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September 10, 2009 7:37:02 PM

Ive been lurking here for a bit.. done a lot of research here in the forums, other sites, etc.

My initial goal was to spend around $800 but it looks like i'll be pushing over a grand, which is fine.

Usage: gaming.

Case: Antec ATX Mid Tower $54 - should be big enough.
PS: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W $95 - planning on crossfire and overclocking down the road.
Processor: i5-750 $210 - for this price, and the performance you get, what an awesome deal!
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P $170 - i figure its nice and cheap, will do the job till next year when all the new stuff comes out.
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 $95 - very cheap. one question: the ddr3 1600 won't work with that mobo will it? crap.
HD: Western Digital 500GB 32mb cache 7200rpm SATA3 $70
Monitor: ASUS 21.5" 2ms LCD HDMI $170 - i havent seen a better deal than this anywhere else, i cant wait for this one.

The OS and dvdrom I have covered. All thats left is the video card. I'm waiting for the 5000 series from ATI later this month, planning on getting the 5850. Powerfull and cheap(er).

That comes to about $865 without the video card.

So what do you guys think? anything I can improve upon? Would greatly appreciate any comments.

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September 10, 2009 11:12:24 PM

Use some "combo's" to save on some money. That mobo you chose combo's with the memory you chose, or you can combo it with the cpu.
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September 11, 2009 12:14:59 AM

Yeah everything has pretty much been said. I agree with Proximon on the 640 WD Black.
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September 11, 2009 1:09:16 AM

Yes, another i5 thread. said:
Yes, another i5 thread.

You guys gotta be more careful. We shouldnt hyper thread i5s.
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September 11, 2009 2:25:12 AM

I'm using that Asus monitor and I'm really happy with it. Was around $250 when I got it in December.
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September 11, 2009 2:55:09 AM

dndhatcher said:
You guys gotta be more careful. We shouldnt hyper thread i5s.

lol nicely done.

definately changing my hard drive. and that cooler+processor combo gets me the cooler for just $15. awesome.

thanks guys!
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September 11, 2009 8:56:19 AM

I think you messed up when making the thread title. It clearly should have been "Yes! Another i5 thread!!!!"

Don't worry. Next time.
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September 11, 2009 3:58:29 PM

erdinger said:
WoW is that a fake xigmatek hdts-1283 from coolermaster with socket 1175 compatibility or am i crazy?

Its a revamped Coolermaster Hyper 212. Not sure which is older. All the direct contact heatsinks are fairly similar.
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