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March 31, 2011 6:11:47 PM

I'm trying to build a gaming PC and I'm in the process of ordering parts online. Are the following compatible and/or recommended going together?

Intel Core i7 960 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.2GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S Retail Box
ASUS P6X58D-E X58 ATX LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI USB3.0 SATA 6GB/S Motherboard
GeForce GTX 580 772MHZ 1536MB 4GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Mini HDMI
Corsair Professional HX1000W 1000W ATX 12V 80A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
Coolermaster Haf X EATX Tower Case Black 6X5.25 5X3.5INT No PS Front USB3.0
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 High Performance CPU Cooler System LGA1155 LGA1366 LGA1156 AM2 AM3


Any other helpful insight you guys can offer? This build should surely take care of all my gaming needs for the next decade or so, right?

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April 2, 2011 6:08:45 PM

Hello LesEnfantsTerribles;

Everything you've listed so far is compatible.

Have you set a budget for this project?
If you fill out the form in*How To Ask For New Build Advice* you'll answer all the standard questions that help things get started.
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April 2, 2011 6:16:15 PM

If you are planning a new build, consider going the 1155 route as opposed to the 1366.
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April 2, 2011 6:19:57 PM

Or maybe even waiting a few more months for the 2011 socket - the 1366/X-58 replacement.
Depending of course on your budget and when you need your new system.
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April 3, 2011 11:05:10 AM

Long term investment:

Since peeps been waiting this long for the top end i suggest for healthier/fatter budgets to
1. Await Z68 chipsets, Zambezi AM3+ on platform front
2. Await HD 6990/GTX 590 on the GPU front and act as catalyst price revisions trickle down lower down the foodchain
3. Await the Sandforce SATA 6GB/s SSDs to hit retailers :p 

Leaked: FAH score of a 4 way Interlagos Bulldozer <--Pay attention to floating point numbers/chip architecture
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2148217
Exposure of the first performance of AMD bulldozer cpus
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/971464-chiphell-...

Intel Z68 Express Chipset Preview
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68-express-lucidlo...
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