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October 9, 2009 10:47:13 PM

I am building a new core i5 rig and would appreciate some advice. Thanks to all who help in advance.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 1k-1.2k

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, speakers
I have a Logysis 550 clear acrylic PSU that i bought on clearance at xoxide, I know its junk, will buy a new one if needed.
http://www.xoxide.com/logisys-550w-pcix-acrylic.html

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: teh egg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: XFX 4770 45nm since I dont plan on dropping 150 on a new monitor anytime soon. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150369

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Getting this case : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112241 Talk about expensive. Would like this mobo to match since it has window, but not absolutely needed : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186175

Edit: speakers not needed

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October 9, 2009 11:55:42 PM

Do you care about the AMD logo on the case your new Core i5 750 is going into?



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October 10, 2009 12:10:06 AM

You don't need a 4770 for 1280x1024
Maybe get 4670 for $69.99
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October 10, 2009 12:10:13 AM

Yeah I know its there and dont mind.
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October 10, 2009 12:24:52 AM

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B $30.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI ARMORSUIT PC-P50R Red Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $85.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total: $1,071.91

Others can tweak this accordingly :) .
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October 10, 2009 12:34:24 AM
October 10, 2009 12:35:21 AM

Lol era beat me to it, but check the axiotech link that the xigmatek scorpion is red as well
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October 10, 2009 12:36:39 AM

Spending a little more for style, here's my picks:

XFX 4850 1gb $125 - For just a few bucks more, you'll be getting a better GPU. My 4850 512 maxes everything except crysis, so the 1gb should be super solid for a while.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5 750 and Vigor Monsoon III Combo: $228 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HSF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA mobo and Win Vista HP w/free win7 upgrade: $290 - $10mir http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4gb GSkill Ram Cas 7 1600: $95 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 550w Fatalty PSU: $65 - $25 mir and -10% with code cz10: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For $65 more, there is a more powerful 700w version of this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your case of choice: $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Spinpoint F3 1tb HDD: $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or the 500gb for $55 linked above

Optical: $31 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Shipping $33

Total: $1170 - $35 mir if you want

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October 10, 2009 1:06:12 AM

skora said:
Spending a little more for style, here's my picks:

XFX 4850 1gb $125 - For just a few bucks more, you'll be getting a better GPU. My 4850 512 maxes everything except crysis, so the 1gb should be super solid for a while.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5 750 and Vigor Monsoon III Combo: $228 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HSF http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA mobo and Win Vista HP w/free win7 upgrade: $290 - $10mir http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4gb GSkill Ram Cas 7 1600: $95 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 550w Fatalty PSU: $65 - $25 mir and -10% with code cz10: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
For $65 more, there is a more powerful 700w version of this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your case of choice: $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Spinpoint F3 1tb HDD: $80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or the 500gb for $55 linked above

Optical: $31 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Shipping $33

Total: $1170 - $35 mir if you want

Forget the 4850, for the same exact price $125 you can get a 4870. I wouldn't go any lower than a 4870 for a new build...o and it matches the colors of your theme haha.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 10, 2009 1:08:34 AM

cory1234 said:
Forget the 4850, for the same exact price $125 you can get a 4870. I wouldn't go any lower than a 4870 for a new build...o and it matches the colors of your theme haha.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah, the 4870 would be a better fit for that price. Since there's room in the budget, lets go for the 1gb flavor for $140+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Foxconn like most mobos will do their job at stock speeds just the same as others. Once you start OCing, then Foxconn will trail behind the Asuses and Gigabytes of the world. Intial quality might be an issue also compared to the top tier boards.
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October 10, 2009 3:12:03 AM

Thanks for all of the input. Still deciding on the mobo, Foxconn Katana GTI or Asus Maximux III.
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October 10, 2009 3:17:26 AM

Foxconn isn't bad, nobody question Foxconn in here, but plain simple Asus work closely with republic of gamers to make that board, it has everything us "gamers" want, is almost as if we designed that board with the stuff we wanted in it, although the Foxconn isn't bad FOR ITS PRICE that is, i'll say go for the Asus if you have the money, if you don have enough money than thats a different story, and the Foxconn wouldn't be a bad ALTERNATIVE but thats all it is an ALTERNATIVE.
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October 10, 2009 3:40:00 AM

While I take reviews from newegg with a grain of salt, the foxconns do seem to have a higher reported DOA rate than Asus or Giga. Not nearly as bad as an ECS, but l'd recommend the Asus before Foxconn for quality control reasons alone.
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October 10, 2009 3:25:27 PM

without mentioning that every DOA comment on the Asus motherboard has a answere from a representative, don't see that on Foxconn.
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