Help! My first custom computer! Need Suggestions / Support

Hey guys, I'm looking to make my first custom computer. I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions or tips before i actually buy all the parts and i assemble it. Here is what i got so far:
Ok well after final tweaks, this is the list i have come up with. What do you guys think?



UPDATED LIST :


http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4588101&sku=A79-0955
Processor ^ $200.00

----- For the overclocked Processer -----
http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641
Heat Sink ^ $22

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3829121&CatId=503
Thermal paste ^ $15


http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5023028&sku=A455-2903
Motherboard ^ - $130

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3905209&sku=O261-8098
4gb Ram ^ - $112

http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3911521&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#productresources
Computer Case ^ - $100

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4803048&sku=L49-1028%20OEM
DVD Burner ^ $30

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5210080&sku=P450-4894
Video Card ^ $200

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4813792&Sku=TSD-750AS3
Hard Drives ^ $70 x2 = $140

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&sku=O261-2006
Power Supply ^ $100

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=622357&Sku=C184-26911
Dual DVI for TV ^ - $20

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4473415&CatId=84
Serial-ATA Cables $10 x3 = $30

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=188581&CatId=4748
Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap ^ 7$

TOTAL: $1106

Note: I am using the sound card from my current rig because it works just fine, also i am just getting a cheap dvd rom because i got a nice sony DL burner via usb.

Thanks!!
-Fahey
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  1. well looks good but its a bad time to go with a 775 build id suggest tht i5 or amd 955x4 route but cant find the i5 there

    XFX Radeon HD 4890 Video Card - 1024MB DDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5210080&sku=P450-4894

    NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case - Clear Sides, Front USB, eSATA Ports

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3911521&sku=A406-1101

    Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap

    and sata and DVI cables same as yours

    OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&sku=O261-2006

    LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer - DVD+R 22x, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, SATA (OEM)

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4803048&sku=L49-1028%20OEM

    OCZ Dual Channel Platinum 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2x2048MB)

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3905209&sku=O261-8098

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4588101&sku=A79-0955

    Asus M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X Socket AM3 Motherboard - ATX, PCIe 2.0, 12x USB 2.0

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5023028&sku=A455-2903

    $1,068.83 for an extra $54
    you get a faster cpu better and ddr3 ram and the am3 platform for future upgradability

    but since the 955 is a chip made for overclocking i'd add this

    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641

    and http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3829121&CatId=503
  2. $10 for a SATA cable! seems like rather a lot to me.
    Also I agree with the above, go for a PhenomII or i5/i7. And a good GPU is better than two not so good ones.
  3. obsidian86 said:
    well looks good but its a bad time to go with a 775 build id suggest tht i5 or amd 955x4 route but cant find the i5 there

    XFX Radeon HD 4890 Video Card - 1024MB DDR5, PCI Express 2.0 x16, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5210080&sku=P450-4894

    NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case - Clear Sides, Front USB, eSATA Ports

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3911521&sku=A406-1101

    Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap

    and sata and DVI cables same as yours

    OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&sku=O261-2006

    LG GH22NS50 DVD Writer - DVD+R 22x, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 12x, SATA (OEM)

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4803048&sku=L49-1028%20OEM

    OCZ Dual Channel Platinum 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2x2048MB)

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3905209&sku=O261-8098

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor - 3.20GHz, Socket AM3, 6MB Cache, 2000MHz (4000 MT/s) FSB, Retail, Processor

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4588101&sku=A79-0955

    Asus M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X Socket AM3 Motherboard - ATX, PCIe 2.0, 12x USB 2.0

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5023028&sku=A455-2903

    $1,068.83 for an extra $54
    you get a faster cpu better and ddr3 ram and the am3 platform for future upgradability

    but since the 955 is a chip made for overclocking i'd add this

    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641

    and http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3829121&CatId=503


    Thanks a ton for this! Just a few quick questions. You said that 775 is a bad build right now and amd is better, why is that? Also I'm guessing this is because the processor is much better. Second, if in the future i wanted to use crossfire, is that motherboard capable, i couldn't see anything that said crossfire ready. Finally, my power unit says SLI ready on it, i assume this wont affect if it runs crossfire or not for if i ever buy a second GPU?

    Once again thanks a ton!!

    -Fahey
  4. ok intel stopped making 775 sockets so you wont be able to upgrade using the same board and ram in future,the am3 platform is newer and will last a few yrs with newer tech coming out and the board is a crossfire board all 790 boards are,sli/crossfire ready only means your power supply can support 2 graphics cards doesn matter if its sli or crossfire
  5. For your first build, checkout the propus 620 quad core at newegg for $99, and a 785 chipset motherboard. Newegg has a combo special with ecs 785 board and propus 620 for around $175 with rebate. Some of the amd boards use ddr2, some ddr3, so check your board specs carefully before ordering memory. All am3 boards use ddr3 only, but am2+ boards work with either am2 or am3 cpus and use ddr2. For your first build, I would not plan on overclocking or using an sli setup. Just getting everything working smoothly will be a challenge. I remember my first build with a pentium 100 cpu. It was not a pleasant experience.
  6. After you settle on a motherboard go to the manufacture's site and check the QVL (qualified vendor list) to make sure you get memory that has been tested for compatibility. On initial boot-up I recommend using only 1 stick, then after Posting or loading an Op-Sys shutting down and add another.
  7. unclefester said:
    After you settle on a motherboard go to the manufacture's site and check the QVL (qualified vendor list) to make sure you get memory that has been tested for compatibility. On initial boot-up I recommend using only 1 stick, then after Posting or loading an Op-Sys shutting down and add another.

