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Gaming Computer build- Is the build good?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a Week or 2

BUDGET RANGE: $500-$900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet browsing, Watching HD movies
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PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor(for now till i have enough money), and speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com and/or any other websites with great deals.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: IL, United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: no real preference. Either Intel or AMD works fine

OVERCLOCKING: maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: right now monitor will maxed to 1680x1050. will hopefully upgrade to an HD monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: currently a college student, so i will be using for some school stuff but mainly for gaming. so i would prefer it to run quite well with the newer games that are coming out.

Games to be played: Left 4 Dead, CS:S, MW1, Dragon Age, and other new games that may come out

Researched on this forum quite a bit and found some great information. From that i put together this build that hopefully doesnt break my bank but will perform to my standards:

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409

COMBO FOR CPU + MOBO=$359.98

Case: Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129070

Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

COMBO FOR CASE + PS = $114.94

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

GFX CARD: ASUS EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121361

DVD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

HeatSink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

TOTAL: $973.39 w/ shipping.

Thats it for the build. If there is any changes that anyone recommends im more than willing to hear them. Also if there is anything to add that would be great too. Thanks
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  1. What about this motherboard? It's $50 cheaper.

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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412
  2. Overall the system looks grate, I myself would look into a better case and if you plan to xfire latter maybe a 750W PSU

    some case Antec 900 CM6-90 CM 922

    PSU corsair 750W or PC Power and Cooling SILENCER 750W QUAD S75CF
  3. gfergo said:
    What about this motherboard? It's $50 cheaper.

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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412


    +1 ^ if you have no plans to xfire get that mobo and use the coin for a batter case. Also if your not going to xfire you can get away with a 550W PSU

    combo for that other mobo and cpu http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?submit=ChangeItem
  4. wat is the benefits of goin xfire? sorry im a bit noobish in the computer techy area.

    niklas_13: would this case work?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129064&cm_re=Antec_900-_-11-129-064-_-Product.

    only issue i see is that if i went with that combo it would b putting me right over $1,000. hmmm
  5. Xfire allows you to use 2 GPU working as 1 not all games scale the same in xfire and it will not give you 100% more FPS then 1 card.

    I will let you read up on it yourself http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-crossfire/1

    So before you buy a mobo that is 50 more and a PSU that's 20 dollars more then you need running a single card ( you make the choice if you want the option to have a xfire/sli ready system ( or to save some coin on a better case and a book :)

    The antec 900 is a very good case and will allow for grate air flow for 20 bucks less the CM-690 is a good case also.

    So if you want xfire stay with your P55A-UD4P If you don't want Xfire go with the GA-P55A-UD3 and save 50 bucks and get a good 550W PSU and a better case
  6. BTW in IL there is 2 microcenters ( not sure if you are close to one ) but you can save 50 bucks on the CPU there 149.99
  7. Get the Antec 300 + PSU combo instead.

    Why?

    The Antec 300 is $54
    The Antec 200 is $40 + $18 shipping

    Better to put your money into a case that has value than a shipping cost which you pay and never get back.
  8. only Antec 300 case i see that comes as a combo is this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-042-_-Product. and its 59.95. the other one which comes with leds is $54 but no combo.
  9. did find this combo but i do think the power supply is a bit overkill
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.311576

    do you guys think i should just the case and power supply separate instead of a combo package?

    also i think if i finally go ahead with purchasing the stuff ill prob buy the CPU at microcenter
  10. that's a grate case are you going for the xfire setup or a single card setup ?
  11. also when your @ microcenter ask them about price matching you might be able to save some more coin on shipping
  12. im prob just gonna go single card setup since a 5850 is good enough. which item are u speaking of to price match? since i know i can get the cpu for $50 less ill prob try to see if they can price match neweggs price on the mobo but idk. its a long shot.
  13. Best answer
    If your not going to go for the xfire this is what i would do, using newegg only to show parts. I would price match everything, say the case is 100 @ newegg + 20 bucks shipping see if you can get it for 110 there.




    LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136177
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $109.98
    $99.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150442
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    $309.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442

    Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371020
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$40.00 Instant
    $119.99
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371020

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231276
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128412
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $16.99
    • 2 year: $25.99
    -$5.00 Instant
    $139.99
    $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $199.99
    $194.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$1.15 Instant
    $29.98
    $28.83
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Subtotal: $1,033.74 - 45 getting the CPU @ microcenter 988.74
  14. very nice! i will definitely try to get most of the items price matched at micro center. might try to get my rents to chip in on the processor and mobo and possibly the case. but id have to get that when i get bak to IL from my break.

    thanks for the huge help niklas_13.
  15. NP enjoy the build GL
  16. just to double check, is this mobo the one i need from micro center?
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0323702

    it looks the same as the one on newegg but the only thing i see different is the title. it says ddr3 2000/1600/1333/ 1066/ 800 not ddr3 2200/1333/1066/800.
  17. Yeah its the same
  18. I would spend some time to read about flashing the BIOs http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios-flashing-how-qflash-guide-27576/ with the new BIOs that come out little bugs are fixed so you should to stay up to date on them.
  19. Also might want to read up on this before installing windows AHCI VS IDE http://expertester.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/ahci-vs-ide-%E2%80%93-benchmark-advantage/

    Something i was not aware of when i built my system, and when i am ready to do a clean install i might change.

    So update that BIOs set your HDD to IDE or AHCI setup your ram volts and install OS Dload all the latest drivers and updates and enjoy
  20. im wondering...since i already have a computer that has a cd burner/ dvd burner y not just make this with a blu-ray driver? or would i need to purchase both to have the computer work? if thats the case then ill just go with a dvd/cd burner if not what would b a good/decent blu-ray drive?
  21. If you have a sata CD/DVD burner you can look for just a blu-ray player and use both, the blu-ray/players burners are alot like 150 to 180 I think newegg has a 4x blu-ray player for like 80 but i dont know much about them.
  22. dangit! just been notified by newegg that they are out of stock of the gfx card that i was gonna purchase......UGH. o well, its no biggy since i have to wait about week since ill have to order the rest of the stuff when i get bak to IL. hopefully then itll b available again. no rush
  23. Sapphire and XFX are also good brands
  24. I would get this set of ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318
    Much better and same price.
    7-7-7-21 @ 1.35v with heat spreaders that conform tightly to the ram so they dont stick out like most of the Ripjaw series and get in the way of coolers. I use them personally.
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