Need help with i5 gaming pc

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Over the summer BUDGET RANGE: $1300-$1500 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, school work, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case (Full Tower)


PARTS PREFERENCES: i5, EVGA gtx 400 series gpu, Asus motherboard, Corsair modular Powersupply, DX 11 graphics card



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like this computer to play most current games at around 30fps. I don't want the computer to be very loud, but it does not have to be silent. Since I will not be doing any overclocking at first, I will stick with the stock cpu cooler that comes with the cpu and then later upgrade to a hyper 212+ or a Corsair h50.

Asus Maximus III Formula/i5 750 combo

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP4GX3M2A1600C8

EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Pioneer Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LabelFlash Support - OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

The total is $1326.93 without shipping and rebates.

Please Post your idea, comments, and suggestion/changes for this build
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  1. Best answer a little faster ram with cooler :D

    for the rest good build exept that 850w is overkill but since it leaves room for sli I'd keep it
  2. I know the power supply is overkill, but I hope to use it for future builds and have plenty of power for future upgrades
  3. I have heard some people complaining about a high pitch noise on the asus p7p55d-e pro, do you think this would be a reason not to get this board
  4. The ram you cangle mentioned or the one I mentioned are both much better. Although you have to OC the doniators to fully utuilize them. A friend of mine though said that gigabyte boards even atomattically OC it to cl6.

    And I would take the nvidia. Not because it's better because it isn't. But because nvidia is cool and the 470 will compare quite well with a 5870 at your res with settings on highest. The fact is that fermi has no trouble with settings and the 5870 exels at making lots of pixels. So if you want huge screens or multiple go ati otherwise nvidia.
  5. as for those two builds They're both very good.
  6. Best answer selected by cangle.
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