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Gaming Build Advice Please?

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March 3, 2010 3:33:43 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend. Probably in the next few days


BUDGET RANGE: $1800 Before Rebates


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, movies, internet


PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Keyboard/Mouse


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg/TigerDirect


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States


PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel and Ati/Nvidia


OVERCLOCKING: Maybe


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (future)


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p 1920 x 1200

System~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $99.89

CPU:Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail $199.99

CPU Fan:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail $34.99

Mobo:ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $189.99

Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail $114.99

PSU:Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail $119.99

GPU:XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail $397.99

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $89.99

DVD/CD Burner:Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM $25.99

Monitor:Hanns·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $329.99

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $104.99


Total:---------------------$1,703.88

now remember my budget is $1800

advice?

nvidia or ati... half of the people i know tell me ati. and the other half nvidia argh.... HELP!!!!!!!!

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March 3, 2010 4:07:34 AM

I'm so gonna inlighten you man.....
Gimmie a lil while
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March 3, 2010 4:10:35 AM

Nice spelling.
And ATI definitely.
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March 3, 2010 5:14:01 AM

duk3 said:
Nice spelling.
And ATI definitely.

Yea you like that huh?
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March 3, 2010 5:16:03 AM

Oh ATI all the way man.

nvidia drivers are a pain in the rear!!!
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March 3, 2010 12:58:06 PM

The PSU jrock linked is fecal (as is the one that comes in that case). The little voltage switch is a dead giveaway to an older, inefficient design (at best; likely also severely overrated). With your budget, there's no reason to try to get a cheap PSU to reliably power your expensive components. Look for full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and 80+ certification. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, and Enermax are among the quality brands. For a single HD5870, 550W would provide plenty of headroom. In your place, I'd probably choose an Antec Truepower New and have done with it.
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March 3, 2010 1:04:16 PM

For 1800 you can build an i5 with a HD5970..........

Here is a build leaving you some room for a monitor of your choice.

Optical $20

HAF922 $100

Seagate 7200.12 1TB $95 the 500 gb is only 55 if you wanted to save a bit more money for the monitor

Antec Earth watts 650 $75

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) CL7 1600 $115

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 $160

i5-750

Hyper 212 plus cooler $35

Win 7 64 bit $105

HD 5970 $700

Total is 1600 before rebates leaving about 200 bucks for Monitor 250 if you drop down to the 500 GB HDD. I also did not spend too much time looking for combos either.



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March 3, 2010 1:17:38 PM

Onus said:
The PSU jrock linked is fecal (as is the one that comes in that case). The little voltage switch is a dead giveaway to an older, inefficient design (at best; likely also severely overrated). With your budget, there's no reason to try to get a cheap PSU to reliably power your expensive components. Look for full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and 80+ certification. Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling, and Enermax are among the quality brands. For a single HD5870, 550W would provide plenty of headroom. In your place, I'd probably choose an Antec Truepower New and have done with it.


Yea , sorry about that I didn't Notice the switch was too buisy looking at the stats trying to save him some money
it was a crappy PSU! MY bad! did that list in like 20 min.

the one in the case was just extra cause it came with the case. thats all...

I guess it would be pointless to mention it now but I only use Antec truepower & PC Power & Cooling PFC's In my professional builds 500w or better.
Sorry about the crappy link
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March 3, 2010 1:20:06 PM

osu43130 said:
For 1800 you can build an i5 with a HD5970..........


The system I listed is an i7 Build
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