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March 15, 2011 3:17:08 AM

Ok so my best friends dad build computers for a living (well used to any way) and is willing to build a brand new gaming computer for me if I buy the parts but he isn't one to help me look for the parts.

So far I have the:

ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard for $299.99



Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K $328.99


HP Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 24X Multiformat DVD Burner LightScribe Support $20.99

I was going to choose one or two kits of memory from this list I just don't know which one:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/dual-channel-ram-dd...

I have no clue which Hard Drive to choose I know it is going to be SATA and not SSD (too expensive) I do want at least 600 GB but would rather have 1TB any suggestions on that would be greatly appreciated.

No idea on power supply or case I just want something that will insure no over heating but wont break the bank but I am willing to spend some extra cash on higher end ones. In other words some choice would be appreciated if you guys could throw me some.

As for graphic card my friend is giving me his old one and I want to buy a really good one once I have the money for it so some suggestions there would be great too!

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March 15, 2011 4:02:12 AM

First off the board you picked is socket 1366. You need 1155 to work with the 2600k.
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March 15, 2011 3:13:42 PM

You need a s1155 motherboard to use a s1155 cpu.

Any 1.5v name brand DDR3-1333 or 1600 is fine.

1tb Western digital black or Samsung Spinpoint F3.

Need to know if your overclocking, SLI or crossfire in the future, and what graphics card your using in order to recommend a psu.

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March 17, 2011 12:03:42 AM

christop said:
First off the board you picked is socket 1366. You need 1155 to work with the 2600k.



RE: What would be better to change the mother board or processor for about the same price? Is the 1366 more advance like more "future proof"?
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March 17, 2011 12:19:29 AM

geekapproved said:
You need a s1155 motherboard to use a s1155 cpu.

Any 1.5v name brand DDR3-1333 or 1600 is fine.

1tb Western digital black or Samsung Spinpoint F3.

Need to know if your overclocking, SLI or crossfire in the future, and what graphics card your using in order to recommend a psu.



Whats better the DDR3 1333 or 1600 I would assume the 1600. Also When looking at timings what is better lower numbers or higher or just how do you read it?


No I won't be over-clocking until I learn more about computers in general didn't really know what a processor was or didn't even know what all the parts were in a computer 3-5 days ago. But yes eventually. I am going to research SLI and crossfire I dont know what that is at the moment.

As for the graphics card I am using my friends old one for right now which is a really low budget one but I want to set up a system so that I can use a high grade one like I am willing to spend 200-300 price range if that helps with the psu? if not ill look up a more specific one.

I just asked the person above should I change the motherboard or processor is 1366 better than or more up to date than the 1155 bc if so ill change the processor.

Thanks a lot btw :)  greatly appreciated
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March 17, 2011 12:35:51 AM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

This is the ram I picked out
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March 17, 2011 7:26:01 PM

You want the 1155 cpu and motherboard, not 1366.
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March 18, 2011 5:55:56 PM

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