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[New System Build] Need Advice on my Current i5 Build

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May 28, 2010 5:24:56 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 Weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $900-1200 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (Need to acquire the knowledge of overclocking)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

Current Parts on my Wish list but I need some advice since this will be my first computer build.

COOLER MASTER CM 690 II Advanced RC-692-KKN2 Black Computer Case

ASUS P7P55D PRO ATX Intel Motherboard

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 100283VXL

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W (Okay??)

Intel Core i5-750

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory(Most help needed here)

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5"

Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B (GOOD??)

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler (Good Heat sink if not OCing?)
May 28, 2010 7:11:39 AM

^ You dint mention your screen resolution here...And the Parts that are not required...
Some changes...
1. Mobo - Get the PRO-E version...It has SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 implemented onboard...
2. HDD - Get the Samsung F3 1TB - Cheaper, is pretty fast and beats the Black in most of the cases and is efficient because of 500GB/ platter design...
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May 28, 2010 7:35:45 AM

Here's an AMD rig:

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 + COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition + COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG 24X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$998.90
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May 28, 2010 5:18:40 PM

gkay09 said:
^ You dint mention your screen resolution here...And the Parts that are not required...
Some changes...
1. Mobo - Get the PRO-E version...It has SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 implemented onboard...
2. HDD - Get the Samsung F3 1TB - Cheaper, is pretty fast and beats the Black in most of the cases and is efficient because of 500GB/ platter design...


Is the ram and power supply ok?
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May 28, 2010 5:21:47 PM

Those are both fantastic choices for RAM and PSU.
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May 28, 2010 5:56:17 PM

Is everything compatible?
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May 28, 2010 6:00:19 PM

If I got the memory listed above wouldn't I have to overclock?
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May 28, 2010 6:11:08 PM

Yes everything is compatible. You would not be overclocking the RAM per say, because is already designed to run at the advertised speed. Most motherboards cap RAM speeds at 1333, so a simple change in the BIOS to 1600 fixes that. Its just telling the motherboard what speed the RAM is operating at.
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May 28, 2010 6:32:14 PM

I changed my CD/DVD burner to an ASUS, or should I bo back to a Sony?
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May 28, 2010 6:34:14 PM

Its 6 of one really, they are all pretty much the same. Just get the cheapest one, usually one is on sale for like $20
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May 28, 2010 6:43:40 PM

Does the CM692 have any extra fan slots that I can buy or are they all included?
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May 28, 2010 6:46:04 PM

I have a lot of questions :X

Samsung or Western Digital black HDD
P7P55D-EPro or P7P55D Pro
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May 28, 2010 6:50:12 PM

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD is faster and quieter, go with it.

Get the E since it has USB3.0 and SATAIII.
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May 28, 2010 7:08:11 PM

I am not sure about being able to turn them off. I am a fan of the Antec tri-cool fans. They are a little more expensive than most, ~$15, but they have three speeds, and have a no-LED version (what I have).
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May 28, 2010 7:10:51 PM

Oh btw I have more than enough wires right?
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May 28, 2010 7:12:21 PM

Yea your motherboard will give you all the SATA plugs you will need, and the PSU will have all the connections you need to power it up.
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May 28, 2010 7:25:44 PM

They should be included with the case.
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May 28, 2010 7:26:50 PM

Where do the spacers/stand offs come from case or mobo?
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May 28, 2010 7:30:09 PM

And do DVI cables come with the monitor or the sapphire card I have up there? (Probably last question)
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May 28, 2010 7:33:40 PM

Most monitors come with at least a VGA cable, I know Asus ships VGA and DVI cables with their monitors, Samsung did not (just from my past experiences with these brands). Regardless of what monitor you get, it will at least come with VGA. Your GPU will probably come with an adapter to go from DVI > VGA. So that can get you by until you get a DVI cable.
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May 28, 2010 8:18:26 PM

Any suggestions before I purchase?
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May 28, 2010 11:02:48 PM

Should I buy a sound card?
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May 29, 2010 12:51:44 AM

No the onboard sound with the motherboard will be great.
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May 29, 2010 12:57:37 AM

Transmaniacon said:
No the onboard sound with the motherboard will be great.


I love you; Is there a way to give you reputation on this board?
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May 29, 2010 1:26:42 AM

Should I buy any extra fans for my CM 690 ii Advanced?
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May 29, 2010 1:43:10 AM

VoRizon said:
I love you; Is there a way to give you reputation on this board?


You can select something someone says as the "best answer" which gives them points on the board, sort of like reputation.

I think the RC-690 has pretty awesome airflow to begin with, it can utilize 7 fans all-together, so you could maybe add a fourth to the side if you want. Ideally you want negative pressure in the case, meaning the airflow out is higher than the airflow in. You can just add the cfms of the respective fans to figure it out. Negative pressure causes cool air from the room to be drawn in through vents, and helps the circulation process.
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May 29, 2010 1:44:12 AM

You can give him 'best answer' and it'll give him a sorta 'rep'. :]
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May 29, 2010 2:11:44 AM

Should I buy my version of Windows 7 or PIRATE? xD
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May 29, 2010 2:30:09 AM

Do what you want cause a pirate is free!

But no really, Id pay for it..
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May 30, 2010 4:14:53 AM

It's not worth the hassle, I would say pay the $100 for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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