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January 10, 2010 9:01:53 PM

Ok let me know what you think, main thing i'm after is some input to see if the build will work without errors and everything is compatible.



MOBO ----- ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card ---- XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

PSU ----- CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V

CPU ---- Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz

Ram ---- OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

HDD ---- Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM

OS ------ Windows 7 home premium 64 bit


Just let me know if it will work, all of it is off of newegg.

OTHER NOTES. I really don't want to spend that much but i want a decent gaming computer and such that wont be outdated in 2 years. ~Thanks for the help.

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January 10, 2010 9:18:15 PM

I'd look foir something better than the ASRock

The Corsair 750 is way more PSU than you need

Opt for a 500 GB per platter drive ..... Seagate 7200.12 or Spinpoint F3

Check out the performance charts and pick whatever 500 GB per platter drive performs best under your usage patterns. The WD Black 2 TB is a good choice but at smaller capacities, you are limited to the Seagate 7200.12 or the Spinpoint F3. The 7200.12 excels in gaming, multimedia and pictures whereas the F3 wins at music and movie maker. See the comparisons here (copy past link in manually, link won't work in forum):

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2371]=on∏[2770]=on)
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January 10, 2010 9:30:59 PM

Hmm awesome input man, for the PSU I do plan on using Cross-fire but at this point im fine with 1 video card. What would be better mobo for the same price-range?
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January 11, 2010 12:39:42 AM

Your computer would be more balanced with a I5 750 and a 5850 instead of the 4770.

At what resolution are you going to game ?

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January 11, 2010 1:03:20 AM

balanovich said:
Your computer would be more balanced with a I5 750 and a 5850 instead of the 4770.

At what resolution are you going to game ?



With the I5 i want be able to upgrade to I9 later so i wanted an lga 1366. Like I said i want a good comp that can be upgraded for quite some time so i don't have to rebuild another in a couple years.

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I want a wide-screen monitor so whatever the best resolution i can get without breaking the bank I cant afford to go much higher then 1200 and that's the range of my build atm. But I'm not an idiot so if something is 100 and something better is only 10 bucks more then yea no complaint there.
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January 11, 2010 8:03:22 AM

With a I5 and a 5850, you'll play all the games with nice settings for 2 years probably three, Xfire the 5850 in two years an you'll have a machine that served you well for 4 years...

The need for graphic power increases faster than for CPU power. And the extra cores of the I9 won't do much for gaming because games won't be programmed for that may threads.

It's true that you will be able the pull a lga 1366 pc longer than a 1156 one, but in four years.... there will be something new and better.

If you upgrade your CPU... and you'll have the upgrade that 4770.... you talked about cross fire that means an other PSU..... CPU+2x graphic cards+ PSU= a very expensive upgrade plan.
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January 11, 2010 1:41:20 PM

For a gaming computer, spend your money on the video configuration first.
With your budget, A 5770 or 5850 would be appropriate. Such a card will give you exceptional performance at 1920 x 1200.

In order to drive a card that strong, you only need something like a i5-750. Another interesting option is the 32nm i5-660 @3.33. It is a dual core with hyperthreading. Very few games today can take advantage of more than two cores.

The 1366 platform is great for high multithreaded cpu users, but not needed for gamers. The exception would be FSX and a few other titles. The i9 6 core gulftown will be a $1000 part. Are you prepared for that?

In two years, the sandy bridge 32nm architecture will be out, so today's upgrade path will be obsolete. Get what suits you today.
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