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February 7, 2010 8:56:25 PM

BUDGET RANGE: 600-800 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case i got a good sized one from my friend. and moniter, keyboard and mouse

PURCHASING FROM: newegg.com or zipzoomfly.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like to use either the i5600 or the i5601.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, 1680x1050,

PARTS I PICKED OUT:

Motherboard: EVGA P55 FTW SLI (not the 200 version)

CPU: i5600 or i5601
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jsp

video card: geforce gts 250
http://search.zipzoomfly.com/search.aspx?Key=geforce%20...

Power supplyiablotek PHD650 PHD Series 650W
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

OS: i'm thinking about going with widows 7

RAM: i don't know what would be good for the money. i'm looking for some good RAM under $70 but if it is higher than i'll accept anything under $100

I need a dvd/cd drive

ohh and i would like to find a 700+ GB hard drive for under $80

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i havn't ever built a computer before so i don't know all the specs. i need this computer to be able to play games like modern warfare 2 and programs like pro engineer and chief architect. i'll OC my PC with the help of one of my friends. and if anyone could mention a good CPU cooler thats good with OC with a good price.


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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2010 9:28:07 PM

I would go AMD with that budget
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February 7, 2010 10:33:02 PM

xenergy said:
BUDGET RANGE: 600-800 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case i got a good sized one from my friend. and moniter, keyboard and mouse

PURCHASING FROM: newegg.com or zipzoomfly.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like to use either the i5600 or the i5601.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, 1680x1050,

PARTS I PICKED OUT:

Motherboard: EVGA P55 FTW SLI (not the 200 version)

CPU: i5600 or i5601
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jsp

video card: geforce gts 250
http://search.zipzoomfly.com/search.aspx?Key=geforce%20...

Power supplyiablotek PHD650 PHD Series 650W
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

OS: i'm thinking about going with widows 7

RAM: i don't know what would be good for the money. i'm looking for some good RAM under $70 but if it is higher than i'll accept anything under $100

I need a dvd/cd drive

ohh and i would like to find a 700+ GB hard drive for under $80

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i havn't ever built a computer before so i don't know all the specs. i need this computer to be able to play games like modern warfare 2 and programs like pro engineer and chief architect. i'll OC my PC with the help of one of my friends. and if anyone could mention a good CPU cooler thats good with OC with a good price.


Early thanks


Here's some comments I'd add... Keeping the MoBo & Chip you selected, along with the below components you're at $791 after rebates (all through Newegg, you can probably save some $ if you shop around a bit). But like niklas_13 said; you could probably do better on an AMD set-up in terms of budget. (i.e. you can get a AMD Phenom II X4 955 for $165 vs. $210 for the Intel i5).

PSU: $60 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

RAM: To get a Low Voltage <=1.5v needed for the Intel i5 it's going to be close to $100. For $115 (you can get it on sale for under $100 from Newegg if you wait), I like G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) But an alternative RAM to stay within your $70 - $100 budget would be: $95 Patriot Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

HD: $90 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

DVD-RW: $28 I like the Sony Optiarc Black

Hope this helps some - good luck!
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February 7, 2010 10:35:23 PM

acually im in a $100 and under budget but just seein if i can get something like this for under $800
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February 7, 2010 10:40:38 PM

correction $1000

thanks for the tips steve
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February 7, 2010 10:59:36 PM

Oh, for $1,000 budget, I think you should have no problem getting an Intel build like you want. Personally, I put together an Intel Core i7-860 on a Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI MoBo, 2GB x 2 Dual Ch G. Skill RAM, TT ISGC-300 CPU Cooler and a Gigabyte Radeon HD 4350 (plus Antec 300, 600 watt PSU, and some misc cables) for $450. Obviously, based on my GPU choice, I'm not a gamer ;)  so that would've raised the price a bit. I already had a HD and DVD-RW. (I've since added an OCZ Vertex SSD for $100 - if you can manage an SSD into the set-up, I'd recommend it - I'm thoroughly pleased with mine!).
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a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2010 1:33:11 AM

For about 1000 how about this



Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$27.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102858
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $19.99
• 2 year: $35.99
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231321
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128412
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$139.99
$134.99
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
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


• OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341017
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
• COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$184.98
$129.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,007.90
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February 8, 2010 6:47:49 PM

thanks guys
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February 8, 2010 6:50:06 PM

i've also been wondering how hot should my CPU get.. my friend says that he never lets his go above 40C but i have reed some revies saying they let there system run @ 70C full load. I would like a good astimate on how hot my CPU could get and still be safe/stable
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February 8, 2010 6:50:25 PM

srry about the spelling guys
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2010 12:15:49 AM

well If we are talking about a i5 750 CPU, i have my i5 750 OC to 3.6 and it will get up to 62C when running intels burn test on high, i can game for 2 hours and it wont get past 53C Norm its @ 35C this is with a xiggy Dark Knight HSF


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February 9, 2010 9:44:25 PM

ya thanks
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February 9, 2010 9:44:46 PM

Best answer selected by Xenergy.
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