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Final build review

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November 27, 2009 7:03:39 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within one day

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Some gaming, school, possibly some photoshop

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, tigerdirect, amazon

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (Mild overclocking) SLI/CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Hi. I just wanted to know if these parts will fit together. Also I have not made a decision yet, but I am thinking of swapping the 5770 for the 4890. I heard that the 4890 consumes a lot of power. Will the 500w psu suffice?


GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (I saw the reviews for this board on newegg and it got mixed reviews. Will this mobo be ok or should I choose another board?)
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...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-577A-ZHFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 27, 2009 1:24:50 PM

Looks good to me. You listed mild overclocking. I would suggest a cheap and good aftermarket cooler like the Hyper212+. Currently out of stock at newegg, but you should be able to find it somewhere else just as cheap or wait until it is back in stock.

A 500w should be sufficient for a single card. However you may be able to find some sweet deals through this weekend on a better PSU.
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November 27, 2009 11:05:50 PM

Ok thanks for the help. I ended up going with the setup that I put up. The mobo is a bit too expensive for me and I couldn't switch out the psu for a bigger one. I hope that the ram I chose is compatible with the mobo. It seems like a quite a few people had some issues with ram compatibility. I also got one more question. Do I need to have a cooler to overclock? I just want to overclock it slightly without changing the voltages or anything like that. Would it be safe w/o it and also would the 500w psu be enough to overclock?
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November 28, 2009 2:55:59 AM

That is good RAM and should be fine. The stock cooler will be OK if you don't do very much overclocking. The 500W should also meet your needs just fine.
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November 28, 2009 3:04:54 AM

that is a good system like the opther have said, the PSU is fine and the ram is fine i have it in my rig
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