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Would like some feedback on a new pc i`m looking to construct

Here are my current pieces that I have selected for the pc I am looking into building for myself. My uses will range from a lot of gaming from 20-30 hours a week and many college apps that will be put on. I am putting windows 7 professional on this PC.

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188046
Video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130478
Power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115055
ram memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365
dvd/cd drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

If any of you checking this out can give me pointers/suggestions/any type of feedback at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my links and products.

~Jesse
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  1. You motherboard and CPU aren't compatable. If you want to stick with that motherboard then you need to get a Core i7 processor. To stick with the processor you chose you need a socket 775 motherboard. Thats not the best CPU for gaming however.

    You other choices look ok, although that PSU is probably more powerful than you need unless you plan on using multiple graphics cards later on. Are you looking to buy everything from newegg? If so then you can get motherboard and CPU combo deals which work out cheaper. Giving some idea of budget would help.
  2. You have a socket 1366 motherboard (for an i7 920 CPU) and an old Core2Quad socket 775 CPU. They wont work together.
    Here is the i7 920 for that motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

    Im not sure the GTX 275 is a good graphics card option. It is a DX10 card about at end of lifespan since ATIs DX11 5000 series are out and Nvidias DX11 GTX 300 series will be coming out early next year (maybe by the end of this year). Right now the ATI 5850 outperforms the 275 by a good amount for about the same price plus DX11 gives it a longer useful lifespan.


    That Corsair 850TX PSU is designed for running 3 graphics cards, as is the EVGA motherboard you chose. You could drop down to a 750W PSU and one level of EVGA motherboard for a system expandable to two graphics cards.
  3. Agreed, the 5850 is a better choice, if you can get hold of one. Also what resolution will you be gaming at?
  4. ^First of all, can you post in this format, as it answers a lot of our questions:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Like the people above said, the motherboard and cpu are not compatible

    "I am putting windows professional on this PC."

    do you mean XP pro or windows 7 pro?

    yo chose a superclocked version of 275..that's wasting money if you ask me, when you can overclock a little by yourself

    monitor resolution? like i said edit your post.
  5. I totally overlooked the CPU and processor and just went for te next down grade and didn`t realize that it wasn`t i7. If you know of any good combo deals from newegg that you wouldn`t mind sharing it would be a great help.

    My budget for building this PC is 1300$ and I`m not very familiar with it and it will be my first I am building myself.

    dndhatcher-
    If you have a possible link that you think may give me some better options that I could swap for what I was looking at it would be fantastic.

    And my current resolution of my monitor is 1600x900 32bit
  6. See if you live near a Microcenter, they have amazing deals on i7 920. Look into the i5 750 and i7 860 CPUs and P55 motherboards also.
  7. ^you did not answer my above questions

    also can you post in the format, i provided the link. it answers questions like crossfire/sli..overclocking...etc
  8. overshocks said:
    ^you did not answer my above questions

    also can you post in the format, i provided the link. it answers questions like crossfire/sli..overclocking...etc


    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week (the sooner the better) BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, college apps

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, others don`t matter as long as they are dependable

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

    PARTS PREFERENCES: No specific required

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe - I`m not very familiar and do not usually play around with it.

    MONITOR RESOLUTION:1600x900 32bit currently
  9. Again, you haven't answered my question

    "I am putting windows professional on this PC."

    do you mean XP pro or windows 7 pro?


    well your resolution is quite low, and a 4870 would even be an overkill for you so you sure you don't want to upgrade your monitor?

    with your budget i suggest you go for a i5 750 build or a i7 920 build

    Here's a build I've done for another person a few days ago (tell me if links don't work). Use this build as a reference, obviously you don't need the 5850 video card, but the other parts would be good..
    You don't need the motherboard below because your resolution is low and one video card would do. the ram and hard drive..etc are good references

    >Video Card

    XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442&cm_re=5850-_-14-150-442-_-Product


