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Core i5 Gaming Desktop

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November 2, 2009 7:40:23 AM

im plannin to built a core i5 gaming desktop but im new to it...
following are the specs that im plannin:

1. CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Quad-Core LGA1156 Desktop Pro
2. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R 16GB DDR3
4. RAM: G.Skill F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 2GBX2
5. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 1 TB SATA 7200.12 32MB
6. DVD Drive: Sony 24X Internal DVD RW
7. CPU cooler: Corsair Hydro Series High-Performance CPU Cooler (H50)
8. PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power 650W
9. Cabinet: Cooler Master 690 Black with Sidepanel

is the build ok?
any recommendation or suggestion to change the build without changing the cost too much??


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November 2, 2009 9:08:27 AM

thanx!! wil look into it...
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November 2, 2009 9:32:06 AM

the psu u mention wasnt available in my local store...
but the fol models are there:

Corsair 650W Power Supply with Single 12V RAIL
Cooler Master Silent Pro 600 W MODULAR Gaming SMPS MOD
Antec EA 750 - GB Watt Continuous Power Supply

which do u think is better for price?
November 2, 2009 11:11:35 AM

I own a Corsair 650 HX and it's very nice. Obviously the modular cables make cable management a breeze.

I have a similar i5 build, but I went with an ATI 5850 (thankfully bought at $259).

Overall, I'm sure you'll enjoy your new rig.
November 2, 2009 1:38:42 PM

i hav a renew build as follow:

Intel Core i5 750 Processor
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R
Sapphire HD5850 1GB GDDR5 PCIE (Game Edition)
G-Skill F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Gigabyte Poseidon 310
Corsair Hydro Series H50 Water Cooler
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 @ 1TB SATA
Sony DVD RW SATA (AD-7220S-OD)
Corsair CMPSU-750TX

its more expensiv but i think is worth de money...