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Please critique my gaming build before I purchase!

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June 9, 2010 5:13:12 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sooner the better!

BUDGET RANGE: 850-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming / School work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/mouse/monitor/cd drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tiger direct or a canadian company

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet gaming PC

Processor: Intel Core i5 750
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Motherboard: ASUS P7P55-M Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Video card: Radeon HD 5850 Video Card
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Memory: OCZ Intel Edition (4GB)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Power Supply:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Hard drive: I have no idea how to choose the proper hard drive based on the system I'm building for the best results so help here would be fantastic!

Case:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...


Price: ~1100 canadian


I'd appreciate help honing out / fixing my build to reduce the price and maintain efficiency. Thanks in advance!
a b 4 Gaming
June 9, 2010 5:33:24 PM

If you want xfire or SLI, you'll need a MOBO capable of supporting it. This asus is the best choice if you want xfire and USB 3/SATA 6. Combo w/ an i5-750 $394
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item...

OCZ memory is just a bad idea. Go G Skill. THis DDR3 1600 cas 7 kit is good. $123
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

750tx is more than enough PSU.

HAF 922 is a cheaper and better case.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD wise, a Samsung Spinpoint F3 would be the best bet. 500gb or 1tb depending on your needs.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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a b 4 Gaming
June 9, 2010 5:34:11 PM

Best way to reduce your price a bit, use NCIX's price match feature, search tiger direct, newegg canada, and canada direct and use NCIX to get the best prices for each part.

For the harddrive i would suggest the Samsung F3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I would swap the OCZ ram for the Gskill Ecos, they are cheaper, just as fast, and lower voltage.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Edit: Damn i need to type faster
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June 9, 2010 5:37:03 PM

Thanks so much for the fast reply.
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June 9, 2010 5:41:34 PM

haha thanks guys, i'm looking at newegg.ca now and the g skill/samsung are on it so far.

i will also add that mobo/i5 combo



banthracis that memory you listed says it is made specifically for the i7, does that matter?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 9, 2010 6:30:56 PM

That's just advertising nonsense, ignore it. RAM is a universal design. Any DDR3 supported MOBO will work with any DDR3 kit.

Ok exception being really high voltage or really fast RAM. But, that's a tiny portion of the Non OCZ RAM kits.
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