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I5 Gaming PC budget 1000$ CAD

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November 25, 2009 8:13:10 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a month
BUDGET RANGE: $1000 CAD before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, dvd burner

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: i5 cpu

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080



Part list that I made:

Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box $204.97

MSI P55-CD53 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA GBLAN DrMOS OC Genie Motherboard $129.79

G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core I5 $110.49

Samsung Spinpoint F1 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 8.9MS 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM $59.98

Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan $41.80

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $53.99

TOTAL: 601.02 (without GPU)


I plan on buying a 5850 when they are back in stock for 300$-350$

So the total comes to around 900-950. Can someone reccomend a good CPU cooler if I plan to overclock(<50$)?

After those are bought, the total is around 1000$.

Is this a good build? Will the 5850 fit in the case? What should I fix? This is my first build and this is what I put together after a lot of research. Any help would be much appreciated :D 

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November 25, 2009 8:43:40 PM

You want a samsung f3, not the f1.

A 5850 (9.5 inches) is less long than your motherboard (9.6 inches). It will fit any case the motherboard fits in.
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November 25, 2009 11:43:49 PM

+1 F3 and Hyper
November 26, 2009 12:44:28 AM

Thanks everyone.

Is 500 watt PSU enough for a 5850?

Can anyone reccomend an alternative 500gb HD to the Samsung F3? The site im ordering from doesnt have it.

Also should I buy some Arctic Cooling Thermal Compound Paste if i plan to OC?

Is everything else compatible?
November 26, 2009 2:15:07 AM

NewEgg has the Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB hard drive on sale $25 off, for $50 with free shipping. I don't need another and I'm tempted to get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...

Amazon is doing a price match: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GQYYSQ?tag=slickdeals

Don't know if you're set on 500GB for a reason but this is 2 platters so still very fast.

Also, NewEgg is having an early Black Friday sale on RAM. Here's 2 options that are much cheaper than what you had listed. The first is 1333 CL8's, the second is 1600 CL7's:

$70 shipped ($15 off) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...

$80 shipped ($20 off) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-Sl...
November 26, 2009 2:16:25 AM

A high quality 500w PSU is enough for a 5850.
November 26, 2009 2:19:45 AM

According to AMD
Quote:
500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)


http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

If you want to get a PSU certified by AMD, you can check out the following list (Cooler Master does not have a unit certified for the 5xxx GPUs):
http://ati.amd.com/products/certified/powersupplies.htm...
November 26, 2009 3:51:06 AM

Yes that barracuda is a great HDD.
November 26, 2009 4:32:40 AM

Yes, it will worked with that MSI listed above.
November 26, 2009 4:43:31 AM

I chose to get the 5770 over the 5850 because I want to build the pc asap. Is there anything I should change/ does everything seem okay? Please let me know and thanks for the help so far!

Intel Core i5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box $204.97

MSI P55-CD53 ATX LGA1156 P55 DDR3 PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA GBLAN DrMOS OC Genie Motherboard $129.79

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM *3YR MFR Warranty* $51.55

Coolermaster Extreme Power Plus 500W ATX 12V V2.3 Silent Power Supply 20/24PIN 120MM Fan $41.80

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM 27.03

Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower Gaming Case 300 ATX 3X5.25 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB & Audio $53.99

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 850MHZ 1GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card 171.03

LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM 27.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $84

TOTAL = 800$


November 26, 2009 5:45:56 AM

Everything is fine. Many would recommend a Corsair or Antec PSU over that CM, though. You could get away with a 450w Corsair.
November 26, 2009 1:34:40 PM

sonic-boom said:
Everything is fine. Many would recommend a Corsair or Antec PSU over that CM, though. You could get away with a 450w Corsair.

I chose the Corsair CMPSU-450VX Corsair after reading this detailed review (note: I'm running a very basic GPU): http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/540

NewEgg.CA has it on sale for $55 (after $20 rebate): http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

This won't let you CF/SLI in the future, although it looks like you don't plan to do that. According to AMD, to run the 5770 you need:
Quote:
450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)

http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...
November 27, 2009 1:48:53 PM

I missed it. ordered everything already :( 
November 27, 2009 7:26:14 PM

twade said:
I missed it. ordered everything already :( 

You have a good machine ordered at a good price, you should be :D  :wahoo: 
!