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May 24, 2012 6:22:47 AM

Hello Toms hardware

i just want to know 3 things are all these items compatible
Nzxt phantom 410
Amd radeon hd 6970
asus p6x58d premium
Corsair vengeance 12 GB
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Intel core i7
plextor px-880u
Windows 7 home premium
2 Aerocool Shark Series 140mm Black Edition High Air Pressure Fan

the second thing is do i need any thing else i need to build a pc (not
mouse keyboard and moniter) could you tell me good items to use i
would like to keep it under the $3000 mark.

and last thing could you tell me what power supply i need for this pc??

thanks :) 

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May 24, 2012 6:37:03 AM

Which core i7 are you getting? as that will decide whether the motherboard is compatible.
Look at the 7870 or 7950 graphics cards from AMD
What do you mean by "bare drive"? are you getting 2 drives, the samsung F3 and this "bare drive" or is the F3 described as this?
I'd get a decent 650W or 750W PSU with at least 2x 6+2 pin PCIe connectors to run the GPUs you're looking at in this price range. XFX, OCZ, Corsair, Seasonic are all good brands.
May 24, 2012 6:59:13 AM

It's all compatible, assuming your i7 is 1156, but if you're worried about going over $3000, you're paying way too much. You can get much better parts for your money.

Did you intentionally get an external DVD-RW? That's the only version of the plextor px-880u I can find.

Post in the system builders forum (fill out the template), and let the folks here build you a much better system.
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May 24, 2012 9:29:35 AM

quilciri said:
It's all compatible, assuming your i7 is 1156, but if you're worried about going over $3000, you're paying way too much. You can get much better parts for your money.

Did you intentionally get an external DVD-RW? That's the only version of the plextor px-880u I can find.

Post in the system builders forum (fill out the template), and let the folks here build you a much better system.


Robi_g said:
Which core i7 are you getting? as that will decide whether the motherboard is compatible.
Look at the 7870 or 7950 graphics cards from AMD
What do you mean by "bare drive"? are you getting 2 drives, the samsung F3 and this "bare drive" or is the F3 described as this?
I'd get a decent 650W or 750W PSU with at least 2x 6+2 pin PCIe connectors to run the GPUs you're looking at in this price range. XFX, OCZ, Corsair, Seasonic are all good brands.


i was looking at the intel core i7 extreme processor [142k].
and i would like a internal dvd drive. if you could give me a link of a good one you would buy.
and if you could find cheaper but better parts that would improve the pc i would love to know what they are could you also give me the links for them

sorry i am new to this :3
thanks
May 24, 2012 9:38:31 AM

sorry its intel core i7 3930k cpu
May 24, 2012 10:04:59 AM

blazer99 said:
sorry its intel core i7 3930k cpu


Ok, there's an incompatibility. That's an LGA 2011 processor and a LGA 1366 motherboard. you'll need an LGA 2011 board for that processor.
May 24, 2012 10:24:36 AM

specify your usage ;)  , for more accurate build we and quilciri can provide you many build options in this way

:lol:  but then it will become a build question :whistle: 
May 24, 2012 11:19:17 AM

ok thanks i will start a build question
May 24, 2012 11:25:54 AM

so i will use the i7 1156

sorry for your time but
could you give me a list of items that will be alot cheaper but give the same performance

Thanks yet again
ps if you could can you try t make it around the $1000 mark i wouldn't mind $800 more but i would like it cheaper
May 24, 2012 11:47:19 AM

Is your total budget $1000 or $3000?

If it's $1000, I'd suggest an LGA 1155 build. It's the newer socket that supports sandy and ivy bridge processors. I know it's confusing, but 1156 is the old chipset.
May 24, 2012 11:51:47 AM

...and as long as we're headed toward actual builds, you should fill this out and post it in the "new build" forum. Use the form in the "*How To Ask For New Build Advice*" post. You'll get lots of responses if you fill it out fully.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31-322.html
May 24, 2012 9:46:00 PM

quilciri said:
...and as long as we're headed toward actual builds, you should fill this out and post it in the "new build" forum. Use the form in the "*How To Ask For New Build Advice*" post. You'll get lots of responses if you fill it out fully.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31-322.html


i will thanks

ps by lga 1155 is that a moather board?
May 24, 2012 9:53:16 PM

Best answer selected by blazer99.
May 25, 2012 3:32:19 AM

lga 1155 is socket for intel 2nd and 3rd gen cpu, h61, h67, p67, z68, h77, z75, z77 are consumer chipsets for this socket which differ by some properties
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155


lga 1156 is socket for intel 1st gen i core cpu, h55, h57, p55 chipset

lga 1366 is socket for intel 1st gen i core extreme cpu, x58 chipset

lga 2011 is socket for intel 2nd gen i core extreme cpu, x79 chipset
May 25, 2012 12:36:43 PM

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May 25, 2012 12:37:10 PM

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