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Help! I'm trying to build my own computer!


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NightHawk117

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Hey guys, this is the first time I have ever attempted to build my own computer, and I'm not sure if all the components that I have are compatible. Can anyone help? The components that I'm not sure if they are compatible are if my graphics card, my hard drive, and my RAM will work with my motherboard. Here are the links:

Intel Core i7 Processor 2.80 GHz 8 MB LGA1156 CPU I7-860BOX

http://www.amazon.co...r...8133&sr=1-2

Western Digital 1 TB RE3 SATA 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Enterprise Hard Drive WD1002FBYS

http://www.amazon.co...h...5892&sr=1-2


Corsair 6 GB PC3-10600 1333MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7 Triple Channel Memory Kit CMX6GX3M3A1333C9

http://www.amazon.co...3...1085&sr=1-5



And is this overkill???

XION Power Real 1000-Watt Power Supply


http://www.amazon.co...0...2131&sr=1-2


BFG BFGE981024GTGE NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT 1 GB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card with EcoIntelligence Low Power Design

http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top



Gigabyte Intel Core i7/i5/LGA1156/4DDR3-2200/CrossFireX/GBE/Raid/SATA3/USB3.0/7.1-CH ATX Motherboard GA-P55A-UD3


http://www.amazon.co...K/ref=de_a_smtd



I know I'm asking alot, but I don't know what else to do!
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Neil Jones

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You can probably get better prices on components from specialist online PC retail shops rather than Amazon.
1000w is very much total overkill. You also need an operating system. For all 6Gb of memory you need 64-bit Vista or 7.
A DVD writer might be useful too :)

What do you want the computer to do? Games? Online gaming? Internet surfing?
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NightHawk117

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I'm into gaming, and want to play high end games like COD 6 and Heaven.
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I would try out www.newegg.com
GREAT customer service and pricing :)

Edited by dzacbbb, 09 March 2010 - 01:11 PM.

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@NightHawk117:

Memory:

Here's the memory Support list from Gigabyte:
http://www.gigabyte....ga-p55a-ud3.pdf


The listed modules have been tested by Gigabyte. Other DDR3 modules should work, though incompatibility is possible.



Power supply:

The XION is (rhymes with nap); not that great of a PSU.

I suggest the Corsair HX620W, which has a very good build quality.
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+1 for better quality PSU such as Corsair, also another point is the hard drive, you have selected and enterprise edition one which is usually designed for RAID and therefore more expensive. You can find similar non-enterprise versions for much cheaper usually.
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Make sure you don't forget about accessories! If you have a bad monitor or terrible sound let alone a simple or plain keyboard, its almost like shooting yourself in the foot after designing a nice rig!
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man u got a alot of money to get all those componets :)
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As far as the PSU, I would suggest about 500w. You can find some affordable, 80%+ efficiency units in that range. If you plan on expanding the system, you could go higher on the wattage, of course.

Also, if you're going to be spending all of this money on the nice CPU and board, you might as well get DDR3 1600 RAM. A little faster, and little to no difference in cost. G.Skill is a good bet.

Also, no one has mentioned a case. I assume you have one? Don't forget all the little things like cables as well.

Lastly, +1 on Newegg. You can also check out TigerDirect. They sometimes have better prices, sometimes worse. But no one beats Newegg's customer service, selection, and shipping. And usually not prices either.

Good luck!
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