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December 1, 2010 2:09:07 AM

I'm trying my hand at building a new gaming computer are these parts compatible?

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-231-...

DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Akasa 5.25" Bay All-In-One V2. Fan Controller / Card Reader / Multi Port Panel - Black (AK-ALL02-BK)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11758/bus-236/Akasa_5...

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-...

Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001H5T7LK/ref=d...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-148-...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-112-...

Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/compare/home...

Sorry for the wall of text, any suggestions would be more than welcome.
Thanks

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December 1, 2010 2:15:00 AM

^ First off, the CPU and the mobo are incompatible...The CPU is a LGA 1366 and the mobo LGA 1156...
When are you planning to buy the PC ?? You should know that Intel is going to launch newer CPUs by Jan 5th, so waiting might be a good idea if possible,...
December 1, 2010 2:24:15 AM

gkay09 said:
^ First off, the CPU and the mobo are incompatible...The CPU is a LGA 1366 and the mobo LGA 1156...
When are you planning to buy the PC ?? You should know that Intel is going to launch newer CPUs by Jan 5th, so waiting might be a good idea if possible,...


Would this be a usable motherboard then?

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd like to have the whole system by Christmas so i'd prefer not to wait.
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December 1, 2010 3:27:55 AM

If it is going to be a pure gaming rig, then check this config with GTX 460 SLI - Would cost roughly the same as above...
i5 + GTX 460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GTX 460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo
MSI P55-GD65 USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Corsair 650TX + Corsair 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HAF 912 + Samsung F3 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 1, 2010 2:07:52 PM

Unless u can nab a HD 5850 @ a mind bogglingly sweet price HD 6870?
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-6870_1G&tit...

HD6K: CF in Eyefinity scaling
ATI Radeon 6870 6850 - Featured Review - Widescreen Gaming Forum


Quote:
Conclusions

The Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 are both excellent cards, and offer an amazing price/performance ratio. In my testing, the Radeon HD 6870 offered approximately 95% of the performance of the Radeon HD 5870, for 64% of the price - all with lower heat, noise and power.

The Radeon HD 6850 performed offered approximately 85% of the performance of the Radeon HD 5870, for 48% of ther price. The HD 6850 vs. HD 5850 comparison held ot that of the 6870/5870 - 95% of the power for 64% of the price.


The New Cost of Eyefinity

I year ago, the entry price for a high-end Eyefinity setup was $400 (or more, based on demand) for a Radeon HD 5870, and another $125 for an DP > Dual-Link DVI adapter. This was approaching $525 - just for the GPU. If you needed extra monitors, the cost went up significantly. Today, you can get a Radeon HD 6870 for $239, plus $25 for a DP > Single-Link DVI adapter. This puts you at less than $275 for what is essentially the same performance. Saving $250 on your GPU setup is a major improvement in affordability. That money could be put towards a CFX setup, the 3rd monitor, or left in your pocket.


Now for the incoming Cayman Pro/XT!
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