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March 24, 2010 3:27:15 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, gaming and more gaming :D 

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: hd's

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, ati

OVERCLOCKING: id like to overclock the i5 since it is very easy to.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680*1050

here are my parts so far:

Intel Core I5 750 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.66GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box



G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit



Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan



ASUS P7P55D Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI CrossFireX 6SATA GBLAN 1394 Motherboard



Diamond Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.0GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI- *IR-$10*



Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM




YOUR TOTAL $958.31

any thoughts?

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a b 4 Gaming
March 24, 2010 3:35:33 PM

See if you can find the 7-8-7-21 timing Ripjaws on NCIX. They're usually $5 more expensive in the states, but well worth the money.

Besides that, looks good.
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March 25, 2010 4:12:53 PM

Is it just me or are there lots of different "Newcomers" posting about new builds that always start with

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, gaming and more gaming

seems I have read four or five of these today already.... gets kinda boring after a while
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2010 7:43:36 PM

@ulysses: They post like that because that's how they're supposed to post according to the guidelines. If they don't, you get an opening post that is a giant brick of text that doesn't tell you anything you need to know. Which means they get crappy advice, or at least it takes a lot longer to get any advice. While you may be bored by the guidelines, I find them helpful as I can glance at the first post and immediately have an idea of what they need.

As for the actual build, have you considered using an AMD CPU? Here's a better gaming build that should be about the same price (prices/links from Newegg.ca):

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $182
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $123
GPU: HD 5870 $420
PSU: Corsair 650W 80+ $110 before 10 USD rebate ($100 in total below)
Case: HAF 922 $110 before 10 USD rebate ($100 in total below)
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $28
HSF (if OC): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $30

Total: $983.

The board doesn't support Crossfire, so if you want one that does, grab this combo with the X3 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 for $51 more. I would look around for some more deals, as I have no idea where the best place to buy parts in Canada is.
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March 25, 2010 7:46:47 PM

Again, I fully agree.

Small side note:

- 750W is overkill, 650 seems more appropriate.
- DDR3-1333 is as fast as 1600 in real world apps and often a bit cheaper.
- I'm not that fond of the 922. It's noisy, expensive and the extrra cooling is seldom needed. Certainly not with such a modest CPU and reasonably cool GPU. But that's personal, feel free to take it anyway.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2010 7:52:56 PM

I've heard that the 922 is actually pretty quiet (I don't own one). As for expensive, considering that it's actually bigger than many "full" tower cases, it's extremely cheap. I can't actually think of a high quality case that's as big that's the same price or less. You also need a huge case, as the 5870 is fairly long.

1600 mhz sticks are better than 1333 mhz sticks when you start overclocking. Other than that, they're very similar. Besides, they're often the same price.
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