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Hello Everyone i am in the process of building a brand new gaming pc and i am in the process of acquiring the following PC Parts from newegg. I need to know if this is compatible and if this build will work out fine. Any suggestions on the build or things i could change would be great. and Most Importantly if this pc build will be compatible and everything will work perfectly. Thanks in advance.


Build:


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5-750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260&cm_re=DDR3-_-20-145-260-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058&cm_re=case-_-11-129-058-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341019&cm_re=OCZ_Psu-_-17-341-019-_-Product

Getting the 700 watt for Future upgrades And other stuff etc.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150438&cm_re=4890-_-14-150-438-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404


So that motherboard Allows CrossFire X Correct??

I will be using an old HDD And DVD Drive.


So if you guys could look over this and tell me if everything is in tune and will work fine. Thnx
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  1. if u guys could tell me if everything is compatible that would be great....
  2. Try to use the *How To Ask For New Build Advice* guide. It makes everyones job a lot easier.


    Firstly, everything seems to be compatible. The components you have chosen seem to be good.

    However, that motherboard is terrible for Crossfire X. When running in Crossfire both the 16x slots run at 4x speed. This will severly bottleneck a high end graphics card like the HD 4890 that you are planning to purchase. The best Crossfire performance that you could hope to get on the LGA 1156 socket would be in a configuration where both slots are running at 8x. Even then your HD 4890 will probably be bottlenecked. If you really want to Crossfire get a LGA1366 based system. Both slots will run at 16x.

    You will not be able to Crossfire with that PSU. It only has 2 PCIe connectors. One HD 4890 will use both of those connectors. You need four PCIe connectors to run two HD 4890's in Crossfire.

    I would reccomend that you drop the PSU down to a 600w. You shouldn't need to Crossfire an HD 4890. If you insist on better graphics performance get an HD 5850 or HD 5870.
  3. it seems to be good, just maybe thing of getting 5770 instead of 4890 if you planing use windows 7, they both have almost same performance and 5770 support dx11.
    Also for i5 get good aftermarket cooler and you are ok.
  4. I disagree. The HD 5770 is inferior to the HD 4890 in terms of performance. The HD 5770 is closer to the HD 4870. Even then it is often beaten. The HD 5770 does have better power consumption and DX11. However, If you require DX11 I would reccomend that you go for an HD 5850.
  5. FinlayG said:
    Try to use the *How To Ask For New Build Advice* guide. It makes everyones job a lot easier.


    Firstly, everything seems to be compatible. The components you have chosen seem to be good.

    However, that motherboard is terrible for Crossfire X. When running in Crossfire both the 16x slots run at 4x speed. This will severly bottleneck a high end graphics card like the HD 4890 that you are planning to purchase.


    ASUS P7P55D have 3 PCIx16, 2 running in x16 and 3rd only in x4 so as long as want use only 2 card on crossfire he is ok.
  6. I think you are talking about the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. The ASUS P7P55D is the low end of that series and from what I can see only has two PCIe 16x slots. The ASUS P7P55D Deluxe has three. If you are willing to spend that much money on a motherboard then you should upgrade to an LGA1366 based system. Therefore, you would not be investing in a dead end socket. There are no upgrade options for the LGA1156.
  7. I just checked and if the first 2 slots are running in Crossfire they will still revert to 8x. You can only get dual at 8x/8x or triple at 8x/8x/4x. It is the major flaw of this socket.

    You don't really need crossfire anyway. Two mediocre graphics cards will match one great graphics card. The cost of two mediocre cards and crossfire capable components is more than one great card.
  8. FinlayG said:
    I think you are talking about the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe. The ASUS P7P55D is the low end of that series and from what I can see only has to PCIe 16x slots. The ASUS P7P55D Deluxe has three. If you are willing to spend that much money on a motherboard then you should upgrade to an LGA1366 based system. Therefore, you would not be investing in a dead end socket. There are no upgrade options for the LGA1156.

    You are right.

    Op should try http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131407R
    almost same price and have 2x PCIEx16 running in 8x8x mode, i even forgot P55 cant run even 2 at full speed.
  9. 8x/8x Crossfire is still going to bottleneck his HD 4890. Admitedly not as much as 4x/4x but there will still be a significant impact on performance. If you insist on the Core i5 750 I would advise that you don't Crossfire. If you want Crossfire go for a Core i7 920 based system. It is as simple as that.
  10. Another option for Crossfire would be an AM3 based system with an AMD Phenom II X4 955 processor. It can compete with the Core i7 920 for gaming. However, the Core i7 thrashes it in aps like photoshop and video editing software.
  11. Pent5ht -- The i5-750 processor and P55 motherboard combo currently offer the best performance versus price ratio available today. Most people do not realize that the i750 / P55 system actually outperforms the i920 / X58 system when using only one graphics card:
    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3641&p=7

    But most people realize that the i920 / X58 utilizes two PCIe X16 slots when two graphics cards are installed, whereas the i750 / P55 system is limited to two X8 slots in this situation. However, in actual performance testing, there is no significant difference because this is not the limiting bandwidth bottleneck in systems today. In some cases with two graphics cards, the i750 actually outperforms the i920, and visa versa, but these systems are essentially identical:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-gaming,2403-4.html

    I realize the above article tests two 4870 graphics cards, but the performance should be similar for two 4890 graphics cards. If your interested in comparisons between the P55 and X58 systems using newer generation graphics card, the following article shows that the P55 system is NOT bottlenecked when using either one or two-crossfired graphics cards (ATI 5870) compared to the X58 system:
    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3649&p=6

    One of the reasons the i750 & i860 / P55 platform does so well is because these processors have incorporated the PCIe bus onto the chip, thus eliminating bandwidth bottlenecks associated with the Northbridge chip required in the i920 system. You have made a fine choice in going with the i750 processor. If you live near a Microcenter store, you can pick up a i750 processor for $150.

    If you plan to crossfire two graphics cards in the future, you should get either the ASUS P7P55D Pro ($169) or the Gigabyte P55-UD4P ($169). For a single graphics card, the motherboard you chose (ASUS P7P55D, $150) is fine. The 4890 graphics card is a real bargain at $190 because it is an older generation card, but it will still perform extremely well with todays games. The new 5850 graphics cards are begining to become widely available, but are still pricey at $310. If you can afford the 5850 I would recommend it, but as I said before, the 4890 is a bargain at that price.

    Good luck with your build.
  12. +1 Pen5ht

    Don't bother with Crossfire. It is a waste of money better spent on a single card.
  13. Thank You Very Much for all you help, Everyone. So if i am getting this correctly if i was to Run 1 Graphics Card on that CrossFireX Board it will run 16x Correct? But 2 will run at 4x. I guess i wont CrossFireX then. But i think this is still a good deal for 150, The CrossFireX is just an added bonus that i wont use. Unless someone else can find a better deal on another mobo.
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