Seeking advice on budgetted i5-750 GAMING RIG

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=N82E16811129042

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=N82E16822136161

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=N82E16814150316

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

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=N82E16817371015

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405

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?ItemList=Combo.286297
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  1. I hear the following card could be quite tastey, but otherwise a decent build. The only problem I could forsee with the card I suggest is the lack of SLi support.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150451
  2. The hard drive you list is only 250 GB. For better performance consider a larger Caviar Black or Samsung F3.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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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