most X58 boards (just not typically recommended :)  ).

edit: As for your build, I give you 5.5 with your current choice of UD3R & 4GB of RAM.
November 28, 2010 3:09:08 AM

I like the UD3R because it has so many sata ports, never had driver issues or component failures and overclocks nicely if/when you get around to it. It's a little on the older side but there's a reason they still sell well. even Newegg still sells them and they are quick to deactivate items that don't sell well. Shoot, I use it on one of my favorite builds as you can see in my sig. So yeah, to me that's a viable option that rates at least a 9. I'm not trashing the asus board, the premium board is good also (one of my recommendations). But I have first hand experience with the gigabyte and it's great.
November 28, 2010 3:13:55 AM

i forgot to change it to 6gb oops
November 28, 2010 3:46:08 AM

Just remember the ram you have posted is only listed for the gigabyte board. I don't see it on the asus QVL or G-Skill's list