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February 16, 2012 12:42:07 AM

Hello, my name is Roy
i am building my first rig my wife tried to surprise me bye ordering a bare-bones system so i'm stuck with this a case i7 960 Intel, MoBo Asus Rampage 3 Formula, power supply Thermaltake V3 Black Edition so now it comes down to what works well with this broad Trying to keep the rest of the build under budget i am lost she give me no time to check it before she payed i have payed of a blue-ray burner from asus i need to know the best video card Later i mite want to do a corssfire but no money the ddr3 im going with is a G2 patriots 8GB to start out maybe a 2TB western digital hard drive input guys help me out my email is roybigcreek@aol.com if you think of something after reading this.

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February 16, 2012 12:56:21 AM

oh yea 1920x1080 i think is the monitor res. and i have only about $295.00 to get the PC done keyboard and new mouse will be something for later input please.
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February 16, 2012 2:03:49 AM

RoybigCreek said:
Hello, my name is Roy
i am building my first rig my wife tried to surprise me bye ordering a bare-bones system so i'm stuck with this a case i7 960 Intel, MoBo Asus Rampage 3 Formula, power supply Thermaltake V3 Black Edition so now it comes down to what works well with this broad Trying to keep the rest of the build under budget i am lost she give me no time to check it before she payed i have payed of a blue-ray burner from asus i need to know the best video card Later i mite want to do a corssfire but no money the ddr3 im going with is a G2 patriots 8GB to start out maybe a 2TB western digital hard drive input guys help me out my email is roybigcreek@aol.com if you think of something after reading this.


So are you looking for feedback on a video card and a hdd?

Video: the February Toms report shows a 6850 or 6870 as good buys in the $130-$170 range

Hdd: Prices are very high. A 500gb 7200 rpm would be the best choice now.

If I missed anything say the word.
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February 16, 2012 11:58:22 PM

so the G2 G2 patriots will work ok for now to i have hear good things about them thank you for your time I work in thec for 3 or four years about 7 years ago i lot has changed since then.
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February 17, 2012 2:15:15 PM

RoybigCreek said:
so the G2 G2 patriots will work ok for now to i have hear good things about them thank you for your time I work in thec for 3 or four years about 7 years ago i lot has changed since then.


Just check to make sure that the voltage of the ram meets the mobo requirement. Many Intels wasn 1.5v. If that matches up then you should be ok.
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February 19, 2012 6:50:11 PM

I got a 1TB at a great price so that's covered looks like I need to go with 16g in DDR 3 the votage checks out on them aswell
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February 24, 2012 6:08:53 PM

Which 64 bit version of windows should i go with?
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February 24, 2012 6:19:28 PM

Windows 7 home premium is the most home friendly.
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February 24, 2012 6:35:00 PM

for ram I would say

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have had problems with the patriot so I dont like to order from them. Not sure if you said you wanted 8 or 16 gb, but 1600 is a good speed. The low profile will allow a bigger aftermarket cooler for your i7 later down the road.

For a HDD at the current price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is a good 1tb for 100bucks after MIR

For graphics card I would also suggest a 6850 I use:

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Eyefinity-DisplayPort-Express...

and you can easily overclock it without to much temp increase to that of a 6870.

You said you wanted to stay in budget but I did not see what your Budget was?
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February 24, 2012 6:35:44 PM

also what is the wattage of the power supply?
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February 27, 2012 1:32:12 AM

quick update the 12gb patriots are on there way if i have problems i will sale them also i got a deal on asus engtx560 ti dc II 256- bit for 150 bucks it seemed like a deal so i got it i guess i'm going with SLI set up soon all i am waiting on is my card and windows hopefully i can get a blue ray burner most likely where my budget crash and burned now a good 200 hundred over any info on cooling and power supply will check the wattage again but i believe i'm good on that end.
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February 27, 2012 1:52:31 AM

so far here are my parts info case
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL8000 Series

Cooler master 500 combine power up to 431.5w

ROG Asus rampage 3 Formula

Intel i7 960 CPU

WD Caviar Green 1TB

Asus Geforce ENGTX 560 DC II 1GB 256-Bit Gddr5

patriots 12GB 4X4

DvD/CD Burner (Still Looking)

Windows 7 64 Bit (still Looking)

well i'm working on it.
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February 27, 2012 1:54:06 AM

and some good fans to cool i won't over clock anything till i get use to it again so i hope this set up works
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February 28, 2012 8:04:03 PM

Ok as of today windows 7 64 on its way and Asus dvd rom dvd/cd bruner on its way
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March 9, 2012 11:32:26 AM

System is now up and running my give me some cosair dominators put 24 GB in it I know windows only uses so much but it looks cool Over clocked gpu out of the box rocks got over 57 frames a second with out even oc the card getting 60 somthing in mass effect 3 loving my build
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March 9, 2012 11:33:42 AM

Best answer selected by RoybigCreek.
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