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    Question First time building computer

    Hey there!!!!

    I'm going to be building my first computer and I would kindly appreciate some guidance from the seasoned computer builders here. This is what I came up with for my price range ( $1800-$2000 )

    I might switch out the optical drive but I'm happy with everything else. I just have 3 questions:

    1) Does the mobo support the ram I have picked out? From what I can see it does, but it says overclocking in brackets next to the 1600MHz under memory supported for the mobo. This makes me second guess because I don't what this exactly means.

    2) Is everything compatible?

    3) Am I missing anything?

    Other than that I double checked everything else and everything seems to be good to me. I don't want to change anything although tips and opinions are welcomed.


    Thanks in advance!



    GPU: ATI 5870 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=P450-5874

    PSU: Stealthxstream 700W ( 80+ certified ) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=O261-6324

    MOBO: ASUS P6T Motherboard http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=A455-2868

    RAM: Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...7&sku=C13-2048

    HDD: Western Digital 500g ( That's all I need for room) http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...ku=TSD-500AALS

    CPU: Intel i7 930 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...3&sku=I69-0930

    Optical Drive: HP multiformat DVD Writer http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...L12-1344%20OEM

    Case: Cool Master HAF 932 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=C283-1187

    OS: Windows 7 home edition http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...2&sku=M17-7302

    Thermal Paste: TG1 Extreme http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&sku=T925-1256

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    Ram will work it says Overclock because that ram is overclockable 1600 vs 1333mhz. I would grab a 1T HD its like a few bucks more. $300.00 bucks for I7-930 is alot where do you live? I see you listed thermal paste but no aftermarket cooler. You won't need thermal paste if you are using the stock cooler. I guess you could still use it but no need really. Just looked at the GPU price and its alot.

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    That motherboard is pretty expensive considering it doesn't even have USB3/SATA3, so you might want to reconsider it. Check also what Gigabyte has to offer, not only Asus. RAM should work just fine.

    Thermal paste is not needed if you aren't going to overclock, and if you are, you'll also need a third party fan.

    That Radeon 5870 is pretty expensive, and not as good in price/performance ratio as 2xGTX460 1GB if you need more 3D power. For WoW only just one GTX460 is more than enough.
    Last edited by vesseblah; 2010-09-29 at 10:25 PM.
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    Those prices are a bit high. I'd advise searching on Newegg.ca for better prices on the gear you want. I have shopped with them for many years in the states and they are fast, great prices and I havent had to deal with customer service yet but they are top notch from what I've heard.

    Also I suggest this motherboard instead of your listed Asus.

    ASUS Rampage III Gene LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

    With the money saved from buying on newegg canada instead of buying from tigerdirect, you could purchase the closed loop water cooling system from corsair and overclock your processor easily to make it even better bang for your buck if you felt comfortable doing that.

    CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series H50

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    Stay away from Newegg.ca and TigerDirect.ca

    Both are horrible, for Canadians I suggest NCIX.

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    I also suggest NCIX: http://www.ncix.com/

    Where are you located Degandral?

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    I also suggest NCIX, where are you located Degandral?

    Also, post your question on the forums, great builders there with great advice (http://forums.ncix.com/)

    Click the banner as well, they have a weekly sale that starts every Wednesday night (one just started at 7PM PST)
    Last edited by mobius; 2010-09-30 at 03:04 AM.

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    I guess NCIX is the way to go. lol Never heard of it as Im not canadian but if others suggest it I would take their advice. Ive always had good experience with newegg in the states. Is newegg canada not as good or is just NCIX better for canadians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltage-PC View Post
    I guess NCIX is the way to go. lol Never heard of it as Im not canadian but if others suggest it I would take their advice. Ive always had good experience with newegg in the states. Is newegg canada not as good or is just NCIX better for canadians?
    Newegg decided that it would be a cakewalk for them to enter the Canadian market, but they horribly under estimated their competition. Price, service, selection - NCIX has the advantage and is considered the best Canadian site for hardware.

