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Aestevalist

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Hi,

Please excuse my English as it is not my first language. My friend told me to stop by here as reference. With that being said I would like to ask guidance and help from professionals and other knowledgeable folks in the forum :). Any help is greatly appreciated.

This is my first time making a computer, I am still currently using a P4 system which runs new games these day sluggishly. Now I have not made a PC in the part but I have been reading about it lately and I feel motivated and partly a little scared in making one myself, instead of buying a pre-assembled off the shelf. I think this would be a good learning experience and a good way to save some money.

The only major thing I have done to a computer in the past was add Rams nothing really technical.

Below are the components that I am looking at. As far as I know they are all compatible but I might be wrong. Please check if this is fine or if I am missing anything.

Case: Antec 1200
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129043

PSU: Corsair 1000W
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139007

CPU: Intel i7 920
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115202

CPU Cooling Unit: Whatever comes with the i7 (some recommendation maybe.)

Ram: G Skill 3x 2GB DDR3 1333 (PC3 – 10666)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231223

Mobo: EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188039

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116488

Graphic Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896 MB (maybe 2 if budget allows, 3 in the future.)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130370

Hard Drive: Seagate 1 TB, 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148274

DVD/CD Drive: LG 22x DVD+RW
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136147

Thermal paste: Whatever comes with the CPU Unit (Maybe other stuff if recommended.)

Think this will be good for 3 way Sli in the future (not overheating if I got 3 Sli)? I do plan to 3 Sli soon when I have more money.

I am budgeting around 1500-1600

Any suggestions and comments are appreciated. Thanks! :)
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Aestevalist

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/bump still looking for advise :) Thanks.
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Hi Aestevalist, welcome to GeeksToGo!

Note that we do not recommend bumping your thread, we have a separate section in the forum called the Waiting Room where you can create a new topic and mention that you've been waiting for 3 days and that your thread has not been replied to.

Your build looks very nice. The only thing I would change is the DVD-drive as the one you selected is IDE and not SATA.
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You should be okay with tri-SLI however I do wonder why you need tri-SLI, do you have a 30" monitor to use with this set-up? Because having tri-SLI of GTX 260 with a monitor lower than 30" would be a waste of money. Video card gets obsolete real fast and in a year or two, there will be a much better card out there that will perform much better than tri-SLI GTX 260. In my opinion, saving your money and just upgrade the video card every year to the best one at that time would be much better but that is up to you.
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Hi,

I am sorry for the bump :) .

I just bought a 28" monitor not quite 30" and I would want to play the latest games without dying to lag.

I will take you advice with the upgrading it every year, it does seem more economical that way. Thanks. :).


I will go ahead and shop around with the changes recommend.

Any other suggestion/advise is appreciated. Thanks :wave:
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