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June 13, 2010 11:32:43 PM

Hello, this is my first time building a computer and I just need some help determining if it is a decent built; I'm planning to use it for medium quality gaming ∧ homework. If you guys have any better suggestions that may help it is welcome. The max price im planning to spend is about $790 dollars.

EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard ∧ Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


EVGA 01G-P3-1158-TR GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(2_x_2GB)_240-Pin_DDR3-_-20-231-276-_-Product


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Crossfire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready


Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive & Thermaltake Armor A90 Black Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis Case With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VL90001W2Z w/ 1x120mm front blue LED fan, 1x120mm rear fan & 1x200mm top blue LED fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2010 12:03:52 AM

Recommendations...
1) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Same price but better timings

2) CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - You won't need more than a 650W PSU even if you run dual GTS 250's

3) I would recommend going with the ATI 5770, if you can stretch your budget to fit one in. They are much better cards for a little more than what you are paying.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2010 4:46:09 PM

$788AR
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June 15, 2010 6:58:39 AM

Get either a 5770,9800 gt,5750, or 56xx gpu thats medium setting gaming and as for the processor. I would recommend the athlon ii x4. It has 4 cores runs at 2.9ghz and with a good gpu it can compete with an i7 system gaming wise. Plus if you video encode look for freeware that support cuda maybe one of the free apps will allow you to have the power of an i7 for 1/3 the cost. Other than that get crucial ram and corsair psu really reliable brands other brands that might save you some cash would be asus and antec. Anyone else got input yo : ) and ati has its on version of cuda called ati stream. Ati 5xxx are pretty cheap and support dx11 so the will be able to play the latest games longer.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2010 8:10:21 PM

I throw in with batuchka's build. It totally nukes your original list of stuff.
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2010 8:14:58 PM

I'll second (or it is third's) batuchka's build... :D 
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a b B Homebuilt system
June 16, 2010 7:39:45 AM

Thank you for your kind words :p 
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