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November 20, 2009 1:50:30 AM

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?I...

Total (with monitor) - $1,368.96


Mine:

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Video Card, Processor, RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard, PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CD/DVD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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


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November 20, 2009 2:15:05 AM

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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...




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?Ite...




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?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,171.92

+ HDD Samsung F3 54.99 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
+ HSF 29.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=asc_df_B002G1YP...

1256.90

Pick up some paste for the HSF

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November 20, 2009 5:43:30 AM

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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...



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=N82E168...




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?Ite...




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?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,171.92

+ HDD Samsung F3 54.99 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...
+ HSF 29.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=asc_df_B002G1YP...

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.
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November 20, 2009 6:31:30 PM

Mists, your processor, videocard, ram combo link leads to a processor motherboard ram combo
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November 20, 2009 6:56:21 PM

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.

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November 20, 2009 7:17:30 PM

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?Ite...

nofun 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.
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November 21, 2009 1:04:41 AM

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
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November 21, 2009 1:37:28 AM

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=N82E168...

Is it good?

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November 21, 2009 1:52:17 AM

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.




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November 21, 2009 3:52:05 AM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
Price: $74.99

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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?Ite...

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?Ite...

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

Price: $29.98


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Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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November 22, 2009 2:44:10 PM

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
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November 28, 2009 7:33:31 PM

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 :( 


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November 28, 2009 9:07:55 PM

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=N82E168...


Shoulda gotten it, they are sold out now
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