Is this a good build?

By SeanCollinDuffy · 5 replies
Mar 22, 2009
  1. (1)Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

    (2)ZOTAC ZT-X26E3KD-FCP GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

    (1)GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

    (1)Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K3/6GR

    (1)ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card

    (1)Crucial CT32GBFAB0 2.5" 32GB SATA2 Solid state disk (SSD)

    (1)Seagate ST3640323AS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

    (1)CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

    (1)LG Black LG Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner SATA Model GGC-H20LK

    (1)Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    1933.88 off NewEgg?
  2. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Booster Posts: 498

    Great buy for those who can afford it. When I convert that amount into Rands (South African currency), it equates to over R15,000 which is plenty and wayyy too expensive. Also, what sort of cooling is the system gonna use?

    Spyder_1386 :)
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    "(1)Crucial CT32GBFAB0 2.5" 32GB SATA2 Solid state disk (SSD)"

    This item would need an adapter in most PC cases since it is a 2.5" laptop drive.

    What operating system do you plan to use? Don't forget to allow for it in your budget.

    Edit: I built a similar PC just last week. I'm typing this from it now. See the specs in my System specs. I also have your same LG Blu-ray optical drive. One difference not listed is a Silverstone OP 850W power supply and a Xion Onyx case. My OS is Windows XP Home though.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    There is a Corsair 6GB DDR3 1333MHz kit on Newegg for $89 shipped, so I recommend you get that kit instead. Also, you can grab the WD6400AAKS and 650TX instead of your current HDD and PSU, without affecting performance in any way. You may also want to consider getting the Antec Nine Hundred instead of the P182 as well as an HD 4870 instead of the GTX 260.
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Go with the corsair, you can get the ram close to 1600 by losening the timings, your default dram voltage will be 1.23, you can increase the voltage up to 1.65v
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Just curious. You have two nearly identical threads going at the same time regarding your new build. Does this list represent your current thinking?
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