Final build review

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=N82E16813128405

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=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product

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=N82E16817341016&Tpk=ocz%20500w

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=N82E16819115215

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=N82E16820231303&cm_re=ripjaw-_-20-231-303-_-Product

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=N82E16822136319

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=N82E16827136167

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=N82E16814150457&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-457-_-Product
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  1. If you can handle the extra $, youmight want to consider this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131407
    Otherwise, looks good.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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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