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Few questions on building new PC


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Epsilon

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Hi i'm building a new pc and before i order the parts I wanted to ask a few questions to clear up a few things in mind hope you can help me out thanks here are the specs.

Case = NZXT LEXA BlackLine Black Steel
CPU = Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz (probably will overclock)
CPU Coolers = ZALMAN 9900 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
ATX Motherboard = ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58
RAM = OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Graphics Card = EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB
Hard Drive(s) = Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB (two of these I want to raid 1 them)
DVD Burner Writer= Sony AD-7240S-0B 24X
Power Supply = SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3
Cooling Fans = Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan
Sound & Network = Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 7.1 Channels
Operating system = Windows 7 64 bit

This is my first time trying to put one together any advice would be good, purpose of this computer is mainly for gaming & high multi tasking i like to have alot of programs open at once. I don't like AMD, this computer now is AMD nothing against them just a personal choice heres my questions now thanks.

Question 1. Does everything fit together good and look like it would be a green light?
Question 2. I like silverstone but never have owned one before only read from reviews are they reliable and will it fit with this system?
Question 3. Is this motherboard choice good or should I go with something higher end?
Question 4. Will all the computer parts fit good in the case I have picked?
Thanks in advanced guys =D!

Edited by Epsilon, 31 May 2010 - 08:38 PM.

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1.Yes
2.Silverstone is a great power supply but in category from 750-1000W Corsair HX is better but still this is a great power supply
3.Motherboard is great no need for higher end because if You gonna overclock You'll go easy to 4Ghz with this motherboard
4.Seeing a quick review it should fit good
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Thanks for your answers Dindy helps me out alot. Before I start building is there anything I should add ontop of all this? I already have a monitor 2ms so i'm okay there and all the other gadgets webcam, speakers, headphones, I was looking into corsair PSU's and think they look pretty good I might consider using "CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3". Also might change my case choice to a "Cooler Master HAF 932" let me know what you think thanks again.
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You might want to use this pinned topic HERE.
It was created by one of our own tech Staff members and is one of the best step by step instructions on how to build a system from the ground up.
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Thanks for your answers Dindy helps me out alot. Before I start building is there anything I should add ontop of all this? I already have a monitor 2ms so i'm okay there and all the other gadgets webcam, speakers, headphones, I was looking into corsair PSU's and think they look pretty good I might consider using "CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3". Also might change my case choice to a "Cooler Master HAF 932" let me know what you think thanks again.


Hi Epsilon! Yes I think Cooler Master is better choice.As for power supply You can't go wrong with Silverstone a great PSU, Corsair is little better but it's your choice either way you can't go wrong.
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Its finally built and for my appreciation towards the advice and suggestions that was given I thought i'd show the finished build with pics let me know what you think :)!
Case = Raven RV02
Cpu = Intel i7 860 2.8ghz
Sink = Noctua nh-d14
Compound = Noctua's it came with the heatsink just used it.
Top fan replace = Noctua nf-p12
Atx Mobo = Asus Maximus 3 Extreme
Ram = G.skill 8gb 2000mhz
Gpu's = Xfx Radeon HD 1gb 5850's in crossfire (not working currently trying to fix)
Hdd = Western digi caviar black 1tb
Ssd = Ocz vertex 2 60gb
Dvd burner = Sony optiarc black
Power supply = Xfx 850 watt black edition

Links for pictures:
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Sorry all the pictures were taken with a webcam and the top view of the case was a bit shakey my bad, thanks for the help. I built it in a shop so I had a few hands helping me. I did all the wiring and routing of cables was first time ever routing wires in a case so don't chop my head off to bad but let me know what you think. The coke bottle is purposely only meant to be used for scaling it is a 591 ML bottle :)!
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