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. 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) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel i5 £ 750 - £800 build Forum PC Build : i5 750 vs x6 1055T vs x4 965(black) Forum Is This Good For $ 750 i5 Build . First Build Help :p Forum $ 750 to build an i5 desktop Forum Water Cooling i5 750 in my Antec 900 II build thread Forum Evga p55 sli intel i-5 750 new build issues! Forum Which build is better, i5 750 or 1055T Forum New Build - Home Studio ( i5 750 , i7 860, or i7 930) Forum Midrange Gaming / General new i5 750 build Forum Low as you can go for i5 750 build Forum I5 - 750 build for around $1,000 Forum £ 750 HTPC/Gaming i5 build Forum Requesting GPU/monitor suggestion for i5 750 build Forum Light/Compact i5 - 750 Build Forum P55 - i5 750 Build Forum Is this gaming PC okay? Forum First new build in years, need advice! Forum Please review my first build Forum Watercooling my new build Forum How can I make my system better without raising the cost? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !