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Trying to put a beast desktop togther ^^

May 4, 2011 at 04:29:24
Specs: Windows XP

Hey guys,

Am planning to build my first desktop, am no genious and any input / advice would be sincerly appreciated,

i7-2600K 3.4GHz 8M LGA1155 CPU
Asus LGA 1366 Intel X58 Rampage III Formula ( Rep. of gamers ATX) Motherboard
nVidea GTX 580 Superclocked 1536 Mb Graphics Card
Crosair Dominator12GB (4GB*3) 1600MHz PC3-12800 240Pin DDR3 Ram
Cooler Master Silent Pro. 1000w Power Supply Unit
Cooler Master CM 960II Advance Case
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler
WD 1TB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 32MB cache Hardrive
Samsung Blu-Ray w/Light Scribe

Total cost is aprrox 1,750 US$

Would i be able to get better hardware for the amount of $$ am putting?


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#1
May 4, 2011 at 06:43:39

Pretty advanced build for a newb. Where are you buying the parts from? I suspect you're going to be paying too much. And I'm curious as to how you're going to install a socket LGA1155 CPU in a socket LGA1366 motherboard? Obviously you're going to have to switch boards, so consider one based on the P67 chipset.

P67, X58, And NF200: The Best Platform For CrossFire And SLI

High-End P67 Express: Five $200-250 Motherboards

And I don't see a copy of Win7 64-bit on your shopping list?

Also, do your homework regarding cases with the power supply mounted on the bottom. Although a lot of them are being built that way these days, it's a bad design with poor cooling characteristics.

The Problem of Bottom-Mounted Power

And I guarantee that you do NOT need a 1000W PSU, not even close.

Other than that, here's a few tips:

1. make sure to benchtest your hardware BEFORE you install it in the case.

How to Bench Test Your System

2. manually configure your BIOS settings for best performance. Do NOT rely on AUTO settings or defaults.

3. test your RAM with memtest86+ BEFORE you attempt to install the OS.

http://www.memtest.org/



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#2
May 4, 2011 at 08:53:44

well very true newbie in here,

thing is i bought x2 laptops in the past year and half, and both are prty much dead at this point.....

going to buy everything though amazon and have them shiped by aramex to half way across the world into the mid east... shiping would cost close to 500us$$ so i cant go wrong which is why i opted for the 1k watage PSU....

as for the MB, am not sure but figured i'd go for an Asus Maximus IV instead since i belive its compatable with LGA 1155...

OS i can purchase it in here, so i didnt include it my bad!

As for the case am not sure abt the size required with these hardware i just randomly picked a bulky huge one to make sure it would fit, if you have ny suggestions to a smaller much suitable one it would be appreciated.

Thanx for the earlier post ^^


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#3
May 4, 2011 at 09:13:53

"figured i'd go for an Asus Maximus IV instead since i belive its compatable with LGA 1155..."

Look at the description that you posted: Asus LGA 1366 Intel X58 Rampage III Formula. An LGA 1155 CPU will NOT fit in an LGA 1366 socket.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/In...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
May 5, 2011 at 10:51:12

if you are making A "beast desktop" then why not put the Graphics card in SLI(x2,x3,x4 Cards).Two nVidea GTX 580 Superclocked 1536 Mb Graphics Card" is better than one!

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