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Review Final Build Please

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March 14, 2010 11:07:52 PM

Read some reviews, did some research, and came up with these parts for my build. I have been out of the loop with computer hardware for a few years but I think this all works. If there is any incompatible parts or if anyone has reccomendations, feel free to let me know. I know I want the CPU and GPU I have chosen for sure. Thanks

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
GPU: SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Optical: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

Total: $1,086.93

Like I said, any reccomendations are welcome, but im more or less making sure everything goes together and will run well!


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March 14, 2010 11:54:06 PM

If you want to crossfire then you have chosen the wrong motherboard and you can get better PSUs. Otherwise it's fine, altho it would be nice to be able to get a really good 500W PSU for cheaper than that Cooler Master, which either isn't going to happen or will be hard to find.
This one is what I think of as a much better PSU and it is the same price: Antec EarthWatts EA650 $90 This one actually has enough amps on it's 12V rails for it to be able to crossfire 5850s.
March 14, 2010 11:59:04 PM

I don't plan on crossfire, and I really dont plan on spending any money to upgrade this until I need to do a new build.

The one part I was unsure of was the PSU. That one is 600W (and maxes out at 700W), is that overkill? I like how it's modular, and reviews say it is very quiet and good quality. Should I switch, or leave it as is?
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March 15, 2010 12:02:21 AM

Also, I may do a bit of overclocking, will that motherboard be alright for me? Is it known for being a decent motherboard or anything? Thanks a lot!
March 15, 2010 1:12:24 AM

Yea, the PSU you chose will be fine for non-crossfire setups. And the board should be absolutely fine.
March 15, 2010 1:27:42 AM

Build looks good. PSU is fine for the build but personally I would prefer a higher quality unit. The 5850 Toxic has been creeping up in price, but you may as well buy it now because I don't think it's coming down anytime soon.