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March 23, 2010 3:11:26 AM

I am currently wanting to build a computer that has a price range of $1000-$1300. This what i have come up with. Please post any advice or suggestions any of you might have.


-Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model

-ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer with NF200 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

-Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

- 2 x XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

-Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

-Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

-Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

-Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B


If you notice that i made a mistake and one of these parts wouldn't work with the rest i would appreciate the help. Thanks guys

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March 23, 2010 3:33:03 AM
March 23, 2010 3:36:59 AM

what is the pc going to be use for? if is gaming you can do way better at that budget.

I recommend this:

CPU & Mobo: 1. GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H: $139.99
2. AMD HDZ955FBGMBOX: $159.99
Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $279.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
$34.99
$7.56 Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
$114.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870
$419.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB
$89.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU & Case: 1. Antec Three Hundred Illusi: $69.99
2. Antec EA650: $74.99
Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $124.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

DVD: LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner
$24.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built-in Speakers - Retail
Original Price: $239.99
You Save: $40.00
$199.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total: $1,297.46






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March 23, 2010 3:55:17 AM

In other words, all your parts work together just fine :) 
March 23, 2010 4:06:48 AM

vigorvermin said:
In other words, all your parts work together just fine :) 


yes but there is more to it than just putting stuff together, some of his choices are unwise and can lead to trouble later on, like the ability to future upgrades, 2x 5770 are just a bad choice, the only way i would recommend that setup would be if you have already purchase a 5770 about 5months ago, have some xtra cash then by all means, but 2 at the beginning simply kill all upgrades path he could make ahead.

a i5 750 is a great processor, However in gaming a 955 and a i5 750 have around a 5% to 7% difference, depending on the game, but the 955 is also cheaper, the 890xx chipset is the most future proof board in the AMD family allowing him sata 6gbs and usb 3 and the addition of the 6 core support when release. and a 5870 will last you way more, at the resolution you intend to play you wont need to upgrade to a new video card, instead just get 2 more monitors and Experience the way its mean to be play!
March 23, 2010 4:08:09 AM

snakej said:
what is the pc going to be use for? if is gaming you can do way better at that budget.

I recommend this:

CPU & Mobo: 1. GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H: $139.99
2. AMD HDZ955FBGMBOX: $159.99
Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $279.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
$34.99
$7.56 Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
$114.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870
$419.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB
$89.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU & Case: 1. Antec Three Hundred Illusi: $69.99
2. Antec EA650: $74.99
Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $124.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

DVD: LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner
$24.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Hanns·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built-in Speakers - Retail
Original Price: $239.99
You Save: $40.00
$199.99
Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total: $1,297.46


So does that me that with that motherboard you are suggesting can you crossfire the Radeon HD 5870 with the Onboard Video Chipset the ATI Radeon HD 4290? Or do i just throw out the 4290?
March 23, 2010 4:10:53 AM

Akuild said:
So does that me that with that motherboard you are suggesting can you crossfire the Radeon HD 5870 with the Onboard Video Chipset the ATI Radeon HD 4290? Or do i just throw out the 4290?


The onboard video isn't a separate card, it's integrated into the motherboard. By choosing to get a gaming graphics card (or two), you are not going to use the onboard (except for diagnostic purposes if the discrete card fails).
March 23, 2010 4:13:07 AM

also, SNAKEJ what is the difference between the RAM you suggested and mine... just curious.
March 23, 2010 4:19:29 AM

Akuild said:
also, SNAKEJ what is the difference between the RAM you suggested and mine... just curious.


there isn't a link to the ram u pick, so i don't know for sure which one is it.

but basically you want the lowest voltage with the lowest timing, lots of people like 1.65 with cas 7.

if you ever learn to overclock, you will see that lowest timing are just better as it allows you more room to go even higher, i wouldn't be surprise to see the ram i pick do 7-6-7-22 at 1.5, but since you don't know what overclocking is, i suggest you do research on it, when you get your pc just set the timings as per recommendation of the manufacture, until you learn what BIOS is and mess with it.
March 23, 2010 11:49:44 PM

even though that has SATA 6gbs and usb 3.0 it still using an older chipset, the one im recommending is the new 890xx chipset, its the newest model from AMD, if you want something with no on board video ( which isnt a big deal) you need to wait till the end of this month and get the 890FX, however the price of the FX series is more premium oriented so I wouldn't be surprise if the price start at the $149.99 as entry and from there.
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