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Seeking advice on budgetted i5-750 GAMING RIG

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November 23, 2009 6:16:43 AM

Looking for some advice on this i5-750 Gaming Rig.

Also a little question, whats the max amount of combo's you can purchase with newegg per purchase?

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This friday BUDGET RANGE: 800-830$ Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, Movies/TV (downloaded), Graphic Design, Internet Browsing/School/Work)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor..

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.ca i think is the cheapest.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Was hoping to stick more with the intel i5-750, heard great things about it. :)  Anything branded and highly trusted would be appreciated.

OVERCLOCKING: Possibly, but unlikely SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, not anytime soon...

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
1280x1024 is my max monitor size. so :\

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Hmm

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Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

COMBO:

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1333LV4GK
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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

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November 23, 2009 9:05:42 AM

The hard drive you list is only 250 GB. For better performance consider a larger Caviar Black or Samsung F3.
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November 23, 2009 10:38:45 AM

agree with the other posts.

aging GPU & smallish HDD.

will do okay, but as someone else suggested you might want to go for something newer. depending on how much $ you have left, a radeon 4870 or geforce 260 are good.
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November 23, 2009 10:41:53 AM

tarquinbiscuitbarrel said:
agree with the other posts.

aging GPU & smallish HDD.

will do okay, but as someone else suggested you might want to go for something newer. depending on how much $ you have left, a radeon 4870 or geforce 260 are good.



Well the harddrive i have now is 186GB ... and i still have 35GB free space left (which is a bit more left than usual). So i think a 250GB will do just fine, however I cant really get a new GPU without breaking the limit :(  115$ is a good price, not to mention its speeds are exceptionally well. Its not that out dated of a card, it should be able to hold its ground for quite some time.
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November 23, 2009 10:49:42 AM

Yeah, it is tough when you've hit your budget limit. The good news is that Black Friday week is here (Thanksgiving week in the US) and Newegg should be offering some deals. Whoops -- just noticed that you are in Canada. I would hope Newegg Canada will also offer some deals on Black Friday, but I have no information in this regard.

Good Luck!
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November 23, 2009 10:51:25 AM

dpaul8 said:
Yeah, it is tough when you've hit your budget limit. The good news is that Black Friday week is here (Thanksgiving week in the US) and Newegg should be offering some deals. Whoops -- just noticed that you are in Canada. I would hope Newegg Canada will also offer some deals on Black Friday, but I have no information in this regard.

Good Luck!


Haha yes :(  Sadly we don't get the good ol' wonderful Black Friday here =[, the only real savings day is Boxing Day, the day after christmas, and I don't really want to wait another month or so just to save a little bit of cash considering the facts that the computer i built here should play the things i want it to just fine.
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November 23, 2009 11:04:33 AM

For your budget, you have a nice solid build. It sounds like you have wrestled with the trade-offs of slightly better performance versus added cost, and you are comfortable with your decisions. I know you will like the i5/P55 platform.

Enjoy building your new computer and have fun!
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November 24, 2009 9:14:03 AM

i bought a new i5 build 3 weeks ago, slightly bigger budget (£700 inc tax). radeon 4890, 2x2gb ddr3, 500gb hdd, 550w psu.

it's amazing, and i managed to carefully throw it together and install windows 7 64bit in just over 3 hours. i even had time to play team fortress 2 on max settings @1680x1050 with unbelievable framerate.

i upgraded from an oooold athlon64 3500+, 1gb ram, 6800gt... the difference is mindblowing. i was considering upgrading last year - i'm so happy i waited a year because the i5 and 4890(basically an overclocked 4870) are incredible value.
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