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Building another computer, tell me what you think of this build (like if all the parts will work, etc lol) thx

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  1. 1. That CPU is not compatible with that mobo.

    2. I wouldnt suggest using that 6GB kit with this mobo as you would be loosing Dual-channel config by populating 3 slots.

    3. You can get newer, faster, bigger HDDs, for just few $$ more...

    This would help us suggest things, best suited for your needs...
  2. ^Agreed...
    Change CPU to i5 750...
    Get at least 500GB HD.
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    You should use a P45/X48 motherboard with a Core2 CPU or an i5 with a P55 motherboard. I'd choose an i5/P55 combination.

    If you decide on an E8400/P45 combination, I think that the extra memory bandwidth of DDR3 RAM is largely wasted on the Core2 architecture.

    The Seagate 7200.10 drives are obsolete. The .11's are not reliable - they frequently turn into bricks. If you are going to buy a Seagate, make certain that you get a 7200.12.
  4. Thanks for the Replies.

    Okay I changed some things, how about this now:

    PS: I am building this from and I'm using their PC Builder and just change some things around on one of the computers I choose. I think NCIX does price matching, not sure If I can price match unless I add the parts in individual.
  5. ok, build fail, that cpu is LGA1366 and the motherboard is LGA1156, not compatible

    for the LGA1156 you should be looking for i5-7XX series or i7-8XX series (the i5-750 is good and decently cheap)

    and AGAIN remove the 6GB ram set (as it is 3 sticks) and swap it for the 4GB version of that set (2 sticks), you will lose dual channel if you use 3 sticks ie 3 is not a multiple of 2
  6. K, updated again.

    is 700 for power supply too much?

  7. 700 Watt PSU is Overkill.
    Better get a Corsair 550VX .

    Your DVD drive is IDE. Get a SATA one.

    250GB HD is way too low for todays standards.

    If you OC then also get a cheap aftermarket HSF.
  8. K so this is what it's at now:

    ps: I priced matched with if anyone knows of any other good Canadian sites i can price match (im buying from ) let me know thx. No I don't plan on Over clocking, what does HSF mean? and is 550 really okay for Power Supply? or should I bring it up to 600?

    Also want to thank again all you guys that post here at Toms Hardware Forums, you guys are always helpful, you helped me build my last computer 2 years ago, still working great, just need a second computer to replace my older one (I play side by side with a friend, but my old is p4 3.0 and can still play games like CoDWaW and AA3 but a little slightly slugish)

    YOUR TOTAL $1,016.54

    Gigabyte P55-UD3R ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E 4PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard

    G.SKILL F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

    Thermaltake M9 Black Mid ATX Tower 9X5.25 1X3.5 3X3.5INT No PS Front USB Audio

    XFX Radeon HD 5750 700MHZ 1GB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

    Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM

    Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM

    Corsair VX550W 550W ATX 12V 41A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty*
  9. Rig looks fine to me...
    And that 550VX is more than enough for your rig...
    It can take any high end card...

    You can save money by using windows 7 RC for now...
  10. Ok thanks, also before I purchase it, does anyone know good Canadian sites that I could use to Price Match? I used Direct Canada and I save about $90 or so thus far, hoping I could save a few bucks here and there from price matching ^^
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