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Need Advice - X58, i7, DDR3 system

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August 13, 2011 1:55:08 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Near future (Couple of months away)

Budget Range: $1,000 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing/rendering, internet use, movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.ebay.com.au (AUSTRALIAN)

Country of Origin: Australia

Parts Preferences: Intel, GSKILL for RAM, Corsair for PSU, 10K RPM drive, cheap but overclockable i7, fast DDR5 GFX

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A good cooling case that doesn't need all the flashing lights and stuff, just good airflow.


So far, I have thought up -

CPU –
Intel Core i7-920 Quad-Core Desktop CPU 2.66GHz

MOTHERBOARD –
ASRock X58-EXTREME, DDR3, LGA1366, SLi Support

RAM –
GSkill DDR3-1333, 6GB, Triple Channel, CL9

HARD DRIVES –
Seagate Barracuda ES 500GB 3.5" Hard Disk Drive SATA-2 – Windows
Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive Disk SATA2 – Games and game mods.

VIDEO CARD –
MSI nVidia GTX550 1GB DDR5 Graphic Card HDMI 192-Bit – No SLi/CF

SOUND CARD –
Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Surround Sound Sound Card

POWER SUPPLY –
650W "Corsair" TX-750v2 ATX Power Supply – 80 PLUS Bronze Certified

CPU COOLING –
Coolermaster V6GT LGA1366 CPU Cooler

CASE –
Aerocool Vx-9 Pro LE BLK Mid Tower ATX Gaming PC Case


CASE FANS –
Stock (Stock fans already provide good airflow)

OPTICAL (CD/DVD) DRIVES –
1 DVD-RW Drive (Get from ABCD)

NETWORKING –
D-Link DWA-510 Wireless G PCI Adapter Network








Outside
MONITOR – Acer V243HQ 23” Wide LCD Monitor

KB & MOUSE – Microsoft keyboard/mouse combo



I'm looking to overclock to 3.3GHz and no more, will it all work when put together? Do I need to change stuff? Thanks a billion!

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August 13, 2011 4:12:36 AM

Hi there. In my opinion, I don't think X58 is the way to go right now. You could get a Core i5 2500K on a P67 board with about the same performance for a better price. And also, the GTX 550 is probably not the best card for the money my recommendation would be either the Radeon HD 5770/6770 or the HD 6790.

Here are some of the parts I think you should use:

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K ~ $220
MB: Asus P8P67-M Pro ~ $150
GPU: Radeon HD 6790 ~ $150
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8Gb 2x4Gb ~ $90

If you do change some parts, remember to check if everything else is compatible.

Hope this helped. :) 



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