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Advice for a noob's rig

Last response: in Systems
June 23, 2012 5:10:05 AM

So i've decided to take the leap and make my very own rig, and i need some advice on the parts that will make up my new baby. ive listed the parts below, i would love if someone would check this over and let me know if some of the components are incompatible or have a bad history together, i did my best to make them compatible. if you think id be better off changing something then i would love to hear any advice anyone has to offer about it.


mother board: Intel BOXDX79SR LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

processor: Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX

video card: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

power supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

thanks in advance for any help with this!

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June 23, 2012 6:13:56 AM

A Z77 motherboard and i5 CPU, along with a GTX 670 (or HD7850 depending on your budget) would be a better choice if its for gaming.

What exactly are you doing that you need sandybridge-E? While over 8 Gigs of memory is overkill I'd probably at least populate all 4 channels of the controller if I were going to bother.

This ought to be in the new build section.

See here for how to ask for advice

and here for guides to building your own system/picking parts.
June 23, 2012 6:21:15 AM

Agreed with above. ^

The GTX 570 is a good video card but if I was buying a new computer today I would want something with more onboard video RAM.

May want to consider a 2 GB HD 7850. It is one of the best bang for your buck cards out there right now.