new core i7 build


Dec 2, 2008
Howdy. Just need some advice on my gaming computer, for compatibility as well as wrong choices in terms of brands or whatnot. Thanks in advance
Case: Thermal take Spedo

Mobo: EVGA x58 intel motherboard
CPU: Core i7 920 (stock heatsink)

GPU: EVGA gtx260 core 216

PSU: Corsair 1000w

RAM: OCZ 3x2gb 1333

HDD: WD caviar 640 gb OEM

optical drive: Asus dvd-rom drive

OS: vista x64 ultimate


My budget is around 2 grand, i went over by a couple hundred, but thats okay. Any advice is very appreciated, this is my first build.


Nov 20, 2008
this is like the build im going to do here on the 15th, my advice is just on the screen get one with a 2ms responce time instead of 5ms


Dec 9, 2008
the case is expensive but it has the best cooling i have ever seen

the evga motherboard is good but the ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail is better

the graphic card is excellent but i recommend the gtx 260 overclocked edition because it is faster, better and it is stable

the processor is the best bang for buck now

the power supply is also the best bang for buck because it is corsair and it is 1000 watt and it is cheap

the ocz ram is good but the corsair is better and the same corsair is cheaper so get

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

the hardrive is verygood but i recommend you to get Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM because it has double of the cache so i will make everything faster and windows boot will be faster and it is only 6 bucks more

you are getting a dvd-rom so i recommend you to get a dvd-writer SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM it is a 10 bucks more and it is a dvd-writer and a samsung which is better

oh you are getting the crap called vista contains many crap you will never use and it will just make your pc run slower so get

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

when it comes to speakers,mouses and keyboard logitech is the best

the monitor is good too so if you used the parts i recommended to you it will be an excellent build


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