Compatibility Help on this Build

I set my price to $1500.00 (Canadian) and the system will be used mainly for Gaming.

I decided to build my own this time instead of getting another prebuilt system, because you seem to get more bang for the buck, and it is a personal goal.

I just want to make sure all the parts are compatible before I finalize my purchase.

Here is the build I came up with.

CASE - NZXT TEMPEST EVO - 139.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062

CPU - INTEL CORE i5-750 LYNNFIELD 2.66GHz - 208.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

CPU COOLER - COOLER MASTER HYPER N520 92mm - 32.99 CDN *for any OC attempts on CPU*
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

MB - BIOSTAR TPOWER i55 - 179.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138159

HD - WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB 720RPM - 109.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

GPU - XFX HD-577A-ZHFC RADEON HD 5770 - 179.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150457

MEMORY - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB(4x2GB)DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - 272.98 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W - 139.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

BURNER - SAMSUNG DVD BURNER SATA MODEL SH-S223L - 29.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

OS - WINDOWS 7 PROF 64BIT - 144.99 CDN
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

Total Price $1439.89 CDN
Any constructive comments are welcome and appreciated ;).

Cheers
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  1. Yes it all is and if thats your only question your going to have no problems with that build.
  2. Looks pretty good. I would get this motherboard though
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128409&Tpk=GIGABYTE%20GA-P55A-UD4P

    And this PSU is a little cheaper and a tad better
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025&cm_re=antec_truepower_new_tp-750-_-17-371-025-_-Product

    If you need more specific advice you'll probably need to fill out the build advice form in my signature.
  3. The only option to the build I thought about, but coudn't figure if it was worth it, was switching GPU's

    to either

    XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 - 309.99 CDN (130.00 more than the 5770)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477

    or

    XFX Radeon HD 5830 - 239.99 CDN (60.00 more than the 5770)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150481
  4. The jump from 5770 to 5830 wont be that great, but as far as the jump from 5770 to 5850 what I've heard is a great deal in resolution like going 1680 x 1050 to 1920 x 1080. As for a $300 graphics card I wouldn't pay that much.
  5. jbakerlent said:
    If you need more specific advice you'll probably need to fill out the build advice form in my signature.


    Sorry about that.


    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Immediate BUDGET RANGE: 1250 - 1650 CDN before shipping/taxes etc.

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing, spreadsheets

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Just parts listed are required

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: checked tigerdirect.ca and newegg.ca (better pricing I found) just want all from 1 site COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: CANADA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Compatibilty of parts

    OVERCLOCKING: light SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not at the moment or foreseeable future so doubt it

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 to 1920x1080
  6. The only changes I would make based on the new information are the PSU and mobo, and only to save a little money - they take away the option for crossfire since you said that is highly unlikely

    Mobo
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425&Tpk=Gigabyte%20GA-P55-USB3

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094&Tpk=SeaSonic%20S12II%20520
  7. Would you be willing to take a look at a build I could make for you that would only be about 800-950 so a lot cheaper with some better parts. Only if you want.
  8. SHANEMARINES said:
    Would you be willing to take a look at a build I could make for you that would only be about 800-950 so a lot cheaper with some better parts. Only if you want.


    Only an insane person would say no, as long as some better parts does not translate into some worse parts too.
  9. ^Assuming you're suggesting a 955? That would be fine for his uses as well, not much performance loss. Oh, and I didn't mention that either way you don't need 8GB of RAM - 4GB is plenty.

    Edit: typo
  10. Nytemare77 said:
    Only an insane person would say no, as long as some better parts does not translate into some worse parts too.


    Okay here we go!

    case
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    motherboard
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223

    graphics card
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161327

    power supply
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009

    cpu
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103692

    memory
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104185

    hard drive
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

    dvd burner
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129045

    total = $1,172.89

    I hope you like my parts I picked and this build is pretty future proof which is good!

    Well I didn't save you a ton of money, but I tried!
  11. ^

    CPU - No. If you're going the AMD route get the 955 C3 or 965 125W
    Mobo - Wouldn't get a full crossfire board for a single GPU, and wouldn't sacrifice quality and pay extra for it either.
    GPU - 5830s aren't the best value really
    RAM - All around poor. 1GB!? CL9
    HDD - Ditto.
    PSU - Decent, but severe overkill
    Case - Fine
    ODD - expensive w/ shipping, not the best reviews.
  12. jbakerlent said:
    ^

    CPU - No. If you're going the AMD route get the 955 C3 or 965 125W
    Mobo - Wouldn't get a full crossfire board for a single GPU, and wouldn't sacrifice quality and pay extra for it either.
    GPU - 5830s aren't the best value really
    RAM - All around poor. 1GB!? CL9
    HDD - Ditto.
    PSU - Decent, but severe overkill
    Case - Fine
    ODD - expensive w/ shipping, not the best reviews.


