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Ok, so for high school graduation I came into some money, so I decided to make myself a computer for "college". I'm just looking at some opinions at to how good my build is sooo:


Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932

Processor: Intel i7-930 @ 4x2.8Ghz (probably going to overclock to 3.6-3.8)
Cooling: XIGMATEK Dark Knight 120mm CPU Cooling Fan System - H.D.T. (Heat-pipe direct touch)

Motherboard: ASUS P6T SE

Memory: 6Gb (3 x 2Gb) DDR3-1333 - Corsair XMS3 Dominator w/DHX technology

Video Card: 2x ATI Radeon HD 5870 - 1Gb - CrossFire
Cooling: Stock Fans

PSU: 850 Watt -- XFX Black Edition Power Supply - SLI Ready

Hard Drive: 1 TB - 64M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s

OS: Windows 7 Home Edition, 64-bit

And some Thermal Compound of course to reduce heat, I feel like I have a pretty decent setup here.

Any suggestions, or comments on this, please as it is my first gaming computer build
Edited by CovertCover - 6/9/10 at 6:45pm
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post #2 of 26
Looks good to me! How much is this build costing you? Also, what brand is that hard drive?
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post #3 of 26
A new power supply would be nice, because I'm am unaware of the one you listed.

How about adding a SSD? Intel x25-V would be nice! Or the M model with 80GB's.
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post #4 of 26
Whats your budget?
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post #5 of 26
I would wait for the new HAF X if I were you.
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post #6 of 26
Save a few bucks by going for the i7 920, then take that money a buy a better heatsink.

A Dark Knight is only good for ~3.6-3.7GHz (with HT on). For another 20-30 dollars you can be fairly confident of 4GHz from a 920 or 930.
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post #7 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
Whats your budget?
Ummm i have about 2500 but I also got a small netbook leaving about 1900 for this computer.

The hard drive is a Western Digital, and I think I forgot to add that I have Windows 7 HE 64-bit
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post #8 of 26
Get some 1600Mhz RAM.
    
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post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
Ummm i have about 2500 but I also got a small netbook leaving about 1900 for this computer.

The hard drive is a Western Digital, and I think I forgot to add that I have Windows 7 HE 64-bit
Okay, Ill make you a PC ;o

Are there any parts you dont need/already have?
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LG DVD Burner Corsair H110 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PLANAR PX2710MW 27" 2ms 
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ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 27" 1440p 120Hz Corsair K70 MX Red switches Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition SteelSeries QcK+ DOTA 2 Edition (x2) FiiO E6 
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FiiO E09k Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 Ohm Audio Technica A700 Sennheiser HD 280 
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post #10 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
Okay, Ill make you a PC ;o

Are there any parts you dont need/already have?
Nope, Go ahead and start from scratch

I also feel as if the 2x 5780's MIGGHTTT be a bit overkill...ok alot overkill
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HAF 932 
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