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New I5-750 build thoughts on these components?

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January 26, 2010 10:51:15 PM

I'm new to the foums here, although I've been reading post for weeks!
I'm planning to build a new gaming rig that also has to do everyday tasks (excel, vid editing, ect..)

These are the components I've chosed from weeks of reading here, in no paticular order. Let me know what you think. Shopping cart is loaded and ready to check out.

Thanks in advance. Toms Hardware is a great resource!


SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820148262

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813130239

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835608014

Guess I need to add that my current monitor is 19" max is 1440 X 900, but will probably get a bigger one sometime this year.

All Items #'s are from Newegg
January 27, 2010 3:00:01 AM

^ Will you be gaming ? I mean into heavy gaming or just casual games ?
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January 27, 2010 10:24:11 AM

Define heavy gaming?

I play all of the newest FPS, so given their hevy GPU usage I'd have to say heavy.

I need a system that will play those titles well, crunch #'s well without breaking the bank.
I could add a 2nd vid card later if I need it when I upgrade my monitor for higher resolutions.
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January 27, 2010 10:33:34 AM
January 27, 2010 10:43:54 AM

Personally I love the build just as it is. You've spent some time looking at things it's obvious.

No hdd is listed, I'm not sure if that's intended or not, but you might consider the Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12.

Great job of blending quality parts with value selections.
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January 27, 2010 10:56:57 AM

^ That is a good build with nice combos...
The only downside here is the power connectors on that PSU...you would need to use power adaptors to power 2 HD 5850s(4x 6PIN) as the PSU comes with only enough power connectors to power a single HD 5850(2x 6PIN)...Too bad that a PSU with that much power has only so few power connectors...
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January 27, 2010 7:07:19 PM

that is true, but if u plan on buying 2x 5850, you might aswell buy a 5870.
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January 27, 2010 8:21:20 PM

Thanks for the input and Ares1214 thanks for the optical sugesstion. Its a bit faster than the one I picked at the same price.

As far as HD's, I have 2 nearly new WD 320G blue label Sata drives. Not the best choice but they will do for now.

Since no one is calling foul I'll wait a couple hours for additional comments then lay the plastic down.

Final list.

LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 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...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - 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...

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1077.92
1113.92 shipped you'd think they would drop the shipping on a 1k order ?

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January 28, 2010 12:00:33 AM

wait...why not get the mobo/cpu combo i recommended, and that ram is cas latency 9, not good at all...my build is better, and cheaper so why not use it?
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January 28, 2010 12:12:03 AM

Would you care to state why you're build is better? I understand the mem being cas 9, but what about the rest? One of the differences in price is my choice of HSF, 74 vs 24 ? for yours.

I won't make a decision solely baised on mine is better than your's without supporting info.
+ you're mb combo is $5 more than mine.
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January 28, 2010 12:19:13 AM

well...then you are smart, but basically, my ram is superior 1.35 volts 7-7-7-20 1333 Mhz beats 1.5 volts 9-9-9-? 1333 MHz. My mobo is better, and it has sata 6/usb3.0. i know now you dont need one, but my build also has a hdd in it, so subtract 55$ from the price. the rest is basically the same...but mine is considerably cheaper.
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January 28, 2010 12:34:28 AM

Thanks for the info on the mem, I do know your's is faster. But what about your MB makes it better?
I haven't built a sys since I built my current P4 sys. So any knowlege I can gain from you and others here is apppriciated.
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January 28, 2010 12:16:59 PM

well...it supports faster ram, has more slots at faster speeds, the gigabyte has a 3 year warranty, the msi has a 1 year warranty, the gigabyte is much more modern and futureproof, with sata 6 and usb 3.0, along with no pata slots... gigabyte is known for their amazing work with solid state capacitors, whereas msi isnt. it also has a 12 phase power VRM, 2 oz of copper in the cpu slot, allowing for massive oc'ing.
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January 28, 2010 9:26:35 PM

The gigabyte board will disable usb/sata III if crossfire/sli is enabled. Just a heads up. I have my reservations concerning usb/sata III anyways, and especially on 1156.

The MSI board he's selected is a solid pick. It's one of the lower priced x8/x8 boards. It has great pcie layout. It's gotten good reviews across the board. The only complaints I've seen are regarding some of the oc features in the bios, which I'm sure MSI has heard and are working on.

It also includes OCGenie which many would consider the single best automated oc'ing tool out there.

All these p55 boards perform within a hair's breadth of one another. At the end of the day you find the features that hit home with you.
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February 2, 2010 8:03:03 PM

system arrives today :)  will let everyone know how it turned out.

Thanks for all the input.
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February 23, 2010 10:33:48 PM

Sys runs great. Loaded Crysis again just to see what it would do. Everything set to high, 4XAA, mid to upper 50's fps.

What would you guys recomend to properly benchmark this build so others that might read this will know what to expect?

CUP OC'd to 3.5 with OC genie
GPU OC'd cpu clock 775, memory clock 1125 with ATI overdrive
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