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Need some opinion and minor fixes on this build.

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May 10, 2010 12:25:38 AM

Take a look:
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz 8MB Cache
CPU FAN: Scythe Reeven 120 (RCCF1201SP)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L
PSU: Seasonic 620W Active PFC 80+ (S12II-620)
HDD: Samsung 1TB Sata II 32MB SpinPoint F3
GPU: Sapphire HD 5850 ToXic 1GB GDDR5
RAM: A-Data 2GB DDR3-1333 CL9 i5/AM3 x2 (maybe x4)
Case: Gigabyte 3D Mars Silver


Okay, to start off, I don't really know what I'm doing. I've tried to read about different parts and stuff to learn as much as I can, and I had people recommending to me different parts that would suit my needs, and I've tried my best.


So what ARE my needs, you ask?
A mid to high-end gaming machine with plenty of RAM for severe multitasking, with 1080P movies, multitab internet and prolonged photoshop and adobe premiere editing. Also, a quiet machine.
No need for a monitor or keyboard\mouse. I'm planning to add 2 IDE DVD-RWs and another SATA(1) HDD from my old machine, and perhaps an internal MMC reader. MY current monitor is a 22" with max resolution up to 1920X1080.

This is what I came up with. What worries me the most is how compatible the RAM is to the motherboard, and the PSU, which I literally have NO CLUE about, especially about how it will go with the graphic card's connectors needs (I've read the 5850 needs 2 6-pin connectors and the PSU i chose has one 6-pin and one 8-pin, but someone told me I can use the 8 pin as another 6 pin. Is that true?)
Anyway, If i got any part wrong, please feel free to choose another one for me, but at about the same price range of the original part,please.

thanx for the help.

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May 10, 2010 12:46:47 AM

Its all fine and I think this computer will do fine, but if I new your budget I could make you such a nice gaming build and possibly get you more bang for your buck through newegg with combo deals!
May 10, 2010 12:51:44 AM

wow, so i actually got it right? not bad for a first time =] What about the 6-pin\8-pin question. can i really use the 8 pin as a second 6-pin?
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May 10, 2010 12:58:58 AM

The graphics card will come with a two molex to 6pin connector and you just hook those up to create a 6pin.
May 10, 2010 1:27:33 AM

oic.
Do i HAVE to use 2 molex'es or can i use the one normal 6-pin from the PSU and one MOLEX converted 6-pin?
May 10, 2010 12:18:19 PM

If you mean that your PSU has 1x 6-pin PCI-E and 1x 8-pin PCI-E then yes, the 8-pin can be used on the 6-pin.
May 10, 2010 12:25:30 PM

Thanks for the answers. What about the CPU fan? I've read some reviews and supposedly it's very noisy at 100%. Any recommendations for a quieter one?
May 10, 2010 2:40:04 PM

^the reviews on that very site say it's pretty loud.
May 10, 2010 9:43:59 PM

I would go off of the dBA. I mean its all dependent on the heat in your room and the programs that are going to running and the duration of the PC.