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March 25, 2010 4:08:37 AM

Can you help me with my build? These are the parts that I have picked out. Do they work well together?

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $26.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $99.98
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $79.99
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface - Retail $49.99
SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail $159.99
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail $79.99
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $9.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $139.99
Open Box: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $141.99
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail $199.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $104.99
Subtotal: $1,093.88
Shipping: $10.00
Grand Total: $1,103.88


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March 25, 2010 4:19:34 AM

^ Nice build...
But an open-box mobo ? You might not get the backplate, though the drivers can be got from net...
Why not go with the combo with the i5 ? It will save some money on the retail mobo...
And the RAM seems to be costly even though is CAS 7...Go with cheaper ones even CAS 8/ 9 will wont find significant performance difference in day-to-day tasks...
And what will the PC be used mainly for ? And screen resolution ?
March 25, 2010 4:30:34 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. I kind of rushed through Newegg with my parts info and didn't look for combos. I'll check that out. Thanks.

Regarding RAM, I've read several reviews that CAS 7 is the way to go. Can you direct me otherwise?

I'll admit my usage won't be to heavy. One of my biggest faults is that I tend to go overboard on my purchases.

Monitor is a Samsung P2570.
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March 25, 2010 4:49:51 AM

No real gaming. My biggest resource hog will be to save HD video. I'm not even talking editing video - just saving it for playback. Remember, I told you that I overkill on things. So be gentle when you tell me I'm wasting my money on components I don't need.

By the way, I'm also looking at getting a SSD.
March 25, 2010 5:15:11 AM

^ No gaming...hmm...
Are you Intel specific or even AMD will do ?
March 25, 2010 5:34:24 AM

i3 530 + ASUS P7H55-M PRO

X3 440 + Gigabyte 770

Common items -

Kingston 64GB

HDD - Samsung F3 1TB

HAF 922 + OCZ 550W

Graphics card

Rest same - TV Tuner, OS, DVD...and instead of the AS5, get MX-2 or the TX-2..they are better as they are electrically non-conductive and need no curring time...
March 25, 2010 2:19:16 PM

Here's where I'm now at. As you can see, I'm taking your advice most of the way. Thanks.

Intel i5-750 - $200
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - $190
Coolermaster HAF 922
w/ OCZ Faltal1ty 550W - $125
Kingston SSDNow V Series 64 GB - $145
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $90
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB - $150
Lite-on CD/DVD Burner iHAS124-04 - $27
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333 - $110
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $105

+ a TV Tuner card. I'm now looking for one that will accept a hdmi input. And maybe a tuner card is not what I want. I actually want to capture video fed to the computer via a hdmi or dvi input. What do I need for that?

And yes, I want to stick with Intel. My brother works for Intel and I feel I must support him. But no, I don't get a discount.

And regarding the thermal paste. I read a forum that said I don't need the paste since I'm not adding a cooler. Is that correct?
March 25, 2010 2:21:47 PM

hello guys. I have a problem with my i built this pc yesterday.
PSU-thermaltake1200W MOB-asrock p45 x3 deluxe GPU-Saphire5850 CPU-Q6600 RAM-OCZ
Platinium2*2GB DDR31600 HD-WD640GB64MB
and zalman reserator water-cooling system installed on cpu. everything is brand new expect the cpu but i heard it's could be faster and stable by overclocked ,it never was overclocked before in my other pc.well the Bios recognizes all the hardwares but when i try to install the win 7 home edition after the 1st loading i get this message : windows couldn't load because kernel file is missing or corrupt. after i replaced the HD for a formated 1 what already has win 7 but after some second of loading of windows i get blue death. I tryed to underclock the memory speed and i changed the mem. voltage also . i didn't change the cpu speed and the voltage of it either. i left it on basic speed (2400mhz) and lowest voltage. i took over the whole system including cpu block just making sure every stuff in the correct place. after the result was the same. i thought i need to upgrade the Bios or the MOB doesn't want to accept the memory ? i would appreciate any helping or ideas what can help. thanx in advance.
March 25, 2010 2:28:44 PM

@brucejk if you're not adding a cooler (and you're getting a retail CPU), then no, you don't need thermal paste.

And I think what you're looking for is typically called a video capture card. Something like this AverTV capture card? No idea if that card is any good or not, though. Not that a TV tuner card might also work, that was just the first one I found on newegg with HDMI inputs.

@Viko - start your own thread?
March 25, 2010 2:37:57 PM

sorry. i started.