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June 9, 2010 7:18:45 PM

Hi Everyone,

I would like to ask for some advice on this system that I'm attempting to build.

The purpose would mainly for gaming. I would like the system to be relatively future proof and durable. I have little or no intentions to over-clock.

This is what I've come up for now:-

OS:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 i5-750 2.66GHz 8MB

Motherboard:
Asus P7P55D Deluxe (Need Advice)

Harddisk:
Western Digital Caviar Black™ 1TB 64MB SATA 6Gb/s

RAM:
Corsair TR3X6G1600C9 XMS3 Classic 1600MHz 6GB Kit DDR3 (Need Advice)

Graphics:
HIS Radeon HD 5850 iCooler V 1GB DDR5

Casing:
NZXT ZERO Full Tower Aluminum Chassis with Side Window

Power:
XFX 750W Power Supply Unit Black Edition Modular 80Plus Silver

Any advise would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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June 9, 2010 7:29:06 PM

If you are looking to future proof this and you happen to live near a Fry's Electronics or MicroCenter, I'd suggest going with i7-930 cpu ($199) and the Gigabyte x58a-UD3R motherboard. That is going to provide more upgrade paths in the future, including support of another 5850 if you wanted.

If you were to go the i7 build, I'd suggest going with G.Skill Pi 1600 ram (triple channel) as it's very good ram for a good price.


I'm not too experienced with the Western Digital C B HDDS- I usually stick with Seagate 7000.12- they're pretty cheap, just as effective for gaming.

I would look into the Coolermaster HAF 922 case- it's very cheap, usually has combos with the above mentioned HDD, and is one of the best cases out there (For the price- performs excellently on highly overclocked comps).
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June 10, 2010 4:56:52 AM

Thank you friend.....much appreciated
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June 10, 2010 7:15:25 AM

you could go with a core i7 build but for gaming is not much difference to a amd phenom x4 955 BE build but you will be spending more money. I did read somewhere that at microcenter has i7 for 199.99 which makes a very good buy but if that deal doesn't exsist any more then i would go for amd build.

the mobo that would go with the 955...first mobo is a newer mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD i will go for the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb...best performance HDD right now with comparable HDD

Ram i would go for gskill

Omni suggestion on the case is good...very good airflow and good price

PSU can be lowered to 650w...antec true power or earthwatt good price on those

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June 10, 2010 8:43:48 AM

HAF is a good case, but on the other hand, if you don't want to spend that much on a case you can go cheaper - I don't see your system having heat issues especially if you are not OCing.

i5 and i7 sockets will be obsolete in a year anyway so which you go for doesn't matter in tems of future proofing - both will last you 3 years or more at which point all sorts of new technology will be out. Of course, having said that, if you can get the i7 for $199.99 then there is no harm in grabbing an X58 mobo.

The best P55 mobo is the Asus P7P55D E Pro, but it is expensive at $189.99 an iif you do not intend to XFire at any point it may be worth buying less.

The RAM you have picked looks to be Triple Channel, so if you go with the i5 750 system then you need to get Dual Channel (which is good nes as it is cheaper). You can get 4gb of G Skill 1600mhz CL 7 for $114.99 + $2.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also get the G Skill Eco which runs on lower Voltage for $115.99 and free shipping which may be a better idea.

There is a pretty gooddeal on Corsair 750W PSU - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 10, 2010 5:02:46 PM

asteldian said:


The RAM you have picked looks to be Triple Channel, so if you go with the i5 750 system then you need to get Dual Channel (which is good nes as it is cheaper). You can get 4gb of G Skill 1600mhz CL 7 for $114.99 + $2.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also get the G Skill Eco which runs on lower Voltage for $115.99 and free shipping which may be a better idea.


There is no such thing as Dual Channel and Triple Channel RAM. RAM is RAM, there are Dual Channel and Triple Channel kits. Also, the link you provided is for a 3GB Triple Channel kit (3x1GB).
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June 10, 2010 8:05:42 PM

Oops, I did link the wrong type, my bad
I meant this: $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for differentiation between kit and RAM, everyone knows what is being refered to when someone says dual channel RAM or triple channel RAM - whether you call it triple channel kit or RAM the fact is the same - it won't work on a mobo designed for Dual Channel
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