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Please review my 900 dollar gaming system B4 purchase

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September 29, 2009 3:45:58 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: Around 900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING, multimedia, office

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: only newegg because purchasing through billmelater

PARTS PREFERENCES: I5 or I7 build(doubtful at my budget)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Motherboard should have both options

MONITOR RESOLUTION: My monitor resolution is 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have done alot of reading and have come up with this within my current budget. Any recommendations or changes you would make?


HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM Harddrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 79.99

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 108.98 (before 25$ mir)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ready CF ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 260.98 (before 20$ mir)

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 359.98

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 89.98

Sub total minus MIR (899.91)
After shippin minus MIR 910.89
Total after MIR 865.89
September 29, 2009 4:13:27 PM

build said:
You can get a cheaper mobo such as this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, if your planning to add a second GPU in the future, you might want to bump up the PSU to 750W.

Do you have an OS?



Well the reason I got the more expensive MOBO is cause of the combo making it the same price as the one you pointed out. and I will definitely look into changing the PSU to 750W...I have windows 7...anything you think i should reconsider?
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September 29, 2009 5:14:52 PM

That RAM isn't the best match for your system. The maximum RAM voltage supported by the i5 CPU is 1.65v. That RAM is rated to run at up to 1.8v which will damage your CPU. It also has a pretty slow CAS 9 rating. This combo costs $9 more, but is CAS 7 DDR3 1600 RAM rated at 1.65v.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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September 29, 2009 8:45:06 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
That RAM isn't the best match for your system. The maximum RAM voltage supported by the i5 CPU is 1.65v. That RAM is rated to run at up to 1.8v which will damage your CPU. It also has a pretty slow CAS 9 rating. This combo costs $9 more, but is CAS 7 DDR3 1600 RAM rated at 1.65v.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Wow good point thank you ! i will definitely make that switch
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September 29, 2009 8:51:23 PM

So my build now looks like( harddrive mentioned above is sold out)

HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM Harddrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822145233 79.99

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.248328 108.98 (before 25$ mir)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ready CF ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $269.98 (before 20$ mir)

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.259877 359.98

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.259675 89.98

Sub total minus MIR ($903.91)
After shippin minus MIR 914.89
Total after MIR 869.89
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September 29, 2009 8:57:14 PM

OP already said he's switching to the Samsung Spinpoint F3, he must have forgot to edit that part ;) 
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September 29, 2009 8:58:49 PM

Oh my bad :( 
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September 29, 2009 9:02:53 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
I really don't trust Hitachi drives. I don't know if this one busts your budget, but I would consider it.

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM $94.99



I appreciate the input, my first build so I am definitely not looking to have any problems with the system
Build now stands as

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.248328 108.98 (before 25$ mir)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ready CF ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.256476 $269.98 (before 20$ mir)

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.259877 359.98

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.259675 89.98

Sub total minus MIR ($918.91)
After shippin minus MIR $929.89
Total after MIR 884.89


Anyone else have any input for the build....maybe on the motherboard....graphic card.... just to be sure
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September 29, 2009 9:04:49 PM

The new build looks good. :) 
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September 30, 2009 12:14:42 AM

Thanks alot man, you really helped, especially with the ram...that would of been bad lol
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