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Intel Core i5 $1200 build

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November 29, 2009 7:40:43 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow BUDGET RANGE: $1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: All Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need all the parts, including a cheap keyboard/mouse/speakers and a decent monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES:
Core i5

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Would like 1080p monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This build is for my cousin, who plans to purchase the parts starting tomorrow. I was thinking maybe an Antec 900 case while its still on sale for $60 and an asus mobo, Samung F3 500 gig HDD. Some gskill RAM. Just wondering if we can pull off the i5 build on this budget. Probably not possible, but if we could throw a 5850 in the mix, it'd be great.

FREE SHIPPING IS DEFINITELY A PLUS
E.G. I think its best to order a $10 item and have free shipping then buy a cheaper $6 item and pay for shipping.

EDIT: Maybe there will be some good deals for cyber monday?

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November 29, 2009 11:53:53 PM

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$25.99 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
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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
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo $214.98
$194.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




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
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
-$15.00 Combo $304.98
$289.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $635.93

HDD samsung F3 500 54.99 http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SATA-Hard-Drive-HD502HJ/d...

HSF 29.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=asc_df_B002G1YP...

Monitor 24" lcd 229.99 http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VW246H-24-Inch-Widescreen-Mo...

GPU HD 4890 XFX 194.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1145.99 + 54 for a cheep KB / Mouse / Speekers


You could drop to a 1680X1050 rez and free up some money, if you need more for the kb mouse speekers

Or this 21.5 1080 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that would save you 50 bucks so you would have 104 for KB mouse speekers
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November 30, 2009 12:59:08 AM

How does this look?

CD Drive:
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer - Retail

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive note: not getting this, its the same price as the Samsung F3 500gig, just a placeholder,its same price

Monitor:
SAMSUNG 2494SW Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 50000:1 (1000:1) - Retail Would this be good enough for gaming?

Keyboard:
Logitech Deluxe 250 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard

Mouse:

Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1800 dpi Gaming Mouse

PSU + MOBO Combo:
Corsair 650-TX and Asus 1156 EVO

CPU + RAM Combo:
Core i5 and Gskill DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24

OS + Video Card Combo:

Win 7 + SAPPHIRE 5770 Juniper

Speakers:

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM

TOTAL = $1235 ~~ $1185 After MIR.. Shipping is $15..

GRAND TOTAL = $1200

How does this build look; see any changes that I should check out? Also.. is the 5770 still a pretty good video card for gaming? How long will it last?
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November 30, 2009 1:29:41 AM

looks good the 5770 might not max out some games but with that mobo and PSU you can add another 5770 if need be down the road and be @ about or above a 5850 depending on the game.

the monitor is fine but if your by a window that glossy screen will suck

HD 5770 review http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658
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November 30, 2009 8:13:13 PM

Yeah, not sure if we should stick with the 5770, or tough it out and get the 5850 even though it is over budget.
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December 2, 2009 7:30:42 PM

Okay, we didn't get to order any last the other night due to some difficulties. However, we will order here within the week now. Does my build look good, any changes anyone would recommend?
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