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Hi everyone, i'm super new to the website and also new to computer building, hence my name. So bare with me guys, cuz I will need a LOT of help. Anyways, my computer for 5 years decided to give up on me just last night. Its been a good 5 years, but this time I would like to try to deviate from other electronic consumers by buying separate parts and attempting to build my very own computer. I'm dreading this decision because I know nothing about computer building nor the parts that I've looked at. I would like a super computer with the best parts possible, no budget involved, that will impress my other friends when they come over to my place. I want it to have gaming capabilities (mainly counterstrike source and starcraft 2) and also I make music as part of my income, so I want it to be fast to do both of those. So far these are the parts that I've looked at, but I don't know if they are well fit for each other.

Case: Thermaltake Level 10GT
CPU: 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Processor
GPU: Dual EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified
Motherboard: Sabertooth X58
Memory: Dual RipjawsX F3 - 18400CL9D - 8GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
DVD RW: iHAS524 LiteOn 24X internal DVD Writer with LabelTag
Blu-Ray: iHBS212 LiteOn Internal 12X Blu-Ray Disc Writer with LightScribe
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow

Sounds pretty cool, but I don't know if they work well with each other. Please let me know if its possible and what would you recommend if the parts are not compatible with each other. Just keep in mind that I know nothing about building a computer, just so I don't get yelled at here to read before I post or something. Thanks guys.
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I wouldn't buy a 1366 system. As great of a platform as it is, 1155 chips appear to be running faster (and cheaper), and socket 2011 is slated to come out relatively soon. I would wait for 2011.
Just my quick 2 cents
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Thnks for giving me an advice...I didn't know the difference between the 1366 and 1155 chipset. Thnks for telling me this because the 1366 is very pricy, at least I can cut back on some. Would the other things still be possible if I got the 1155?
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If you really want the best of the best, wait a few months for socket LGA2011. Also, I would get 3-4 GTX 580's instead of 2 590's. Dual GPU cards are hot and won't be able to overclock as well as single GPU cards. And depending on your resolution (2560x1600+), you might want to look into 3GB 580's. The added VRAM can come in handy at high, and multi-monitor resolutions.

Just my .02¢
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Well impressing your friends won't be any trouble after some adjustements ^^

1: the case isn't too good, go for a cheaper one like the HAF 932 great cooling and looks awesome with the right fans.

2: 2nd generation I7 is awesome performance indeed, but keep in mind that an 6 core version is on the way (since budget isn't a problem.

3: 2 dual-gpu cards is asking for trouble :S games don't support 2 cards sometimes let alone 4. Also the power drain is extreme, you need too feed your pc with uranium too keep these puppies running -_-'' Go and take only 1 gtx 590or 6990 if you want but 2 will add NOTHING.

4: An socket 1366 motherboard with an socket 1155 proc won't work :S no x58 goodness for you. just go for a ASUS maximus IV or an uber awesome Gigabyte ga-z68x

5: 8GB with a triple channel controller :S go ahead and take a tri kit of 6GB or go crazy and buy 12GB consisting of only 3 RAM sticks!also 1600 should be enough, otherwise go with 1866 or so

6: yeah a mechanical hard drive -_-'' just stick with 1 or 2 mechanical HDD's and 1 fast SSD with 80 or more GB's.
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7: the CPU cooler... overrated (personal) just pick a better one from prolimatech or the venomous x Noctua is also THE epic cooling ****

one last word though... stop hitting the'select by prize and then the 'most expensive' buttons XD

Hope it helped though
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are 3 sets of the 590 too much? I'm not looking to overclock any of my units because that's just another ballpark and don't know anything about that either. I can get 4 GTX 580's though if that works better. Thanks.
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are 3 sets of the 590 too much? I'm not looking to overclock any of my units because that's just another ballpark and don't know anything about that either. I can get 4 GTX 580's though if that works better. Thanks.
3 means 3x2=6 which drivers and games/software/drivers don't even support XD it won't run (which is too bad)
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If you can wait till end of the year ... then yes wait for the new stuff. But I know your old computer died so you might need something now.

CPU: i7-2600k
Motherboard: Gigabyte P67 or Z68 UD7 or the ASUS P67 or Z68 ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
GPU: 3 x GTX 580 in 3-way SLI (regular 1.5 gb versions are fine with this set up)
PSU: Corsair AX1200
Storage: 64 or 120 gb SSD (Crucial M4, Corsair Force Series GT, OCZ Vertex 3) + mechanical hard drive size of your choice. --> no need for raptor drives ... SSD are the way to go now.
Ram: Dual RipjawsX F3 - 18400CL9D - 8GB
DVD RW: iHAS524 LiteOn 24X internal DVD Writer with LabelTag
Blu-Ray: iHBS212 LiteOn Internal 12X Blu-Ray Disc Writer with LightScribe
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow
Case: What you put down is good, but its very pricey and personal taste. Its totally up to you.
Edited by mcc21 - 8/10/11 at 4:37pm
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Originally Posted by CompNoobSaibot View Post
are 3 sets of the 590 too much? I'm not looking to overclock any of my units because that's just another ballpark and don't know anything about that either. I can get 4 GTX 580's though if that works better. Thanks.
Forget about this, LOL...i'm sorry this is just stupid thanks for answering this for me emokid
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What are you going to run in the way of monitors? 1, 2, 3 ?
    
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