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)
canadian dollars (all from local computer stores)
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.
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%.
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.
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.
Has 2oz of copper PCB design.
Second PCIe x16 probably runs at 8x.
ATX form factor (does it matter?)
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!!