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December 7, 2009 4:39:14 PM

Wanted to see if this is a good deal?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Or should I get seperate items?

I will doing mostly gaming. Going to go Quad for sure with DDR3 as well. I will be shooting for 8 gig mem to begin with and going with a high end video card. I have a 160g hd right now that I may upgrade. Not sure if this is enough info....

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December 7, 2009 4:41:38 PM

Go ahead and read the sticky at the top of the page about "how to ask for build advice."

We can probably beat that combo you listed, but we'll need to know your overall budget, among other things. Read the sticky, and post your request like that, and we can better assist you :) 
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December 7, 2009 4:44:46 PM

mike35 said:
Wanted to see if this is a good deal?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Or should I get seperate items?

I will doing mostly gaming. Going to go Quad for sure with DDR3 as well. I will be shooting for 8 gig mem to begin with and going with a high end video card. I have a 160g hd right now that I may upgrade. Not sure if this is enough info....


The liquid cooling is unnecessary.

That cpu is overpriced, and underpowered compared to an i5.

And DO NOT use that psu, unless you want to risk dying on you.

If use this here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... I can configure a build for you.
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December 7, 2009 6:11:35 PM

@MothMusic: Overpriced compared to an i5? It's $50 cheaper, and not that much lower powered. I would agree with the overpriced if compared to the 955, but that's completely different. The i5 is definitely better for gaming, but computers have other uses...

I agree with the rest. You can definitely do better if you let us know more details...
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December 7, 2009 6:22:07 PM

MadAdmiral said:
@MothMusic: Overpriced compared to an i5? It's $50 cheaper, and not that much lower powered. I would agree with the overpriced if compared to the 955, but that's completely different. The i5 is definitely better for gaming, but computers have other uses...

I agree with the rest. You can definitely do better if you let us know more details...


1. The 965 is $186 vs the i5 which is $150, the i5 is $30 less than the other cpu, and offers better performance for gaming.

$150
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

$186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. mike35 specfically said that he wants to play games, which you even agreed i5 was good for, and he did not say he wants to do other things with it. But even if he was doing video or other cpu intensive tasks, the i5 can handle that very well when compared to other cpus.
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December 7, 2009 6:28:20 PM

MadAdmiral said:
@MothMusic: Overpriced compared to an i5? It's $50 cheaper, and not that much lower powered. I would agree with the overpriced if compared to the 955, but that's completely different. The i5 is definitely better for gaming, but computers have other uses...

I agree with the rest. You can definitely do better if you let us know more details...


If you looked at the combo deal, it specifically shows a 965 not anything else.
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December 7, 2009 6:34:28 PM

@Moth: My bad...I forgot that the 955 dropped a bunch and the 965 didn't...Completely screwed up which number I was talking about. On the pricing, you need to remember not everyone has a Microcenter nearby, and the i5 is $200 on Newegg, so it's actually not cheaper...

I know the combo only uses the 965, which is why I agreed that the OP could do better.
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December 7, 2009 6:43:20 PM

MadAdmiral said:
@Moth: My bad...I forgot that the 955 dropped a bunch and the 965 didn't...Completely screwed up which number I was talking about. On the pricing, you need to remember not everyone has a Microcenter nearby, and the i5 is $200 on Newegg, so it's actually not cheaper...

I know the combo only uses the 965, which is why I agreed that the OP could do better.


If Mike fills out the sticky and posts it, he may be able to get an i5 or even i7 depending on his budget. He was willing to spend a lot of cash just on these 4 parts alone, so I think he could get an i5 from Newegg if he couldn't find a Microcenter.
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December 7, 2009 6:49:19 PM

Umm WTF the i5 is not cheaper than the X4... AMD will always be cheaper than intel.
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December 7, 2009 6:52:11 PM

nekko said:
Umm WTF the i5 is not cheaper than the X4... AMD will always be cheaper than intel.


We were talking about the Microcenter i5 vs Newegg 965, not x4 (Generic quad core? Dont know what you mean by that)
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December 7, 2009 7:11:50 PM

i just left out the 965 in front of the x4.
newegg is what i am going by. B/c I trust them.
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December 7, 2009 7:13:55 PM

nekko said:
i just left out the 965 in front of the x4.
newegg is what i am going by. B/c I trust them.


Absolutely, I love Newegg too, but for i5 its store pickup only, so thats pretty reliable too.
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December 7, 2009 7:19:29 PM

Very true, IF you have a microcenter near you, which most wont'.
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December 7, 2009 7:24:43 PM

nekko said:
Very true, IF you have a microcenter near you, which most wont'.


