Help & Suggestions New System


Jul 27, 2009
Hey everyone, i decided to build a new system and i havent kept up with the newest tech in past few yrs. The last system i built was when P3 were out =[

I tried to soak up as much knowledge from this wonderful site but i couldnt help but to ask you pro's for some help :)

The link below is the system im thinking is good. For the price im paying is this good? Im wondering are there better name brands out there? Would that power supply be good enough? I dont plan on overclocking much past 3.6 would i need a liquid cooling system? My fear is spending so much and not get the performance i need or want. All i plan on doing is gaming and stream/record videos. Since i am in no rush and money is not TO MUCH of an issue should i wait for anything thats coming out in the near future?

Here is the website that has everything listed.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

The links aren't working, but at least it's slow at work so I copied and pasted the URL's so I could get an idea of what components you're talking about. What is the budget for this build? You should really follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky at the top of the forum.

Your component choice is WAY overkill for your intended use. 12GB of RAM is rarely useful unless you're into professional video editing or similar tasks. 6GB is plenty for home use.

It's also usually a better idea to get one good GPU instead of dual GPU's right off the bat. That will leave you with an upgrade path.

You don't need a 1000W PSU. A quality 750W - 850W PSU is plenty for this system.

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail $139.99 - $20 MIR

Don't forget to use combo deals to save you considerable money. (i7 920 + ASUS P6T combo) $479.98

The VelociRaptor drives offer very little extra performance for the money over the current 7200RPM drives. I would suggest something like this for your system drive:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $74.99

You'll need a quality air cooler for your planned overclock. This one is very popular for the i7 CPU's.

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail $44.98

Don't forget a 64-bit OS so you can use all that RAM.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM $109.99

You can also save $5 by getting the HD I suggested above in a combo with the OS.