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May 26, 2010 2:42:12 PM

Hello, really appreciate the help here guys.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next week. Budget: $800 before mail in rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Have everything except CPU, Mobo, RAM, CPU cooler, PSU

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Was leaning for an i5 750. Would like a mobo with usb3 and sata 6. If possible would like to buy a small SSD (60-80GB).

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Live in Puerto Rico so all my parts have to come from newegg. Really need help picking out a good SSD at a decent price.

At the moment, was considering:
CPU: i5 750
Cooler: hyper 212
Mobo:ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
PSU: Corsair HX 750
SSD: no idea on this one.

Thanks alot for your help.

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May 26, 2010 3:11:02 PM

For your budget, you shouldn't be using an i5, and you'll benefit more from a better GPU than a SSD.

For $1,000 you can go Phenom II x4 + 5870, which would beat i5 + 5850 any day in gaming.

Full Build
Optical Lite On $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/HD
HAF 922 and 7200.12 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOBO/GPU
5870 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $475 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/HSF
Phenom II x4 955 and Cm Hyper 212 Plus $189.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU
Corsair 750tx $110 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1025 before $35 MIR and shipping
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May 26, 2010 3:53:21 PM

what gpu do u have? since it says in ur form that u only need cpu, mobo, ram, hsf and psu
if u dont have a good gpu on hand, go with banthracis' build
if u do have something like a 5870 or 5970 already then i would suggest

cpu: i7 930 ($290)
mobo: gigabyte x58 ud3r ($210)
ram: g skill pi ($190)
hsf: hyper 212+ ($40, but u can find it for like $25 at amazon or local computer stores)
psu: modular corsair 750 hx ($150 plus a $20 MIR)
ssd: 80gb intel ($200)
Total: $1080


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May 26, 2010 7:06:18 PM

Crap guys looks like the budget is down to $800. I underestimated some other of my expenses. As for the gpu, i got a 5870 so no probs there. Thanks again btw.
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May 26, 2010 9:33:40 PM

Alright, take beerhelmets build, and you can switch the CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 955, and the motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4. That will save you about $200 right there, and change the ram to a G.Skill Ripjaws Series (2 x 2GB) Cas 7 1600. That'll save you $80, making it around $800.

If this is a gaming PC, it really won't make in games whether you have a Phenom II X4 955 or a Intel 930. If it does, it'll be extremely minor. And you'll have a SSD and a Hyper 212+ for overclocking if you feel like it.

Good luck.
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May 26, 2010 9:42:39 PM

Yea, looks like Im gonna have to go AMD now that the budget is $800. Thanks for everyones help!
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