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New Build I5 and HD5850 - about $1000 - Comments needed

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February 8, 2010 6:45:05 PM

Main Gaming Platform

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, 24" Asus Monitor, Windows 7
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com or zipzoomfly)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (USA)
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

PARTS PREFERENCES:

CPU - Intel Core i5-750 - $189.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

CPU Cooler - ??? Works and is Quiet

New and has USB 3, but open if another is cheaper and better.
MotherBoard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not sure so many diff memory?
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Eyefinity in future? :) 
Video Card - SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 - $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Open of better/cheaper option.
Power Supply- CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX 650W - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heard so much about them, just have give it try.
Hard Drive - Speed/OS - Intel X25-V - $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Same here a lot of post about this hope their right been WD in past.
Hard Drive - Storage - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With shipping looks way over 1000, may have wait on SSD :fou:  :( 
Or some good rebates.

Any Ideas?





February 8, 2010 6:55:58 PM

I'd wait on the SSD.

That said, it's a good build, if you don't want to Crossfire.
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February 8, 2010 7:45:46 PM

I am in the exact same boat. I am also going to be buying Windows 7, probably home, and will most likely opt out of the SSd all together. Still, even with MicroCenter's i7 combo deal, this adds up to 200 dollars over budget.

Should I just wait?
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February 8, 2010 8:28:27 PM

Did some changes, forgot DVD burner and found CPU Cooler:

CPU - Intel Core i5-750 - $189.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

CPU Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MotherBoard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card - SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 - $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - Storage - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - $79.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - LITE-ON Black 24X - $26.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Still Looks Like SSD is going have wait, but otherwise looking good..





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February 8, 2010 8:46:05 PM

ZipZoomFly has the 40GB Intel x25-V for 109 after rebate.
Also, there are the Bing Cashbacks. ZZF has 2% and newegg usually has 2%.


Microcenter also has a combo that is quite comperable, with an i7 860:

Intel Core i7 860 Boxed Processor Intel Core i7 860 Boxed Processor
Reg. $329.99 Save $100
after instant savings $229.99
Asus P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 P55 Motherboard Asus P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 P55 Motherboard
Reg. $264.99 Save $90
after instant savings and mfr. mail-in rebate $174.99
OCZ 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) Gold Low Voltage CL8 Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules) OCZ 4GB DDR3-1600 (PC-12800) Gold Low Voltage CL8 Memory Kit (Two 2GB Memory Modules)
Reg. $119.99 Save $40
after instant savings and mfr. mail-in rebate $79.99
Buy Together for only $484.97
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February 8, 2010 10:01:59 PM

Those OCZ sticks have had a lot of problems with compatibility with many boards. There's a reason they're so cheap.

I think that the extra $15 is worth USB 3/SATA III support on the board.

And Microcenter prices only matter if you're near one.

I would wait to buy a SSD. You could get a small one, but that wouldn't be very useful, as it would only hold the OS and maybe one game. Besides, SSDs are still new tech and have some issues to work out. If you wait, by the end of the year, you could probably get a fairly large one for under $200.
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February 8, 2010 10:09:36 PM

I agree both on the USB3/SATA3 point and the OCZ RAM point. I figured if they were bundling it, I could always go to them if I had a problem (I do live 15 minutes from a Microcenter).

The SSD is not intended for this $1000 build. It was more of an FYI. I was thinking of retrofitting an older XP machine with the x25V that already has a discrete storage drive.

The biggest issue with the configuration you have is that you are missing the case and the OS. I am going to have to get W7 for about 90 bux from some online retailer and probably the 45 dollar Antec 300 from Microcenter.
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