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New pc, some opinions

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May 17, 2010 6:34:49 PM


After 5 years having a PIV 3.2 I thought was about time for me to get a new pc.
This pc will mainly be used for playing games.
It will stand in my livingroom and therefore it must be silent and have enough cooling.

The keyboard (logitech g11), mouse (logitech g5) and monitor (samsung syncmaster P2370)
will be taken over from my old config.

It's the first time I'm trying to assemble a pc so after some research on the net I ended up with this setup.

I have about 1,200.00 EUR or 1,480.49 USD to spend.

My question: Is it a good build? Opinions?


INTEL Core i5 750 (2.66 ghz, 8 mb, s1156, 95 watt, boxed)
MSI P55M-GD45 (P55, raid)
KINGSTON ValueRam (4096 mb, 1333 mhz, CL9, 1.5 v, non-ecc, unbuffered, kit of 2)
CLUB3D RADEON HD5850 OC [complete system ] (760 mhz, 1024 mb, DDR5, 4200 mhz, 256 bit, 11, fan)
2*SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 (750 gb, sata/300, 8.9 ms, 7200 rpm, 32 mb, 3.5")
ANTEC Earthwatts (650 watt, atx)
SCYTHE Mugen 2 Rev B SCMG-2100 (s775, sAM2, s478, s939, s754, s940, s1366)
ANTEC Performance One P183 (black, no psu, atx)
NEC DVD ReWriter AD-7240S (24x, sata, black)
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium OEM (64, OEM, NL)

Thanks! :) 


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May 17, 2010 8:09:03 PM

Welcome to the forum. Looks pretty good in general, but here's a few tweaks.

This HDD is faster and newer than the F1s
HDD:
  • Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB -$90-

    Then, see if you can find some lower latency RAM - CL7 would be ideal
    RAM:
  • G.Skill Ripjaws -$116-

    Also, if you're getting a non-crossfire mobo, you could drop down to a 550W PSU as well. Or you could always upgrade the motherboard.
    May 17, 2010 9:07:43 PM

    Well I consider the Antec Earthwatts 650 to be a 550W PSU as it is only rated for about 550 watts on it's 12V rails. Obviously if you can find a good 550W PSU that is cheaper then it would probably be a good way to save ~€10.
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