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I5-750 / 5850 advice

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May 12, 2010 12:31:43 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: n/a

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050


What I currently have in my head:
CPU - i5 750
Mobo - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
RAM - G. SKILL Ripjaw 4GB (2GBx2)
PSU - OCZ Modular 600W
GPU - ASUS EAF5850
Case - Centurion 5 CAC
HDD - Western Digital 640GB

Concerns? ZOMG THAT'S NOT GUNNA FIT, THATS A POS, etc etc

More about : 750 5850 advice

May 12, 2010 12:42:22 AM

Oh and a follow up question. Do I need to buy a Heatsink and fan for the CPU or does the i5-750 come with a decent one?
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May 12, 2010 12:49:26 AM

maybe a different HDD like the samsung f3 500g or 1tb or the seagate 1tb cheaper drives with same/faster speeds.

seems like a solid build
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May 12, 2010 12:53:06 AM

I would purchase the Cooler Master Hyoer 212 Plus for your heat sink. It is worth the cost to performance and a great buy, if you plan to overclock.

Make sure your G.SKILL is the Cas7 version.

Switch your hard drive to the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB. It is cheaper and faster.

I would go with the Antec 300 Illusion at that price range of cases and get the combo with the Antec EarthWatts EA-650 for a great combo.
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May 12, 2010 1:50:49 AM

Cas7 equals your RAM's timings with lower being better. You made the right choice with the RAM you linked... They were the Cas7 RAM I made reference to.
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May 12, 2010 1:50:54 AM

CAS7 refers to the RAM's latencies. That's the 7-8-7-24-2N numbers in the set you linked above. That set if fine. And +1 to tecmo's advice.

Edit: ^ Didn't see..
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May 12, 2010 1:51:56 AM

By that he means get a ram with a cas7 rating. Basically just faster ram for a few bucks more.

But everything tecmo34 said and you might also want to consider a case like the Haf 922. It's large, looks good and has efficient cooling. Plus it's only like <$100 and can fit any of the largest video cards out right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 12, 2010 2:09:58 AM

any cases similar to the three hundred illusion that arent all glow-y? :p  I know I could replace the fans..
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May 12, 2010 2:13:47 AM

Honestly you could just get hte antec 300 and cut the connections on the fan leds. Literally grab a small clipper plier and cut the led legs. But I kind of like the way it looks.

Also the Haf 922 is the same way but there is an off button for the front fan led :) 
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May 12, 2010 2:26:05 AM

Is the antec 300 a quality product besides the gaudy fans? Will a 5850 sit in in comfortably?
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May 12, 2010 2:30:47 AM

Yes & Yes...

If you want, you can look at the original Cooler Master RC-690, which is around $70. It is bigger than the Antec 300 & not as flashy with lights. :) 

The Antec 300 Illusion is sweet looking though when your build is complete & pretty quite for all the fans.

edit: edited to include link to the CM RC-690 case.
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May 12, 2010 2:42:21 AM

word word word

You guys changed my mind on the case and HDD, grats for that! Now go get your cut! :p 
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May 12, 2010 2:45:31 AM

What case did you go with??

My typical cut is 20% from Newegg, so buy the more expensive components... Can I interest you in an i7 980X build?? :lol:  :D 
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May 12, 2010 2:48:43 AM

Im going to go with the antec 300 illusion. I will remind me of my dearly departed old desktop. Glowing fans annoy me when I play in the dark, but it sounds like a rocking case.
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May 12, 2010 2:56:55 AM

Very nice case. Not huge, but if everything fits, that is a good thing. Keeps my OCed system cool even with all the fans on the lowest setting. Very quiet then too. Excellent build quality in my opinion, and a very easy to clean (and decently effective but unobstructive) filter.
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