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June 12, 2010 5:38:34 PM

Hey,

I want to buy a new rig.
Here's the part I've already selected:

CPU : i5 750
HSF : Coolermaster Hyper 212
HDD: Samsung HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive
DVD: LITEON 24X24 DVDRW SATA BLACK
Monitor: HannsĀ·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms
GPU: 5850

-I want to overclock the CPU (will keep turbo so it's going to be a medium OC @ ~3.2 GHz) so I'll need a good mobo to support this.
-I do not want a second GPU, so no CF case, CF PSU or CF mobo
-I need good and friendly overclockable rams

Budget is around 1500$CA
Thanks for suggestions and help!

P.S. I live in canada. If you need to find any product in canadian shop, use pricecanada.com and enter the # of the item into the search bar.


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June 12, 2010 6:02:38 PM

I would change the HDD to the to the Samsung Spinpoin F3 1TB if you can find it as it is the best HDD for performance

If you only want a minor OC, I would consider the MSI P55 CD53 board as this comes with OC Genie - literally just pressing the genie button on the mobo causes the machine to OC itself to stable conditions - I believe about 3.5GHz is what the button brings it to without any fuss or effort.

I assume with that monitor you are planning on using an HDMI cable to connect the monitor? Because it only has an HDMI input and a D-Sub input - no DVI which is what most tend to use.
Personally with 1920 x 1080/1200 resolutions I tend to stick with up to 25 inch screens as I think they look best with that resolution (though this is just personal preference) and I would actually consider saving money on a smaller monitor to get the 5870

The HAF 922 is probably excessive for your needs but is a very nice case. A cheaper one would be Antec 300 though.

For a PSU get a Corsair/Seasonic one as you are guaranteed a good quality PSU
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June 12, 2010 7:50:06 PM

I would turn turbo off for any decent overclock. When you leave turbo boost on you have to put a higher vcore to maintain stability. Any Gigabyte/Asus mobo will have built in overclocking features for beginners.

You should really read up on a few guides. The automatic overclocks always put more voltage than is required.

Try to fit a SSD for a boot drive into your budget. You won't regret it.

600-700w is plenty.
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June 12, 2010 9:36:41 PM

I found back the article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-750-efficiency,2500-8.html

What I want is to get the extra performance available without reducing too much the efficiency.
I'll eventually overclock it past 4GHz (if I can) when I'll need it. This is not the case actually as most computer can handle game at ~3GHz even duo-core.

Anyone have another suggestion for mobo, ram or PSU (any particular model?)

Too poor for SSD =(
I'll maybe add one later when it'll be cheaper!
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June 12, 2010 10:08:23 PM

As you probably know, i5-750s OC exceptionally well. You don't need a particularly great MB. You can get the Asus P7P55D-E LX for ~$130 U.S., and it has everything you need. Like a lot of people, I'm partial to Corsair, and you can get the 650TX for ~$79 U.S. before the rebate. As for the memory, I would just go with the G.Skill DDR3 1600s. They're about $110 US, and they OC great. You can pay a little more for faster timings, but it's not really worth it.
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June 12, 2010 10:11:08 PM

The efficiency doesn't really start dropping too much until you get past 4ghz. If you were worried about power consumption you could always get a 32nm i5.

I was just saying that overclocking with turbo on is a lot more work, because you have to stress test it with 1, 2, 3, and 4 cores separately with the voltages changing for true stability.
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June 12, 2010 10:11:20 PM

Go for this mobo, its the best of the 1156 bunch, and it properly implements the usb3 and sata 6gbps, without any lane bottlenecks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Go for this ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will probably want a 650w psu if u plan on OC with a 5850, go for a reputable make, corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic are all great
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 12, 2010 10:20:51 PM

Hereisphilly said:
Go for this mobo, its the best of the 1156 bunch, and it properly implements the usb3 and sata 6gbps, without any lane bottlenecks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Go for this ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You will probably want a 650w psu if u plan on OC with a 5850, go for a reputable make, corsair, antec, xfx, seasonic are all great
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


..and this is why I'm never on these forums anymore.


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

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

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

OCZ isn't the top of the line brand, but they are quality and their warranty is good. Can't beat their prices either. Don't go with an XFX power supply...especially for that price. If you want to spend $100 look at corsairs psus.
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June 12, 2010 10:23:00 PM

my bad on the ram, clicked the wrong link, you will need dual channel for 1156 boards
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June 12, 2010 11:24:42 PM

I'll try my best for the overclocking, hope it's not as hard as you describe it xD

Now I have two remaining question:
For the screen, what is the best option? the 28'' or one of the asus 24-25''?

I don't want a small case, the previous one I bought was kinda small and the wires were blocking the air flow which caused dust accumulation and high temp.
Any suggestion (the antec 300 looks really small)?
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June 12, 2010 11:27:00 PM

naah, the antec 300 is not small by any standard, its a mid tower, the only difference between it and other full towers is mainly the hight, you will usually loose out on 2/3 cd drive bays. The pitcures dont do it justice, i used it for a friends build, and its alot bigger than you think.
If you really want bigger, you could go haf 922, or antec 900ii
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June 13, 2010 2:15:38 AM

HAF 922 is really an awesome size. It fits all of the modern gear, and cable management is an absolute pleasure.
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June 13, 2010 8:21:05 AM

+1 to the haf 922, imo the best
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June 13, 2010 1:41:45 PM

Alright...

Total is 1300 w/o tax and ship... Geshhhh
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