How's My i5 750 Build? Tags: New Build Intel i5 Systems Product Last response: January 15, 2010 11:36 PM in Systems Share jeeves2218 January 15, 2010 11:19:38 PM Everything's from newegg and all rebates, etc. are included in price Case: Antec 900 two $100 CPU: i5 750 $200 PSU: OCZ modXstream 700W modular pfc psu $50 (with all rebates, etc.) Mobo: MSI mATX p55m-gd45 $120 Only thing I'm worried about is just 1 PCI b/c I want to put a wireless card maybe. G. Skill DDR 1600 4gb (2x2gb) $94 Sapphire 5770 $155 HDD: Samsung spinpoint 500gb $55 TOTAL PRICE: $780 w/ shipping included in that price Does this sound okay??? Good performance/price ratio? More about : 750 build dpaul8 January 15, 2010 11:32:43 PM The Antec 902 case has excellent cooling, and each case fan has its own speed control. This is an excellent choice. The motherboard you chose is a microATX size. It will work in the 902 case, but it has limited capabilities. You should consider the following Gigabyte P55-UD3L, which is an ATX board and it is only $100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You should also consider adding a heat sink fan even if you do not plan to overclock because it is quieter and better at cooling than the Intel heat sink fan. The Hyper 212 is only $30: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I assume you have a CD / DVD drive and an operating system. The rest of your build looks fine, and it is about the best you can do as far as performance / price ratio for an Intel build. Good luck. m 0 l shortstuff_mt January 15, 2010 11:36:59 PM The one thing I would change would be the motherboard. I haven't had good long-term reliability luck with MSI. Here's a very nice CPU/motherboard/GPU combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $446.99 - $10 MIR (i5 750 + GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3L + SAPPHIRE Vapor-X HD 5770 combo) The 700W PSU is major overkill for a single GPU system. The 500W version of that PSU would be plenty. OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W $59.99 - $20 MIR Here's a couple more combo deals that might interest you: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $319.98 (i5 750 + Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 combo) The above motherboard is great because it uses an upgraded CPU socket and has SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 support. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $219.98 - $20 MIR (XFX 5770 + OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W combo) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How is the MSI - 15.6" Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 750GB Hard Drive Forum How Good Is The Intel i5 4670k? Over Athlon x4 750k Forum SolvedNew build: i5 750 --> 3770 or 4770 or wait for 5770? (Video machine w/ light gaming) Forum Would a i5 750 bottleneck these gpu's (if so how bad would it be?) Forum SolvedMy first OC. i5 750. How'd I do? Forum SolvedHow bad is using 1.7v for RAM on an i5 750 Intel chip? Forum SolvedHow to setup Fans and Radiators in 750D water-cooling build Forum SolvedIs This Good For $750 i5 Build. First Build Help :p Forum How much energy saving by upgrading from i5 750 to i5 3570K/4670K Forum Solved$750 to build an i5 desktop Forum SolvedNew i5 2500k build < $750 Forum SolvedWhich build is better, i5 750 or 1055T Forum SolvedI5 750 Build Forum SolvedNew Build - Home Studio (i5 750, i7 860, or i7 930) Forum SolvedNew HP Build...centered around i5 750 Forum SolvedInput for First time Build for i5 750 $1000-$1200 Forum SolvedI5 750 build Forum Solved$1000 USD i5 750 Build Forum SolvedI5 - 750 build for around $1,000 Forum SolvedP55 -i5 750 Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !