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$1000 Core i5 quiet gaming rig

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November 29, 2009 7:32:16 PM


I'm ready to push the button to buy this setup from Newegg. Let me know if you see any problems with compatibility or component choices. The objective is a decent gaming and all around system with good performance for the money but some extra spent to make it very quiet. The case\psu choice is aimed at reducing noise.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: today
BUDGET RANGE: $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web browsing, work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: quiet parts

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, only while maintaining a quiet system
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Item #:N82E16835185093
$34.99

Nippon Labs 8" Molex to SATA 15 pin power cord
Item #:N82E16812816029
$6.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231180
$94.99

SAMSUNG 2494SW Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #:N82E16824001338
-$80.00 Instant
$269.99
$189.99

Scythe SY1225SL12M "Slipstream" Case Fan
Item #:N82E16835185058
$17.98

XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) HD-577A-ZNFC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814150447
$179.99

Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
Item #: N82E16819115215

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128400
-$25.00 Combo
$369.98
$344.98

Antec P183 Black Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129061

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817371024
-$55.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$319.98
$244.98
Grand Total: $1,107.90

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November 29, 2009 8:36:09 PM

Thanks for the comments Sonic. Is http://www.performance-pcs.com a reliable location to buy parts? I was originally thinking of the Hyper 212 but Newegg and TigerDirect don't have it in stock. I can order a socket 1156 adapter for the Scythe Mugen 2 from performance-pcs.com but the delivery charge is higher than the part's value.

I'm not sure what to think about that RAM. It's $15 cheaper, slightly faster with 7-8-7-24 vs 8-8-8-21, but at a higher voltage of 1.6 vs 1.5. In all likelyhood I could achieve the same speed with the other RAM, maybe even without increasing the voltage. I'm undecided...


The PSU is way overkill but it's a particularly efficient model designed to run quietly in the Antec 1xx and 1200 cases and it's actually cheaper than the Antec 750, cheaper still with the combo deal with the P183 case. It has a 120mm fan in the back, no 90 degree turn, for low RPM high air flow through the psu components.

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November 29, 2009 8:39:29 PM

Frostypc.com You also need the 1156 brackets for the hyper 212 as well.

You said it, its $15 cheaper. You can only overclock ram so much and .1v is not alot.

Oh good deal then.
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November 29, 2009 8:50:09 PM

Oops, No need brackets for 1156 on the hyper 212.
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