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December 27, 2009 9:31:37 PM

here is my i5 build tell me what you think of it and can you guys please tell me which ram to use for this build
Hard drive
TSD-1500AS :: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive ST31500341AS - 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, SATA-3G (0.95 lbs) $120
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

case
NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black $79.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

cpu cooler
Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, 1156 $39.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

power supply
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty $59.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CPU Intel Core i5 750 BX80605I5750 Processor - 2.66GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail $199.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

motherboard Asus P7P55D Pro Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, Core i5 $189.97
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item...

video card
XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI
price: $189
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

RAM
Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory - 1333MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048), CL7 $139.97
Memory CAS Latency: 7-7-7-20
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

i am wondering if i can use this ram with this i5 build cuz its 6gb tri channel and i heard that i5 supports only dual channel memory so does that mean i can only install memory sticks in a multiple of 2

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December 27, 2009 11:26:42 PM
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as long as you have three or more memory slots (im assuming it has 4) you can still install the additional stick. but it wont be running in dual mode, and therefore you could potentiaslly lose some performance. i would recomend swtiching out for a dual kit instead.

other than that, it seems like a very good build. im not too sure about the PSU though. have you checked otu some reviews. the PSU is probably the msot important part of a system, and one you dont want to skimp on. i would highly recomend grabbing a corsair one instead. you certainly dont need anywhere near 750w for that build, so you could always drop down to a 650 or 550 if the corsair is more expensive though.

it worth doing, since a bad PSU can wreak havoc on a system.
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December 28, 2009 5:52:46 PM

You should get a 2x2GB kit (4GB total) , that OCZ extreme is only 2GB total (2x1GB).
December 28, 2009 6:11:24 PM

thx guys for all your help
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