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Advice on $1500 Gaming PC

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October 10, 2009 3:45:07 AM

I would just like to get some more experienced opinions on this pc I want to build. Tell me what needs to be changed; I'd really like to know if that motherboard will serve me well. I'd like room to upgrade in the future.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: <$1,500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Aion, L4D2, COD6), surfing, school work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: 1) Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
2) Antec Twelve Hundred 750 Blue Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 750W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

3)G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH - Retail
4)GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

5)SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6) ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7)Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 right now; later 1920x1080.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thanks for the help.

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October 10, 2009 4:20:45 AM

I would hold off on the SSD, get 2 Samsung F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... in raid 0.

Take the 130 bucks you save and go all out on for a 5870

And you said maybe do xfire, you will not need to with a 5870
but if you do, i like this mobo better UD4P http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

On the case it would be nice to know what knid of PSU it comes with,

Also if you are going to OC think about a HSF

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October 10, 2009 8:39:29 PM

+1 @ niklas
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October 10, 2009 9:35:39 PM

get 5850 to save some money or wait for 5870x2 to come out and drop price on 5870
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