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Old 07-22-2010, 05:07 PM   #31
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I think he would be alright cause it comes with a 850w Thermaltake power supply. And the reviews don't pan the power supply and most list it as a pro on newegg.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #32
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For case i think you should check out
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-160-_-Product.

Has very good reviews.

I also think you should get a better motherboard.
Asus
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A455-2869

Also tri ch ddr3 would be better since it works well with your processor and motherboard and cost the same.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

I'm also building a gaming computer and people have suggested I get these items. Mine comes out to be around 1200 because my video card cost around 200. Hope this help.

You can get most of the items on tiger direct. Bing now has 15% off also. I saved over 250 because of bing cash back. You should check out my set up. Only thing is my video card is not as crazy as yours.

This is my final build.
Vid card- 300
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=P450-5856

Case- 140
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-1187

Ram- 200
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=C13-2048

HDD- 95
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...sku=TSD-1000WD

MOBO- 300
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A455-2869

Processor + Cooler- 409
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...2&sku=S19-4136

Dvd drive- 21
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...451-1012%20OEM

PSU- 170
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...4&sku=ULT40312
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Also tri ch ddr3 would be better since it works well with your processor and motherboard and cost the same.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
The motherboard he picked out supports a dual channel, not a tri channel memory set.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #34
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Oh but why get i7 930 if your not going use the tri ch dual ddr?
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Cause its an awesome cpu. If you found a motherboard that supports triple channel ram, you'd be set.
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I meant why get i7 930 if your not getting a mobo that support tri ch ddr3? wouldnt you want to use the i7 30 to the fullest?
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I have that same exact set of RAM. its AMAZING
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I didn't bookmark the site but I posted it a couple days ago the difference between dual channel and tri channel memory at this point is tiny. But I thought all the 1366 chip boards were set up for tri channel?
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Actually, the benchmarks between dual and triple channel, while not amazing, are still significant. It may not look that different on paper but benchmarks show otherwise.
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I didn't bookmark the site but I posted it a couple days ago the difference between dual channel and tri channel memory at this point is tiny. But I thought all the 1366 chip boards were set up for tri channel?
All Socket 1366 i7's have a tri-channel on-die memory controller and the motherboards will allow tri-channel operation.

Also you will only notice the difference between dual/tri channel operation on an X58 board when heavily editing in real life applications. Trust me, it does make a difference.

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I've just looked at the OP's final build list and while on the subject of memory i'm going to say this. If the OP is adamant on running dual channel RAM then I suggest running a P55 chipset motherboard and the i7 860/i5 750. Otherwise get a tri-channel RAM kit.
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