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May 30, 2010 3:47:34 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 10 days.

BUDGET RANGE: 1450 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, writing papers, general web surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/mouse/speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, but if someone has better deals I will buy from them.

PARTS PREFERENCES: ATI GPU

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Would like to in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080(The monitor is in the build)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A quite PC would be really awesome, however, some sound is O.K.
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I've been considering two builds. One has a AMD Phenom II x4 955 and a Radeon 5870 and the other has an Intel i5-750 and a Radeon 5850

What do you think of the builds? Would it be better to go for a better CPU or GPU? Does the 5870 provide a big enough increase in performance to make it worth $100 more? Also, I'm still not good with motherboards, I know I want one which supports Xfire and the PCIE slots running at least at x8/x8. Other than that I'm clueless. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

Edited a stupid mistake.
May 30, 2010 4:19:25 AM

I've only recently ordered parts for my first build, and after much research decided to go with Intel over AMD. I know that the i5 750 is very well reviewed, and will likely serve you quite well.

As for motherboards, both Gigabyte and ASUS are very well reviewed. You'll do well to research the exact models that you narrow your choices down to.

A couple of recommendations for the parts themselves - look at newegg's combo deals for whatever you finally decide. This will save you additional cash. I'm listing a couple of examples below. Also, if you signup for Bing Cashback, you can get the XFX HD 5870 for $351 (free shipping as well) from tigerdirect.

Good luck!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Save $25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Save $15

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May 30, 2010 4:53:41 AM

how about a good CPU and a Grate GPU for about the same price ?



Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118032
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG P2250 Rose Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
Item #: N82E16824001376
Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $19.99
• 2 year: $35.99
-$20.00 Instant
$199.99
$179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


• COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
• Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $10.99
o 2 year: $18.99
-$25.00 Instant
-$25.00 Combo
$169.97
$119.97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


• ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131621
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $19.99
o 2 year: $36.99
• CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$329.98
$284.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


• XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150476
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
• G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Combo
$519.98
$504.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


• Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $19.99
o 2 year: $36.99
• COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $7.99
o 2 year: $12.99
-$5.00 Combo
$244.98
$239.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,451.88
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June 7, 2010 4:46:30 AM

I decided to revive this post because I am 1.5 days away from ordering my computer. Sadly, the a majority of the combos above are no longer available *sadface*

I've already ordered the OS, moniitor and heatsink, so all I need is the CPU, Mobo, GPU, PSU, Case, RAM, HDD and the optical drive. The budget I have left is roughly $1,150. Is their any combos currently available which would let me get a 5870/i5-750 without going over budget? Right now my shopping cart looks like:



ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
-$3.00 Instant
$25.99
$22.99


COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119216
-$10.00 Instant
$99.99
$89.99


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
$79.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
-$30.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99
$109.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
$114.99


GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
Item #: N82E16813128409
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$184.99


SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102881
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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
-$15.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$549.98
$514.98


Subtotal: $1,117.92
Shipping: $22.44
Promo: -$8.00
Total: $1132.36

Thank you in advance for the help
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June 7, 2010 11:58:35 AM

Could get 5870 and a 650W XFX combo - $444.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel i5-750 $199.99

G Skill RAM (as you mentioned above) - $114.99

Antec 300 case - $59.99 + $9.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD I would go with the 500gb version my self as 1TB is a hell of a lot of space.
Spinpoint F3 500gb - $55

DVD drive (as stated in your post) - $22.99

Total:
$1097.92

So, with $52 spare you can get the 1TB HDD if you want it. Or you could seperate the GPU and PSU combo deal to get the GPU for $389.99 and stick with the PSU you have. I have no idea how good or bad XFX PSUs are, given their product quality I would be surprised if it was bad though.
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June 7, 2010 4:17:49 PM

This is 1173 but you will get 45 back in MIR both from Corsair ( One of the only 3 out of 5 MIR i got back ) then again there is tax and shipping. < not sure if that's in the budget or not.



Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
• 1 year: $6.99
• 2 year: $11.99
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150490
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
$409.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


• Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129021
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
• Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148433
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $10.99
o 2 year: $18.99
-$40.00 Instant
-$27.00 Combo
$219.94
$152.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


• CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
• CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C7
Item #: N82E16820145285
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$274.98
$214.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


• Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $19.99
o 2 year: $36.99
• ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131621
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
o 1 year: $19.99
o 2 year: $36.99
-$15.00 Combo
$389.98
$374.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,172.88
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