    >Motherboard + CPU

    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.276270

    >Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    >Hard Drive

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint-_-22-152-185-_-Product

    >Power Supply + Case

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.265992

    >RAM

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    >Optical Drive

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    >Heatsink

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Total : $1170.9 USD
  10. I actually just bought my monitor last year, its a 22" samsung. If you could, if you have some spare time make a fast i7 920 build. --- ^^ much thanks checking it out right now.
  11. liquidicex7 said:
    I actually just bought my monitor last year, its a 22" samsung. If you could, if you have some spare time make a fast i7 920 build.


    there's no point for you to get a i7 920 build for gaming, because 920's main advantage is x16 x16 lanes, which you will not need to crossfire/sli because your monitor is so low resolution.

    you sure it's only 1600x900 not 1600x1050?

    read my above post, i've edited to include a i5 750 build that you can take a look at. use it as a reference
  12. Max Resolution 1680 x 1050 / 60.0 Hz for my monitor.

    and link is broken

    >Motherboard + CPU


    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Intel Core
    i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.276270

    >Power Supply + Case

    Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.265992
  13. how can you miss my question 3 times in a row?

    "I am putting windows professional on this PC."

    do you mean XP pro or windows 7 pro?

    so what's your decision i7 920 or i5 750? i''ll remake a build for you.
    crossfire/sli or not? upgrade monitor or not?
  14. I have a core i5 system similar to the one overshocks has posted, 4890 not 5850 though unfortunately, and I've been able to play every game so far at 1920 x 1080 maxed out (other than crysis of course!). i5 is the way to go for gaming right now.
  15. overshocks said:
    how can you miss my question 3 times in a row?

    "I am putting windows professional on this PC."

    do you mean XP pro or windows 7 pro?

    so what's your decision i7 920 or i5 750? i''ll remake a build for you.
    crossfire/sli or not? upgrade monitor or not?


    Sorry its Window 7 pro, not xp. I`m running xp on my current old pc.

    thecodfather - (Samsung (2232BW) LCD Monitor, Black) is the model

    And I`m going to leave it up to you in your opinion for either the i7 or i5. I do not know much when it comes down to this etc. So Whichever you think would run the smoothest with what I will be wanting it for and inside my price range. I`ll go for upgraded Monitor also if you want to add that in too. I also couldn`t even explain the difference between crossfire/sli I have been in the stone ages with my current pc for 7 years.
  16. that monitor is fine at 1650 x 1050 resolution so no need to upgrade it yet.

    i'd recommend the i5 for your needs, it will be more than good enough. newegg don't have the best i5/p55 combo deals at the moment by the looks of it, overshocks may be able to recommend a better deal from elsewhere
  17. thecodfather said:
    that monitor is fine at 1650 x 1050 resolution so no need to upgrade it yet.

    i'd recommend the i5 for you needs, it will be more than good enough. newegg don't have the best i5/p55 combo deals at the moment by the looks of it, overshocks may be able to recommend a better deal from elsewhere


    Thanks for all your help, I`ll be watching for a response from him. I am very grateful of the assistance, thank you all who have helped.
  18. no problem. I'm from the UK so don't know the best US retailers, but am happy to help if you need me to.

    to answer your earlier question: SLI is multiple nvidia graphics cards, crossfire is the same but for ati. For now you would be best getting one good graphics card, then in the future you have the option of adding a second card when you can get one on the cheap, and upgrade your monitor to one which can handle higher resolutions.
  19. Ah alright, I knew that difference but I just never knew the name of it. :-\ I feel like a noob haha. And with getting a new monitor then I`m going to tri-monitor my setup.
  20. Is the dvd/cd drive blue ray? I want it blue ray for movies etc if its not I`ll have to find a diff one.
  21. liquidicex7 said:
    Is the dvd/cd drive blue ray? I want it blue ray for movies etc if its not I`ll have to find a diff one.


    you never mentioned you wanted blu ray...sighs.
  22. I only used newegg, but you can use other sites if you can find the same parts for cheaper.
    Or if you can find better combos at newegg

    Here's an i5 750 build with new monitor

    >MOBO+RAM
    30 dollar discount
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.289943

    >Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product

    >CPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

    >Hard drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=spnpoint_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product

    >Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=5850-_-14-102-857-_-Product

