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I don't know what to do about memory. I looked at the QVL for the motherboard and I didn't see any 8GB 2 dimm kits. Can I just get any 8GB 2 dimm kit of DDR1333 off newegg or is that too reckless? Do the memory companies have lists of motherboards their memory is guaranteed to work with?

My recommendation in that case is to read the review comments on the mainboard. There will be plenty of people that confirm which memory kits worked perfectly. You can also double check this by doing a standard google search for a review of that mainboard, and see what the review sites used for memory.

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I would post your near final specs to toms hardware - you'll have someone post a memory option that has definitely been used with your MB choice.


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Here is what I have now:

Case and PSU: Antec TruePower TP750 750W, Antec Nine Black Steel ATX - $210 (I may save $10 by going with the "Storm Scout" case.)
Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G - $120
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - $266
Video Card: XFX Radeon 5450 512MB - $45
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 VTXE60G - $145
Hard Drive (1): Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s $90
Monitor (3) Acer G235HAbd 23'' WideScreen LCD monitor $480 (this will probably change)

I don't know what to do about memory. I looked at the QVL for the motherboard and I didn't see any 8GB 2 dimm kits. Can I just get any 8GB 2 dimm kit of DDR1333 off newegg or is that too reckless? Do the memory companies have lists of motherboards their memory is guaranteed to work with?


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The Tom's Hardware guys told me to go with G Skill Ripjaws but they made no mention of any track record of success. I will look into that, but they said you really only get into trouble when you go with cheap memory.

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G Skill is quality. Doubt you'll have any issues with them. The comment about cheap memory is very accurate.


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The Tom's Hardware guys told me to go with G Skill Ripjaws but they made no mention of any track record of success. I will look into that, but they said you really only get into trouble when you go with cheap memory.


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One thing you haven't listed is a nice aftermarket heatsink+fan. The stock fans are usually very loud. Nevermind if you intend to overclock or not, I would look to get a nice aftermarket HSF just to eliminate noise.

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If you're overclocking, you should consider this:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Liquid cooling without the usual hassle.

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I won't be overclocking, at least not right away, but if I can eliminate a lot of noise with a third party heatsink/fan for $20-$30 it's probably worth it.

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FWIW, a kind n' seasoned trader helped me build my system 5 months back and I never hear a peep out of it. My laptop is like a Metallica concert next to it. Anyway, it has a Prolimatech Megahelms Rev.B heatsink and Nexus PWM Series Real SIlent 120 mm, product # D12SL-12 PWM, $13 on newegg, the heatsink was $65 on amazon.

Viddie cards are 3 PNY nVidia Quadro NVS 295 256 MB GDDR3, apparently made with traders in mind (at least, it had some gigantenormous trading room pictured on the box, i am a sucker for such gimmicks). Overall, it is so unimaginably fast, i feel like i am taking a bazooka to a patty cake tournament...those little girls can get pretty savage. Anyway, I reckon/hope I am golden for the next several years and then can upgrade.

Have fun with your build, brotherman

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FWIW, a kind n' seasoned trader helped me build my system 5 months back and I never hear a peep out of it. My laptop is like a Metallica concert next to it. Anyway, it has a Prolimatech Megahelms Rev.B heatsink and Nexus PWM Series Real SIlent 120 mm, product # D12SL-12 PWM, $13 on newegg, the heatsink was $65 on amazon.

Viddie cards are 3 PNY nVidia Quadro NVS 295 256 MB GDDR3, apparently made with traders in mind (at least, it had some gigantenormous trading room pictured on the box, i am a sucker for such gimmicks). Overall, it is so unimaginably fast, i feel like i am taking a bazooka to a patty cake tournament...those little girls can get pretty savage. Anyway, I reckon/hope I am golden for the next several years and then can upgrade.

Have fun with your build, brotherman

If you know you're components and could take a few minutes it would be awesome if you could post your build.

Here is what I have now (prices include shipping)

Cooler Master HAF 922 $99.97
Antec TruePower TP-750 $125.98
Asus M4A88TD-V $127.86
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $265.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $179.99
OCZ Vertex 2 VTX90G $187.98
WD 1TB Caviar Black $89.99 (may downgrade to a quieter HD)
LG 22X DVD Burner $18.98
XFX Radeon 5450 $45
MS Comfort Curve KB, MS Wheel Optical Mouse $34.96
Logisys SP8000BK 4.1 $39.99
Viewsonic VA2431wm 24" (3) $536.94

Other than the HD the only component I am questioning is the memory. The speed of the current memory might be a bit excessive, but somebody at Tom's suggested getting a memory rated for higher speeds is a bit safer, and it can always drop down to the lower speed. The 1333 version of that memory goes for $140.

