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Old April 7, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Hi everbody. I'm assembling a new PC for gaming and have posted the specs below:
Intel® Core™ i7-930 Processor
MSI X58 Platinum LGA 1366
Gskill Trident 2000Mhz CL9 3x2 GB DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 5870/ Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 1GB
Seagate 500GB
Corsair 650TX power supply
Cooler Master Centurion 690
BenQ G2220HD monitor
Keyboard + Mouse (Anything goes :) )
Creative 2.1. speakers from the old computer.
DVD drive from old computer.

Budget is around Rs. 75000/1700 US$.

Will all the above components work properly with each other? Have any of you experienced problems with the above? Any suggestions are welcome.
P.S. I'll probably be getting the computer in 2-3 months time.
And I'm located in India, so getting a few brands(like EVGA) is going to be a problem. :(
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Old April 7, 2010, 08:03 PM
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I'm pretty sure they'll play nice with each other.

are you planning on heavy overclocking? You don't have to get such highly clocked ram, you could go with lower clock and lower timings to save a few bucks.

otherwise, maybe a little more powerful power supply purely for the cause of future-proofing (if you so desire)

and if you can invest in an SSD, that'll give your gaming rig a good boost.
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Old April 7, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Thanks, LarkStarr. I don't think there will be much overclocking. I selected the RAM for future proofing.
Isn't 650W enough for this rig?
SSDs are too costly, though. :)

BTW does anyone have the same or similar configuration? I just want to see the reliability of the components working together.
Thanks again.
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Old April 8, 2010, 07:17 AM
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Since your in India, I'd assume your ambient temps are somewhere in the range of 30*C+ in summer, get an aftermarket cooler for your CPU. A Scythe cooler like the Yasya shouldn't cost too much or be too hard to get there and get the Vapor-X Sapphire for sure.
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Old April 8, 2010, 10:57 AM
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For sure, get a bigger PSU. I'd say at least 750W so you can squeak 2 5870's in there. No point going with X58, then only being able to put one GPU in there ;)
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Old April 9, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Quite similar to what I am building. I went with a Seasonic 750 watt PSU, but the 750 Corsair is good, too. I also suggest a CPU cooler, I went with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X is a very good choice. I chose Asrock X58 Extreme Mobo, an I7-920 CPU (with plans to Overclock), 6 gigs of Corsair Dominator RAM, and WD Caviar Black 1TB drive. Honestly, it depends on what's on sale when you're ready to place your order.
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Old April 9, 2010, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys!
@Ilya: You're right, its really hot(~31C) right now...

Does anyone have some experience with MSI motherboards? Just need some reliability feedback..
Thanks again.
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Old June 17, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Finally got the computer.
Went with the Intel DXSO instead of the MSI(due to reliability) and the Asus EAH5870.
I'll post pics this weekend.

Thanks to all you guys for the information I got in my few months here!
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