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New i5 $800 Build Look over :UPDATE:

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October 7, 2009 12:20:30 AM

Hello All

I posted a build last night and it got me thinking even harder so, i hope to do a i5 intel build
BUDGET: 800$
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week possibly
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MMOs Gaming, Surfing, Movies standard stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS , Dvd R/W
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Nvidia based
OVERCLOCKING: Yes to CPU, & Video if possible But not a must
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I couldn't find any Amp at 12V for the Video card. So i need to know if the power supply is hoss enough to do the job. Also i need a relatively small Case to fit in the spot so ive picked a Mini-ATX case, but worry about all the parts fitting in it, i know cooling will be compromised, But it is a trade off on size cost and heat, and i need size as long is all this fits.

Ok heres what i got comes in at $ 785.91 W/ FREE SHIPPING i have several combo deals in this and i still think its a better PC than the previous build attempt

can we get any better and keep it where its at or cheaper cost wise



2 Questions remain
1: Will this memory work well?
2: will all this cram in that box :p 

Please everyone serch this over for compatibility issues and such....


Possessor: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W
Cooling: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH
Video: EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP SLI
HD: Seagate Barracuda LP ST3500412AS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI, CrossFire, 80 PLUS Certified PFC Comp. Core i7
Case: HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Links to all the above

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 7, 2009 1:10:37 AM

The BFG GS-550 should be an adequate PSU. I wouldn't buy one but I wouldn't toss it either.

For a mATX case, this is FAR better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The one you listed is just too narrow and has poor cooling. If this one is too wide, you need to rethink where you are putting it.

You cannot put a full sized ATX board into a mATX case. Here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(this board has great reviews as well)

Since you have saved a bit keeping the PSU, get faster RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your monitor resolution is low. Consider upgrading to a 22" 1680x1050 in the future... or even a smaller one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(If space is tight)

Another upgrade would be this video card:
Sapphire 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But there again it's all overkill for your monitor anyway.

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October 7, 2009 1:16:40 AM

The GTX 260 is a pretty long card and the Hyper 212 is a big CPU cooler. I am not sure if they fit in that case or not. I found it on coolermasters website and there is only 10 inches. I think the 260 is 10.5 inches like my 9800 GTX+. I just dont think that case is big enough.

You could probably go with the radeon hd 5850 which is far more powerful than a 260, has dx11 support for future games and is only 9 inches long.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could drop the CPU cooler to the 92mm Coolermaster TX3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You might look at the antec 300 illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 7, 2009 3:52:23 AM

I have a few suggestions to bring down the cost.

First here is the same kind of psu with 700w for $10 less after rebates.
OCZ ModXStream 700w $50 after MIR
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Here is a combo deal that is definitely worth it. I5-750 + Gigatyte GA-P55M-UD4 (Much better MB than the one you posted)
$320 for the combo..just scroll down the link and you will see it.
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P55M-D4

I would also switch that harddrive to the Samsung F3 500gb for $50.

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October 7, 2009 12:36:21 PM

Proximon said:
The BFG GS-550 should be an adequate PSU. I wouldn't buy one but I wouldn't toss it either.

For a mATX case, this is FAR better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The one you listed is just too narrow and has poor cooling. If this one is too wide, you need to rethink where you are putting it.

You cannot put a full sized ATX board into a mATX case. Here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(this board has great reviews as well)

Since you have saved a bit keeping the PSU, get faster RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your monitor resolution is low. Consider upgrading to a 22" 1680x1050 in the future... or even a smaller one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(If space is tight)

Another upgrade would be this video card:
Sapphire 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But there again it's all overkill for your monitor anyway.


Thank you for the cases i'll look them over and see what works out for me
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October 7, 2009 12:42:48 PM

dndhatcher said:
The GTX 260 is a pretty long card and the Hyper 212 is a big CPU cooler. I am not sure if they fit in that case or not. I found it on coolermasters website and there is only 10 inches. I think the 260 is 10.5 inches like my 9800 GTX+. I just dont think that case is big enough.

You could probably go with the radeon hd 5850 which is far more powerful than a 260, has dx11 support for future games and is only 9 inches long.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could drop the CPU cooler to the 92mm Coolermaster TX3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You might look at the antec 300 illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Ya i was worried about the case not being big enough for the video. im adjusting and looking for a diffrent case
also, while i have seen many great reviews from Radon i simply cannot bring my self to buy a ATI card i have bought 3 and all died on me 1 out of box, 1 after 2 mo, and the last after 6mo, i no longer am willing to risk it. and ive never had a Nvidia card die on me...maybe its just luck of the draw but im gun shy now on them.

Good catch on the Cooler i'll change my list out for it TY

and another case suggestion TY for it :) 
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October 7, 2009 12:52:35 PM

cory1234 said:
I have a few suggestions to bring down the cost.

First here is the same kind of psu with 700w for $10 less after rebates.
OCZ ModXStream 700w $50 after MIR
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Here is a combo deal that is definitely worth it. I5-750 + Gigatyte GA-P55M-UD4 (Much better MB than the one you posted)
$320 for the combo..just scroll down the link and you will see it.
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P55M-D4

I would also switch that harddrive to the Samsung F3 500gb for $50.


Anyone have a list off decent Quality PSUs. they can list or link to.??


Thanks for the catch on the Mobo + CPU combo

2 questions on it i admit im the fuzziest on Mobo, exactly what makes the Mobo you posted better than the one i chose.? i was also under the impression (from some time back) that Miro ATX boards where not as good as full size boards due to extra heat & SOME companies cutting corners when they make them??? have these issues been resolved.?

Why swap out the Samsung HD for the Segate.? cost is same and i seen no Diff in specs.???

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October 7, 2009 9:51:49 PM

See my guide, linked in my sig or stickied at the top of the forum. Also see my big list of parts, in my sig, for a list of PSUs.

mATX has become a very popular avenue and because this form factor is so popular now MB makers are catering to it. There are disadvantages, not so much in the board itself but in the smaller cases, since they tend to have fewer fans. The only difference in the boards is the absence of a couple expansion slots... and most users never need those.

The last time I needed more than three expansion slots was on an ISA board... SCSI, sound, GPU, I/O.... well, that was a long time ago. Not that I use a mATX board right now, but I could easily.

So, there are a few mATX cases that will accommodate longer video cards and have adequate cooling. Not many, but some.
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October 7, 2009 10:22:49 PM

Proximon said:
See my guide, linked in my sig or stickied at the top of the forum. Also see my big list of parts, in my sig, for a list of PSUs.

mATX has become a very popular avenue and because this form factor is so popular now MB makers are catering to it. There are disadvantages, not so much in the board itself but in the smaller cases, since they tend to have fewer fans. The only difference in the boards is the absence of a couple expansion slots... and most users never need those.

The last time I needed more than three expansion slots was on an ISA board... SCSI, sound, GPU, I/O.... well, that was a long time ago. Not that I use a mATX board right now, but I could easily.

So, there are a few mATX cases that will accommodate longer video cards and have adequate cooling. Not many, but some.


Ok Proximon thanks for the heads up mATX :)  i'll have a look at your links and see what i can learn
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October 9, 2009 12:56:19 AM

Did you have some further question?
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October 9, 2009 1:10:42 AM

Proximon said:
Did you have some further question?


Yes i was wondering if everything i have here is compatible, like memory and Mobo is PSU suitable for my need and general quality of sayed comps:) 
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October 9, 2009 5:12:51 AM

Sorry, missed that. Yes get WD Caviar Black OR Spinpoint F3.
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