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January 12, 2010 2:31:49 PM

Hi All,

Just need a quick review of my build. Plan to buy it today from a combination of places. Wanted to make sure that all the parts will work on a Win7 OS. Sorry for not using the template, but I thought the majority of questions on there would be in excess for this post.

Thanks!


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January 12, 2010 2:48:23 PM

Your link doesn't work...

Recommend you post the actual components and links versus a Newegg Wish List (they never seem to work very well... :)  )
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January 12, 2010 2:49:03 PM

First, your link is broken. Second, we do need some of the information from the template, like a budget and proposed purpose. You can never give someone too much information when they're trying to help you with something this important (and in some cases expensive).
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January 12, 2010 3:21:55 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now
BUDGET RANGE: Definitely less then 2k (before and after rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 80% Gaming, 20% everything else.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None, as I am redoing everything.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but am flexible.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

OVERCLOCKING: Willing to give it a go, given how mainstream it has become.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, eventually. Starting with one card, upgrading later.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
- Would like it to be relatively quiet, but doesn't have to be silent
- Play mostly FPS, some strategy FPS, and other less intense games
- Looking for a machine that will perform well, and have longevity. But would like to save where its acceptable.
- Will be running on Windows 7.



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Logitech Keyboard
Link Price: $14.99

HAF 922
Link Price: $99.98

Asus P7P55-E Pro
Link Price: $189.99

Intel Core i5-750
Link Price: $189.99 at Microcenter

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Link Price: $109.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
Link Price: $54.99 for OS and Progs

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
Link Price: $84.99 for Media and Storage

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
Link Price: $114.99

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5870
Link Price: $409.99

PLEXTOR 24X DVD/CD Writer Black SATA
Link Price: $46.99

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24"
Link Price: $229.99

Logitech G500 Mouse
Link Price: $56.99

SENNHEISER PC156 Circumaural Headset
Link Price: $139.95

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
Link Price: $29.99

Artic Silver 5
Link Price: $6.99


Total: ~$1770(not including mail-in rebates, and microcenter price for proc.)
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January 12, 2010 3:29:38 PM

I have no issues... Very nice system!!

You could save a little money with going with this headset... Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MKII and this DVD drive... LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail, but that is your call.
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January 12, 2010 3:33:29 PM

Looks great. I'd also suggest the changes techmo made, but also perhaps saving $10 and going with this G.SKILL RAM. It's CL7 so should perform faster than your previous ram, even though the clock is lower. It also has a lower voltage, so more room for overclocking/less heat created.
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January 12, 2010 5:38:59 PM

tecmo34 said:
I have no issues... Very nice system!!

You could save a little money with going with this headset... Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MKII and this DVD drive... LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail, but that is your call.



-- tecmo34

Both of those have some pretty terrible reviews on NewEgg. Would you say that most are unfounded?

-- mavanhel

Do you have any good sites that step through overclocking?
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January 12, 2010 5:49:19 PM

Try the overclocking threads here on Tom's forums. There are a few guides, and if they aren't up to your standards then you can always ask someone there for help. If not that then you could always google, "Overclocking <part> on <motherboard>" where part is what you want to overclock (cpu/ram/gpu) and motherboard is the exact model of your motherboard. To be honest, I'm not an overclocking wizard, I've never actually done it (yet), but I have read quite about here on Tom's and it doesn't look very hard at all. In some situations it's just a matter of clicking a button.
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January 12, 2010 6:51:50 PM

2047162,7,289825 said:
-- tecmo34

Both of those have some pretty terrible reviews on NewEgg. Would you say that most are unfounded?
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On the Creative headsets, I've seen a mixed bag of reviews ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N... )but overall they are getting good reviews. It is really up to you on these, since you are the one that has to wear and listen to them, so get want you want. :D  I was just giving an option to cut cost a little.

The Lite-On DVD won a Newegg award for best DVD from the Customers, so I would say it is okay...

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January 22, 2010 11:40:11 AM

Best answer selected by archanum.
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