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September 10, 2009 12:35:33 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 would like to stay in this range

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming ( Empire Total War, COD MW2, Future Games), Photoshop, Movies, Web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, but will change if better price elsewhere

PARTS PREFERENCES: I5 750 CPU

OVERCLOCKING: I will, but only air cooling
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
All these items are ones that I have looked at, but will change for good reasons.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen $169, $149 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would like to use this moniter for price mostly.

XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB $195
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I have heard this is a good brand to get.

Antec 900 and Antec TP-750 $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I have looked at these items and like them, but as I said before I am open to suggestions.

I would like a good motherboard with obviously, compatibility and good price. I would also like a CPU cooler and a good one.

Thank you in advance

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September 10, 2009 12:56:47 AM

352$ Is not enough for all those parts.. I looked at all the Combo's It's impossible.


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September 10, 2009 12:56:59 AM

With what you have so far, you have $348 for a cpu h/s, thermal paste, burner, memory, mobo, and cpu....and I'm guessing you already have an o/s yes ? Also with that resolution you have, one good vid card will cut it.
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September 10, 2009 1:04:13 AM

I would with a 640 gb wd black even though the 750gb is only 5 bucks more it is made out of 3 250gb platters while the 640gb is made up of two 320 gb making it a faster hd and for now you could drop down to a 4870 and be good for a couple months and then when you need some extra power crossfire another 4870
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September 10, 2009 1:23:16 AM

Ok thats why I needed help. So can anyone help me make a build from scratch then? I guess up to $1100 would work, it would be worth it for the build.
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September 10, 2009 1:25:30 AM

sardarbalu said:
Ok thats why I needed help. So can anyone help me make a build from scratch then? I guess up to $1100 would work, it would be worth it for the build.

Yep. Do you need an o/s included in this build ?
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September 10, 2009 1:43:27 AM

I had to make some changes to your original build:



Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz + GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 combo $304.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cheaper hard drive

Antec Nine Hundred e + Earthwatts 650W Power Supply $164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Same case but cheaper 650W PSU. You dont need more than 550W anyway.

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X SATA DVD Burner $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same graphics card and monitor you picked.

Grand Total = $1,028.92
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September 10, 2009 1:49:33 AM

I have a friend who has MSDN and I will be getting Windows 7 64-bit, but until then Vista 64-Bit.

To the build: I don't have too much expertise with PSUs, so will the 650W be able to handle an I5 750 overclock.
Also looking at the Mobo there will be no ability to crossfire right?

Also can someone suggest a cpu cooler for the I5 because I have heard that the stock is not nearly good enough for overcloking.

Other than that, from all others, is the build suggested by build a good build?

Thank You

I found this fan on another thread for the I5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 10, 2009 2:06:41 AM

Without crossfire, yes the 650W will be plenty even with an overclock. If you plan to go crossfire in the future, then I suggest you go with a 700W PSU and a different motherboard.

Antec Nine Hundred + Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W $209.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz + MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 $349.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Those changes will bring the total up to $1,118.87

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September 10, 2009 2:16:17 AM

You know what, crossfire in the future isn't worth it because I most probably will not change my moniter, and if I need an upgrade even in 6 months I could still upgrade to the the new 5000s that will come out, so I guess I will stick with build.

So back to the cooler should I get it or wait for newer coolers to come out later, therefore I wouldn't overclock until then.
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September 10, 2009 2:21:51 AM

I suggest you wait, more and better coolers will be released soon.
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September 10, 2009 2:23:38 AM

hmmm I can't fit a gaming/media build that will o/c and include a monitor, and 4890 and set up for dual vid cards for that budget.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $104.99 Free Shipping
PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF Power Supply Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P7P55LE Combo Price: $329.98 | $314.98 $15 off with P55 combo purchase w/ code OMGi5COMBO Free Shipping
Asus P7P55D LE Socket 1156/ Intel P55/ CrossFireX/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-750 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1156 CPU, Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $269.98 Free Shipping
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Total: $789.84
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September 10, 2009 2:24:53 AM

I just have to say that build you have been a HUGE help and would like to thank you and everyone else who helped.

I would also feel more comfortable deciding on this build if others also agree with this build just to not let any doubts appear

@Why_Me: So the build would not have HD, Optical Drive, Moniter. They totaled to about $275 more dollars. And different sites, unless free shipping for most the price will probably be a lot more than build's build. The Case and PSU come out to the same price total for both too. Thanks for the input
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September 10, 2009 2:28:06 AM

By the way, do you really like that case?

You could get a cheaper case + PSU bundle which would bring you under your original budget of $1,000.

Like this for example:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black + COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600W $124.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The case cools just as well with 3 120mm fans, and the 600W PSU would still be more than enough. That would bring the total to $988.91
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September 10, 2009 2:42:12 AM

LOL I am a sucker for really nice looking cases, like with LEDs or Side Panels, or just nice looking in general, but I also need a good amount of 5.25 external, for optical drives and possibly future blueray and card reader. I also might add harddrive in future, and good amount of front panel places like USB Audio. Also the fans in the Antec 900 have great cooling with fans and good paces for optional fans in the future as well. These are reasons I picked the Antec 900.

At the moment I am checking up on the idea for another combo maybe, so are there any bad brands of cases
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September 10, 2009 2:45:12 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $124.90 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 Free Shipping*
ASRock P55M Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $234.98
Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$20.00 Combo Price: $259.98 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

Total: $729.98
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September 10, 2009 2:48:29 AM

Why_Me: Does the Mobo support Crossfire? Just asking
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September 10, 2009 2:51:47 AM

sardarbalu said:
Why_Me: Does the Mobo support Crossfire? Just asking


Yep, but if you decide to crossfire later on, go with that first on I posted. It's a great deal with the cpu and promo code. The Asrock is a micro atx board and not the best choice for dual vid cards. Also with the promo code and combo deal, that Asus I posted comes out to about the same price as that Asrock.
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September 10, 2009 2:56:57 AM

sardarbalu said:
LOL I am a sucker for really nice looking cases, like with LEDs or Side Panels, or just nice looking in general, but I also need a good amount of 5.25 external, for optical drives and possibly future blueray and card reader. I also might add harddrive in future, and good amount of front panel places like USB Audio. Also the fans in the Antec 900 have great cooling with fans and good paces for optional fans in the future as well. These are reasons I picked the Antec 900.


Whatever makes you happy I suppose :D 

sardarbalu said:

At the moment I am checking up on the idea for another combo maybe, so are there any bad brands of cases


For cases not really, they all work. The PSU is a different story though, cheap brands don't tend to output the same power it's supposed to have. So if you're looking at other case + PSU combos, just make sure it's from a relialble brand such as OZC, Corsair, Thermaltake, Coolermaster, Antec, etc.

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September 10, 2009 3:49:17 AM

Ok I have decided to go with this build, so that it will be able to upgrade much more easily.

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM $29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen $170, $150 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 900 + Antec Earthwatts 750W $175
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB $195
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P7P55D LE Socket 1156 + I5 750 2.66 Ghz $329, $314 after code
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P7P55LE
Free Shipping


$1049, $1029 after rebates


This seems best right now and I think I will wait on the CPU coolers.
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September 11, 2009 5:36:25 AM

Bump. I would just like to know if its a good build and thats about it.
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September 11, 2009 5:40:25 AM

sardarbalu said:
Bump. I would just like to know if its a good build and thats about it.


Ya I would say that's a solid looking build. :) 
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