Would these parts work for an I5 build?

Hello Everyone,

I posted a lil while back, however ran into some financial things and can finally purchase! The parts list has changed due to time. I just want to make sure all these parts are compatible and if anyone has any more recommendations/upgrades to let me know! This is my first build also.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (WOW, COD) - movies, hulu, web browsing, website building.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS - I got windows 7 pro already. GPU - ordered a 5770 today!

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg - I also live right next door to a microcenter

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel I5. Already have a 5770.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / Maybe - down the line - not enough cash right now

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Cost minimal total build must be under $850.

Core i5 750 Processor Boxed
MicroCenter - 149.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227495
OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128400

GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
2oz Copper PCB, Support 2 Way SLI & CrossFireX plus Smart 6


I also ordered a Saphire 5770 from amazon today. So that will be the card of choice. I am having the largest concern with MOBO - Ram choice. I have no idea what to select. I want a decent MOBO with C/F SLI capabilities down the road at a reasonable price. I also heard with the Gigabyte board about a lot of ram not working? - Not sure about this. This is my first build and I really need all the expert advice I can get.

Thank you so much everyone!
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  1. I would get the Illusion instead
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-066-_-Product

    As for the RAM, check this lower latency set out
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478
  2. jbakerlent said:
    I would get the Illusion instead
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-066-_-Product

    As for the RAM, check this lower latency set out
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478



    Lower latency? Please explain? I have no idea what that means, as I stated i'm lost with the ram + Mobo.

    Thanks!
  3. See the RAM section of the guide in my sig for more info, but essentially, te timings refer to how many clock cycles it takes to access a block of data, lower numbers are better as it means you can access the data quicker, timings have more of a difference in performance than speed.
  4. So all of these parts would work together correct?
  5. Bump?
  6. Yes.
  7. The Illusion (the case) is on sale now and has free shipping. I grabbed one for my soon to come i5 build as well.
  8. One last quick question. I heard OCZ ram not really working with the gigabytes boards.

    So will this ram work?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail
  9. bump?
  10. Let me guess, you read newegg reviews? Ignore them, they are useless. Yes that G.Skill will work, but it will be slower due to higher latencies.
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