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Final decision on new parts

by Stoopkid / November 28, 2009 8:02 AM PST

So i think I've made my final decision on a motherboard, processor and ram. I was hoping you guys would verify that it's all compatible and that it's a good choice.

ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler


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by CMN240967 / November 28, 2009 8:24 AM PST
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by Stoopkid / November 28, 2009 8:34 AM PST
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My Internet timed out, I hadn't realized this one posted. I'm on my phone now. Can a mod delete this whole thread?

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Should work nicely as long as you hook it up to a good PSU
by VAPCMD / November 28, 2009 9:06 AM PST

and GPU.

One comment..might take a look at the Xigmatek CPU HS Fans with the mounting kits ... I like the Freezer Pro but I much prefer something that large and that heavy being better secured to the MB.


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by Stoopkid / November 28, 2009 11:46 AM PST

Would a 520w 3rail psu work? With all that, 2 HDDs and a higher quality video card? If not what would be sufficient and not over kill? Also, what would you suggest for a video card? I'm not looking to do too much. More video editing and movie watching than gaming.

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That would largely depend on exactly which 520W PSU. It's
by VAPCMD / November 28, 2009 12:16 PM PST
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something you really don't want to skimp on.

Here's one I like..it's a highly rated PSU with plenty of power for the start ups, high efficiency to minimize use of electricity, highly rated, 5-year warranty, 52AMPs-12V line, etc., etc.,


Let us know how it turns out.


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Quick thought
by Steven Haninger / November 28, 2009 7:26 PM PST
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I have that ASUS board but opted for the i5 as I was able to buy it locally (Microcenter) for $150 which is a whopping savings over the i7. I don't game at all. Since that's not a triple channel board, it does have some performance limits so I couldn't see putting in an i7 when I could save that much and put the money into other useful hardware. Unfortunately the i5 is currently limited to one model and doesn't do hyper-threading (big deal) but my new machine seems fine with Win 7 64 and 4 gigs of RAM. I've got the Corsair 750 watt PS which more than adequate. Corsair and Seasonic are supposed to both be good power supplies.

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