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First Time Builder-Couple Questions

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December 25, 2010 3:23:44 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 2,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Monitor, kleyboard, mouse, dvd-drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: US?

Parts Preferences: Intel chipset

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Later when I get a 2nd 5970

Monitor Resolution: Max

Additional Comments: -

Hey all, about to order up all the parts for my new gaming PC from newegg. Quite the novice at building so I want to make sure my hardware is legit before I order.

Case: Antec 1200

PSU: 850 MW Corsair

Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: i7 950

Hardrive: 300g WD Velociraptor (dont need much storage atm)

Memory: 18 gigs G.Skill Ripsaw @2k.

GPU: XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...

Couple Questions:

Is this a decent setup? My main concern is the mobo, is this the right one? Is this system otimized to utilize the hardware with Win7-64?

Also, I will be having a friend assist me with the hardware installation. Is this ALL I need to purchase off of newegg? Do I need to purcahse any additional wires, connectors, etc?

Complete noobie here, so if there is additional stuff I need please let me know.

Thanks, Nik

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December 26, 2010 2:07:50 PM

bump. if I order this stuff will I have everything besides a screwdriver to put this PC together?
December 26, 2010 2:22:56 PM

Component choices are personal preferences. The Asus board you have selected is a socket 1366, compatible with Intel i7 950 processors. Here is a detailed review on it:

My personal choice for the motherboard is EVGA Classified.
This is a Extended ATX board, and will not fit into the Antec 1200, but will fit in a Cooler Master HAF 932 case (excellent case, high air flow, but large).

You have the final decision regarding your needs, your budget, and your expectations.