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February 5, 2010 9:50:34 PM

Going to order these in the next week or so. I want the system to be as future proof as possible. This will primarily be a gaming pc. I do plan on overclocking but I am not going to go for a very high clock speed since this is not my system and reliability is just as important as speed. Probably going to go as high as I can go on stock voltage which seems to be approx 3.4-3.6 ghz from what I have been reading. Would like advice on power supply and mobo, also 5870 vs 5850 seems like 5870 is worth the extra money, especially since the card and power supply are a combo with $60 off. So any better suggestions please feel free....more info follows

Main resolution will be 1680x1050 on monitor but also have 40" sony 1080p television so we will use 1920x1080 as desired res

Mostly gaming planning on doing a mild overclock to cpu and possibly graphics card depending on how it handles everything stock

Will purchase in next week or 2 once parts list is finalized.

Let me know what you think everyone.



Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
select item 1 quantity of item 1


XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-$35.00 Instant


$129.99
$94.99




SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

$89.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231274
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$104.99


ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

-$10.00 Instant

$139.99



Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750

$199.99



ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler

$69.99



XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

XFX P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


-$2.00 Instant
-$60.00 Combo


$599.98
$537.98

Subtotal: $1,237.92


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February 6, 2010 2:38:36 AM

Anybody have any opinions, or did I just nail it first try?
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February 6, 2010 3:06:16 AM

well if you're going to be overclocking i might recommend ddr3 1600 ram and maybe a different mobo, either the asus or msi boards are great for oc'ing this chip... but that's because i've never oc'd on on asrock.
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February 6, 2010 3:28:02 AM

Switch the CPU fan to a Hyper 212+. That will cost about half as much and give equal or better cooling.
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February 7, 2010 8:00:48 PM

From what I understand asrock is just a rebranded asus board, someone correct me if I am wrong. I was a little iffy on it too but all the reviews on newegg seem to be positive. The 1600 memory I didnt even notice thanks I will correct that and post a new list soon.

Also the Hyper cooler you reccomended, is it really just as good? From what I read the Zalman 9900 is the best air cooler you can get and I wouldn't mind paying the extra money to lower the temps slightly....however if they are both the same in terms of cooling then I would like to save money and put it elsewhere in the build.

Thanks for the help so far guys anything else anyone sees that should be changed?
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February 7, 2010 8:15:42 PM

adramaleck said:
From what I understand asrock is just a rebranded asus board, someone correct me if I am wrong. I was a little iffy on it too but all the reviews on newegg seem to be positive. The 1600 memory I didnt even notice thanks I will correct that and post a new list soon.

Also the Hyper cooler you reccomended, is it really just as good? From what I read the Zalman 9900 is the best air cooler you can get and I wouldn't mind paying the extra money to lower the temps slightly....however if they are both the same in terms of cooling then I would like to save money and put it elsewhere in the build.

Thanks for the help so far guys anything else anyone sees that should be changed?



No, asrock mobos aren't rebranded asus.. but you're on the right track. I believe ASUS is their parent company, where asrock branded mobos cater to the budget-friendly market. Whether their boards are manufactured in the same factory, I do not know. Can't vouch for all their products but the one you have listed is good.

I agree on picking up a hyper 212+
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=241...

Maybe back in the, but the 9900 is far from the best air cooler. If you don't mind spending the premium, Titan Fenrir, Prolimatech Megahalems/Mega Shadow, or a Noctua nh-d14 are what you should be looking at. Regarding price to performance, CM's hyper 212+ is top notch.
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February 7, 2010 8:51:05 PM

ok guys so going to switch to hyper 212 read up on it and it seems the same or better for 40 bucks less....Also going to switch to the ddr1600 ram....Is the asrock a good choice for this system or is there another mobo I should be looking at? Like I said im not afraid to spend a little more as long as there is a benefit to doing so. I appreciate the comments thanks everybody.
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February 7, 2010 10:02:06 PM

Thanks for the input I switched a few things around let me know how this looks.




XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case

-$35.00 Instant

$94.99




SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5


$89.99




G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM


$114.99



COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm


$29.99

select item 5 quantity of item 5

XFX HD-587A-ZND9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB XXX Edition 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

XFX P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

-$22.00 Instant
-$60.00 Combo


$599.98
$517.98


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

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ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131405
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Combo


$369.98
$349.98


total

$1,197.92


Any thoughts on these parts? Any other suggestions?

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