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January 18, 2010 8:37:38 PM

flexible with price
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: by end of this mounth

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, computer case, graphics card, hard drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, US
PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like to mild oc to 3.6-3.8ghz, freindly OC motherboard first time oc'in, have HAF 932 and HD 2600 will be waiting for NVIDIA to realease there graphics cards b4 I buy a new one.

so far
cpu: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

heatsink: not sure but willing to fork up to $80 for top of the line heatsink

memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657 - Retail $135.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


power supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thermal paste : Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


w/o heatsink = $572 willing to go over my budget for a nice heatsink
will 650 psu will be fine since I'm not Crossfire?

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January 18, 2010 8:51:21 PM

I wouldn't spend too much on a heatsink, 30-40 max. But def get one if you are going to overclock.

The 650tx would be good enough to run two 5850's in crossfire, so you are definitely good.
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January 18, 2010 9:28:12 PM

Thats definitely a great cooler, one of the best, but overkill unless you are shooting for 4.0+. I'm not real up to speed on the i5 coolers, but if you look at Tecmo34's sticky I'm sure you can get a good idea of one that is $40 or less. If you are trying to save money of course:) 
January 18, 2010 9:30:38 PM

The megahalems is the #2 aircooler (now that noctua has the 14 out). Dont forget you have to buy the fans and clips separately bringing the megahalems price up to $120.

Its not necessary to spend more than $30-$45 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212 or Xigmatec Dark Knight or Sunbeam core contact freezer or Scythe Mugen 2 to do the same thing.

Check out the CPU Articles section. Toms did an efficiency test overclocking the i5. 3.2GHz with turbo left on may be the smartest overclock speed.

A Corsair 650 will power a computer with any single PCIE graphics card possible to design and allow overclocking.
January 18, 2010 9:34:25 PM

dndhatcher said:
The megahalems is the #2 aircooler (now that noctua has the 14 out). Dont forget you have to buy the fans and clips separately bringing the megahalems price up to $120.

Its not necessary to spend more than $30-$45 for the Coolermaster Hyper 212 or Xigmatec Dark Knight or Sunbeam core contact freezer or Scythe Mugen 2 to do the same thing.

Check out the CPU Articles section. Toms did an efficiency test overclocking the i5. 3.2GHz with turbo left on may be the smartest overclock speed.

A Corsair 650 will power a computer with any single PCIE graphics card possible to design and allow overclocking.


clips?
January 18, 2010 9:40:49 PM

Metal clips that fasten the fan to the cooler
January 18, 2010 9:44:10 PM

Look at the product description!
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9655/cpu-pro-05/Proli...
... they added a second set of 25mm fan slips so dual fan mounting is now available out of the box! said:
... they added a second set of 25mm fan slips so dual fan mounting is now available out of the box!

Well look at that - they decided to include the fan clips in the $80 price now. You used to have to pay like $7 each for the fan clips in addition to the $80 heatsink and whatever fans you choose.
January 18, 2010 9:46:07 PM

Well, that will definitely keep it cool:)  But if you get that then it is mandatory to overclock past 4.0...haha jk
January 19, 2010 4:37:55 PM

kelfen said:
this is pre filled with liquid and has all I need and how will I know when to fill it up again?

Its sealed, you dont ever refill it. I was considering mentioning the H50 when I saw you avoiding the more cost effective air coolers. I just couldnt bring myself to suggest that someone put liquid inside of their electronics, regardless of it being factory sealed.
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