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January 29, 2010 3:44:34 AM

First off, how I use my computer. I primarily surf the web, play many tables of poker with Hold'em Manager, and like to occasionally game. Most recently was playing Oblivion and Fallout 3, like Blizzard games, am not much for first person shooters. I'll be running Windows 7 Ultimate. To recover important old data, I'll be installing my old 250 GB 7200 RPM IDE hard drive as a slave. I want one graphics card, currently use a 24" widescreen at 1920x1200 and 20" at 1600x1200 dual monitor setup, but would like to leave the door open to upgrade to a 30" in the future. Budgeted around 1000$. So here's my build:

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
69.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
79.99

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

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
34.98

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
184.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
114.99

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
174.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
79.99

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JB 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
From Old Computer

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB

Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
24.99

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
From Old Computer

D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter, 802.11g, 108Mbps
http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DWL-G520-Wireless-Adapter-...
From Old Computer

Microsoft Comfort Curve Value Pack
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
21.99

BELKIN WaveRest F8E262-BLK Gel Mouse Pad (Black)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
9.99

Total
996.88

Will all these parts work together? Am I missing anything? Do I need to buy anything else? Aftermarket coolers, cables or something? Should I be overclocking for my purposes? I want it to be as stable as possible.

Thanks!

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January 29, 2010 4:00:02 AM

^ Will you be adding another card in crossfire later on ?

HDD - Change to this -
Samsung F3 1TB - It is faster than the WD Black and $10 more you get additional 250GB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - IMO this one is a better deal...
GSKillz 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler - If you wont be overclocking, then you can do away with the CPU cooler...but anyways haing one is good as it will be better than the stock and will keep the CPU cooler...
IMO this one is better than that Artic
CM Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 29, 2010 4:09:26 AM

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Will you be adding another card in crossfire later on ?


No. The 550W supply should be plenty for my one card setup, correct?

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HDD - Change to this -


Eh, I've had such a good track record with WD's drives over the last 15 years that they've got my loyalty.

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RAM - IMO this one is a better deal...
GSKillz 4GB DDR3 CAS 9 1600


Yeah, that is a bit of money difference, thanks!

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CPU cooler - If you wont be overclocking, then you can do away with the CPU cooler...but anyways haing one is good as it will be better than the stock and will keep the CPU cooler...
IMO this one is better than that Artic
CM Hyper 212+


Ok, I will switch to that cooler.
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January 29, 2010 5:03:12 AM

^ As for the HDDs, yes I do accept that the WD drives are very reliable...but change is good...Those Samsungs have really improved a lot over the years...And this particular drive is fast, silent and efficient...

But if you want to stick with the WD, then get the 1TB Black instead...it is faster than the 750GB and here is a good combo with a good modular PSU -
1. OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W + 2. Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU - Yes that PSU can handle any single chip graphics card out there...But do check the above combo...

Mobo - As you will not be adding more than 1 card, switch the mobo to this one...this has nearly all the features of that board sans the x8x8 Crossfire, which you wont need...
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 29, 2010 5:26:48 AM

gkay09 said:
^ As for the HDDs, yes I do accept that the WD drives are very reliable...but change is good...Those Samsungs have really improved a lot over the years...And this particular drive is fast, silent and efficient...

But if you want to stick with the WD, then get the 1TB Black instead...it is faster than the 750GB and here is a good combo with a good modular PSU -
1. OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W + 2. Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Okay, I switched to the 1TB Black, but sticking with Corsair for the power supply on same basis I stuck with WD.

PSU - Yes that PSU can handle any single chip graphics card out there...But do check the above combo...

Mobo - As you will not be adding more than 1 card, switch the mobo to this one...this has nearly all the features of that board sans the x8x8 Crossfire, which you wont need...
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... said:
PSU - Yes that PSU can handle any single chip graphics card out there...But do check the above combo...

Mobo - As you will not be adding more than 1 card, switch the mobo to this one...this has nearly all the features of that board sans the x8x8 Crossfire, which you wont need...
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cool, you saved me a bunch of dollars. :)  Thanks so much!
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January 29, 2010 5:53:42 AM

Best answer selected by mwkaufman.
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January 29, 2010 6:14:55 AM

I just pulled a FreezerPro7 from my internet computer. Made way too much noise. I put the stock heat sink and fan back on because my duorb wouldn't fit the board. Save the money.
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January 29, 2010 6:23:19 AM

Yep, I removed the Freezer Pro 7 from my build. Ordered already though, so I'm all set.
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