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I am going to be looking on NewEgg to buy all of my parts. I plan on building a gaming computer very soon and I need some help.

Can anyone compare these two systems for me? I'm guessing the combo deal from NewEgg is A LOT better then the one where I picked out parts.


Combo Deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.294213

Total (with monitor) - $1,368.96


Mine:

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129043

Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136319

Video Card, Processor, RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.294770

Motherboard, PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.286882

CD/DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827118030

Total (with monitor) - $1,108.91
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Now for monitor, I thought this was a pretty good one:

Monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16824009163

But please leave any suggestions to other monitors that would be good for gaming.


I want a computer that I'll be able to keep and use for a while, so I liked how the NewEgg Combo came with 2 4890s. And since I'm guessing it is better, would it be worth it?

I am open to all suggestions, I would rather not rush something like this.

Thanks in advance! :)


PARTS PREFERENCES: Crossfire/SLI

OVERCLOCKING: Possibly, but for the time being, no.

Monitor Size: 20-24 inches

Budget Range: $1,000 ~ $1,400

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, OS


Please review my last post.
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  1. Best answer
    How about a i5 750 setup ?




    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151188
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    $31.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188



    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824236049
    Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    -$40.00 Instant $259.99
    $219.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049



    SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102857
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $309.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857



    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817139006
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    -$70.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $179.99
    $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006




    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo $284.98
    $254.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.281799




    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128400
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231276
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Combo $274.98
    $244.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.289943
    Subtotal: $1,171.92

    + HDD Samsung F3 54.99 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011016&prodlist=froogle
    + HSF 29.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=asc_df_B002G1YPH0967041?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=googlecom09c9-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B002G1YPH0

    1256.90

    Pick up some paste for the HSF
  2. Niklas_13 said:
    How about a i5 750 setup ?




    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151188
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    $31.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188



    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824236049
    Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    -$40.00 Instant $259.99
    $219.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049



    SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102857
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    $309.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857



    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817139006
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

    -$70.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $179.99
    $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006




    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo $284.98
    $254.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.281799




    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128400
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231276
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Combo $274.98
    $244.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.289943
    Subtotal: $1,171.92

    + HDD Samsung F3 54.99 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011016&prodlist=froogle
    + HSF 29.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=asc_df_B002G1YPH0967041?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=googlecom09c9-20&linkCode=asn&creative=380341&creativeASIN=B002G1YPH0

    1256.90

    Pick up some paste for the HSF


    That is pretty much my setup with a few minor differences case and monitor. I am going with the 23 inch acer. Waiting a couple of weeks to see if any deals worth getting.
  3. Mists, your processor, videocard, ram combo link leads to a processor motherboard ram combo
  4. enzo matrix said:
    Mists, your processor, videocard, ram combo link leads to a processor motherboard ram combo

    ^This

    Also if this is primarily a gaming rig, the i5-750 will arguably be a better choice. There's pros and cons to each side, but at this time the i5 delivers better gaming performance for a similar price (even in Crossfire/SLI). If you do decide on AMD, the Phenom II X4 955 can be overclocked similarly to the 965, so you're saving a few bucks by going for the 955.

    If you're looking at dual 4890s, then you should also consider something in the HD 5xxx lineup. They have DirectX11, and great performance. I haven't price-matched power/value between them and the 4890, but it's definitely worth some consideration.
  5. enzo matrix said:
    Mists, your processor, videocard, ram combo link leads to a processor motherboard ram combo


    Oops, I guess that could be a problem.

    Lol this was the one I meant to post:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.294770

    Anonymous said:
    ^This

    Also if this is primarily a gaming rig, the i5-750 will arguably be a better choice. There's pros and cons to each side, but at this time the i5 delivers better gaming performance for a similar price (even in Crossfire/SLI). If you do decide on AMD, the Phenom II X4 955 can be overclocked similarly to the 965, so you're saving a few bucks by going for the 955.

    If you're looking at dual 4890s, then you should also consider something in the HD 5xxx lineup. They have DirectX11, and great performance. I haven't price-matched power/value between them and the 4890, but it's definitely worth some consideration.


    EDIT:

    Going with the 5850.
  6. For the price of 2 4890s why not get a HD 5870 and have DX11 ?

    I would go with a XFX for the waranty or a shapphire
  7. Niklas_13 said:
    For the price of 2 4890s why not get a HD 5870 and have DX11 ?

    I would go with a XFX for the waranty or a shapphire



    I've been thinking about it and I think I'm just going with the 5850 when its in stock again.

    Probably the build you posted with a different hard drive, possibly a different case. I was trying to find a combo with the i5 + a different case, but nothing I liked.

    I haven't really heard much about that case:

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    Is it good?
  8. Yes its a very good case for the money. If you like something differnt look into the Antec 900 or CM 922 both good cases also

    As far as HDD the samsung F3 500 is a fast HDD is you need more space mybe look into the WD black 640.

    Make sure you update the bios on the mobo when you get the PC up and running.
  9. All right, so I changed out the case, and picked a combo for the processor that had a psu.

    This is what the final looks like, review please? :D

    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151188
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188
    Price: $31.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    Price: $99.98

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
    Price: $74.99

    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049
    Price: $219.99


    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341018
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.287177

    Price: $282.98


    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128400

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.289943

    Price: $244.98

    COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm Red LED Case Fan - (two of them)
    Price: $19.96 ($9.98 each)

    SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=ati_5850-_-14-102-857-_-Product
    Price: 309.99

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=Cooler%20Master%20RR-B10-212P-G1

    Price: $29.98


    +

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
    Price: $6.99


    Total: 1339.95

    The HSF and 5850 are both out of stock. If I am going to buy it before 11/30 I'll probably get the HSF from your amazon link and just wait for the 5850 to get resupplied.
    Please let me know if that power supply I switched in would be good enough or if you suggest any better combos that could save me some money.
  10. I would buy the corsair over that other PSU. The corsair 750W is a very good PSU and it has 2 PCI-E 6 pins and 2 6+2 pins for xfire or sli down the road.

    That one only has 2, It will work but when you add a 2nd GPU down the road you will have to buy extention and run it off the 4 pin molexs
  11. Corsair it is!


    Right, I know its been a while, but I thought I'd update.

    I wanted to take advantage of the current discounts, so I went ahead and bought some parts.



    HAF922 for $94, but after rebate its $60.
    CoolerMaster V8 for $40
    Western Digital Black Cav 750gb for $60


    I'm currently looking at all of the LCDs that are on sale and trying to figure out whether or not I should jump on the deals. The Asus VW246H was sold out on Newegg :(
  12. Make sure that CM-V8 will fit the s1156 mobo last time it did not thats for s1366 less they made a adapor

    Bummer about the monitor :( guess wait to see if it goes on sale again

    229.99 @ amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001LYWBOM/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=4342130309&ref=pd_sl_56ckzr0nk0_b
  13. On Newegg it doesn't say that it will, so I checked their website and said it would.

    I freaked out for a minute there! lol :)

    And I saw this monitor at a local Staples for $130 yesterday..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009163


    Shoulda gotten it, they are sold out now
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