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Need advice: 850 - 900$ Intel system build...

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October 21, 2009 7:22:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around the first week of November.

BUDGET RANGE: 850 - 900 $ (I will buy my system from a local store.)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and Internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: LCD and Case & Power Supply.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I will buy my system from a local store.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an Intel processor and Gigabyte/Asus motherboard.

OVERCLOCKING: Certainly NO!

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, I prefer single card.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Min. 1366 x 768, Max. 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I choice a Lian Li case and I have a 500W Power Supply (Brand is XILENCE.) If this is not a good choice I will go with Thermaltake Element-G Case and buy an OCZ Power Supply. But if I done like this my budget have down to 750 - 800 $.


Thanks for your helps...
October 21, 2009 8:49:50 PM

I would recommend ordering from newegg, but even with their reduced prices you're going to have a hard time getting a complete gaming build for $850. Also, Throw that PSU out. Anyways, this total comes to ~$900, which will probably be more from your local store.

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

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5770/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

See what you think.
a b ) Power supply
October 21, 2009 8:52:06 PM

You are severely limiting yourself buying locally. There is no way I can stay in your budget because I don't have your vendors price list... There is no way I can choose parts for you because I don't know what parts are available to your vendor.

You should replace the PSU, and the OCZ 500W StealthXStream (OCZ500SXS) would be a good choice.

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October 21, 2009 8:53:41 PM

Proximon said:
You are severely limiting yourself buying locally. There is no way I can stay in your budget because I don't have your vendors price list... There is no way I can choose parts for you because I don't know what parts are available to your vendor.

You should replace the PSU, and the OCZ 500W StealthXStream (OCZ500SXS) would be a good choice.


Agreed.
October 21, 2009 9:29:50 PM

ppl may hate me for this but if ur gonna buy frm a store buy a dell and call it a day no point in taking the risk and wasting ur time
October 21, 2009 9:33:38 PM

darksupreme said:
ppl may hate me for this but if ur gonna buy frm a store buy a dell and call it a day no point in taking the risk and wasting ur time


Stop posting this everywhere. There's very little risk and there are overwhelming benefits.
October 21, 2009 9:41:12 PM

not if hes going to best buy or something lol ,but yea u can grab a much better build if u go newegg bud so just listen to jbakerlent and go with his build
October 22, 2009 12:51:42 PM

Thanks for your thinks guys. Newegg can't send there with shipping so I have to buy them from a local store (I live in Eastern Europe.)

I will buy an OCZ power supply (May it is 550W Fatal1ty or 500W StealthXtream.)

I listed our price like your suggesting system, here it is:

Intel i5 750 - 249 $
P55-UD3L - 169 $
Corsair 4 GB (2x2)1333MHz DDR3 CL9 XMS3 (There is no any G-Skill memory seller. OCZ,Corsair and Patriot is aviable.) - 153 $
Samsgung 500GB HDD - 75 $
Thermaltake Element G - 188 $
OCZ500SXS 500W - 112 $

It will up to 9xx $ like a booster, because of from the taxes. And this system isn't include any graphic card. But I can't give up like this, I want go with Intel. I can scretch up my processor to Q9500 maybe or down to a lower graphic card and upgrade it 1-2 months later.

What did you think?
October 22, 2009 5:27:08 PM

im preety sure that there is a good online computer parts store that goes for Europe id try Google ing it maybe theres a newegg europe or something lol
October 22, 2009 6:27:49 PM

Well, since you buy from a local store ask the guy in the store, post the build here for comments.. If you get a thumbs up from the guys here, go ahead and purchase. If you have problems you can always fall back on the fact that the build was adviced by the guy in the store(make sure you talk to the "specialist").
October 22, 2009 6:42:16 PM

Blue, didn't notice you already posted your build.. (sorry)
You say you want to do gaming...?? So my biggest question regarding you build is:
Where is the graphics card????

You'll have to invest some real money into a decent graphics card if you want to do gaming.....

Honestly with your budget and your needs I think you should look into an AMD build. Intel's i5 and i7 CPUs and motherboards usually eat up your budget before you even get to the parts that you really want to focus on... Like graphics for gaming, HD for load times of apps and general speed of the system... RAM if you intend to work with large files or even shorten the load times of game files a bit more with a ramdisk (yes, really!! Beats the crap out of any SSD!!!).
a b ) Power supply
October 22, 2009 7:07:27 PM

AMD might not be available there or very expensive.

I think the plan to go with an LGA 775 board and a slower processor makes sense. E8400 is a good dual core that will tear up most games. A P43 or P45 board should be available for less. Also, DDR2 is less expensive that DDR3 and works just as well.

October 22, 2009 7:37:39 PM

Blue, like Proxi says, it really won't matter too much if you go the AMD route or the Intel route. But forcus on what you want to do with this system...
I'm right now using an AMD XP 1600+ (and believe me these days the "plus" doesn't do much..), but it's excellent for anything internet, my internet connection is the bottleneck in that respect. At work I use an Intel Core 2 Duo + 1 Gb RAM and it's slower!! (slower internet connection).

So let's summarize.... Internet=no problem what ever processor.. All modern computers can do this!! Trust me, internet browsing requires nothing from your hardware as long as it's somewhat modern.

Gaming=GPU processing power, you really do need a real graphics card unless you only play flash games on the internet etc.... -Then you should probably invest in a CPU with decent clock speek(2 cores enough for that sort of thing, but clock speed is important if you want performance). For 3D games go with a video card like NVIDIA 2xx or Radeon 4xxx or 5xxx. CPU just needs to be fast enough, so get a core 2 Duo from Intel or more(really I doubt much more than that would make a difference unless you spend insane amounts of money on crossfire and SLI) or a Phenom II X2 or more from AMD.

Bottom line is don't waste too much money on motherboard and CPU.. Think of what you want to do with it..... Most people are blinded by whatever CPU is the fastest of the day...!

October 26, 2009 7:21:11 PM

Guys, thanks for your things again. I read your replies carefully. First of Core 2 Duo is not a good choice because of Intel will announce Core i3 processors on newly years. So that they will pick up the Core 2 Duos' area.

So I looked up AMD again, but which one I should buy I don't now.

Phenom II ? Athlon II X3 ? Athlon II X4 ? Which one and I want to know: Is DDR3 really important?

Thanks again.
a b ) Power supply
October 26, 2009 8:11:43 PM

That depends on your budget and availability.

The X3 720 is a nice place to start, also the X2 550. Your plan seems to be to upgrade the CPU later, so these would get you started and allow you to put a bit more into the motherboard.

Look for an AMD 770 chipset, or a 785G. There is no performance difference between DDR3 and DDR2, but it's possible an AM3, DDR3 motherboard would be more compatible with future CPUs.
October 26, 2009 8:22:34 PM

Okey, now it is like this:


AMD Phenom II X3 720
Gigabyte MA770T-UD3
ATI HD5750
Thermaltake Element G
OCZ 600SXS 600Watt
OCZ Platinium (2x2) 4 GB
Samsung 500GB 7200Rpm


Is there any wrong thing?
October 26, 2009 8:32:23 PM

That looks alot better. You might be see if a 5770 is not too much more expensive its a more powerful graphics card.
a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2009 5:42:27 AM

Yes, that's a nice list. For the price of the 5750, I would guess an older card might be better.

I would think that a 4870 would be better than a 5750, if the prices were the same.

October 28, 2009 12:48:21 PM

Due to crashed stock samples there is no Phenom II X3 720...
I'm slightly choice Phenom II X2 550.

Thanks for your advices guys.
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