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Old 10-29-2010, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Is my gaming computer build good? First time builder

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R ~ $262

CPU: Intel i7 -950 Quadcore 3.0GHz ~ $329

Ram: DDR3 Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 8GB ~ $189

Harddrive: WESTERN DIGITAL 3.5 CAVIAR BLACK, 2TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA II ~ $255

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942 COMPUTER PC CASE ~ $246
or COOLER MASTER HAF RC-932 COMPUTER CASE ~ $185

Graphic card: MSI NVIDIA R5870 1GB 256Bit GDDR5 PCIE 2*DVI HDMI DSP DX11 OC ~ $521

PSU: COOLER MASTER SILENT PRO 80+ M850W POWER SUPPLY UNIT ~ $197

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray / DVD Combo Drive - 5.25 internal SATA, 12x Blu-ray Reader & DVD Burne ~ $77

Do you guys think its too much? Not enough?
Please leave feedback and any opinion and tips would be gladly appreciated.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:47 AM   #2
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Nice choice of components there.

The only thing I would do is add another, small, hard drive for OS and programs and use the 2TB drive as storage and stuff.

Also get triple channel RAM kits, not dual channel. So 3GB/6GB/12GB..... The 1366 i7's have triple channel controllers on die so it makes sense to utilise it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:13 AM   #3
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Thanks Remeniz :]

I couldnt find any of the 3gb/ 6gb and 12gb like you said ...
i dnt mind sticking with 8gb tho..
is 8gb enough ? LOL

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Old 10-30-2010, 05:24 AM   #4
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There's triple-channel RAM kit's all over the place. Seriously if your going for an X58 platform then go with a triple-channel RAM. Otherwise go for a i7 860 with a P55 motherboard.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:56 AM   #5
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Thanks Remeniz :]

I couldnt find any of the 3gb/ 6gb and 12gb like you said ...
i dnt mind sticking with 8gb tho..
is 8gb enough ? LOL

thanks again
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