    It's simply just better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobius View Post
    I also suggest NCIX, where are you located Degandral?

    Also, post your question on the forums, great builders there with great advice (http://forums.ncix.com/)

    Click the banner as well, they have a weekly sale that starts every Wednesday night (one just started at 7PM PST)
    I will check out this NCIX. I never heard of it before and yes, newegg.ca doesn't seem too promising to me. Thanks for the huge tips guys. I will post again if I have further questions

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-04 at 06:57 PM ----------

    holy crap, this NCIX site is sexy lol.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-04 at 07:20 PM ----------

    This is a new system I came up with really quick, what do you guys think?


    Case: still the haf 932 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33029

    gpu: still the xfx 5870 radeon http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52233

    CPU: still the i7 930 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...3&promoid=1018

    Ram: Different http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Specifications I downgraded form the 1600 MHz to 1330 MHz from before but meh.

    Mobo: Different http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Specifications it only has 2.0 usb connectors but meh There's also this one http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=52155 It has 3.0 usb connectors but I don't think I really need everything that it has to offer for that extra cash?

    HDD: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...6&promoid=1018

    OS: same http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271

    PSU: Different http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1018


    anything missing?

    Oh, optical drive... http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...%20Electronics as a place holder. Anything else ? :P


    Recap: Basically I'm trying to build my system around the GPU and CPU selected from before. I'm open to further suggestions! And thanks again for the NCIX site, that was a really REALLY good suggestion. It's much easier to get things for better prices when it's closer to home.
    Last edited by Degandral; 2010-10-05 at 05:08 AM.

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    The motherboard you chose is an AMD socket AM3 motherboard, it won't work with the i7 930. You can price match with NCIX so make sure you're doing that, you should be able to cut about $100 - $200 off of the final cost.
    Just taking your motherboard into consideration you can cut $25 off of the price by matching it with BestDirect.ca who have it for $225.75.
    You're also missing a discount on the XFX 5870 that will drop the price another $30: 52233-1018.
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    Quote Originally Posted by None View Post
    The motherboard you chose is an AMD socket AM3 motherboard, it won't work with the i7 930. You can price match with NCIX so make sure you're doing that, you should be able to cut about $100 - $200 off of the final cost.
    Just taking your motherboard into consideration you can cut $25 off of the price by matching it with BestDirect.ca who have it for $225.75.
    You're also missing a discount on the XFX 5870 that will drop the price another $30: 52233-1018.

    Ahh yes, thank you.

    I've been looking at these three.

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Specifications

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Specifications

    http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=52155#Specifications

    All support my LGA 1366 socket for the i7 930. Now I'm checking to see which one of those best suits my needs for the price.

    I'm probably going to go with the ASUS Sabertooth X58 or ASUS P6X58D-E X58

    I will probably go with the ASUS P6X58D-E X58 though. The only difference is that it has OC features and the sabertooth doesn't? So I guess for future proof I should go with the ASUS P6X58D-E X58.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-05 at 12:54 AM ----------

    ALRIGHT, HERE'S MY FINAL BUILD!!!! This is it. It came to $1,641.55 with shipping included. God damn awesome Is what I think, what do you guys think?!?




    GPU: ATI Radeon 5870 HD http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=52233

    CPU: Intel i7 930 2.8 GHz quardcore http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...3&promoid=1018

    Mobo: ASUS P6X58D-E X58 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=52155

    Case: Haf 932 http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=33029

    Ram: Corsair XMS3 6gig 1600 MHz http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Corsair

    HDD: Western Digital 640gig http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...6&promoid=1018

    PSU: Corsair TX750W http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...5&promoid=1018

    OD: samsung http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Samsung

    OS: Windows 7 home edition 64-bit. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45271
    Last edited by Degandral; 2010-10-05 at 07:43 AM.

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