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February 5, 2012 2:40:25 PM

Hey guys, I'm working on my first computer build. This is what I plan to do with my machine, and the parts I plan to use. Please take a look, and let me know of any issues I may encounter, or any suggests you guys may have.
Thanks!


Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 months

Budget Range: under $900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (battlefield 3, starcraft), video watching/streaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com

Country: USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:1920 * 1080 (maybe 3D later)

Additional Comments: Computer will be running off of my home wireless network (verizon fios)

***List of Parts***
Processor: Intel i7-960, 3.20 GHz, 8MB Cache, LGA 1366 (Processor was already bought through accommodation through my job)

MOBO: ASUS P6X58-E PRO LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CASE: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

VIDEO CARD: (I'm not too sure which would be optimal)
ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
OR
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
OR
EVGA 01G-P3-1468-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) FTW+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

POWER SUPPLY: COOLMAX ZP-1000B 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI / Crossfire ready / 3 way 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC and Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ6GX3M3A1600C9

STORAGE: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

HEAT SINK: Intel BXSTS100C Passive/active combination heat sink with removable fan

CARD READER: Rosewill RDCR-11003 74-in-1 USB3.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/USB Port


OTHER: I'm thinking about also have a cheap, low capacity SSD to only load my OS (Windows 7 Pro). Any suggestions?

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February 5, 2012 3:30:28 PM

Uh, there are maybe some smaller tweaks but there is one gigantic glaring flaw - the PSU. You don't need 1000W to power one 560. You don't need 1000W to power three 560's. Also, you don't want to use a budget brand for your power supply. Something like a Corsair CX500 is closer to what you want.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That's still probably a little too much power - the CX430 should be enough.
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