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June 13, 2010 1:44:24 PM

Hi,

I have been looking around for parts, but im a bit new at system building and would like some advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 2010

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (DCS Black Shark, MW2, Lock On, other assorted shooters and flight sims)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Monitor, Keyboard, mouse, HDD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: None - whatever works

OVERCLOCKING: Yes - but not too extreme, 3.5 - 4.0 Ghz

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1280x1024, but upgrading to 1920x1080 in 6 months

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Anythings good, thanks for any advice. Please factor in rebates - im gonna go for those. I have already looked around and picked a few parts, though:

MSI 890FXA Mobo and AMD x6 1055t

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

Cooler Master HAF 922

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

4GB RAM and 700W Power Supply

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

DVD RW Drive

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

HD 5770 (two for crossfire)

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

Cooler

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

I have another build, also, with an i7, nobody get mixed up, though, im only buying ONE BUILD:

i7 and Cooler master HAF 922:

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

Gigabyte x58 mobo and 4GB RAM

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

700W Power Supply

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

DVD RW Drive

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

HD 5770 (two for crossfire)

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


Alright, thanks, any help is really appreciated.

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June 13, 2010 2:08:25 PM

Do you live near microcenter? They sell Intel i5/i7s cheaper than newegg.

Instead of 1366, with your budget an i5 750 build would be about equal to the 1055T build.

The AMD will beat the i5 750 in most non game applications while the i5 750 wins in most games.
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June 13, 2010 2:08:27 PM

Actually, I forgot to mention this - I live in India, and im getting this stuff when I visit america. I have weight limits, so im getting the LCD later - I already have an old one. Thanks for the build idea tho
June 13, 2010 2:16:04 PM

+1 for almost batuchka's build. See what his recommendation is with the no monitor in mind. Batuchkta, you seem to be really good at this :) 
June 13, 2010 2:27:29 PM

Okay one more thing to keep in mine - the monitor DOES NOT come under the 1000 dollars - just clarifying
June 13, 2010 2:35:09 PM

Okay, update - thanks, batuchka, that was a nice build, used it as a background. Heres the build - it comes out to 893.93, still looking to see what i can do with that $100:

Mobo:

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

Case + power supply

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

RAM + Processor

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

DVD RW Drive

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

Graphics card

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

Thanks for the help - any more is appreciated!
June 13, 2010 2:57:56 PM

Mark Heath said:
+1 for almost batuchka's build. See what his recommendation is with the no monitor in mind. Batuchkta, you seem to be really good at this :) 


I did link to a LCD suggestion and thank you for your kind words :lol: 
June 13, 2010 3:20:22 PM

Cool thanks. btw, whats wrong with ocz? ive heard quite a few good things about them.
June 13, 2010 3:33:30 PM



I'd go for this, just on budget (before rebates) & includes the i5 750.

You seem to be the homebuilt system guru atm Batchka, but I do disagree with some of your choices.

I find that often you can fit the i5 750 into the budget which is IMO preferable over the x4 955. You also often go for the cheap Rosewill & NZXT cases whereas I'd much prefer things like the antec 300, or the haf 922.

That sounded more critical than I meant it to be but it's not meant to be an insult to you, just giving my opinion. ;) 

June 13, 2010 3:58:03 PM

Seashack said:
Cool thanks. btw, whats wrong with ocz? ive heard quite a few good things about them.


The DDR3 line has some issues running at said freq/volts with some boards
June 14, 2010 7:28:51 AM

Thanks for the help everybody. I was thinking of making my budget $1100 and going the i7 route with a better graphics card - any suggestions that way? Thanks in advance.
June 14, 2010 7:41:06 AM

While going X58 if going Intel is a wiser choice than the silly bandwidth/lanes issues/GG by LGA 1155 with i5, i dun think in your case (non render/encode) it justifies the $$
June 14, 2010 7:41:11 AM

But, even so, ive heard that the i7 on an x58 board has some killer gaming performance as compared to the 965 and 955 x4.
June 14, 2010 7:46:51 AM

Perfomance isn't greatly improved. It's mostly down to graphics.
June 14, 2010 7:52:40 AM

There are 2 reasons why the X58 cpus might perform better than the 955 in games and that's RAM (6GB vs 4GB) and speed (since the 930 o'cs well) But as batuchka said, there is a very little performance increase in games from the cpu at this price point.
June 14, 2010 8:04:18 AM

Okay, thanks. Ill go for the 965 then.
June 14, 2010 8:11:03 AM

If you plan to overclock, then the 965 is an already overclocked 955. So you should get the 955 and save a few dollars.
June 14, 2010 2:38:21 PM

Okay, update, heres the new build:

700w power supply + HAF 922

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

MSI 890 fxa mobo + phenom ii 955

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

XFX HD 5870

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

4GB RAM

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

DVD RW Drive

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

HDD (I actually do need one)

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

All in all, 1037.91. Any way i can take off a few dollars? Thanks for everyones help so far.
June 14, 2010 6:11:56 PM

tb boy said:
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I'd go for this, just on budget (before rebates) & includes the i5 750.

You seem to be the homebuilt system guru atm Batchka, but I do disagree with some of your choices.

I find that often you can fit the i5 750 into the budget which is IMO preferable over the x4 955. You also often go for the cheap Rosewill & NZXT cases whereas I'd much prefer things like the antec 300, or the haf 922.

That sounded more critical than I meant it to be but it's not meant to be an insult to you, just giving my opinion. ;) 


Agreed.
June 14, 2010 6:18:13 PM

Seashack said:
Any way i can take off a few dollars? Thanks for everyones help so far.


Well casings is subjective so if that's the one you set your heart with it's all good You are welcomed ^^
June 16, 2010 1:51:20 PM
June 16, 2010 2:00:00 PM

Hmm i'd rate the Corsair 650Tx definitely over the CM GX650 and that Asus ATX/785G is 16/4 so no no for CF (if that is your intention) and u lose SATA/USB 3.0
June 16, 2010 2:11:22 PM

Okay. Is there any mobo you would recommend for 1 gpu right now but future expandability and overclocking?
June 16, 2010 3:53:17 PM

okay thanks
June 16, 2010 4:01:31 PM

You are welcomed ^^
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