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Building a new rig, i need your advice on this one.

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February 1, 2010 9:59:01 PM

im going to buy a new system in 2 weeks, its gonna be my second build but i would really like to get your recommendation on this one, if i should change 2 or 3 parts with something els based on your experience you might know whats better.

the system is going to be for gaming, im not going to overclock or sli/crosefire, though i want to play games at high quality with smooth frame rate, but i dont want something extreme.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE: any, as long as they give good warranty with good price.

Monitor Resolution 1680x1050

here is what i want:

CPU: Core i5-750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MotherBoard: ASUS P7H55-M PRO LGA 1156
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: ok i dont know which is better, should i get a 5750, gts250 or 4850?? (or something els you recommend)

HardDisk: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance.

the total for this with 4850 is 650$

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February 1, 2010 10:34:30 PM

Looks appropriate, with one glaring exception--- the case.

It has no ventilation to speak of. It's sole redeeming value is the cheapness( the shipping costs as much as the case).
Spend a bit extra and get a good looking well ventilated case. Your parts will thank you.

Lok at the Antec 300 for $59.95 with free shipping less a $8 promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any of the gpu cards will do the job at 1680. They are very similar in capability.
I would pick the 5750 on the basis of DX11 and 40nm construction. It is also probably the strongest of the three.

I would also look for one with a good cooler that sends the hot air out the back of the case. Most coolers will do a good job of getting heat off the gpu die, but just dump the hot air back into the case where case cooling has to deal with it. This HIS 5750 is an example of a good one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 1, 2010 11:02:11 PM

A better case is definitely needed. Here is a good combo pack I found at newegg, it doesnt have a GPU or DVD burner in it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
This combo does give you a better PSU, Hard Drive, Motherboard and Case than the ones you have selected and it has the i5 750 you wanted. Its around $552 after rebate if you can spend a little extra.
I heard the ATI 5750 is really good too, it has DX11 which some games later will feature and youll be glad you have it.
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February 1, 2010 11:43:59 PM

I'm not as knowledgeable as some people on this board, but I will get you my opinion. I agree above with the case issue. I would get a quality case with good airflow. A case is one of the few things you can keep when you upgrade your computer for your next build if your trying to save money.

I'm not sure how tight your budget, but your ram could be upgraded for $30 dollars more.
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is what I would choose due to this:
Cas Latency 7
Timing 7-8-7-24-2N
Compared to yours
Cas Latency 9
Timing 9-9-9-24-2N

At your resolution, I would pick the ATI HD 5750. On "Best Graphic Cards for the Money: Jan 2010", it states the HD 5750 runs most games great at 1900x1200 resolution and has Direct 11 support for the "future". Since your resolution is lower, it should handle the majority of future games with no problems besides maybe lowering some details.
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February 2, 2010 12:54:10 AM

It looks likes its good enough. The dual 180 mm fans definitely help and the dual 80 mm fans wont hurt either. It looks like a good case, with fan control, and looks cool! There are quite a few combos with this case that come with a PSU, you can do this if you want to save some money and possibly get a better Power Supply. Just be aware that the power supply mount is on the top of the case and that there is only a 1 yr warranty.
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February 2, 2010 1:35:11 AM

Here is a more detailed review on this case. I just glanced through it, but the tester did have an issue with his PSU being a little to large with the fan on the top of the case. It was a simple fix of just removing that fan, but it is just something to consider. It received a good review.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3006/xclio_godspeed_on...
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February 2, 2010 3:55:23 AM

Definitely get a better case. Don't know what your budget is, but if you can get either a Antec 900 or Cooler Master HAF 922. Both are great cases.

I would consider getting 4gb of G.Skill Eco 1.35v memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321 It has CL7 latency and you can OC it if you ever decide to get a little bit more performance. Also, the low voltage will lower your overall power consumption, if that matters....lol.

I's also recommend a bit stronger PSU, just in case you decide to upgrade your GPU at a later time.
Also, would recommend a ATX MB, not a mAtx. An Asus P7P55D Pro if you wanna stick with the Asus brand.

As for your GPU, the new Radeon 5830 is scheduled to be released on February 5th. I would wait till then.

Again, I don't know what your budget is, but have fun and happy gaming on your new rig. :) 
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February 2, 2010 3:54:57 PM

my budget is 700$

as for the case yea im getting that one

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

but as for the ram, wether its 7 or 9 timings, that wont make any differences.

and im going to buy this in 9 days, so till then the 5830 gonna be out, and yea if its worth it then i'll get it.
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February 2, 2010 5:23:52 PM

surda said:
my budget is 700$

as for the case yea im getting that one

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

but as for the ram, wether its 7 or 9 timings, that wont make any differences.

and im going to buy this in 9 days, so till then the 5830 gonna be out, and yea if its worth it then i'll get it.



I have to disagree on the timing, but for the money, you can't go wrong with what you picked.

That's a tight budget, but absolutely possible. The new 5830 is slated to be around $199 - $239 so hopefully you'll be able to fit that in. If all goes well and it does launch on the 5th of Feb, take a look a good look at it. Also, it may drop the prices on the 4870 series, so keep that in mind as well.

Aloha
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February 2, 2010 9:18:17 PM

if you compare 7-8-7 timing with 9-9-9 there is only 2 or maybe 3 fps diff witch really isnt worth the extra $40 in my opinion, or am i wrong about this one?
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