    Thanks for the tip. May i ask why you recommend using only 1 stick at first?
  8. Also, i was looking at the QVL for the Asus M4A79XTD EVO AMD 790X Socket AM3 Motherboard - ATX, PCIe 2.0, 12x USB 2.0 and the Ram i had selected: OCZ Dual Channel Platinum 4096MB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2x2048MB)
    was not on the list. Will it still work?
    Also, i was looking at the part numbers of the ones of the QVL and none of them were on comp usa. Does the ram i buy need to have the same part number or does it just need to be like the same vendor and have the same timing lables?
    Thanks.
    Note: here is QVL http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=vk9Pqxby9MjO0WHm&templete=2
  9. The reason I recommend adding 1 stick at a time is on a previous platform I up-graded the memory slammed both sticks at once and killed the MoBo. And recently I did a BIOS up-grade with 4 stick in and killed a stick.

    On an uneducated guess on my part I would have to say there's over 80% chance that they will work. But to be on the safe side go to OCZ' forum and post the question. They seem to respond in a timely manor, as ASUS doesn't up-date their list as often as they should.
  10. i used that same ram on that board and worked fine you just need to manaully set voltage and timings
  11. obsidian86 said:
    i used that same ram on that board and worked fine you just need to manaully set voltage and timings

    sounds kind of hard.. Is there a guide anywhere?
  12. You can try to boot with both sticks, but it the memory is of a type that needs more than standard voltage, then it will likely only boot with 1 stick. You boot, go into the BIOS, set the correct voltage for the memory you have, shut down and install the 2 nd stick. Of course, if it boots fine with both sticks, then just ignore this.

    Guide? Yeah, it is called a motherboard manual, you know, usually found in the box with the motherboard.........
  13. Ok well after final tweaks, this is the list i have come up with. What do you guys think?

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4588101&sku=A79-0955
    Processor ^ $200.00

    ----- For the overclocked Processer -----
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4950641
    Heat Sink ^ $22

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3829121&CatId=503
    Thermal paste ^ $15


    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5023028&sku=A455-2903
    Motherboard ^ - $130

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3905209&sku=O261-8098
    4gb Ram ^ - $112

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3911521&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#productresources
    Computer Case ^ - $100

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4803048&sku=L49-1028%20OEM
    DVD Burner ^ $30

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5210080&sku=P450-4894
    Video Card ^ $200

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4813792&Sku=TSD-750AS3
    Hard Drives ^ $70 x2 = $140

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&sku=O261-2006
    Power Supply ^ $100

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=622357&Sku=C184-26911
    Dual DVI for TV ^ - $20

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4473415&CatId=84
    Serial-ATA Cables $10 x3 = $30

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=188581&CatId=4748
    Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap ^ 7$

    TOTAL: $1106
  14. Fahley, that builds pretty good, but the 955 BE is on newegg for $180 dollars i thinks. Saving $20 on the same thing never hurt anyone ;)
  15. yannifb said:
    Fahley, that builds pretty good, but the 955 BE is on newegg for $180 dollars i thinks. Saving $20 on the same thing never hurt anyone ;)

    ah thanks for that
  16. Finally, do you guys think i should extend the manufacturer warranty on any of the computer parts? Thanks
  17. Fahey said:
    Hey guys, I'm looking to make my first custom computer. I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions or tips before i actually buy all the parts and i assemble it. Here is what i got so far:

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3952342&csid=_21&body=MAIN#detailspecs
    Processor ^ $219.99

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4316659&Sku=P450-9124
    Motherboard ^ - $109

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&Sku=O261-8038
    4gb Ram ^ - $69

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3911521&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#productresources
    Computer Case ^ - $100

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4803048&Sku=L49-1028%20OEM
    DVD Burner ^ $30

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4115418&Sku=B52-9814
    Video Card ^ $95 x 2 = $190

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4813792&Sku=TSD-750AS3
    Hard Drives ^ $70 x2 = $140

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&CatId=2036
    Power Supply ^ $100

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=622357&Sku=C184-26911
    Dual DVI for TV ^ - $20

    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4473415&CatId=84
    Serial-ATA Cables ^ $10 x3 = $30

    And ofcourse Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap haha
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=188581&CatId=4748
    Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap ^ 7$

    TOTAL: $1014

    Note: I am using the sound card from my current rig because it works just fine, also i am just getting a cheap dvd rom because i got a nice sony DL burner via usb.

