Looking for advice on my first computer

Hello,

Its my first computer and I'm wondering if everything is good, compatible and performant.

CPU: i7 950 ''bloomfield''
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900ALED
MoBo: ASUS P6X58D-E
RAM: Kingston HyperX 12GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
PSU: Corsair 850W HX SERIES ATX EPS12V PS/2
V-Card: EVGA GTX 470 DDR5
HD: Western Digital 1TB CAVIAR BLUE SATA 7200RPM 3.5 32MB 3.5IN 6GB/S
DVD/BD: LG CH10LS20BLACK
Case: Antec Nine Hundred

price total: 1440 $ (canadian)

I think its a good fit for a good gamer PC but, I have doubt as it's my first!

Thanks
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  1. Perhaps a Mod can move your post to the Homebuilt section where constructive feedback is more likely than here in Lost and Found.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31.html
  2. This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Grumpy9117
  3. Have you built it? If not, then can you fill this out.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    If it's any help, don't build now. Wait till next month or April for Sandy Bridge. Here's a comparison of what you'd be getting performance wise. 2500K = 230$ USD // 950 = 280-290$ USD.
    2500K vs i7 950: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/288?vs=100
    Conclusion: Basically the same, you save 50$ at the least, and in some cases getting WAY better performance. Load temps are lower, power consumption is lower. Overclocks are way higher. 32nm = win.

    Check out my builds in the siggy. :D Hope it helps.
  4. ^+1

    Also, what is/are your intended use(s) for the computer? You'll never use 12GB RAM gaming...
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