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If you know you're components and could take a few minutes it would be awesome if you could post your build.

Here is what I have now (prices include shipping)

Cooler Master HAF 922 $99.97
Antec TruePower TP-750 $125.98
Asus M4A88TD-V $127.86
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T $265.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $179.99
OCZ Vertex 2 VTX90G $187.98
WD 1TB Caviar Black $89.99 (may downgrade to a quieter HD)
LG 22X DVD Burner $18.98
XFX Radeon 5450 $45
MS Comfort Curve KB, MS Wheel Optical Mouse $34.96
Logisys SP8000BK 4.1 $39.99
Viewsonic VA2431wm 24" (3) $536.94

Other than the HD the only component I am questioning is the memory. The speed of the current memory might be a bit excessive, but somebody at Tom's suggested getting a memory rated for higher speeds is a bit safer, and it can always drop down to the lower speed. The 1333 version of that memory goes for $140.


Sure dude, no problem, as BigMike says, pay it forward. This was made specifically for what I needed, which was a rig with 6 screens (just now at 5) thus 3 viddie cards, 2 per card, but i think it is still a wee bit out of the price range you had listed. Besides, you already have a slew of components.
Also, this particular design is tweaked for the antec solo case to be uber quiet or so says the kind soul that helped me (i knew next to nothing and was delighted when it actually turned on when i pressed the round button). You can see my posts in ET around April asking as only a computer building noob could do. Also, Bolimomo gives some good advice for a less expensive build and I could ask my buddy if you have any specific questions. Forums - Recommendations for 6 screen computer system? DigitalTigers or Naplestech reviews?
In the case that you need a review of how to put it together, this is what i got from the guy that helped me build http://eureka123.com/Eureka-PC-Build-Guide.pdf.

Prices on the components have no doubt changed in the past 6 months, but here it is as of April 12, 2010...

Processor: Intel Core i7-930 8MB Cache 2.8GHz 4.8GT/s 45nm LGA1366 Retail BX80601930 $295 newegg.com
Motherboard: Asus P6T SE X58 6.4GT/s chipset $205 Amazon.com $20 rebate
Memory: Corsair XMS3 3x2GB matched DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 TR3X6G1333C9 (Ver2.1) $195 NextWarehouse.com
Video card: 3 x PNY nVidia Quadro NVS 295 256MB GDDR3 2xDisplayPort 23W fanless PCIe2.0 x16 VCQ295NVS-X16-DVI-PB $419 Amazon.com Each card supports two monitors. Order 3 cards.
Hard drive: Intel X25-M MLC Solid-State Drive 160GB SATA 3Gb/s 2.5" Retail SSDSA2MH160G2R5 $440 TigerDirect.com
Optical drive: Optiarc DVD±RW DL 24x 2MB SATA black AD-7240S-0B $27 newegg.com
Power supply: Seasonic X-650 SS-650KM Active PFC $160 newegg.com
Case: Antec Solo quiet mini tower black 761345-18500-4 $90 NextWarehouse.com
Case fan: Nexus Real Silent black and white 120mm D12SL-12 $13 newegg.com
Speakers: Dell AS501 Sound Bar XH839 $12 eBay.com
Processor heatsink: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B + LappingOption $85 CrazyPC.com
Heatsink fan: Nexus PWM Series Real Silent 120mm D12SL-12 PWM $16 newegg.com
Thermal material remover: ArctiClean Surface Purifier 2-PC-SET ACN-60ML $6 newegg.com
Thermal interface material: Shin-Etsu MicroSi 1cc syringe G751 $3 newegg.com
Hard drive cable: 9" SATA 3Gb/s drive to motherboard latching, straight to right angle 30SR229YL $8 satacables.com
Optical drive cable: 19" SATA 3Gb/s drive to motherboard latching, straight to right angle 30SR483YL $3 satacables.com
UPS: APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA/900W LCD 120V BR1500LCD $188 NextWarehouse.com For PC, monitor, router/firewall, internet modem, phone.
Surge suppressor: 1 x APC APC Performance SurgeArrest, 11 outlet, phone line & coax protection P11VT3 $39 newegg.com For printer, fax, speakers, etc.
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Edition Retail GLC-00182 $250 SoftwareMedia.com
Productivity suite: Microsoft Office 2007 Professional Academic 269-11095 $149 CostCentral.com

Hope this helps, best of luck!!

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