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Advice on new i7 build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Segway, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. Segway


    Joined: 21 Dec 2008

    Posts: 8

    Hi, attempting to make a new build here and just after some general advice.

    I have a 650w PSU and a case ready just need to know if this would all fit together properly and if there's possibly any other better changes I could make.

    Thanks <3

  2. RJC


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    Looks good, but you will need a cpu cooler.

    Not sure how good the motherboard but the Gigabyte X58A UD3R gets recommended a lot.
  3. stulid

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 17 Jan 2010

    Posts: 66,847

    Location: weston-super-mare

    it will work together.

    do you have a heatsink?

    which psu do you have?
  4. stulid

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 17 Jan 2010

    Posts: 66,847

    Location: weston-super-mare

  5. Segway


    Joined: 21 Dec 2008

    Posts: 8

    Does one not come with the CPU? I bought the E6600 once and it came with it.

    Corsair 650w

    Yeah I was looking at that bundle but it offers a i7 920 compared to this build which has a i7 930, any big difference?

    Thanks guys
  6. Redmint


    Joined: 28 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,190

    Location: Guildford

    No big difference between 920 and 930, chances are you'd run either at 4GHz so they'd be exactly the same. If you're lucky you could get a slightly higher overclock with the 930 (with very good cooling).

    OEM CPUs don't come with heatsinks.

    edit - your PSU is absolutely fine (but I'm sure you knew that already).
  7. Marine-RX179


    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    The Gigabyte X58A UD3R is faster and cheaper than all the Asus X58 boards according to bit-tech's review. So there's no reason anyone should pay more to get the Asus board, unless they want to donate extra money to Asus, or if they got some sort of personal grudge against Gigabytes :p
  8. Sayso


    Joined: 30 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,432

    Location: Chelmsford

    yeh looks good, i would get the gigabyte though.
  9. NathWraith


    Joined: 11 Dec 2005

    Posts: 11,112

    Location: Cheshire

    The Asus board is a good choice, the only board that can give the UD3R a run for its money.
  10. Mojo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Mar 2007

    Posts: 1,043

    Hows about getting a 5870 or 5850 instead of a GTX480? The GTX480 is much hotter, less clockable, requires a power plant to run and is single figure percentage faster than a 5870. If you get a 5870, overclock it to 1ghz core and you'll have GTX480 performance or better
  11. [WU-TANG]GZA

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2009

    Posts: 1,653

    Change the HDD for a Samsung F3 1TB or WD Caviar black 640GB or 1TB.

    Would personally avoid Seagate Barracuda like the plague (especially when these two are available)
  12. Fallen god


    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 6,685

    Location: London

    Unless you need a NV graphics cards, I would go with 5850 or 5870 and also I would get the UDR3, its better and cheaper so see no really reason not to get it. Also Ive heard poeple having problems with the OCZ gold ram, personal I never have had problem with it buy it might be safer to change it.

    I would get this memory, it does cost £10 more but you should save around that much from getting the Udr3 mobo.




    good luck with the build dude.
  13. Segway


    Joined: 21 Dec 2008

    Posts: 8

    Thanks everyone, right now I'm planning to go with the i7 920 overclocked bundle @ 4GHz (Since idk how to overclock myself!).