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Hi all new to building computers and was looking for some feedback on hardware compatibility and also any other better alternatives

Here is my idea, feel free to add!

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Chassis Case
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core i7-920 / 2.66GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI LE Intel Mainboard - 6x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / Gigabit Lan / LGA 1366
Memory: Corsair DDR3 8GB PC-10600/1333 (4x XMS3 2GB) CMX8GX3M4B1333C9 Ram
PSU: Antec Signature Series 850W ATX Power Supply
GPU: geforce gts 250 (currently own) was thinking of getting a seccond Sli
Heatsink: Xigmatek CPU Cooler Thors Hammer
Hard Drives: (currently own 300gig)

Thank you
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Hi hellaman, Welcome to Geekstogo!

Everything looks good but the RAM. It looks like you picked a dual channel setup, and the i7/X58 generally uses triple channel. You want to look at the DDR3 1600 sets like 2gb x 3, or maybe 1gb x 3 or 4gb x 3. The board you using has 6 memory slots, so if your look for something around 8gigs, then I would buy a 2gb x 3 set and a 1gb x 3 set which would equal 9gigs. The RAM you selected might work by putting 3 in the 1 triple channel memory slots and run 1 of them in the second triple channel 1st slot, but the triple channel sets are usually labeled as "works with the i7/X58 series of cpu's and motherboards".

I really like Xigmatek CPU coolers by the way (you'll need the socket 1366 one). Also, remember, for Windows to recognize more than 3.5gigs of RAM, you need a 64bit OS, i.e. Windows 7 64bit.

Other than that, everything looks quite nice. :)
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