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December 26, 2010 5:32:58 PM

Good day kind people!

I've been wanting to upgrade the CPU on my computer for some time now, but just recently realized that my motherboard didn't support i7's, so I decided to make a new computer from scratch. Here it is.

Motherboard: MSI P55A Fuzion ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 Lucid Hydra 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA3 USB3.0

CPU : Intel Core i7 950 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.06GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S

RAM : Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM

SSD (for windows) : Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred 1200 Full Tower Gamer Case ATX 12 Drive Bay No PS Top USB2.0 1394 Audio eSATA

I currently have a 750W PSU and a Radeon HD4890 that I intend to keep and use on this computer. But, if in the future, I want to buy a new card and do crossfire, will the 750W PSU be enough?

Anything else you suggest? Thanks!


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December 26, 2010 5:38:50 PM

why the i7? any particular reason?
yeah the 750watts its enough. is this just for gaming?
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December 26, 2010 5:58:55 PM

Hi crzykid,

Your motherboard choice is not compatible with your CPU/RAM option, you'll need to choose
an LGA1366 compatible board.

Regards keith263
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December 26, 2010 6:01:00 PM

Your selected motherboard and the processor are not compatible with each other.. You need to go for a X58 chipset motherboard if you wish to build around the i7 950.. Btw, a good 750 PSU will handle any single video card (and also many dual video card setups) currently available..
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December 26, 2010 6:20:59 PM

oh wow, I didn't notice the compatibility issue! thanks a lot! As for the reason for the i7, well for the speed I guess?
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December 26, 2010 6:23:44 PM

*I changed the motherboard for this:

ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S
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January 2, 2011 3:19:21 AM

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