    The point of most things in my list were to future proof, even if you just have one 5830 you can buy another one later and get a great performance boost out of it and with the motherboard I selected it runs crossfire 16x which is awsome! The CPU was fine 3.4 quad 965 black edition AMD II series. The RAM well the total cost was 4 one gigabyte sticks in dual channel for gaming purpose! PSU was for even flow and Over clocking which can be done easy with that motherboard and cpu I selected.

    Disclaimer: This is my thoughts and please don't get mad.
  13. I'm not angry :)
  14. OK, based on the comments and suggestions this is what I have come up with now. (Never thought to AMD before)

    CASE - NZXT TEMPEST EVO - 139.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146062
    I didn't see the advantage of the ANTEC 900 at 149.99

    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Deneb 3.2GHz AM3 125W - 169.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674
    Seems like this can be OC'd very easily to the 965 level if wanting to and is better valued as jbakerlent eluded to.

    HEATSINK & FAN - COOLER MASTER N 520 92mm - 32.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057

    MOTHERBOARD - ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX - 144.99 (has 15.00 Mail In Rebate as well)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366
    Seems bang for buck and has possability of dual PCIe 2.0 x8 if that ever happens with good OC ability if explored.

    PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V - 109.99 (has 20.00 USD Mail In Rebate as well)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    Seems like 750 was too much, this brings it down to 650 which still has future room and is 80 PLUS Certified

    MEMORY - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 111.49
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
    Have heard nothing but good things about G.SKILL

    HARD DRIVE - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s - 109.99 (Has extra 20.00 off till 11 May)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    Hitachi scares me and I have never had a bad experience with WD.

    DVD BURNER - SAMSUNG Black 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LS Support - 29.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188
    Might be just me but I have had bad experiences with Pioneer and I trust Samsung.

    GPU - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 309.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477
    Doubt I will get 2 cards with this 1, which seems to be close to 2x5770 in Crossfire, If I crossfire with another of these should be WOW.

    OS - Windows 7 Professional 64Bit - 144.99
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758

    Total Price = 1304.40 less Rebates/Discounts (20+15+20) = 1254.40 CDN


    Now due to the GPU being PCIe 2.1 and the board being 2.0, is there a conflict there?
    Also the HD is SATA 6.0Gb/s and board 3.0Gb/s, is that a conflict?
    The MB is where I am sorta stuck, but with the price knocked down to 1254.40 with better GPU if there is a MB conflict going up to a 250 for the board is not out of the question if I get better function from these components with a crossfire still in the realm of possability.

    Thanks for all the input all :wahoo: !
  15. You'll want this CPU with a new stepping
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=phenom_ii_x4_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product

    This RAM is a bit faster
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    Nice deal on the WD.

    Any particular reason for choosing Professional?

    No, 2.1 cards work in 2.0 slots fine.

    The 6GB/s is backwards compatible as well.

    If you're looking to get a better mobo there's this one
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=ASUS_M4A89GTD_PRO-_-13-131-631-_-Product
  16. jbakerlent said:
    You'll want this CPU with a new stepping
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=phenom_ii_x4_955-_-19-103-808-_-Product

    This RAM is a bit faster
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    Nice deal on the WD.

    Any particular reason for choosing Professional?

    No, 2.1 cards work in 2.0 slots fine.

    The 6GB/s is backwards compatible as well.

    If you're looking to get a better mobo there's this one
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=ASUS_M4A89GTD_PRO-_-13-131-631-_-Product


    In regards to the CPU - Way to add 3.00 :)

    In regards to the RAM - That was the fastest that MB handled

    As for Professional, I do some work from home and some programs are designed for XP and the Professional version has that backwards compatibility option.

    In regards to that MB - If I change to that one, then the faster RAM makes sense and I see it has SATA 6Gb/s support too.

    Switching to your suggested components (CPU/MB/RAM) brings the total to $1350.90 less (20+20) = $1310.90 CDN

    Seems like a better system then I first posted and over 100.00 cheaper too.
  17. Well I put my parts out there and I hope that helped you out. The Motherboad I put out there was nice.
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