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[New System Build] New i5 Build! Advice and Help

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October 20, 2009 4:56:17 AM

Since I was recommended by a person on here to do an i5 build instead, here is what I have come up with:

AZZA Solano 1000R Black / Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I already have a sound card, hard drive, and a power supply. This is my second build, and I'm not too familiar with the i5 or how the CPU Cooler will fit.. Any advice and knowledge is greatly appreciated!
October 20, 2009 10:39:10 PM

What is the purpose of the machine?

Knowing the monitor resolution is important for knowing what graphics card is needed.

I like the looks of that case. Lots of fans to move air.

I dont see the point in buying an old 9800 GTX+, its stuck at DX10. For the same price you could get a 5750 and for $30 more you could get a significantly faster 5770. The 5700s are DX11 so you will be set for new games coming out over the next few years.
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October 28, 2009 4:49:33 AM

Well the only real intensive game I play, and will be playing is EverQuest 2, since I have a 360 and buy all my games for that. I'm not entirely sure of the resolution but its an Acer 19" LCD. That has some absolutely gigantic fans, and I love the color screen ;)  Currently had to ship the MOBO back because it was Dead on Arrival :'(  I'll post an update when I get it back.

In case anyone is curious as to what happened, I plugged everything in correctly, but when I pressed the power button, it flickered for not even half a second..
October 28, 2009 12:44:45 PM

Check your PSU. And be sure to check sticky on this forum.
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