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Old December 13, 2009, 08:32 PM
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I was wondering if I could get some building advice. I have never built a computer before and thought I would give it a go. These are the parts I am going to order, I have not decided on a GPU as I don't know what would be good so any help would be great.

Gigabyte X58A-UD7 ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA6GB USB3.0 2GLAN 3-WAY CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler AM2 Heatsink 120MM Fan 1000RPM 15.8DBA 38.9CFM

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc SATA 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 5YR MFR Warranty

Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply

Corsair XMS3 CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit

I7-920 D0 CPU
Coolermaster HAF 922 ATX Case

If you think something could be better, or if I'm missing something, any advice would be great.
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Welcome on board......since you will have 6gb , you will need a 64 bits OS. , your Thermalright is for a AMD , you need this one with your I7

NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT REV.C Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan 1600RPM 28DBA 63.7CFM - U120E-1366-RT Rev.C In Canada.


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Old December 13, 2009, 08:49 PM
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Thanks, I just thought I would put in that I will be using the computer for mainly avi to mp4 transferring, itunes, some gaming ie..Modern Warfare 2, but I need something for smooth video-conferencing. I'm going back to school and would like something that I will not need to upgrade for a long time.
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Old December 13, 2009, 08:55 PM
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for you case I will go with this one : NCIX.com - Buy Lancool PC-K62 Black ATX Advanced Mid Tower Case 5X5.25 4X3.5INT No PS USB Audio - PC-K62 In Canada.

the Haf and Antec are dust collector, My lancool is nearly dust free, the dust collect outside the grill, you just have to wipe it.


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Old December 13, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Is my motherboard that I chose any good? I am debating whether to get something cheaper.
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:01 PM
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I already have the case and the processor is coming through the post
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:08 PM
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Well you could certainly go cheaper but with the board you chose, it's got SATA 3 and USB 3. Which will be better for future proofing (SATA 3 HDDs/SSDs). It should perform well, I haven't seen any reviews on it though.
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where is Martin ....he is the specialist in Gigabyte. the GA-EX58-UD3R is a lot cheapper, but it will not SLI , with the one you choose you have both option , SLI and Crossfire. and you have also the new Sata. it may be usefulll with the SSD they will release
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:15 PM
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I don't know anything about SLI, Crossfire or SSD. What I have read is that SLI and Crosfire is for fast gaming? or would it also be good for video conferencing?
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Old December 13, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Any tips to make it cheaper without losing quality or performance? The case, CPU and motherboard I think I'm pretty set on. I chose the motherboard for the "future-proofing" but is the sata 3 and usb 3 worth the extra money?
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