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February 6, 2011 5:20:06 PM

Hey guys, this is my first computer build and i want to know if these parts (listed below) are the best for the money and if so, what sort of power supply should i be looking at?
Also, all parts will be coming from Newegg and as such all links go to Newegg.
Lastly, this computer is supposed to be able to play all games this genernation and for the next few generations so i may be OC-ing eventually.

CPU: Intel 17-950 3.06 GHz
Video Card: Geforce GTX 470
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1800
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM SATA
Case: NZXT Apollo

Power Supply: KINGWIN 850W **

Alright that is the list. Two things to note is that i will also be stealing the hard drive and Cd drive out of this computer i am on now. The hard drive is a Western Digital WDC 313GB IDE hard drive. I have no idea on the CD drive though.

Also, the power supply listed above is simply the one I thought about getting but was not sure if it was going to be enough, or to much power. Thanks to all those who help me choose.
February 6, 2011 5:30:40 PM

700W PSU is enough, except if you're planning to go for SLi.
I suggest you go for this card (Also a gtx 470), i use this one and its cooler and less noisy and wonderful for overclocking
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lastly, the board you are taking is wonderful, no doubt. But it has 3 PCIE slots x16, but will you even use it? Like a 3 way SLi? Again you could save costs there.
Rest seems fine.

Edit: Forgot to tell you to add a CPU cooler, you should overclock that beast CPU :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 6, 2011 5:45:46 PM

xToxicInferno said:
Hey guys, this is my first computer build and i want to know if these parts (listed below) are the best for the money and if so, what sort of power supply should i be looking at?
Also, all parts will be coming from Newegg and as such all links go to Newegg.
Lastly, this computer is supposed to be able to play all games this genernation and for the next few generations so i may be OC-ing eventually.

CPU: Intel 17-950 3.06 GHz
Video Card: Geforce GTX 470
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1800
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM SATA
Case: NZXT Apollo

Power Supply: KINGWIN 850W **

Alright that is the list. Two things to note is that i will also be stealing the hard drive and Cd drive out of this computer i am on now. The hard drive is a Western Digital WDC 313GB IDE hard drive. I have no idea on the CD drive though.

Also, the power supply listed above is simply the one I thought about getting but was not sure if it was going to be enough, or to much power. Thanks to all those who help me choose.



Hi, Looks cool.
I don't see any IDE on that motherboard for the old WDC 313GB. Do you have a model number for it? Speed is probably very low. Also, those things don't last forever. Also, what is the interface on the CD you are moving? IDE again?
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February 6, 2011 6:03:16 PM

You might want to go for a triple channel memory kit (your current selection is a dual channel kit).. Also, i'll personally recommend you to go for a newer video card instead of the old GTX 470.. Something like this will be good -

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681413061...

As for the PSU, it'll surely depend in your future expansion plans.. Regardless though, I won't recommend getting that Kingwin unit anyway.. Try getting a Corsair or Seasonic unit in there..
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February 6, 2011 6:03:43 PM


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99
SILVERSTONE OP800 800W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-X58-Extreme-CrossFireX-Mot... $142.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX & Quad SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $319.98 $15.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $304.98
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler , free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $67.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998946

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $18.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $898.94 *not including case, shipping, rebates, etc..
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February 6, 2011 6:26:08 PM

To those wondering about the IDE issue. Don't worry i now realized it would be useless to transfer the Hard Drive and CD-Drive.

Also i limited my self to ASUS motherboards because a few friends and lots of sources online, said that if you plan to OC then go with ASUS as it is the BEST for OC as it makes it simple and streamlined. And as such, the motherboard i chose was the 2nd least expensive ASUS motherboard, and i only went with it because i had a better BIOS from what i found during my researching.
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February 6, 2011 6:36:54 PM

@Why_Me
How easy would it be to OC with that mother board? I really would like it to be fairly simple and to be able to do it so i don't ruin any of my components.
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February 6, 2011 6:42:36 PM

xToxicInferno said:
To those wondering about the IDE issue. Don't worry i now realized it would be useless to transfer the Hard Drive and CD-Drive.

Also i limited my self to ASUS motherboards because a few friends and lots of sources online, said that if you plan to OC then go with ASUS as it is the BEST for OC as it makes it simple and streamlined. And as such, the motherboard i chose was the 2nd least expensive ASUS motherboard, and i only went with it because i had a better BIOS from what i found during my researching.

If you plan on using an X58 board you want DDR3 Triple Channel RAM (3x2gb)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2796/1
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February 7, 2011 3:02:40 AM

This is my revised list:

CPU: Intel 17-950 3.06 GHz
Video Card: GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Motherboard: ASRock x58 Extreme
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced 3x2gb DDR3 1600
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM SATA
Case: NZXT Apollo
Power Supply: SILVERSTONE OP800 800W
CD Drive: LG CD/DVD+RW Drive
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

This is the list i am working with now.
Also i realize (as Why_Me posted) i can get parts (such as the Motherboard) cheaper at other stores but i was wondering what your guys opinion was on that?
Lastly, do you guys see anything that can be improved on the list that won't add to much more money into it? Its already at 1131.91 before rebates and shipping. I also still need to buy Windows 7 so i don't want to put to much more into it unless it will give me a better performance or give it a longer life.

Also if you can do the opposite, and take something away that won't affect the performance or life but save me money that would be nice.
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February 7, 2011 8:51:35 PM

The ony Bump i will do. I just want to get a few more opinions concerning my last post.
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February 7, 2011 9:02:06 PM

xToxicInferno said:
The ony Bump i will do. I just want to get a few more opinions concerning my last post.


http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-950BOX&titl... <---save $25 on this combo...scroll down to the middle of the page and you will see that cpu combo w/the Samsung h/d on there.
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