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October 2, 2009 5:45:05 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 10/2/09, today

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, cheaper the better, trustworth sites
PARTS PREFERENCES: Namebrands

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, definitely

BUDGET:$800

CPU: I5-750 $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER: Coolmaster 212...worried about installation reviews? any commments? $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT Alpha $35 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: WD BLACK 1TB $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1866
MB + Memory combo: $215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PS: OCZ ModXStream 700w $70 after MIR

Drive: Samsung 22x dvd burner $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU????

That brings the total to $678 w/o graphics card.

I was really trying to fit a 5850 into this build I just don't think its possible.
Links for cheaper prices and suggestions are welcome.
Will that cooler fit in that case?
Thanks in advance.







a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2009 6:03:14 PM

If you don't mind dropping down your storage to 500GB, the Samsung F3 performs better than the 1TB Caviar Black, and costs $50. If you look at the i5 750/mobo/RAM combos on Newegg, you might be able to cut your price another $15 or so. Not sure if you'll be able to get that exact Gigabyte board, but last I checked there's at least 10 or so variations on the combos. Hopefully that gets you closer to 5850 Gfx.
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October 2, 2009 8:36:48 PM

Thanks I was just looking at that exact drive before you post. Here is an updated build to cut cost down:
BUDGET:$800

CPU: I5-750
Motherboard:Gigatyte GA-P55M-UD4
Combo: http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P55M-D4
$320 after MIR

CPU COOLER: Coolmaster 212...worried about installation reviews? any commments? $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065

Case: NZXT Alpha $35 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146041

HD: Samsung F3 500gb $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Memory: OCZ Obsidian 4GB $73 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PS: OCZ ModXStream 700w $50 after MIR
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Drive: Samsung 22x dvd burner $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151188

That brings the total to $599 with mail in rebates. I'm still trying to cut another $15-20 somewhere to try to fit that Radeon 5850 into this build.
Does anyone know of any better deals on memory? Any more suggestions? I am building this is a couple hours so please respond :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2009 8:52:38 PM

personally, I've been very disappointed with available coolers for the 1156 socket, just about all of the best brands have yet to release new compatible coolers, or brackets to adapt their existing lineups. Noctua just put out a bracket that will adapt their very good (but pricey) coolers. You may just want to use the stock cooler for now, and then get a better HSF like this thermalright one when they are available: http://www.guru3d.com/news/thermalright-unveils-mux120-...
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October 2, 2009 9:07:59 PM

Last build I did for a friend I got a budget cooler and I wanted to tear my hair out trying to install it. I'm not going to wait to buy an aftermarket cooler because this computer is for my brother and I go to school 2 hours away so I want to get it overclocked for him.
Does anyone have any experience with particular cooler?
Any better deals?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 2, 2009 9:35:58 PM

Well if you absolutely have to buy now, the coolermaster is better than stock, but not something most overclockers would be satisfied with. Scythe might have bracket adapters available for some of their nice coolers, a Mugen 2 might be worth looking for. Problem is that puts you in the $50-$60 price range. The latest Zalman will fit socket 1156, though it's an above average cooler at a premium price, $79 or so. Installation is usually pretty easy with the Zalmans at least.
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October 2, 2009 9:59:53 PM

wathman said:
Well if you absolutely have to buy now, the coolermaster is better than stock, but not something most overclockers would be satisfied with. Scythe might have bracket adapters available for some of their nice coolers, a Mugen 2 might be worth looking for. Problem is that puts you in the $50-$60 price range. The latest Zalman will fit socket 1156, though it's an above average cooler at a premium price, $79 or so. Installation is usually pretty easy with the Zalmans at least.

The review on frostytech made it seem like this was a good cheap heatsink. They list it #7 on best intel heatsinks.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2009 12:40:21 AM

yeah, I saw that too, but frostytech hasn't released a true top 10 for the LGA 1366 coolers let alone LGA 1156. What they have compiled for LGA 775 generally translates to the newer sockets, but I've seen some variations in results done by other groups that show the coolermaster to be barely above average. Until frostytech updates their rankings, I'm not sure what to think of it.
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October 3, 2009 2:26:18 AM

Hopefully it will be good for a decent overclock. I ended up going a little over budget and picked up a HIS 5850 from zipzoomfly...they weren't there earlier today, but I noticed they became available again so I jumped on the deal for $270.
Total cost comes to ~885 after MIR.
Thanks for your help.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 3, 2009 3:12:42 AM

I think it will, somebody made a post on here not too long ago about his overclocking exploits with the cheap coolermaster, if you do a little digging you might be able to find it. I've even seen some stuff on other sites where people got a fair overclock with just the intel stock cooler.. with so few options for coolers, stock will be all that some people will have for a little while longer.
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