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November 29, 2009 4:15:48 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tonight BUDGET RANGE: $750 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, video converting, web browsing, benchmarking, photo editing

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com microcenter (Detroit and website) amazon.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: core i5, ati direct x 11 gpu

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later so I'd like it to be possible

MONITOR RESOLUTION: currently 1024x768 but I will get a 1920x1080 monitor soon.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like my pc to be relatively quiet.

Intel Core i5 750
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0317379

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98 - Retail

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

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, ... - Retail

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

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.B HD31000 IDK/7K (0A38016) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail

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

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 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...

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail

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

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1600ELK - Retail

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

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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

Is this a good build? I'll be ordering tonight (preferable) or tomorrow morning. Thanks.
November 29, 2009 4:22:58 AM

The only thing I would change is the memory for this one
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November 29, 2009 4:23:20 AM

What ram should I use?
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November 29, 2009 4:30:44 AM

I was looking if you get a combo deal you can get a ASUS P7P55D LE not the ASUS P7P55 LX for the same price basically

The one I would pick is this one Combo 1
but if you really want the cheapest one without a lot of reviews this one combo 2

And if you can afford get the antec 900 case, they are just $59 after rebates, and have more fans (one of them being a 20cm fan on the top)
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November 29, 2009 4:35:40 AM

Now this build looks good ^^
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November 29, 2009 4:56:22 AM

Huh the combo 2 ram has a lower latency, runs at a lower voltage (more overclocking room) it is superior in every way to the combo 1 ram.
Edit: oh well I'm going to bed now good night/morning/afternoon.
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November 29, 2009 5:02:28 AM

Good night, I would go with the first combo just because it have more reviews, I don't know I just few safer when there are more reviews.
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November 29, 2009 3:58:20 PM

I would go with the second combo because the specs are better and gskill is a better company then corsair.
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November 29, 2009 4:04:47 PM

You can do that, I think it is a very nice build now, and that is going to work, are you getting the ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard or the ASUS P7P55 LX?
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November 29, 2009 4:10:07 PM

The LE since thats what comes with the combo, and the only differences in specs is that one of the oc ram speeds is 2200 on the lx and 2000 on the le, and le has esata.

Edit: just noticed I forgot to change the budget in the op to 750, fixed.
Edit 2: accidentally used 200 instead of 2000, fixed but this is a dead thread anyway.
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November 29, 2009 4:12:12 PM

=D
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November 29, 2009 4:16:06 PM

hm, what abou this PSU, it's a antec 750w PSU, is a kind of modular(just have 4 cables modular I guess) and it's just 5 dollars more expensive than the corsair 650w which is what you have there right now which is really good too.
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November 29, 2009 5:23:03 PM

good deal ^^ have fun and good luck with your new system!=D
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November 29, 2009 5:30:59 PM

Thanks. I can't wait! My current build is awful, an amd athlon 64 3200+ 512megs of ddr ram and integrated radeon xpress 200 graphics. Does anyone have suggestions for games I should play? I'm almost certain I'll get the orange box and trade in the ps3 version I have. Any suggestions for benchmarking applications?
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November 29, 2009 5:37:23 PM

I can't wait either my system will just get here on tuesday :( 
games for your new system, right?LOL
GTA4, Dirt 2 when it releases (December first) NFS Shift, Crysis

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November 29, 2009 5:44:26 PM

GTA4? really? Its better for ps3 since it's very unoptimized and consolized. Dirt 2 is just going to be a Direct x 11 showoff although that might be ok. The GPU might come with a dirt 2 voucher, the gpu I chose before came with it but it sold out so I went with the saphire brand. Apparently a few of them come with it but don't list it on newegg. I agree on Crysis though, I might hook it up to the 56" 1080p tv to play crysis. *drools* I really prefer RPGs and fpss though. I'm playing kotor now with the bos:sr, bastilla on koriban, and enhanced merchants mods.
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November 29, 2009 5:47:14 PM

I like GTA 4 ,xD
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November 29, 2009 5:48:54 PM

dmcfc said:
I like GTA 4 ,xD

Yes but It's better to play on the console since the pc version is very unoptimized. You should be able to have a great experience with gta4 on pc but It requires a lot of power and the joypad is better for driving.
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November 29, 2009 5:51:54 PM

Agreed, but when you have a good system it's really nice to play GTA4 on it.
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November 29, 2009 5:55:50 PM

I guess. I could just plug in my dualshock 3 for driving if I wanted. I'm still not a big fan of the gta series. *hopes bioware makes kotor 3* I can run kotor on high without vsync anti-aliasing and antistropic filtering. It still looks really good. I can't wait to see how good it looks on my new rig since I should be able to max the aa and af. I might want to see if there are high res texture packs available too.
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November 29, 2009 5:59:32 PM

I guess dualshock 3 doesn't work with pc, but if you really want maybe you could by a controller
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November 29, 2009 6:04:49 PM

Yes it does, I can use it on my pc. It works natively with linux and with windows it's just like 1 or 2 exe's.

edit: I just found an update that added rumble support! http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2009/01/13/dualshock-3-device-...

edit 2: I've got to get back to kotor now but I'll read the posts on this thread in a few hours.
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December 12, 2009 8:38:34 PM

OK I've got everything and it was working ok but I kept getting errors with linux live cd's and the windows install. Now the memok led turned on and it doesn't seem to post unless I take the memory out, then it will repeat a pattern of 1 long beep then 2 short beeps over and over again. I have tried using the memok and trying one stick of ram at a time, neither of those help. Should I RMA the motherboard? I think I pushed the ram in enough, the slot closes by itself when it's in all the way.

Edit: I've also tried clearing the cmos by using the jumpers and by leaving the battery out all night with the system not plugged in.

Edit 2: There's this thread.

Edit 3: If it's the motherboards problem should I RMA it and get:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
to replace it?

Edit 4: I'm going to start a new thread about this.
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