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$1350 i5 750 game rig review

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November 23, 2009 4:52:37 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: still waiting for more bf/cm ads
BUDGET RANGE: 1350ish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, os

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel/ati

OVERCLOCKING: in the future

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: crossfire in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

These are the components I have so far. Any input on this build is greatly appreciated.

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X 100269VXL Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft QQA-00001S Black USB Digital Media Keyboard 3000 and Mouse Kit - OEM

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

grand total comes out to: $1,355.78 with ship/tax



November 23, 2009 9:06:48 AM

^ That is a good build that you have come up with...but I have few suggestions that you can consider...

1. Graphics card - Change to this HD 4890 - $160 after rebates...
HIS HD 4890
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But you know that DirectX 11 cards are out now...dont you ?
You can get a HD 5770 for ~$165, which performs similar to the HD 4870...So maybe these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But even I would say that for DirectX 11 to go mainstream, it will take about 2+ months...So if you will be able to upgrade your graphics card later on - say after 4-5 months, then get the HD 4890 and by that time, the newer cards would cost less and there will be wide spread availability too...So its your call...

2. HDD - Get the Samsung F3 1TB for nearly the same price...these will be surely faster than that WD...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. CPU cooler - Get this one instead of that ...this would perform better...
CM Hyper 212...Its big but will easily fit that HAF case...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 23, 2009 1:58:50 PM

Maybe a 5850 and save some money and take a 650 tx?

I agree on the samsung f3 it is a great Hd.
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November 23, 2009 2:59:42 PM

yes man......go for dx11
u will feel the difference when the new games are out......enjoy ur build !!
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