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My First Gaming Rig! Need Opinions and Comments! -$1700

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January 16, 2011 4:10:33 AM

This will cost me about $1700 and it will be my first computer that i will build! i really need some opinions and comments i need to know if this will work! Please keep in mind that i will be using newegg.ca.



* Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


*ASUS Rampage III Gene LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


*CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit x2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


*Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


*SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


SLI: Maybe in the future.
Overclocking: No

- I had a few questions maybe someone can help me with! Would this build run fine with the 6GB Ram of Crosair Dominators or should i keep the 12gb? is there anything in the list i can replace that would greater the systems performance? and last but not least is the V8 Fan good enough?


Thanks in advance!


P.S. This is really my first time building a computer! so every opinion will matter >_<! i really just want to order one ASAP! Been at this for 2 months already, its very stressful =/!
January 16, 2011 9:41:29 AM

The build seems great however, have you considered going in for the new 32nm Sandy Bridge processors? When overclocked, the 2600k gives almost the same performance as the $1000 980x. If you do decide to go down the sandy bridge path, you will have to change your ram to a dual channel kit. I personally like the Corsair Dominator (4gb x 2) 1600 C9 kit. You would also need to get a P67 motherboard and I would suggest the Asus P8P67 Deluxe along with an i7 2600K processor (make sure you get the 'unlocked' 'k' variant so that you can overclock).

I used to have a V8 and I wasn't too happy with it. I upgraded in a few months to the Noctua U12p and was very satisfied. If you want even better cooling, go in for the Noctua NH-D14, its probably one of the best cooler (warning: its pretty huge so make sure it will fit in your case)

Finally I think you should go in for the GTX570 or GTX580 instead of the older, hotter, and slightly slower GTX470.

Other then that, everything seems good :) 
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January 16, 2011 9:47:23 AM

Oh and unless you don't already have one, you're going to need a Case. If you're looking for a mid tower you can look into the Cooler Master 690 II advanced. If you're looking for a full tower the HAF series cases are great aswell.
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January 16, 2011 12:22:33 PM

I run a similar set up.
6GB ram is fine,470GTX works fantastically some people say they run hot mine does not ,i7 950 is really fast but they do have new CPUs already that are a bit faster


those choices should work great all together
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January 16, 2011 2:25:48 PM

undadawg said:
The build seems great however, have you considered going in for the new 32nm Sandy Bridge processors? When overclocked, the 2600k gives almost the same performance as the $1000 980x. If you do decide to go down the sandy bridge path, you will have to change your ram to a dual channel kit. I personally like the Corsair Dominator (4gb x 2) 1600 C9 kit. You would also need to get a P67 motherboard and I would suggest the Asus P8P67 Deluxe along with an i7 2600K processor (make sure you get the 'unlocked' 'k' variant so that you can overclock).

I used to have a V8 and I wasn't too happy with it. I upgraded in a few months to the Noctua U12p and was very satisfied. If you want even better cooling, go in for the Noctua NH-D14, its probably one of the best cooler (warning: its pretty huge so make sure it will fit in your case)

Finally I think you should go in for the GTX570 or GTX580 instead of the older, hotter, and slightly slower GTX470.

Other then that, everything seems good :) 



Thank you so much for the cpu cooling advise i went with the NH-D14 and the EVGA GTX 570!

Btw if i do go with the Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor, why do i have to switch the motherboards?
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January 16, 2011 2:52:39 PM

LGA socket 1366 is 2 years old and will be replaced around Q3 of this year with LGA socket 2011.

LGA socket 1155 is the replacement for the LGA 1165 socket and was released this month. However it is intended for the general public not the enthusiast market.

If you can wait for 2011 to drop in the fall then that is the best thing to do.

Also you might want to wait 9 days for the 560 GTX. It supposed to be around 10% faster then the 470 and less expensive too.
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January 16, 2011 3:03:33 PM

What resolution do you plan on playing at? and will you be using your computer for anything other then gaming? Which games?
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January 16, 2011 3:47:36 PM

3lvis said:
What resolution do you plan on playing at? and will you be using your computer for anything other then gaming? Which games?


The resolution ill be playing at is 1920x1080, ill be only using it for games, yes. Which games? Games like WoW and SC2, pretty sure the gtx 570 will be OVERKILL lol, but i want a overkill card.


Btw is Corsair a good brand for PSU? or should i switch it to something else that might be better?
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January 17, 2011 12:30:01 AM

Corsair power supplies are made by Seasonic and Channel Well. Seasonic power supplies are renowned for providing clean power at their rated load and are considered to be among the best. Usually I consider PSUs by model number and not brand name.

The PSU you picked is a good one and will serve you well. However there are thngs you should know about it for example it has 80+ efficiency, so your 850 watt psu provides 680 watts of power while giving off 170 watts of heat (nice for those cold winter nights).

I like the 850 HX model better at 85-91% eff and its modular.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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January 17, 2011 7:04:55 AM

Seeing how you don't want to o/c, and your a bit hesitant on running dual vid cards, how about a nice solid single card build ?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i... <---- Intel Sandy Bridge review/benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/the-sandy-bridge-rev... <--- Another great review on this cpu

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $99.98
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... Combo Price: $334.98
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $44.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $74.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... $17.99
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... $509.99
GIGABYTE GV-N580D5-15I-B GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $1,182.91 CAD *not including shipping, rebates, etc...

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683... $109.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
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