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December 7, 2010 10:46:15 AM

ive finally made up my mind and am going to build my own pc, these are the specs!

CPU: Intel core I7 950 3.06GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
Memory: 2x GEIL 6GB DDR3 C9 1600MHz
Power Supply: CORSAIR 750W HX-750W modular power supply
Graphics Card: EVGA GTX470 SC 625m 1280MB
OS HDD: OCZ Vertex II 40GB SSD 280/270
storage HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200/64mb/Sata3
Case: Cooler Master HAF RC-922 gaming case
OS: Windows 7 proffesional 64bit

Does anybody have any suggestions or does anyone see anny flaws in this design

all help is much appreciated!! all of this is going to cost around $2200 so i dont want to go any higher as i am on a budget.

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December 7, 2010 12:35:13 PM

Looks fantastic.
However,if you like Full tower cases,consider HAF 932;otherwise,go with HAF 922
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December 7, 2010 12:35:36 PM

That is a pretty powerful system. For a $2200 "budget" you may consider...

-Lower the latency on the memory. CAS8 or CAS7 instead of CAS9.
-Increase the SSD size for your boot drive. You will find a 40GB will fill quickly!

Sandy Bridge is right around the corner. Think about holding off for a few months to see how things shape up for pricing and availability.
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December 7, 2010 1:06:00 PM

How's that $2200? That's closer to a $1500 build. Unless you're talking canadian dollars.

You should fill out the form in the sticky, link in my sig.
In addition to suggestions above, XFX 750W PSU is the equivalent for cheaper.
Do you actually have a reason for win 7 pro?
December 7, 2010 1:09:16 PM

Any reason you need 12gb of ram?
December 7, 2010 8:11:27 PM

im australian so all my parts added are about $2200.
sorry i meant windows 7 home premium 64 bit, but i was writing this on my old pc which had windows 7 prof so i forgot.
im using the 12gb for rendering on SFX software and 3D software.
December 7, 2010 8:14:46 PM

sadams04 said:
That is a pretty powerful system. For a $2200 "budget" you may consider...

-Lower the latency on the memory. CAS8 or CAS7 instead of CAS9.
-Increase the SSD size for your boot drive. You will find a 40GB will fill quickly!

Sandy Bridge is right around the corner. Think about holding off for a few months to see how things shape up for pricing and availability.

by sandy bridge you mean next gen Cpu's right, im not sure how long i can hold off because im actually in need of a new pc because my current pc has major issues. how long do you think it will be before they come on the market, and when they do if i already have my pc do you think they will fit my motherboard socket?
December 7, 2010 8:15:36 PM

thanks for any help in advance!!!!!!!
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December 7, 2010 8:35:51 PM

I'd skip the older P6X58D-E and gran the new Asus Sabertooth saving $35

12 GB of CAS 9 ????? what for ..... unless video editing, workstation graphics or huge database manipulation, you won't benefit from the 12 GB. I'd grab 6 GB of DDR301600 low profile CAS 6 or 7.

The 750 is an odd size, 650 watter bring a decent proce drop.....850's are just a bit more.....if using 1 470 , I'd get a 650 watter.....if you plan on a 2nd 470 in the future, I'd get an 850 watter. If using just the one 470, you could also drop to the Corsair TX or Antec EA series saving some money. AT the 850 watt size, and twin GFX, the Corsair HX, XFX Black Edition, Antec SG or Antec CP series are all excellent PSU's.

Unless you are quite knowledgeable about rearranging where windows stores things, that 40 GB drive gonna be full in weeks. With money saved above , invest in an OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120 GB model. Fo rthe HD, grab the Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12 whichever is cheaper.

With 1 GFX card, I'd stick with the HAF-922 (or DF-35), if you think you'd might move to twin 470's in the future, the DF-85 w/ CP-850 PSU is a killer combo. Just behind that, again for twin cards, I'd suggest the HAF-X w/ either the HX850 of XFX Black PSU.

Again, w/ the above cost savings, a CPU cooler is in order. Scythe SCMG 2100 is $40 w/ an extra $5 for Shin Etsu TIM.

December 7, 2010 8:43:58 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
12 GB of CAS 9 ????? what for ..... unless video editing, workstation graphics or huge database manipulation, you won't benefit from the 12 GB.


blazinsoul said:
im using the 12gb for rendering on SFX software and 3D software.
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