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New System Build Advice

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May 28, 2010 4:21:23 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week the sooner the better
BUDGET RANGE: $700-1000

SYSTEM USAGE: Primarily for Starcraft 2
PARTS I HAVE: Already have a mouse & Keyboard with a LG W2040T
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600 x 900 resolution

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or tigerdirect I'm open to suggestions

OVERCLOCKING: Not yet but I will definitely like to learn how in a few months after i build it and use it a little

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just want to be able to run everything on max settings when Starcraft 2 comes out


Core i5-750/ASUS P55 Chipset SuperCombo

1. Intel Core i5 750 (Lynnfield) 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor (Model: BX80605I5750)
ASUS Socket 1156 Intel P55 Express Chipset Micro ATX Motherboard (Model: P7P55-M)

2. G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

3. Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST31500341AS) - OEM

4. OCZ StealthXStream 700Watt ATX12V/EPS12V SLI & CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply (Model: OCZ700SXS)

5. NZXT LEXA S Series Black Steel Mid ATX Tower Case (Model: LEXS-001BK)

I'm Really not sure about the GPU since there isnt one that comes with this combo... I seriously dont want to break $350 on the GPU unless u guys think i should...





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May 28, 2010 7:14:26 AM

^ Well that combo is good, but there are some issues with it though...
1. The Seagate HDDs other than the 7200.12 drives have shown a high failure rate...So it might not be a good idea to get that...
2. 700W PSU ?? IMO it is not required...A quality 500-550W would suffice...

And as for the graphics card - Yes you wont need to spend $350 for a graphics card...
The HD 5770 would be my choice...|14-121-363^14-121-363-TS,14-161-317^14-161-317-TS,14-150-462^14-150-462-TS
May 29, 2010 11:53:36 PM

Thanks for quick response... what would u suggest on the hard drive i should go with ?

Also, I'm Not going to buy this combo then.... since i read on newegg that this particular asus mobo are having a lot of issues..... I'm willing to break the bank and spend a little more maybe around $1000-$1200 now.

I'm thinking i Should do this now

i5 750 processor

EVGA motherboard (haven't decide which one)

EVGA 012-P3-1475-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked

Cosair RAM

Cosair Power supply maybe HX750

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

I think my idea is to go with a superbad graphics card now so that later on down the road I can just get another one and add it in if i need it ?

What are your thoughts on that?
May 30, 2010 7:03:59 AM

Not too sure about your graphics choice, but I'm not good at that price point, so someone else can do that better.

I'd also recommend the Samsung 1TB F3 drive - performs about the same, but it's cheaper.