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Old 02-05-10, 05:29 AM
ultiman ultiman is offline
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starting from scratch


its been a long time since i have kept up with computer components and etc so now that i have come back to the scene and its time to start again with a completely new build i have had to do A LOT of research lol.

i want to give a little over clocking a shot and have a play all tho i live in a real hot place and im a bit worried about that but all good

i have a list of parts i think are good and fit my budget but would like an out side opinion on my choices and weather any changes could be made id allow a few hundred dollars leeway let me know what ya think

MY new build:

GRAPHICS CARD-- $500 HIS Radeon HD 5870 Video Card 1GB ATI Graphics HDMI DVI

CPU----------------- $550 Intel Core i7 960 3.2GHz 8MB Cache LGA 1366

MOTHERBOARD ---$385 New GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA1366 Core i7 Intel X58 ATX

RAM 8GIG	----------$408 G.Skill 4x 2GB  Ripjaws DDR3 Kit 2000Mhz PC3-16000

HDD-----------------$110 WESTERN DIGITAL WD 1TB 1000GB 3.5" SATA2 HDD 64MB CACHE

hdd boot drive---  $120 Western Digital 150G VELOCIRAPTOR Raptor WD1500ADFD 10K

CPU COOLER----- $150 Noctua NH-D14 Socket 1366, 1156, 775 & AM3 CPU Cooler

POWER SUPPLY---$180 Corsair TX 650W ATX Power Supply PSU SLI Certified


OS------------------ $200 Windows 7 Professional! 64 bit
i just copy pasted the list from my note pad i made thats why the prices are there and are also in AUD.

im mostly unsure about the mother board and what size case im going to need for the Noctua NH-D14 and some extra cooling.

other than that i think it will be a real good pc, wich later ill add another 5870 in x fire wen i catch up on cash again

i want to use the pc for 3d graphics/after effects mostly with some gaming here and there what do you guys think im i wasting my cash on any particular part i could upgrade down grade, is there any thing i could add, is that power suplly gona handle 2x 5870?

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Old 02-05-10, 07:31 AM
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siravarice siravarice is offline
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Maybe go for the UD3R? That would save some money, then you could get the 750W PSU instead. And go for HX, I think TX isn't modular?
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Old 02-05-10, 03:48 PM
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Nice list, good choice on the graphics card.
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