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April 4, 2010 5:03:14 AM

Usually I would build my own system, but I have moved 500KMs out of Sydney and thus getting parts is an expensive ordeal, so I've had many a discussion with the owner of OzCustomComp, which is an eBay store, and buying a pc over eBay doesn't sound as dodgy as I first imagined.

Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Intel-Core-i5-750-Quad-2-66GHz-5...

I'd be upgrading to Corsair RAM, the XFX 5850 and 700w OCZ ModXStream Modular PSU, also the Thermalright MUX-120.

The monitor I'm using is a 19" Flat CRT, usually at 1280*1024, but I guess I can go up to 1600*1200.

I've heard if you're not going up to 19xx* Resolutions the 5770 is best, but I think I'd like to future proof a little with the 5850, which seems like a good price/performance ratio card.

My question is, is there anything out of place in this build?

Thanks!
Drakargh.

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April 4, 2010 5:24:23 AM

Are you sure building it yourself wouldn't be cheaper? The rig's going to be about 15-20% overpriced.
If you do decide to get this, you don't need to upgrade the PSU unless you don't trust the standard CM model for some reason. The mobo isn't any good for CF, and there's no reason a 650W PSU would be insufficient for a single 5850, if that's what you're thinking.
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April 4, 2010 5:53:52 AM

Problem is sourcing parts is going to put a big cost down on delivery etc.

I know I could build a system cheaper, but the guarantee that the system will be pre-built and benched prior to being delivered to my property free is where I figure I'll get that 15-20% back.

I like the idea of the modular PSU because of case neatness.

I also wanted to know what mobo I should upgrade to:

- Upgrade to Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 +$30
- Upgrade to Asus P7P55D-E Pro +$51
- Upgrade to Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD5 +$72

I can request custom parts, so feel free to suggest something outside the box if it is worth it!

Thanks.
Drakargh.
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April 4, 2010 6:05:34 AM

get the e-pro and ask for a corsair/antec/seasonic power supply
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April 4, 2010 6:12:33 AM

Be aware that when you buy a card like the 5850 preinstalled in a system that is shipped some distance there is a great likelihood that the card will become unmounted and damage your motherboard in shipping. I have seen them snap the pcie slot clean off.
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April 4, 2010 6:41:09 AM

It will be travelling 600KM's. I am aware that some damage is possible in transit, but I have been assured all of this is covered.

Part of the attraction to buying pre-built is there is no hassle of ordering parts, building a system and having to ship things back and forward if they do not work. Again with this method if it does not work out of box, it will be replaced at no cost.

I recall looking at a nice black and red Corsair PSU that rated well, I can't recall what it was called though.

**EDIT** (It would've been the Corsair HX620 620w)

I was also reviewing the mobo's and the E Pro looked the best, got good ratings and had the best 1-click overclock method.

I've been dicing up between the CM HAF932 and Silverstone Raven RV2, I think I'll go the HAF932 for looks though.

Thanks for your input so far.
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April 4, 2010 6:43:35 AM

the hx 620 corsair but its been replaced by the hx650
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April 4, 2010 6:53:24 AM

Is a 650 enough or should I look towards the Corsair TX750W?
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April 4, 2010 7:09:46 AM

650 watts will run 2 ati 5 series cards easily like the hx/tx650
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April 4, 2010 7:12:23 AM

Also, since my case will have a window, is there any chance of getting a quality red/black motherboard that's as good and similarly priced to the E-Pro?
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April 4, 2010 7:26:59 AM

none with the usb 3.0 and sataIII the e pro has but the evga boards are red and black

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April 4, 2010 6:43:16 PM

As I read the ad, it only includes windows-7 "trial". You need to add in the cost of a windows license.

How much do you trust the vendor?
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April 5, 2010 3:36:26 AM

I've spoken to the guy in length, and I trust that he runs a business well, and has an excellent understanding of parts quality and performance.

I've got a spare windows 7 license I can use, so that's no issue.
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April 5, 2010 3:38:41 AM

System build so far is:

CPU: Intel Core i5 750
CPUHS/F: Thermalright MUX-120
RAM: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3
GPU: XFX ATI HD 5850 1GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm
Mobo: EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR
Case: Cooler Master HAF932
PSU: Corsair HX620 620w (I think is now a 650W version)
Monitor: HP P1130 21" CRT Flat (Already have)
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April 5, 2010 2:36:01 PM

Drakargh said:
System build so far is:

CPU: Intel Core i5 750
CPUHS/F: Thermalright MUX-120
RAM: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz DDR3
GPU: XFX ATI HD 5850 1GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm
Mobo: EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR
Case: Cooler Master HAF932
PSU: Corsair HX620 620w (I think is now a 650W version)
Monitor: HP P1130 21" CRT Flat (Already have)


Looks very good to me now.
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April 13, 2010 6:34:55 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.
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April 13, 2010 1:14:35 PM

Not really the answer I would've picked, but my fault for not visiting in a while =p
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