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May 19, 2010 9:47:11 PM

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, light

coding, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, & OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel & AMD

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As quiet as possible

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I'm not an expert but I've been copying down what other folks are recommending

and think this might work. I'm open to suggestions.

CPU
Intel i5-750

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

GPU
XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W

Optical
LITE-ON Black 24X

Case
HAF 922

Any help is greatly appreciated.
May 20, 2010 3:04:33 AM

Agree, looks good.
May 20, 2010 9:51:55 AM

All looks great, the only change I may consider making (and it will sound odd as usually Gigabyte and Asus are the boards to recommend) is perhaps changing to the MSI P55 CD53 mobo - $109.99+$2.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is mainly because you have said you have no interest in Overclocking, I don't know if this is because you don't know how or if it is because you feel it is more effort than it is worth, but the MSI board has a handy Overclock button which you simply press. You don't have to fiddle with anything yourself, the Genie does it for you. It is not a HUGE Overclock, but from reviews I read clicking the button gave people a stable computer with an i5 750 running at 3.2-3.5mhz mhz instead of 2.66, not a bad boost considering you don't have to do anything and will help give a little more life to your computer in years to come.

Despite Gigabyte being my usual board, I actually wen with this MSI board myself this time round - I am not much for OCing anyway and the Gigayte board I was going to get was out of stock so I ordered the MSI on a whim. Can't say I have any complaints

The board you picked is great, I just thought I would throw out the suggestion for this board as something for you to look at - afterall, how dull is a thread where no one has suggestions
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May 20, 2010 11:04:15 AM

@asteldian:^+1: I agree. No need to buy an overclocking board when you are not overclocking.
May 20, 2010 3:51:25 PM

I hesitate to overclock. From what I understand it isn't super hard to do but this is my first build and I'm a bit paranoid about damaging components with my inexperience.
May 20, 2010 6:07:54 PM

And that is why I recommend the MSI motherboard, it overclocks for you - it does not stress the system to its limit (which is what most overclockers like to do, and also why they don't like the MSI board much as manual Overclocking is limited) and as it does ALL the adjustings of clocks, voltage etc. for you, it knows what is and is not safe and stable for itself.
A very handy board for those who would like to get a bit more from their computer but do not have the confidence to play around with system themselves (first time builders in particular)

You don't have to overclock straight away (currently I don't have mine overclocked) but when you do want to, you literally just press the button on the motheboard. If you want to turn the overclock off, you just press it again. Voila! No scary fiddling with things you don't really understand in the Bios.
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