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December 21, 2009 2:27:10 AM

OK well i know i have a lot of threads about this but i just need a few more changes and this is what i have so far so tell me what you think any recommendations

MOBO
EVGA 120-LF-E650-TR LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORE
Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - 149.99
Lynnfield CPU w/ Socket 1156
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CASE
NZXT Beta Classic Mid Tower PC Case 49.99
http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?pro...

POWER SUPPLY
Antec EarthWatts EA650, 650W, 2 PCI-e Connectors 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
OCZ Platinum 4GB, 2 x 2GB, DDR3 1333 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL DRIVE
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM, 2MB Cache, SATA 27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VIDEO CARD
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail 134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MONITOR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 159.99

KEYBOARD MOUSE
Logitech MK300 Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse - USB, One Touch Access, Programmable F-Keys, Quiet Keys 36.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

HEADPHONES
Turtle Beach TBS-2114 Earforce HPA2 5.1 Surround Sound Headset with Amplifier and Removable Microphone 72.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-GP Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler - 120mm, LGA 1366, 1156, 775, AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2 19.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

THERMAL PASTE
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM 8.75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

changed card to
Sapphire HD 5750 - $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102859

and keeping original psu

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December 21, 2009 2:44:24 AM

Any particular reason why you are getting a micro-ATX motherboard and not a full sized ATX motherboard?

No point in going with the 9800GTX+ video card. Get this instead:
Sapphire HD 5750 - $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can overclock it to compete with the HD 4890 and GTX 275.

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December 21, 2009 2:55:21 AM

well i chose a micro-ATX board cause i couldn't find a full sized ATX board for a decent price under $120 oh OK so would that card be able to run new games like MW2 and other new FPS games also I'm not sure how to overclock a GPU is there a guide in the forums somewhere and thanks for replying i also forgot i chose that mobo cuse it was the only good priced mobo with sli
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December 21, 2009 3:05:23 AM

The ATi Catalyst Control Center will allow you to overclock the card itself. There are other tools as well such as ATi Tray Tools that will allow overclocking even higher than ATi's built in system.

You also get lower power requirements and DX11.

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December 21, 2009 3:06:59 AM

oh ok and any recommendations on anything else such as the motherboard
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December 21, 2009 3:11:31 AM

Check out this combo.

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Save $15.00

Motherboard benefits include SATA 6.0 and USB 3.0.

EDIT:
Nevermind about the combo deal. I see you're getting a damn good price on the CPU at Microcenter.
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December 21, 2009 3:26:30 AM

yeah so would recommend that motherboard and any other suggestions or is that it i also changed the video card to the one you recommended
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December 21, 2009 3:36:12 AM

I do recommend the Gigabyte board. You're spending a little extra money but getting SATA 6.0 and USB 3.0 is pretty big.
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December 21, 2009 4:01:52 AM

oh ok and anything else

edit: but my HDD is sata 3.0gb/s
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December 21, 2009 4:36:23 AM

Sure, the one you're getting now but who's to say in a year or two you might want to grab a SSD SATA 6.0 GB/s when the prices get low. You'll have that option. For $25 extra bucks, that's a nice future upgrade path to have. Not to forget you get USB 3.0 with that.
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December 21, 2009 4:41:21 AM

Oh ok I get what you are saying so that's all you recommend
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December 21, 2009 3:43:36 PM

+1 for what Viper said so far. Btw, try and get the Beta EVO (not the normal Beta) http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The EVO is a little bit bigger which could make a huge difference when fitting cards and coolers.

If you have more money, I recommend you getting a CoolerMaster HFA 922/932, Antec 900/1200, or CoolerMaster Scout/Sniper
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December 22, 2009 1:06:46 AM

oh ok are there any other cases you recommend under $55
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December 22, 2009 1:33:35 AM

ok also i changed the psu its in the first post at the very bottom is that a good psu?
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December 22, 2009 3:24:42 AM

Go back to the Antec.

Or get a Corsair, PC Power & Cooling or Seasonic instead.
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December 22, 2009 3:48:20 AM

Ok it's just that I need to save some money cause I'm going over budget but I'll change the psu
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December 22, 2009 12:39:39 PM

^ NEVER go cheap on the PSU, cut corners on HDDs,CPUs,GPUs,etc but NEVER the PSU.
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December 22, 2009 5:46:18 PM

ok i am keeping my original PSU
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December 23, 2009 9:11:44 PM

i changed my motherboard to this

Biostar T5 XE Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, ATX, HD 8CH Audio, Video, PCI Express 2.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, Dual GbE

since i need to cut back
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December 23, 2009 10:35:44 PM

^ lol, that motherboard is no slouch. The BIOS may be a little hard to understand, but it's quite good at OCing:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=23...
I wouldn't really call that "cutting back". However, be warned that if you do plan to OC on that board, it will take a bit more work than a similar ASUS/Gigabyte board. Also note, that Biostar board is quite good, but not all Biostar boards are that good.
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December 23, 2009 11:53:11 PM

Oh k so it is good at OC'Ing that's all I wanted to know wat about the restof the system
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