How's My i5 750 Build? Tags: New Build Intel i5 Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse 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) | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>How's My i5 750 Build?> Related ressources: ForumIntel i5 £ 750 - £800 build ForumPC Build : i5 750 vs x6 1055T vs x4 965(black) ForumIs This Good For $ 750 i5 Build . First Build Help :p Forum$ 750 to build an i5 desktop ForumWater Cooling i5 750 in my Antec 900 II build thread ForumEvga p55 sli intel i-5 750 new build issues! ForumWhich build is better, i5 750 or 1055T ForumNew Build - Home Studio ( i5 750 , i7 860, or i7 930) ForumMidrange Gaming / General new i5 750 build ForumLow as you can go for i5 750 build ForumI5 - 750 build for around $1,000 Forum£ 750 HTPC/Gaming i5 build ForumRequesting GPU/monitor suggestion for i5 750 build ForumLight/Compact i5 - 750 Build ForumP55 - i5 750 Build ForumIs this gaming PC okay? ForumFirst new build in years, need advice! ForumPlease review my first build ForumWatercooling my new build ForumHow can I make my system better without raising the cost? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !