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February 21, 2010 10:10:51 PM

Hi, i have read a lot of the theads on this forum and others and am planning to put a build together.

The build will be for gaming, i don't understand how to overclock machines so what can i do with the build? Current cost is $1000 willing to go to $1500



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February 21, 2010 11:33:43 PM

Thank you Saint.

Few questions though if you don't mind answering

For the HDD isn't 64x better?
Why mushkin over g-skill RAM when the same parts are $80 cheaper?
Does a high W PSU increase performance or just get hot and need cooling? (cannot understand their use from tutorials/videos i have read)


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February 21, 2010 11:41:17 PM

For a gaming build i would go with a i5 750 like this

quantity of item 1


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

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231279
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



$139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
select item 2 quantity of item 2


ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131621
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy



$189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
select item 3 quantity of item 3


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

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

-$5.00 Instant


$199.99
$194.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Subtotal: $524.97

This will save you 214 bucks VS the X58 build and it can be put elsewhere into the build ( like a new monitor or SSD ) you wont see much differences in games with the i5 750or the i7 920

The rest of saints build looks good ( really his whole build is good but for gaming IMO you don't need to spend the money for a X58 build else you want 3 way Xfire )
February 21, 2010 11:48:52 PM

Quote:
Does a high W PSU increase performance
or just get hot and need cooling? (cannot understand their use from tutorials/videos i have read)


It wont increase performance, but it will allow you to add more HDD GPUs DVD down. A good quality PSU is needed to keep your system stable and reduce the chance of it doing damage to other parts of your PC like the mobo GPU



a c 280 K Overclocking
February 21, 2010 11:53:17 PM

willclarke said:
Thank you Saint.

Few questions though if you don't mind answering

For the HDD isn't 64x better?
Why mushkin over g-skill RAM when the same parts are $80 cheaper?
Does a high W PSU increase performance or just get hot and need cooling? (cannot understand their use from tutorials/videos i have read)


1- I can't understand that you want say with the 64x
2- The G.Skill have a better CL, the only Muskin that have a very good CL is around $230
3- The PSU is for all the system, don't increase the performance. All the PSUs have their fan, with that is enough for cooling it.
February 22, 2010 12:09:05 AM

i5 + 5850 works out cheaper :$

February 22, 2010 12:12:28 AM

Another question. Whats the difference in the 5850 graphics card from powercolor and the same card from XFX? They are different prices
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 22, 2010 12:20:39 AM

See here

1- Price
2- Core clock
3- Effective memory clock
February 22, 2010 12:32:32 AM

Thank you! So now i know i need a 500w PSU minimum. Do you know of a comparison between i5 & i7?
February 22, 2010 12:48:25 AM

willclarke said:
i5 + 5850 works out cheaper :$

http://i46.tinypic.com/4q671x.png




Yes it would work out cheaper that way but then you would lose 30% of GPU performance going to a HD 5850 over the HD 5870 ( the HD 5850 is still a strong GPU @ 1920x1080
a c 280 K Overclocking
February 22, 2010 12:50:55 AM

willclarke said:
Thank you! So now i know i need a 500w PSU minimum. Do you know of a comparison between i5 & i7?


Yeah, you need a 500W PSU at least, the combo that I list comes with a 750W PSU.

Take a look of this i5 vs i7 benchmarks,

i5 vs i7
February 22, 2010 1:12:25 AM

thank you, agreeing with the build except for the RAM. The OZ one is more expensive and is only 8-8-8, is the g.skill compatible with the CPU? It says Compatible with Dual Channel Intel Core i5
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