Well if he can't find a Microcenter, and his budget wont allow $150 for i5, plus $130 for a mobo, I could configure an AMD build that would offer almost as much performance for a lower price.
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December 7, 2009 7:32:41 PM

yep, thats why I go with AMD. I know that the i5 has some what more performance than the 955-965's, BUTyou can over clock the 955 etc and it will be cheaper. I mean of course AMD is for not as wealthy people like me :D 
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December 7, 2009 7:36:28 PM

nekko said:
yep, thats why I go with AMD. I know that the i5 has some what more performance than the 955-965's, BUTyou can over clock the 955 etc and it will be cheaper. I mean of course AMD is for not as wealthy people like me :D 


Do you have any good links for over clocking? I need to learn more about it.

Oh, if you take a 955 ($166) and add a $30-$40 heatsink, it comes to the same price as an i5.
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December 7, 2009 8:36:11 PM

Ok Sry... I will try this....

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks

BUDGET RANGE: up to 1k

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gamming, internet, school, and various other small things. Not going to be doing any video editing or major stuff, but I want the capability if I decide to start learning how.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and will de reusing my cd and dvd drives from my del 8400. Might use the HD as well exept its a 160gig

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg is the only one I know of.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US...panhandle of FL

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Dont know how, but maybe if I learn

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Dont know anything about it.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure. I know its up there though.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Budget is really not a huge concern. I dont want to spen 300 dollars and get a crap build and have to build again. I want this computer to be gtg for a few years if possible. I think I want DDR3 ram, Quad Core, 64 bit, and dont want it to be slow. If it takes a grand to build, including the OS, I am ok with that.
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December 7, 2009 8:38:08 PM

mike35 said:
Ok Sry... I will try this....

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next few weeks

BUDGET RANGE: up to 1k

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gamming, internet, school, and various other small things. Not going to be doing any video editing or major stuff, but I want the capability if I decide to start learning how.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and will de reusing my cd and dvd drives from my del 8400. Might use the HD as well exept its a 160gig

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg is the only one I know of.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US...panhandle of FL

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Dont know how, but maybe if I learn

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Dont know anything about it.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure. I know its up there though.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Budget is really not a huge concern. I dont want to spen 300 dollars and get a crap build and have to build again. I want this computer to be gtg for a few years if possible. I think I want DDR3 ram, Quad Core, 64 bit, and dont want it to be slow. If it takes a grand to build, including the OS, I am ok with that.



Try this:

Core i5 750 Processor Boxed
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
$150

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?http://www.n...
$135

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$92 -Freeshipping

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$55 -Freeshipping

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...
$165 -Freeshipping

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45 -After rebates

Total = $698 -After rebates

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December 7, 2009 8:41:22 PM

That's a good build. The only thing I'd change is since you have the extra budget, you should try to find an HD 5850. They run $300ish ($130 more than the 5770). This is one of the most powerful cards out there, but are really, really, really hard to find in stock.
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December 7, 2009 8:44:21 PM


Mike? Can you post your resolution please? This will determine whether a 5770 or a 5850 will be right for you. :) 
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December 7, 2009 8:50:40 PM

MothMusic said:
Mike? Can you post your resolution please? This will determine whether a 5770 or a 5850 will be right for you. :) 

That's very true. Resolution is the #1 factor when choosing a GPU.
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December 7, 2009 8:58:12 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
That's very true. Resolution is the #1 factor when choosing a GPU.


Yep. That reminds me of when someone said there resolution was something like 100x1000, and I suggested a 5850! :lol: 

At the time I thought, hey, this guy wants almost a $1000 gaming system, might as well go for the best right? Nope, I got a ton of flack for that.
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December 7, 2009 9:42:46 PM

Give me a few minutes to try and find the resolution. I bought the last floor model (no box). Also, I want to go with 8 gigs of ram with the option to go up to 16 one day(should have mentioned that). The other thing is the PSU, is 550 enough? One more thing, the video card is 128 bit, what is the difference in going higher to like 256 bit?
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December 7, 2009 9:59:03 PM

Got another question as well. I was told to try and get a box that I can put a turbo in it and be able to hit a button to turn the turbo fan on.
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December 7, 2009 10:24:14 PM

mike35 said:
Give me a few minutes to try and find the resolution. I bought the last floor model (no box). Also, I want to go with 8 gigs of ram with the option to go up to 16 one day(should have mentioned that). The other thing is the PSU, is 550 enough? One more thing, the video card is 128 bit, what is the difference in going higher to like 256 bit?


What did you buy? Just noticed you said in the future you want to do video editing. If your serious about, you could get an i7 and 8 or 16 gigs of ram. But that is going to cost alot of money.
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December 7, 2009 10:45:14 PM

I posted the link to the monitor above.... I wont be doing editing, I just want the ability to in the future if I decide
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December 7, 2009 10:52:49 PM

I would start with 4 GB of memory. If you start doing video editing, pick up another pair of sticks (or up the 2x2 GB to 2x4 GB). You'll be able to save some money when the prices drop, as they always do.
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