    Thanks!!
    -Fahey


    i have to ask you first of all , what do u need ur computer for?
    is it just for internet and office apps?
    do you plan to play games on it?
    is it a gaming rig?
    what r ur needs , first and foremost? after we get that covered we can get into the budget and then see what u can get for it.
  18. elasticman said:
    i have to ask you first of all , what do u need ur computer for?
    is it just for internet and office apps?
    do you plan to play games on it?
    is it a gaming rig?
    what r ur needs , first and foremost? after we get that covered we can get into the budget and then see what u can get for it.

    Well i already have a final list: it is for gaming

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] u=A79-0955
    Processor ^ $200.00

    ----- For the overclocked Processer -----
    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] No=4950641
    Heat Sink ^ $22

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] &CatId=503
    Thermal paste ^ $15


    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =A455-2903
    Motherboard ^ - $130

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =O261-8098
    4gb Ram ^ - $112

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] tresources
    Computer Case ^ - $100

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] 1028%20OEM
    DVD Burner ^ $30

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =P450-4894
    Video Card ^ $200

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] TSD-750AS3
    Hard Drives ^ $70 x2 = $140

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =O261-2006
    Power Supply ^ $100

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] C184-26911
    Dual DVI for TV ^ - $20

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] 5&CatId=84
    Serial-ATA Cables $10 x3 = $30

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] CatId=4748
    Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap ^ 7$

    TOTAL: $1106

    At the moment i am just wondering if/what i should get the extended warranty on some things.
  19. the ram has a life time warranty cpu,board 3 yrs and xfx has double lifetime warranty power supply i think it may be 5 yrs but most manufactures offer 3 yrs
  20. obsidian86 said:
    the ram has a life time warranty cpu,board 3 yrs and xfx has double lifetime warranty power supply i think it may be 5 yrs but most manufactures offer 3 yrs

    so would you recommend i extend anything?
  21. i would suggest this power supply its better quality http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10009821
  22. this has been going on a while i think i can make my build better

    hold on a sec
  23. Fahey said:
    Well i already have a final list: it is for gaming

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] u=A79-0955
    Processor ^ $200.00

    ----- For the overclocked Processer -----
    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] No=4950641
    Heat Sink ^ $22

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] &CatId=503
    Thermal paste ^ $15


    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =A455-2903
    Motherboard ^ - $130

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =O261-8098
    4gb Ram ^ - $112

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] tresources
    Computer Case ^ - $100

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] 1028%20OEM
    DVD Burner ^ $30

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =P450-4894
    Video Card ^ $200

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] TSD-750AS3
    Hard Drives ^ $70 x2 = $140

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] =O261-2006
    Power Supply ^ $100

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] C184-26911
    Dual DVI for TV ^ - $20

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] 5&CatId=84
    Serial-ATA Cables $10 x3 = $30

    http://www.compusa.com/application [...] CatId=4748
    Ultra Antistatic Wrist Strap ^ 7$

    TOTAL: $1106

    At the moment i am just wondering if/what i should get the extended warranty on some things.



    there are problems with the links you have posted.
    cannot see them,but if you are already sure of what youre getting than it doesnt really matter;)
  24. elasticman said:
    there are problems with the links you have posted.
    cannot see them,but if you are already sure of what youre getting than it doesnt really matter;)

    its because of the [...] in them. just look up a few posts from where you posted without reading previous posts -_-
  25. if your buying that c2q you might as well get an i5. Overall a bit more for the mobo and ddr3 ram, but worth it imo
  26. No to EVER buying an extended warranty. Period. Period. Period.
  27. naidor said:
    if your buying that c2q you might as well get an i5. Overall a bit more for the mobo and ddr3 ram, but worth it imo


    Just updated the first list since a lot of people aren't checking posts below it. I am thinking your post refers to the first build.
  28. SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive(the fastest non ssd hdd out right now)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148411

    ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    (cant seem to find the 790xtd anymore)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366

    XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Double Lifetime Manufacture Warranty

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    (enough for 2 cards)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

    Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207004

    $1,040.91 add $50 for cables and wrist strap
  29. or this

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive(the fastest non ssd hdd out right now)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Seagate Barracuda LP ST31000520AS 1TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148411

    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131405

    hsf http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-GP-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1253818749&sr=1-1

    thermal compound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154007

    XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Double Lifetime Manufacture Warranty

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    (enough for 2 cards)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215


    $1103 add $50 for cables and wrist strap
  30. Fahey said:
    Just updated the first list since a lot of people aren't checking posts below it. I am thinking your post refers to the first build.

    sorry yea i only saw your old post when i responded... then after i respond i see like 10 more posts in betwen as well as your edit... the 955 is definitely on par with i5.
  31. naidor said:
    sorry yea i only saw your old post when i responded... then after i respond i see like 10 more posts in betwen as well as your edit... the 955 is definitely on par with i5.


    I agree the 955 is on par with the i5, but does get kinda beat by the i7s (but there is a $100 diff in price).
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