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Old 09-24-2009, 08:05 AM   #1
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recently build a computer for someone for their work and decided i needed a new gaming computer myself, so it is similar to what i was looking at with my last build but want to get any criticism before i actually order anything.

CPU Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

MOTHERBOARD MSI X58 Pro-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20X58%20Pro-E

RAM G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231223

GPU EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130480

PSU SILVERSTONE ELEMENT ST75EF 750W ATX12V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-049-_-Product

HDD Western Digital WD5001AALS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-320-_-Product


CASE SGC-2000-KKN1-GP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119196

DISK DRIVE SONY AD-7240S-0B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

OS Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116677


i wasn't sure on what type of heatsink is right cause i couldn't see if the mobo was a 3 pin or 4 pin. and what thermal compound is good to go with. i just finished up the artic silver i had.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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get a HD5870 for i little more
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:20 PM   #3
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What resolution are you running on your monitor?
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Ahhhh! For God's sake man, hold off on Vista and buy Windows 7!!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:39 AM   #5
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Ahhhh! For God's sake man, hold off on Vista and buy Windows 7!!!
he could get vista with a free upgrade to windows 7.

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which is exactly what he did.
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get a HD5870 for i little more
agreed.
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The only suggestion I have don't get an MSI MOBO get P6T Deluxe v2 or get an EVGA. Both great boards!

Also get 5870 instead of the Nvidia card.

For Thermal compound go with Tunig TX-2 or TX-3
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:10 AM   #8
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well thanx for the help... this is what i am looking at now after changing the mobo and the gpu

CPU Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

MOTHERBOARD ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-365-_-Product

RAM G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231223

GPU H587F1GDG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-301-_-Product


PSU SILVERSTONE ELEMENT ST75EF 750W ATX12V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-049-_-Product

HDD Western Digital WD5001AALS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-320-_-Product


CASE SGC-2000-KKN1-GP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119196

DISK DRIVE SONY AD-7240S-0B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

OS Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116677

thermal compound TX-3 [ url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154007&cm_re=tx-3-_-35-154-007-_-Product[/url]


i was planning on doing the upgrade to windows 7 from vista. any suggestions on a heatsink? i would prefer a zalman cause my first computer had one and it's temps are low but i got away form it with my second comp and the temps aren't as low as they should be. reason i ask for help is i liely would overkill it and go with a fan too big just to play it safe which may or may not be needed.
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any suggestions on a heatsink?
not required if your not overclocking.
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If you plan to OC I suggest the Zalman CNPS 9900

I use one on my Phenom II X4 955, and my Core i7 950

Works WONDERFULLY and is easy to install!
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