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I want to build a new machine for games.
This is my list.

ProccesorIntel I7 960
MOBOGigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
MemG.Skill Ripjaws - Memory - 8 GB : 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V - unbuffered - non-ECC
Heat Sink Zalman CNPS9900LED
Power supply Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80
GPUEVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 1536 MB GDDR5
SoundCreative Labs SB0886 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional
HD Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5 TB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive "

What do you think?
If posible I would prefer a little bit cheaper. Are any component an overkill?
Thanks for your help/input in advance.
post #2 of 9
Everything seems just fine. I don't really think you need 8gb of ram for gaming but I would just stick with your current build plans.
    
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Just 2 normal HDD's. Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Asus H233H 23in Widescreen 1920x1080 Antec Eathwatts 650w 
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post #3 of 9
Some more information would be nice
Are you using this Solely for gaming? If so that RAM and CPU aren't needed
Do you need it asap? I would (and am myself) waiting for bulldozer to be released before deciding on a new build
Also, you're missing a case and a cd/dvd drive
Edit: Also where are you from? And where are you going to buy the parts from?
    
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Actually guys, depends on the games you play!


If you play MMOs, 8GB is very good (70% used at 8GB when crowded)

But if it's just normal games, 4gb is fine.
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EDIT:

I would get sandy bridge tbh stupid to go back and buy old socket..
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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I would personally wait for the P67 rev. B3 motherboards to ship (Very soon) and get an i5 2500k. You will save yourself a few bucks on that with pretty much the same performance. I know there's a bunch of reviews that show the gaming performance of the 2500k is about equal to the i7 9XX line.

Most games around will not benefit from hyperthreading at all because they run on 4 threads or less so you won't lose any performance from that. Also, you can overclock the bejeezus out of the 2500k with a decent cooler, probably to 4.5Ghz or higher.

I also recommend getting a SSD for loading your OS and most played games onto, I just recently got one and it is a completely different world, all my games load in a fraction of the time that they did on my mechanical HDD and everything in Windows feels much snappier, even running on my old dual core Athlon 64. I can't wait to see what it's like with a modern CPU.
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all your comments.
@CookiiMonster I also use my PC for work and study (econometric softwares) and multimedia. I'm currently living in Japan (I'm from Paraguay). I'm planning on buying everything from Amazon (they ship internationally). That is why also I didn't included the case and DVD, I'm buying those locally.
post #8 of 9
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@Degausser I appreciate your comment. I think I will do that. The 2500k looks great and hopefully the B3 revision motherboards will start shipping this week (at least ASUS). Which would be a good P67 motherboard?
post #9 of 9
Well, depending on your budget I would say either the ASUS P8P67 PRO or Deluxe or the Gigabyte P67A-UD4 or UD5, these are the ones I'm deciding between. The Deluxe and UD5 both have a few more features but you have to decide if they are worth spending the extra money or not.
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