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I5 gaming build...waiting for some kick ass suggestions

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January 25, 2010 11:19:25 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 months BUDGET RANGE: $1500-$1700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: games(RPG's,FPShooters,some online)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor,keyboard/mouse,dvd reader

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: whatever works

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes...but not for a couple of months

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1920/1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A huge thank you in advance for all that help.

Country:Texas ;) 

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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

SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

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

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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

Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail

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

SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

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

MSI P55-GD80 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

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 life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

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-4GBRM - Retail

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

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

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







im getting $1500...anything I could do to get a little more power without going over $1700??


January 25, 2010 11:28:39 PM

Looks good (we have several identical parts).

The Hyper 212+ is awesome, very good cooling and very easy to install.

Ram runs great, though note, to run at 1600MHz you will have to either OC the chip or raise the base clock and reduce the multi.

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January 25, 2010 11:37:20 PM

more ram. This could run a triple channle. For an extra $50 you can get ocz gold. For 5 bucks i would get an f3 1tb drive. For your budget if you could squeeze in the 5970 by getting some less expensive parts i would do that. Although its extremely expensive it will be less than fermi, runs cooler, it would last u a shitload of time, and you wouldn't need to crossifire(most games run better on one good card than on two lesser cards equaling that card+ a 5970 crossfire would be kick ass)

here is a mobo cpu combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

i think you may have accidentaly listed the 5870 twice. If you have this would save you a shitload of money. (this added to the money you spent towards the otherone would make enough money for the 5970

Also do you really need a boot drive. The f3 is the fastest regular hardrive out there right now.

this is the ram i would suggest
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thats about i have
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January 25, 2010 11:59:03 PM

irule9000 said:
more ram. This could run a triple channle. For an extra $50 you can get ocz gold. For 5 bucks i would get an f3 1tb drive. For your budget if you could squeeze in the 5970 by getting some less expensive parts i would do that. Although its extremely expensive it will be less than fermi, runs cooler, it would last u a shitload of time, and you wouldn't need to crossifire(most games run better on one good card than on two lesser cards equaling that card+ a 5970 crossfire would be kick ass)

here is a mobo cpu combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

i think you may have accidentaly listed the 5870 twice. If you have this would save you a shitload of money. (this added to the money you spent towards the otherone would make enough money for the 5970

Also do you really need a boot drive. The f3 is the fastest regular hardrive out there right now.

this is the ram i would suggest
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

thats about i have


That is a dual channal MOBO

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January 26, 2010 1:10:42 AM

Your build looks excellent the way it is. I would agree and suggest the Samsung F3 Spinpoint, which is much faster do to the 500GB platter design (vs. the 320 of WD). Also, stick with the 950W PSU and if you are buying 2 5870s you should just get one 5890. This will do you plenty for now, you can upgrade later. Also, because of your motherboard (and if you keep the 950W) in the future (if it ever becomes readily used) you can stick in an nVidia card for PhysX.
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January 27, 2010 2:06:24 AM

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P55-GD80 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
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
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-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so I changed the HD and that gets me to $1390
if I get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it will bring it up to $1550....or should I spend it elsewhere???
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January 27, 2010 3:17:55 AM

The Samsung F3 1T will be about as fast as the Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB ( if your thinking of getting that instead of the SSD for your boot drive I wouldn't. )

I would get like a 80 GB SSD or a 120GB so you can run your OS and programs off it. < if you really need a SSD now. but I would wait 8 month and see what the prices vs GB on the SSD are at that time, anyways that's what i am going to do.




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