Core i5 Gaming Desktop Tags: Homebuilt Core Desktops Intel i5 Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jbakerlent Homebuilt system Expert 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. | Report abuse lyhwen November 2, 2009 9:08:27 AM thanx!! wil look into it... | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Related ressources How To Ask For Build Advice - Forum Homebuilt PC Buying Guide - Forum $650 Core i5 Desktop - Forum New Build, any good? - Forum $1,200-$1,400 - HTPC/Gaming - i7/5870 - Forum Ask the community Publish 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. | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Core i5 Gaming Desktop> Related ressources: Forum$650 Gaming System - Few Questions ForumBest Gaming PC Possible (without overpriced parts) ForumSlight gaming pc? ForumBest Available Gaming System ForumNeed prof opinions on budget gaming rig Forum[Solved] 2500.00 budget for new gaming rig water cooled ForumYES! Another "How would this computer do for gaming" thread! ForumNeed help to build Core i5 system under $1,200 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !