New Gaming Rig

Hello Folks,

This is a first for me please be as harsh as possible :)

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
CPU: Intel I5-750
Video Card: Zotac GTX 285 1GB DDR3 ZT-275E3KB-FSPa
PSU: Corsair Power Supply HX750 750W
RAM: OCZ 4GB Platinum XTC (kit 2x 2GB) 1800MHz
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate/Advanced Gamer Case
HDD: 2x Seagate Barracuda ES.2 3.5" 250GB ST3250310NS

I am still looking for a good storage HDD (1-2 TB) could you please recommend some?

I am planing on overclocking this rig as well (I am sure that I can play any game on the market with this one but will OC it in the future).

Best regards,
Alex
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  1. Alex, could you please use the link in my sig and edit your post to include the extra info asked for? Sure helps us offer up the best advice for you.
  2. skora said:
    Alex, could you please use the link in my sig and edit your post to include the extra info asked for? Sure helps us offer up the best advice for you.



    Sure thing, sorry about that. I will update it :)
  3. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In two months (tops) BUDGET RANGE: 1000 - 1500 USD

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Gaming

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitors, sound card, dvd writer

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: alfacomp.cz (in czech language) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Czech Republic

    PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like an intel CPU and nVidia video card

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

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    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

    ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Still unsure about the motherboard because you can't fit DDR3 on it and I want DDR3 RAM.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404R
    OR
    ASUS P5E3 WS PRO LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    More expensive but it can support DDR3 and the i5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131282


    ASUS MATRIX GTX285/HTDI/1GD3 GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
    I don't know which is the best manufacturer for the GTX285, ASUS isn't my final choice.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121335


    CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
    I will be OCing so I'm thinking I will need a big PSU + I am planning on having 3 HDDs. Should I go with a smaller one?

    Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058
    OR
    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

    2x Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148309

    Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and Fan Controller/Heatsink - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154001


    I would also like to have another 1TB or 2TB HDD for storage, the two Seagate's will be in raid to double the writing/reading speed. I will only install applications on them. The OS will be on another HDD.

    I could not Edit the initial thread.
  4. c0dx said:
    ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Still unsure about the motherboard because you can't fit DDR3 on it and I want DDR3 RAM.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404R
    OR
    ASUS P5E3 WS PRO LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    More expensive but it can support DDR3 and the i5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131282

    That Asus X38 motherboard does NOT support the LGA 1156 i5 CPU. The X38 board is LGA 775. You HAVE to get a P55 chipset board for an i5 CPU. There are currently no other chipsets that support the i5. I just needed to post that before you made a big mistake.
  5. The OCZ Ram i found should be 1800 Mhz and not 1600, wouldn't that be better than the G.Skill Ripjaws ?
  6. shortstuff_mt said:
    That Asus X38 motherboard does NOT support the LGA 1156 i5 CPU. The X38 board is LGA 775. You HAVE to get a P55 chipset board for an i5 CPU. There are currently no other chipsets that support the i5. I just needed to post that before you made a big mistake.



    What mobo should I get which supports DDR3 and the i5 ?
  7. ALL P55 motherboards use DDR3 RAM. The RAM controller is integrated into the i5 chip and doesn't support DDR2. Any P55 chipset motherboard will work. Just pick one that has the specs you want. I don't know what's available to you in the Czech Republic . That Asus P7P55D board would work fine. I would stick with either Asus or Gigabyte. I also like the GA-P55-UD3R board.
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