Core i5 Gaming Desktop Tags: Homebuilt Core Desktops Intel i5 Systems Product Last response: November 2, 2009 2:08 PM in Systems Share lyhwen 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 3. Graphic: SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E HD4890 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?? thanx. More about : core gaming desktop jbakerlent a b B Homebuilt system November 2, 2009 7:56:40 AM Welcome to the forum. Looks pretty good, except for the PSU. Switch it out for this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Make sure that's a SATA ODD., There's a form in my sig that you could fill out for more help. lyhwen November 2, 2009 9:08:27 AM thanx!! wil look into it... Related resources Core i3 Mobile processor vs Desktop core i3 vs Mobile core i5 - Forum Intel Core i3, i5, i7 in a DG965RY Desktop boards - Forum Intel Core i5 Gaming? - Forum Best for gaming? Core i5 2500k or amd fx-8350? - Forum Intel Core i5 4460 Or AMD FX 8320 for Gaming ?! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lyhwen 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? rodney_ws 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. lyhwen 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... cory1234 November 2, 2009 2:08:27 PM I would skip on the corsair h50. It performs about as a good as a decent heatsink and it's loud. I would get this instead: 120 ultra: http://www.overclock.net/online-deals/602146-true-120-e... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedis intel core i5 4590 good for gaming at 1080p resolution Forum Solved~$800 gaming build, which Core i5 to get? Forum SolvedFor Sale: Gaming Desktop i5 3570K GTX 780 8GB RAM etc... $900 Shipped Forum Solvedgaming performance - how will overclocking my core i5 760 CPU increase my FPS Forum SolvedWhat's a good intel core i5 cpu for gaming? Forum SolvedIs The Intel Core i5 4670K Good For Gaming? Forum SolvedIntel i5 Core Gaming Problem (sony vaio pro 13) PLS HELP Forum SolvedAMD Fx 8350 or core i5 4690k for nextgen games ??? Forum SolvedComparing an AMD FX 8 core with an Intel i5 quad core for a gaming build Forum SolvedCore i5 or i7 for gaming/editing PC HELP! Forum SolvedCore i5 3570k budget build gaming pc advice on mobo Forum SolvedGaming PC Build based on intel core i5 4440 and Nvidia gtx 760. Forum Solvedis Intel Core i5 - 3337U - 1.8GHz ( with intel turbo booster up to 2.7 GHz ) good for gaming Forum Solvedcore i5 3470 vs i5 3350p for gaming.... Forum SolvedCore i5 4670 for Gaming (Pakistan) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !