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New i5 750 system build

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March 17, 2010 1:25:26 PM

I am making my first homebuilt system, with my friend who has experiance building his own and over clocking i just want some extra feed back on the parts that i am going to buy, if you think it is good or if i should tweak it around a bit. Any feedback is helpful. The build includes everything including tower and monitor. Games played will be Battlefield BC 2, WoW, Crysis (settings do not need to be highest for crysis).


Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156

Lite-On iHAS424-98 cd/dvd burner

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

ASUS VK246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen


HIS H585F1GDG Radeon HD 5850


with windows seven 64 bit.

I think that is everything for now.

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March 17, 2010 1:40:49 PM

That WD Caviar Black is kind of pricey, this Seagate is cheaper: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

Faster RAM for only 10$ more: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

Any special reason for going with HIS 5850? Because the Diamond one is cheaper: DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850

Also I'd recommend getting a cheaper but equally good HSF, something like CM Hyper 212+ or Scythe Mugen-2 Rev.B...

Otherwise the system looks good, enjoy :) 
March 17, 2010 1:52:40 PM

Thanks just checked out all those suggestions drops the price down and just as effective. Thanks for your help.
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March 17, 2010 1:59:59 PM

This is definitely a nice build. I am partial to EVGA's P55 boards but the ASUS has great reviews. If you want to put a little cash back in your pocket Tiger has the P55 crossfire board for $120.00 after rebate.

The only thing I would change is switch the Zalman over to an H50. Yes it will cost a little more but it's a nice "entry level type of cooler " to water cooling. After using it on my I5-750 I will never use another cooler as long as the H50 is compatible.

Good job !!
March 17, 2010 2:01:52 PM

Yup changed that part of it already. Thanks for the help, no need for expensive cooler for the same quality.