    >Monitor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049


    >Optical Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    >Heatsink

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    >Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    Total: $1,288.88 Before Rebate

    This build gives you the ability to crossfire/sli in the future if new games are more demanding. You could add in another graphics card, the power supply is decent and could handle 2 graphics card.
  23. Do you know of any good quality blue ray optical drives?
  24. liquidicex7 said:
    Do you know of any good quality blue ray optical drives?


    will this be included in the computer budget? why u need blu ray drives anyways?
    you want the best bang for the buck?
  25. if price isn't a factor (not included in the 1300 budget build)

    then get this..best bang for the buck

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136174
  26. Well Id rather stay in the price range, if it a bit over its not that big of a deal but do you know of any others that well but a bit cheaper?

    And also great great thanks for doing this for me, I`m going to go with this setup you made for me. I am very grateful for your help and assistance with everything.
  27. Blueray isnt cheap yet. Probably have to wait a year or two for priced to get down to current DVD levels.
  28. Best answer
    dndhatcher said:
    Blueray isnt cheap yet. Probably have to wait a year or two for priced to get down to current DVD levels.


    ^well the cheapest one you could get is $59.99


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106325

    and no problem, don't forget to select me as best answer if you want
  29. overshocks said:
    don't forget to select me as best answer if you want
    You deserve it for all that price hunting and linking.
  30. Meh, I`ll just stay with the regular until its more than needed. Thank you for everyone's help all!
  31. dndhatcher said:
    You deserve it for all that price hunting and linking.


    yup of course, took me a while on this noob computer in my living room, now im going inside my room.
  32. dndhatcher said:
    You deserve it for all that price hunting and linking.


    Done, Thanks overshocks, I`ll look you up if I ever have any other questions about anything.
  33. liquidicex7 said:
    Done, Thanks overshocks, I`ll look you up if I ever have any other questions about anything.


    no problem , just send me a PM or whatever and update me if you have problems or so
  34. I do have one question, which tower would be a better choice and why?

    Yours - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    This one I like even though it is 20$ more - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058&cm_re=antec_nine_hundred-_-11-129-058-_-Product

    Whats your opinion? Or this one which is the same price as the one you suggested http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&cm_re=antec_nine_hundred-_-11-129-021-_-Product
  35. Well, I use the antec 900 myself as you can see in my signature. It's a great case, great airflow, cooling for a reasonable price. I overclock so this case fits my needs perfectly.

    The HAF 922, ANTEC 900 and ANTEC 902, all have similar cooling and airflow. The antec 902 is just an updated version of the 900, so no need to spend extra 20 dollars.

    I would recommend the HAF 922 for you because you don't overclock, even if you do, it's a great case. It's slightly bigger than antec 900 and 902 so you will have more room to work with. HAF 922 has eSATA at the front port, antec 900 doesn't, antec 902 does have eSATA too, $20 dollars more.
  36. Ah ***, the videocard is out of stock now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857 should I just try to find it elsewhere?
  37. The 5850 is the highest demand card out there. Hit the auto notify and check email regularly. Look at other brands of the 5850 (XFX is the preferred vendor because of their lifetime warranty) they are all the same right now. Everyone wants this card because it is the clear price/performance choice and they just havent manufactured enough yet to fill the backlog of demand.
  38. Well I want to order it all tonight so if there is a card that would work almost the exact same as a substitute, whether its a little better or a little worse.
  39. liquidicex7 said:
    Well I want to order it all tonight so if there is a card that would work almost the exact same as a substitute, whether its a little better or a little worse.


    Nothing can compare to the 5850 right now because 5850 offers directx11, best bang for the buck, faster than 285gtx..etc the list goes on..

    i suggest you order the stuff altogether, wait a week or two, check multiple sites, during the week or two then order when it's in stock

    order everything together because if there's a DOA part, then you would know when you assemble the computer, then you can refund it..
  40. The only real DX11 option is two 5770s in crossfire which is both more expensive and faster than a 5850. If you want good performance for then next year or two then a 4890 is probably the most cost effective DX10 choice right now.
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