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Looking for advice on my first computer

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February 23, 2011 5:09:47 PM

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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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2011 8:47:24 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Grumpy9117
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2011 8:59:46 PM

Have you built it? If not, then can you fill this out.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

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.

a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2011 10:54:38 PM

^+1

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