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Rate my build. (1000$ range gaming PC)

This would be my 4th or 5th build. Let me know what you think. Criticize, compliment, and suggest. Thanks.

310 Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB GDDR5
215 Core i5-750 2.67GHz S1156 w/ Fan Core Quad-Core Socket 1156 - 8MB L3 Cache - Intel64
180 Gigabyte P55A-UD4P ATX LGA1156 (updated)
150 Kingston HyperX 4GB KIT 2X2GB 1333MHZ DDR3 NON ECC CL7 DIMM (updated)
117 ANTEC TP-750 750W TRUEPOWER PS ATX 12V EPS12V 120MM FAN APFC PEI-E 80-PLUS
35 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus HSF (updated)
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canadian dollars (all from local computer stores)


Already have:

1TB Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB 32MB 7200rpm Caviar Black SATAII
Antec P182 Case (may change this in the future if I see something I like)

Logitech G110 Keyboard with LED Lit Keys
Logitech MX Laser Revolution Mouse
Benq 24inch LCD G2412HD 1920x1080


Let me know your thoughts on my setup. I dont like AMD only intel. Possible future plans would be adding 2 homemade radiators to dissipate heat from chips around the CPU on the mobo like other boards have. Also maybe an aftermarket CPU fan down the road if I feel I can benefit enough from it.
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    I rate it your system at a 7 out of 10...

    -1.5 points = Cas9 RAM, I would recommended going with a Cas7 RAM for better performance.

    -1.5 points = No aftermarket cooler (currently), which means no plans to overclock :( You are not using the full potential of your system for what looks to be a gaming system.
  2. Agreed get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus HSF and perhaps a Cas7 memory.

    Also get a XFX 5850 instead. The price has seem to have gotten up but this is what I got and it has a lifetime warranty.
  3. I didnt realize the cooler was so cheap. So changed the ram and added cooler:

    35 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus HSF
    150 Kingston HyperX 4GB KIT 2X2GB 1333MHZ DDR3 NON ECC CL7 DIMM


    Ordering today... or tomorrow.

    10/10 ???
  4. Good changes.... 9/10
  5. You might want to change your motherboard to one with a P55 chipset instead of H55. Gigabyte UD3 is a good one if you don't require a lot
  6. PSU is a bit big.....two 5870's only require 600 watts....one requires only 500 watts

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

    for the $2 canadian, i'd go w/ the 650
  7. Emin said:
    You might want to change your motherboard to one with a P55 chipset instead of H55. Gigabyte UD3 is a good one if you don't require a lot


    Can you give me some reasons why? I had the hardest time choosing the motherboard and am still not 100%.

    H55-USB3:

    PROS:
    Has 2 x 3.0 USB ports which could come in handy in the future especially if it replaces e-Sata one day.
    Has external sata which I need for my external HHD enclosure (Antec MX1).
    Has onboard graphics which could come in handy for a few days if I sell and update my video card.

    CONS:
    Second PCI x16 slot can only run at 4x which defeats the purpose of ever doing Crossfire for me.
    Is mATX form factor but I dont see a difference other than some PCI slots which I dont need.


    P55-UD3

    PROS:
    Has 2oz of copper PCB design.
    Second PCIe x16 probably runs at 8x.
    ATX form factor (does it matter?)

    CONS:
    No USB 3.0
    No onboard graphics (which isnt a big concern)
    No eSATA on rear panel.


    If someone has some good reasons for me to choose a P55 Id love to hear. Also Im not planning on doing RAID. Im ordering tomorrow. So far only my i5 750 was in stock so I picked it up. Its sexy!!
  8. Thanks everyone for the advice. Got my computer today.

    Went with the list on the first page with all the given advice and changes.

    Got a more expensive motherboard then planned, but I really like it P55A-UD4P for 180.

    Apparently the i5 750 cannot use onboard graphics of H55.

    Anyhow thanks again.!
  9. Best answer selected by Bogdan.
  10. You are correct... the i5 750 doesn't support onboard graphics like the newer dual core i5's.
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