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January 26, 2010 4:31:53 AM

Hi Everyone,

I would like to ask for some advice on this system that I'm attempting to build.

The purpose would mainly for playing World of Warcraft, RTS and RPG games. I would like the system to be relatively future proof and durable. I have no intentions to over-clock.

This is what I've come up for now:-

OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Motherboard:
Asus P7P55D Deluxe or E-Evo (Please advise which to use)

Harddisk:
Western Digital 1TB 64MB (Caviar Green)
(The 32MB version is only a few buck lesser, is there an catch here?)

RAM:
OCZ 10666/1333 DDR3 CL9 2GB x 2

or

OCZ PC3 1333MHz Plat CL7 3GB X 2
(Please advise which is more appropriate)

Graphics:
Sapphire HD5770 Vapour-X 1GB GDDR5
(Somehow its much cheaper than the Asus HD4870 Dark knight that I'm using now, is there a catch?)

Casing:
Cooler master CM690 RC-690K

Power:
OCZ Modxstream Pro 600 Watts

Any advise would be very much appreciated, thank you.



January 26, 2010 5:26:04 AM

* OS is good!
* Mobo is quite spendy at $220 shipped! I'd consider other options in the $100-150 price range.
* The HD is a low power HD and thus has a bit of a performance hit. If you want a better performing (faster) HD than consider the one below for the same $!!!
$90 shipped!
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* OCZ RAM has been a bit iffy as of late, so I'm staying away from them now. Here's a set that I'd consider, because it runs at stock voltages (1.5v) and is quite fast too!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* The 5770 is about equivalent to the 4890, so the performance difference between the 5770 and the 4870 isn't a lot. If your using the 4870 now, I'd just stick with that, unless your monitor resolution is going up or if you want some improvements.
* I LOVE YOUR CASE SELECTION!!
* OCZ PSU's are usually fine. They have had issues in the past, but their quality has been going up since aquiring PCP&C. I prefer Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C/BFG PSU's, because of the quality and warranties!

Did you have a budget??

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