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November 28, 2009 7:44:22 AM

Hello,

I'm looking for some feedback on a computer I'm going to be building. Its going to be used for gaming (Diablo III, Star Wars: Old Republic and Starcraft 2), school and general everyday use. Its a considerable step up from my current computer which is about 6-7 years old.

Here's what I'm planning to get and I would like to know what everyone thinks and if I should switch out anything or if anything has any suggestions, thank you.

Combo Deal: $369.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Motherboard:
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU:
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

Combo Deal: $239.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready

RAM: $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

HDD: $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

DVD-ROM: $26.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

HSF: $33.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste: $7.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

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November 28, 2009 9:05:27 AM

Thanks for the welcome and your suggestions!

I switched out the RAM, the HDD you recommended was out of stock and 2 of the HSF were not available yet and the Dark Knight isint compatible with my mobo. I wasint able to switch out the Power Supply or Mobo as I have them as combo deals, the mobo with my CPU and the Power Supply with my video card.

I've updated my original post with links to the products and the prices. My current total with tax and shipping comes to $916.81.

I'm gonna look around a bit more and see what I can find.
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November 28, 2009 9:17:30 AM

There's a bracket set for the DK.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're not purchasing immediately (which I don't see specified above) then wait for the F3 to come back in stock, if you are then get the 7200.12 instead.

Since you got the PSU and MOBO in combos, stick with them.
November 28, 2009 9:25:45 AM

Case?
November 28, 2009 10:04:52 AM

Hello,

I'm going to be using my current case, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Thanks for the link jbakerlent and I'll take a look at the HDD you recommenced

I've might be making my purchase soon, found a few other WD HDD that I could swap my current WD HDD for.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've never had any problems with WD so I prefer their HDD to any other ones.

EDIT:
I'm going to use the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s. A little less space then my current one but I plan on getting a 1/2 TB drive in the future.
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