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Opinion on i5 build please

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January 30, 2010 5:50:57 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this month

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: work, office, gaming, movies,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers, OS (wiindows 7), keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout - $50 (Bought already)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 - $200AR (Bought already in combo with mobo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: BIOSTAR T5 XE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard (Bought - combo w/CPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - $80AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC - $39.99 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics - ? Unsure. Please suggest one.

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $424.98 without graphics card.

Thanks again for your help!

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January 30, 2010 7:27:47 AM

Looks like you've done a lot of your homework, you did good on the parts picked. What kind of work are you talking about? Anything that would need to use some more of the budget or is it all left for the GPU? If it is, the natural answer is get the most GPU for the money. You have enough left to snag a 5770 which will do pretty good at 1920x1080. Some heavier games might not max out on that, but the next step up is $300. So this is where I'd start if you can burn the rest of your budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

You can also get this OCZ PSU and the HDD combo'd and save $10:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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January 30, 2010 9:24:52 PM

bejabbers said:
this might be a good video card for you.

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


The 5670 will be vastly underpowered if trying to game at 1920x1080 with any kind of settings. If all you want is low details and shadows, yeah, probably can muscle through it a little bit.

I also looked at the 4890s and GTX275s, but looks like inventories are shot. So its the 5770 or a little less capable 5750 or wait for the Nvidia cards to come out and see what they offer or how they effect prices.

There's also 4870s 1gb left that do a little better than the 5770, but the 4870 isn't DX11. I think there will be value in that down the line.
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February 2, 2010 8:50:18 PM

Hey guys, thanks for your replies. How does this sound?

Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout - $50 (Bought already)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 - $200AR (Bought already in combo with mobo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Mobo: BIOSTAR T5 XE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard (Bought - combo w/CPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - $80AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

PSU - Antec Earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - $120 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - Samsung HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive - $76.54
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Total: $561
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February 2, 2010 9:49:55 PM

Looks good, but not sure where you got $35 for the PSU. Since you don't have a second GPU slot, 500w will be enough.

Also check to see if there's ram combo with that GPU, don't have time to look at each one.
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