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December 31, 2009 1:45:06 PM

I have waited long enough! It's New Year's Eve... time to order the parts and build this thing already! :-)

I want to build a very solid system (something that will last 3 - 4 years) for general use plus photo and video editing.

Please review my parts list and make suggestions!

Thank you and Happy New Year!!!



SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222A - OEM

Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor - Retail

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

More about : ordering newegg today tomorrow review

December 31, 2009 3:19:14 PM

3-4 years?
well you could take a look at the new 5xx series from ATI when the price drops , but i saw that it wasen't a crossfire mobo then you could have added a 4890 later , but the ncie thing is that the 5xxx series have dx 11 and has tesselation as a nice bonus, also you oftly get Diert 2 dx 11 game in the package the 48xx series tends to get warm and noisy but the choice is yours! When a few years you could OC your CPU so no wrries.
But your syystem will make it until the end but dont wait for your card to max out all the games in 4 years xD
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December 31, 2009 3:55:06 PM

That is a very nice build.

One suggestion would be for you to consider a 5770 instead of a 4890. The 4890 is a very fine graphics card, but it is an older generation card that produces much more heat than a 5770 card. In additon, the 5770 card supports up to three monitors, typically comes with a HDMI output for hook-up into a TV for easy playback of DVDs, and will be well-supported by hardware and software manufacturers over the life of your computer. You could also get by with a 5750 graphics card, and save $40.

In addition, you should consider replacing your micro-ATX motherboard with a full size unit since you have plenty of room in your P183 case. A comparable ATX motherboard is the Gigabyte P55A-UD3:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This board also has USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 capabilities, which will become useful in the next few years as devices become available that utilize these high speed interfaces.

You could also get by with a Antec EA550 power supply without limiting your ability to add many more components in the future, such as additional hard drives, etc. The EA650 is also a very good unit. Just get whichever one has the best deal at the time of your purchase.

Good luck with your build.
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December 31, 2009 4:03:55 PM

+1 for above 2 posts. edit: shortstuff beat me to it.

Also, this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HAF 922 ($100) has better airflow and more space, so you may want to consider that.

Also, drop the IDE DVD burner. IDE cables really get in the way and are a royal PITA to do cable management with.

Get this if you want LiteScribe: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Else: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 31, 2009 6:35:55 PM

Thank you so much for the feedback so far!!

Question:

If I want to setup the two hard drives in a Raid 1 configuration, will I also need a Raid Controller?

If so --

1.) Will the hardware that I've selected so far work?

2.) Can someone recommend a good controller?

Thank you!!


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December 31, 2009 7:06:55 PM

The motherboard will come with an on-board Raid controller. You just have to set it up in the BIOS.
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December 31, 2009 7:24:16 PM

And the Spinpoint will work fine, I'm using 2 in Raid 0 right now.
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December 31, 2009 7:29:08 PM

I understand the video card is LARGE.

Anyone see a problem getting this card (SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB) into the case that I've selected (Antec P183)?

Thank you!!

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December 31, 2009 7:32:44 PM

Friend from work suggested that I get a full-size motherboard instead of the MICRO ATX.

So I am going with this one instead -
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Will this definitely allow me to setup RAID -- assuming I order two SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB SATA Hard Drives??

Thank you again!! :-)

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December 31, 2009 7:35:17 PM

Product description says this -

"Coupled with RAID 0 (Stripe) mode, SATA Revision 3.0 enables a data transfer boost of up to 4x the speed of SATA Revision 2.0."

Does this mean I can setup RAID 0 or RAID 1 without purchasing a separate RAID controller?



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December 31, 2009 7:43:54 PM

Should fit fine, from what I've found the card is 241mm, which is about the same depth as an ATX motherboard. If not, it looks like you can always remove the top disk bay to make space.
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December 31, 2009 7:46:16 PM

You should not need a RAID controller.

Most motherboards sata controller can handle raid 1 0 and 10 fine.
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December 31, 2009 7:47:07 PM

Which PSU would you guys go with?

I have narrowed it down to these two.

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
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December 31, 2009 7:47:50 PM

Aertea said:
You should not need a RAID controller.

Most motherboards sata controller can handle raid 1 0 and 10 fine.


THANK YOU AERTEA!! YOU HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HELPFUL!!! :-)
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December 31, 2009 8:01:21 PM

OK. I HAVE MADE A FEW CHANGES BASED ON YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS. (CHOSE THE SATA DVD BURNER; CHOSE AN ATX MOTHERBOARD INSTEAD OF MICRO-ATX; INCREASED POWER SUPPLY FROM 650 TO 750 WATTS)

I AM GOING TO PLACE THE ORDER TONIGHT OR FIRST-THING TOMORROW MORNING. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR ANY FINAL COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS ASAP!

THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED SO FAR... I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :) 


HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support - Retail

Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor - Retail

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
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December 31, 2009 11:31:02 PM

Someone? Anyone?

I know it's New Year's Eve... I just need to know that this configuration will work and serve us well for years to come!

Thank You & Happy New Year!!! :) 
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December 31, 2009 11:59:38 PM

Really want to order these parts before midnight tonight!

Please review and let me know if I am making any serious mistakes!

Thanks to all for your assistance with this!

Happy New Year!!! :) 

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January 1, 2010 12:08:34 AM

Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 100 Black RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse - Retail I don't like wireless KB / mice but that's up to you :) 

The build looks really good only thing is the DVD from alot of reading go with a LG or samsung



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January 1, 2010 12:21:56 AM

Just made two minor adjustments:

1.) Switched to "wired" keyboard and mouse -

Logitech Deluxe 250 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard - OEM

Microsoft N71-00007S Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Mouse - OEM


2.) Switched to Antec EarthWatts 750W PSU -

Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail


Anyone else care to weigh in??

I am about to place the order... this is very exciting!! (for me anyway)


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :) 
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January 1, 2010 12:32:36 AM

gfergo said:
Which PSU would you guys go with?

I have narrowed it down to these two.

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail


neither....that case is specifically made for the CP-850.....which is far better quality than the other two....check the reviews on jonnyguru.com of the two you selected versus the CP series and you'll see what I mean.

Since you only have one slot, consider a dual GPU card ... $10 gets you a step up on the performance tiers and the 850 PSU easily handles it.

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

Would try and find one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You don't need a RAID controller but if you are looking for more than fast boot times, you're likely to be disappointed.
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January 1, 2010 12:39:37 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
neither....that case is specifically made for the CP-850.....which is far better quality than the other two....check the reviews on jonnyguru.com of the two you selected versus the CP series and you'll see what I mean.


Wow! I didn't realize that!! (obviously)

Thank you so much!! :) 

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January 1, 2010 3:44:14 PM

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neither....that case is specifically made for the CP-850.....which is far better quality than the other two....check the reviews on jonnyguru.com of the two you selected versus the CP series and you'll see what I mean.

Agreed, and you can usually find a CP850+ P183/1200/902 combo for a good price.
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