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Another i5 Gaming Build $1000

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October 18, 2009 3:19:14 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Between now and Xmas at the latest

BUDGET RANGE: ~$1000, rebates ok

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, mild though

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, in about 6-12 months

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The computer might spend time in my bedroom in a cramped space so noise, airflow, and no LEDs are important. This makes the case I choose expensive, not sure if there is anything that fits the bill that is cheaper. With the current case I've picked the HSF can only be 140mm high. I haven't been able to find much in the way of 1156 HSFs meeting that. For the video card I was thinking about a 5850 and then getting another one in 6-12 months. Not sure if this is overkill for my resolution and the i5.

Here is what I have so far:

Core i5/MSI P55-GD65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec P193/Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The 750W fan doesn't seem to match up with the case that well, any thoughts?

I'm missing the 5850 as it isn't in stock, big surprise. Thanks for your help/suggestions.

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October 18, 2009 3:59:39 AM

All of it looks pretty good, here's a really nice HSF:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, in my opinion 2 x 5850s would be overkill at your res.
Also, that case is pretty expensive, I would recommend this one instead with this PSU:

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 18, 2009 7:22:43 PM

So would I be better getting a 57xx or 48xx and then spending the difference on the i7 860?
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October 18, 2009 7:31:59 PM

if its just for gaming the i5 is perfect i'll stick with a 5850 wich will give you better screen upgrade options maybe instead of getting a second 5850 in 6 months get a nice 24" monitor
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