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January 17, 2010 1:12:21 PM

hey guys, I am still pretty new to computers and relatively clueless so I would like to get some opinions and advice from my fellow members in regards to building this new pc.

NOTE: $1300 is a rough estimate... I am buying all products in australian dollars and my budget was translated to $1300 us dollars.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1300 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the net

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speaker, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.umart.com.au
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280 x 1024

Parts so far (sorry umart doesn't have proper working links so i'll link them on newegg):

Motherboard:
Asus P7P55D-PRO P55 4DDR3 FSB2133(OC) RAID GLAN 3xPCIEx16 7SATA ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i5 750 Processor LGA1156 2.66GHz 8MB Cache CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: XFX HD5850 1G Black Edition w/Game
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM: Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3





ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I still need a PSU and possibly a new case, am i missing anything else?
Need to confirm that everything I've chosen are compatible with each other. I'll be checking this post frequently so please respond with any concerns you may have

Thanks,
Nick



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January 17, 2010 1:30:21 PM

Stick with Antec (Earthwatts), Corsair, PC & Power, or Seasonic psus. 650w will be more than enough for what you're running and still leave you enough to crossfire if you so choose to down the road.

For Cases... wow where to start.

Haf 932 if dust isn't an issue.

If you want full tower, Antec 1200.

Midtower:
CM 690 II (new, great looking case)
Lancool K-62

Cheap but still quality /w psu:
Antec 300 /w 550w PSU. 114.99 (usd) newegg combo.

Watercooling:
Corsair 800D
Lian Li TJ07


There's a million different cases out there, each have their own niche. I personally ended up picking the new CM 690 II Advanced. Good Airflow (provided you don't mind buying a few optional fans) Black painted interior, wire management, support for interior water cooling, fits 5870, no side window. The other midtower Lancool's k-62 was beautiful, entirely tooless, but its lack of watercooling support ultimately led me to the coolermaster.

Everything you've listed is compatible. The Corsair ram doesn't have the tightest timings, but it does support XMP which will allow for an easy setup. Ram is ram is ram anyways, and at the price there is little to compete with it. Might look into G.Skill for a little better timings, but you'll never notice the difference in real life settings anyways.
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January 17, 2010 1:39:28 PM

maybe something like this m8



Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$109.98
$99.98
1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
BELKIN F9H600-CW-BE 6 Outlets 885 Joules Wall Mount Surge Protector - Retail
Item #: N82E16812107366
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$14.99 Saving
$19.99
$0.00


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VK246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824236048
Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$259.99
$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16814150442
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$309.99
$299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371020
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$119.99
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231279
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128412
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$139.99
$134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $1,295.89

you really can get away with a HD 5770 with your rez and you hade money left in budget so i put in a nice new 24 " monitor :) 
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January 17, 2010 1:41:26 PM

Since you have no intention of running crossfire or sli, get a p55 board with usb 3 & sata 6:

ASUS P7P55D-E

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get a quality 650W PSU made by Antec, Corsair, OCZ, etc. It lets you upgrade to HD 5970 if you ever.

Any full tower ATX case would be better than a cramped mid tower lacking cooling. Again, Antec is a quality brand.

Now if you can fit a small SSD for OS & a medium 500GB Samsung F3 HDD in your budget, do it.
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January 18, 2010 2:34:06 AM

wow thanks for the rapid responses, I've picked out some new parts and I'm pretty confident in my end product, so yea, thanks a lot.
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