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post #1 of 22
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So this is my very first build and I just wanted to know if you have any suggestions before I actually buy everything. I have never overclocked so I don't know how to do that but I will learn and try it for myself. I also am going into computer programming/designing so this computer will be for that and playing games.

CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 570
Case: HAF 942 X
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6gb (3x2 gb) DDR3 1600 7-8-7-20
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
PSU: Corsair Professional Series AX750 750W
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless: Belkin F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter
Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080
Keyboard/Mouse: Any suggestions? Don't want to spend a ton.
post #2 of 22
Great, except everyone will ask why you didn't go Sandy or wait for the new upcoming CPUs.
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i7 3930K @ 4.8Ghz offset ASrock X79 Extreme6/GB EVGA GTX680 FTW with EK waterblock EVGA GTX650 for PhysX 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G-Skill 4x4GB DDR3 1866 8-9-9-24@1.5V Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Agility 3 240GB x2 RAID 0 WD 500GB X2 RAID 0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm XSPC Dual Bay reservoir with Alphacool variable... Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm... EK GTX680 FTW waterblock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate HP tSS-25X11LED 25" 1080p PC Power&Cooling Silentpower 910W Xigmatek Elysium 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 3500 Rocketfish Creative Sound Core3D Logitech Z5300 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
960T unlocked to X6 ASUS M4A79XTD Evo Sapphire HD6870 1GB 2x2GB Ripjaws 7-8-7-24 F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 128GB WD 320GB HDD Lite-On DVD-RW Corsair H100 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 x64 Ultimate OCZ Stealthstream 600W HAF XB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K P8Z77-I MSI 560 Ti TF2 Samsung 20nm 
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post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well I have been contemplating that. I could either buy this really soon. or wait till later this year. I have heard good and bad things about sandy. So im not sure which way to go. When are these cpu's supposed to come out? and what do the prices look like? because i can get the 950 for 199 at microcenter
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Great, except everyone will ask why you didn't go Sandy or wait for the new upcoming CPUs.
This^^^^^^^^

Isn't 1366 pointless now with SB?
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Boot Drive OCZ Vertex 2, Two WD 500GB/Games/Music Sony Optiarc Black Win.7 64bit Samsung 24in, 1900x1200. Samsung 22in, 1680x1050 
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post #5 of 22
^
anywayz that is a perfect build,but if i had the money i would get an x58-ud7 board.
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post #6 of 22
super nice.
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1tb Hitachi Deskstar LG generic drive Corsair H50 Win7 64 Bit Ultimate 
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post #7 of 22
Looks good. For a mouse, you want to pick something that fits your grip style. That means if at all possible, get to a brick and mortar store and try them out. Don't trust somebody's word that it's comfortable, make sure it is. If you like those high palm mice like the G500, go for it. If you're like me and you hate them, look at a R.A.T.

Also, unless you're planning on SLI that PSU is overkill. Some people are into that kind of thing, though.
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post #8 of 22
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So what do you people say about SB or eventually IB? should i just wait? what do u think prices will look like for IB?
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So what do you people say about SB or eventually IB? should i just wait? what do u think prices will look like for IB?
Both Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge cannot be purchased right now. Unless you plan on waiting until April at the earliest to buy, you should put it out of your mind. (Unless you can find used, but good luck).

For Ivy Bridge? Prices will be expensive.
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post #10 of 22
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ya thats what i was thinking. and this computer i would build would still be able to handle anything, everything and way more than i could put it through. and 950 will be 199 from microcenter. so it just seems a lot better of an idea.
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