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I'm about to build a new i7 system. That's what I'm currently planing to buy:

- Intel i7 920, 2.66GHz, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB Cache
- Gigabyte EX58-UD4, Intel X58 Express, S1366, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR3 1333, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX
- 650W Be Quiet Dark Power PRO
- Antec p182 / Antec Sonata III (unsure)
- Noctua CPU-Cooler NH-U12P SE1366 - Sockel 1366
- Gigabyte Technology Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 (GV-R485MC-1GI) passively cooled
- Kingston HyperX 3x2GB, DDR3-1600, CL8-8-8-24

Main priority is having it running really quiet (maybe even overclocked?).

What do you think of it? Any possible improvements? Opinions?
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Welcome to Geeks To Go

My name is Cbarnard

I hope I may be of some assistance:


Lets check this out.

Intel i7 920, 2.66GHz, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB Cache

This is good

- Gigabyte EX58-UD4, Intel X58 Express, S1366, PCI-E 2.0x16, DDR3 1333, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, ATX
This is also good

- 650W Be Quiet Dark Power PRO

I would usually advise a 750 to an 850 min. for the purpose of future expansion, but it seems like you have limited this system. So it is probably going to work fine for you

- Antec p182 / Antec Sonata III (unsure)

I would look into the Antec 1200 excellent cooling (200mm fan) with contollers and the looks are very nice

- Noctua CPU-Cooler NH-U12P SE1366 - Sockel 1366

This should help keep things cool

- Gigabyte Technology Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 (GV-R485MC-1GI) passively cooled

This will help keep things quiet, but it will heat things up a bit (you better have good cooling overall)

- Kingston HyperX 3x2GB, DDR3-1600, CL8-8-8-24

Ram speed is more than necessary other wise look for DDR-3 1333

I don't know if I would over clock this system... If you want it quiet

Oc'ing creates more heat than normal, If you can provide good cooling this won't be a problem.



I hope some of this information helps you, It is late and I need to get to bed...

If you need more assistance or would like me to explain something more to you I would be happy to do so.

Good Luck

Cbarnard

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Hello,

I see that you have not replied to this post. Do you still need assistance?

If the problem has been resolved please post a reply stating this is resolved. If the problem resurfaces again please reference this thread in the new thread you start.

If you continue to need assistance please reply back with requested information asked for previously in my last post.

I like to hear how things are going for the people I'm assisting, please let me know how it is going good or bad!!!

Thank you very much and good luck

Cbarnard
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