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November 28, 2009 3:47:06 PM

Hello,
I am quite new to building my own PC, and I am seeking advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
Probably going to purchase around Christmas time

BUDGET RANGE: $600-$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming, movies, internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Probably Intel with a p55 mobo, GPU would be ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future builds, not sure

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (or whatever seems best)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like a computer that's powerful and effective, but is reasonably priced for its power.

Here's what I have so far:

Hard drive:
Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class 500 GB Internal hard drive - 300 MBps - 7200 rpm
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SATA-Hard-Drive-HD502HJ/d...

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive:
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU:
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard:
Logitech Classic Black 104 Normal Keys USB Standard Keyboard 200 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: ~$950

At the moment, everything seems a little too pricey. I was thinking that I could just switch down from the i5 set-up and settle for something cheaper. While I don't want a budget computer, I'm not exactly feeling thrifty at the moment either. A nice intermediate between budget and gamer would be nice.

I am also worried about longevity. Is the PSU sufficient enough to last multiple builds, and is the GPU going to be outdated within a couple of years? I would like this computer to last me around 3 years before I begin to think about upgrading it.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

*Edit: Changed the core from an i7 to an i5
**Edit: Changed mobo, HDD, GPU, PSU, and case
***Edit: Took out speakers, changed GPU, mobo, keyboard

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November 28, 2009 4:08:17 PM

First off your CPU wont work in that mobo, you have a s1156 mobo with a s1366 CPU. also no bule HDD if WD go black. Give me a few and i will try to put something together


I would go with this deal for a Case/CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

This MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for single card setup

This HDD http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=Samsung+... or this http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=551




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November 28, 2009 4:17:00 PM

I changed the CPU to an i5, which has a similar number to the current Mobo. does that change anything?
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November 28, 2009 4:30:44 PM

qtreadzsd said:
I changed the CPU to an i5, which has a similar number to the current Mobo. does that change anything?


Yes that would meen they will work together now

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November 28, 2009 4:35:53 PM

Review of the mobo http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=639

this mobo dont have xfire or sli but you can OC on it below 4 gigs, IMHO is a grate mobo for 109

If you leave yourself open to xfire/sli your going to spend more money now for a if i do, see you need to spend 40 bucks more on a mobo and 50 bucks more on a PSU that 90 could go for a GPU upgrade now and not need xfire latter. maybe look into a HD 5850
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November 28, 2009 4:46:57 PM

so do you suggest that I don't cross fire in the future as well?
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November 28, 2009 4:55:43 PM

That is up to you what i am trying to say is that you will spend more on a xfir/sli just to sit there to you buy a 2nd GPU or you could go with a single card setup and use the money you save to get a better GPU now, or just save the money to lower your cost to fit in your budget
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November 28, 2009 5:04:01 PM

alright, thanks a lot :D 
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November 28, 2009 5:07:24 PM

If you are still overbudget, get a 5770. It is still a great card for a 1080 monitor but only med-high settings. I think its right at that balance where you mentioned above.
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November 28, 2009 5:23:53 PM

If I were to step down from the i5 CPU to a weaker quad core, what else do I have to change other than the mobo? Would this actually be cheaper?
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November 28, 2009 5:33:01 PM

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$26.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102864
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$164.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1
OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227331
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$13.99 Saving $13.99
$0.00



Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers - Retail
Item #: N82E16836121006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$88.99
$78.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1
Logitech Black XL 100% Cotton Beefy Tees - Retail
Item #: N82E16800996077
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Saving $10.00
$0.00



Saitek PZ30AUR Red USB Wired Slim Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16823175104
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

-$10.00 Instant $49.99
$39.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$199.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$169.98
$124.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128405
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231276
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo $214.98
$194.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $830.91 + 54.99 HDD http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SATA-Hard-Drive-HD502HJ/d... + Monitor 159.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1046 You could take out the speeker and use a headset to save some for now

Also do you have a OS ?


If you take out your speeker and KB and go with this

quantity of item 1
Logitech Classic Black USB Standard Keyboard 200 - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126023
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options23-126-023|hide options23-126-023)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info23-126-023.0.18)

1 year: $6.99
2 year: $11.99
-$1.50 Instant
$12.99
$11.49 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
select item 2 quantity of item 2
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Item #: N82E16826158082
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options26-158-082|hide options26-158-082)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info26-158-082.0.18)

1 year: $6.99
2 year: $11.99
-$20.00 Instant
$49.99
$29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $41.48

You save 77 then your undar budget :p 
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November 28, 2009 5:55:59 PM

I have the Windows 7 OS, so no problem there!
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