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Hello, I am currently building a new computer myself and so far I have come up with the following parts list. Could anyone point out any weaknesses in this current setup or some smarter alternatives?

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 3 weeks

Budget Range: All in Baby :)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / Music Production

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect & Newegg (If anything else exists do share!)

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: None really but I do like the nice warranties

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Gonna be running on my 40 Inch LCD so whatever a good resolution for that would be


Coolermaster Haf X Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131665&cm_re=sabertooth-_-13-131-665-_-Product

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211&Tpk=Intel%20Core%20i7-950%20Bloomfield%203.06GHz%204%20x%20256KB%20L2

Corsair XMS3 Tri Channel 6GB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5265587&CatId=4331

Sony Optiarc AD-7260S-0B 24x DVDRW Drive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6246700&CatId=1624

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gbs
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6076939

Cooler Master RS-A00-80GAD3-US Silent Pro Gold 1000W Power Supply - ATX, Modular, 1000 Watt, SLI, CrossFire X, 80+ Gold Certified, 135mm Ultra Silent Fan
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6389018

EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 Video Card - 1024MB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, Dual DVI, Mini HDMI, SLI, DirectX 11, Fermi
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6528052

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD
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  1. Best answer
    yup... plenty... the Core i7 Bloomfield's (not the ~$1000 Gulftown's) perform under Intel's new Sandy Bridge for ~ the same price -> build a 'Sandy Bridge' based system... you're PSU is overkill by lots, etc...

    it would be best if you fill this out first... it would make it easier for (us) to help you:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. I knew the Sandy bridge was released but didn't see it on tigerdirect and I also assumed it would be extremely overpriced. I will definately look into that. Thank you for the advice so far, I changed the post to follow the guidelines you suggested.
  3. wasupmike said:
    yup... plenty... the Core i7 Bloomfield's (not the ~$1000 Gulftown's) perform under Intel's new Sandy Bridge for ~ the same price -> build a 'Sandy Bridge' based system... you're PSU is overkill by lots, etc...

    it would be best if you fill this out first... it would make it easier for (us) to help you:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice



    Should I keep the same mobo or are the 1366 not backwards compatible with the 1156?
  4. Best answer selected by tekcap.
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