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Hey OOCers,

 

I was wondering if this is a good build for a N00b like me.. cuz im not totally familiar with building a new computer and my mom's fiancee knows computers more than i do but i dont know if this is a good build.. i prefer to spend under 3000 (Three Thousand) but if its under 2,500 thats good for me cuz i dont want to spend too much.. and the SSD will be for Boot drive..

 

 

 

Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6 GB/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

 

CPU

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

 

Motherboard Add-ons

Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter 1 x RJ45 - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106121

 

OCZ Reaper Edition 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1333C9LV12GK http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227538

 

EVGA 01G-P3-N981-TR GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130440

 

XION AXP Lan-Party Edition AXP-1000R14HE 1000W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817190021

 

Hard Drives and DVD, CD Drives

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106335

 

OCZ Agility Series OCZSSD2-1AGT120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227462

 

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136490

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooling Products

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan

COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103073

 

Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100009&cm_re=Arctic-_-35-100-009-_-Product

 

Thermalright TRUE Black 120Rev.C CPU Cooler

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109022

 

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit $204.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116762

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First off welcome to the club!

 

what is this build going to be used for? If it is for gaming I think the 12gb of ram might be a little over kill. Im sure a good 6gb kit would be just fine but that's just me.

 

You don't need anywhere near that much power for your build. I would go with something like this

http://www.newegg.co...corsair%20hx750

Cheaper and in my opinion better quality.

 

for your video card I think you should go with something a little more future proof and more bang for the buck. Something like this

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125309

 

 

Also, what case are you using that will hold 4 200mm fans? :blink: That thing must be a beast :tongue:

 

other than that everything looks good to me

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First off welcome to the club!

 

what is this build going to be used for? If it is for gaming I think the 12gb of ram might be a little over kill. Im sure a good 6gb kit would be just fine but that's just me.

 

You don't need anywhere near that much power for your build. I would go with something like this

http://www.newegg.co...corsair%20hx750

Cheaper and in my opinion better quality.

 

for your video card I think you should go with something a little more future proof and more bang for the buck. Something like this

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125309

 

 

Also, what case are you using that will hold 4 200mm fans? :blink: That thing must be a beast :tongue:

 

other than that everything looks good to me

 

+1 on the above. Also the two HDD's you selected are 5400 RPM drives.

 

Either of these would be better WD Caviar blue or even better Samsung Spinpoint F3

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I've never had much luck in OCing OCZ memory and I have had a lot of it of different sorts and still have a lot of and via various rmas of boards, memory and chips it has never gotten any better, so if you wish to OC your ram just my opinion but don't get OCZ. If you want memory that is stable at the computers native bus it is fine but beyond that I don't care what the memory is rated it has never performed for me, not on any of the gigabytes, not on the msi, and not the Asus board, or any other board I have or have had for that matter, over five different sets of memory.

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I agree with the comments about setting out what this system will be used for primarily before we can give constructive advice on what changes you should make to the component choices you have made.

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Water_Hazard- i don't have a case but im going to build one.. but i have a hard time deciding what type of case i am going to build and such.. you think that 6 GB of RAM is good enough for my computer system? its a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

and i don't need that much power for PSU(the one i mentioned)?? that video card i doubt that my motherboard support that... but i'll look to see if its compatible with my motherboard that i have chosen.. cuz i might use the rest of my slots and i doubt that video card that you mentioned will fit...

 

 

dihartnell - are those hard drives any good??

 

spectrascope- im not going to overclock the ram or anything else.. just basically stock.. cuz i don't want to burn them out too fast..

 

overall - its basically going to be a primary computing system but its also a gaming rig..

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As spectrascope stated 6gb of ram should be plenty. As for the video card, it should fit fine, it will just cover the second PCI-e slot but you are not running crossfire so you will still have 2 open PCI-e slots. You would be fine with a 600w-650w power supply and still have some headroom as long as it is a trusted brand. The Corsair HX series is just one of my personal favorites but here is a thread for recommended power supplies by the gurus here at OCC. http://forums.overcl...showtopic=63579

 

If the WD hard drives you posted are just for storage then they should be fine but if you will be loading any programs or games off of them and not the SSD I would go with one of the 7200rpm drives that dihartnell mentioned. You may also want to look at some of the SATA 6 hard drives since your motherboard supports them. Also, what is the network card for? Your motherboard has a built in 10/100/1000 port that should work fine

 

With the setup you are purchasing I would definitely look into overclocking at least the processor. My first I7 920 is still running in my brothers computer(like a champ) at 3.8ghz and has been at that speed since December 08. A small overclock would show decent gains in performance and still wouldn't put much more stress on the cpu.

 

Good luck with your case build. I've thought about building my own case but I'm just not that talented with my hands :doh:

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I don't know how to overclock the CPU or anything else...

 

OK the power supply looks good

 

The HDDS will be used for Storage and Games.. but i doubt that using the hard drives that i mentioned will be good enough cuz they're "green drives" and i doubt those will be good for the gaming anyways.

 

Will my CPU cooler work quite good for my overclocking??

 

is this hard drive good enough for my storage/ gaming needs?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

 

Also which RAM set do you recommend??

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Overclocking isn't all that hard and there are enough guides online you should be able to figure it out pretty easily. A quick google search should bring up a few.

 

The cooler you picked is a pretty good cooler. The only one I would recommend other than that one is the Noctua NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&cm_re=noctua-_-35-608-018-_-Product but if it is worth the price difference is up to you. Also one thing to take in to consideration is the heatsink on the ram you buy. If it has tall heatsinks the cooler may not fit.

 

That Western Digital Black drive looks fine to me. I have 5 640gb WD black drives and they have been great so far(knock on wood). If you are planning to put the hard drives in a RAID configuration though you may want to look into some different ones. Some of the reviews of that drive are saying they do not support RAID

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I don't know how to overclock the CPU or anything else...

 

OK the power supply looks good

 

The HDDS will be used for Storage and Games.. but i doubt that using the hard drives that i mentioned will be good enough cuz they're "green drives" and i doubt those will be good for the gaming anyways.

 

Will my CPU cooler work quite good for my overclocking??

 

is this hard drive good enough for my storage/ gaming needs?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

 

Also which RAM set do you recommend??

 

 

Im using that HDD as my Data drive. I think its pretty good.

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