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My First Build! Please advise! Budget: $1.5k-2k


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mastaclue00

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Hey guys! I'm working on my first computer build and I'm quite excited. I was hoping to get some input from you guys if ya could. This is what I was looking to go for right now:

Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

RAM - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

Power Supply - Corsair 750TX

Video card - SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

Harddrive - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Sound Card - Not sure? HELP PLEASE

Optical Drives - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - Retail

Case - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case

Heatsink - Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2

Monitors - SAMSUNG ToC T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 10000:1 Built in DTV Tuner & Dolby Digital Surround Speakers - Retail

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It looks quite nice except for a few things.

As for the sound card you are going to have to look around newegg.com and see what you like.

Also don't forget the OS. :) Windows 7 64 bit would work beautifully.

Edited by Eclipsed, 24 December 2009 - 11:58 AM.

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New ram does not need to be installed in pairs as each slot works independently and is made to hold up to 4 gigs each depending on the MOBO.
Please check this as DDR2 and DDR3 does not need to be installed in pairs.
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Alright, thank you for the correction. My mistake :)
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Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

RAM - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
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3 things wrong here..

Your MoBo is socket 1156 which doesn't support your i7-920 that you selected. So you have to either change your MoBo to 1366 socket or change your processor to something that is compatible with a 1156 MoBo, like and i5 processor.

Also, your RAM that you have selected is Tri Channel, Socket 1156 is a dual channel MoBo, you will actually be hurting yourself if put 3 sticks in there instead of 2.

Simple fix to your problem would be changing your MoBo to something like ASUS P6T (If you want to stay with ASUS and a good board) which supports the i7-920 and the tri channel RAM you have selected.
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Barebone : http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=B69-1140
Graphics card ( x2 for crossfire) : http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=P450-5770
DVD Drive ( Does everything i have one myself. DVD burner cd reader etc.): http://www.tigerdire.....=L49-1028 OEM
Monitor ( Samsung very nice monitors ) : http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=S203-2267

That's 1.6k, you have a good processor lots of ram, big hard drive, onboard sound card, but you get dual XFX radeon 5770's, and it's XFX it's real good. Plus if u don't need the monitor it'll bump doing to 1.4k but the monitor is pretty good it's self it's samsung, great company.

BTW, best thing is that it'll all fit togather, no worries. and you have extra money for shipping + a OS. All under 2k

-ZzDiety

Edited by ZzDiety, 26 December 2009 - 08:03 AM.

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