Intel i5 750 Build

Hey Guys, I'm on a 800-1300 budget considering im graduating Grade 8 and planning to get a better rig. So far here is what im planning on getting:

Intel i5 750 Quad Core Processor because it's the best price/performance as of now

ASUS P7P55 Deluxe so I can later on upgrade to an i7 when they become more affordable

ATI Radeon 5850, May plan to Crossfire later on

4 GB DDR3 Corsair Memory

850 Watt PSU Because I will be overclocking

Antec 902 because it seems Antec 900 is very reliable

1 TB Hard drive 7200 RPM

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Asetek 550LC In a few months if I start overclocking Hardcore

Ok I edited my build. I'm looking for an i5 so I can upgrade to i7 btw.
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  1. what's your budget?
  2. This would be a budget PC for someone with a 800ish budget with a monitor rez of 1920x1080 that likes to play at mid to high settings depending on the game, you could also xfire the gpu down the road and add a HSF and OC the cpu.

    But like the OP said whats your budget and monitors rez ?

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  3. I'm going into ninth grade, and I'm glad to see more kids my age building PCs :P. If you give a budget we can help you with what you need. I would just say one thing, and that is that the 1055t hexa-core really seems to be the sweet spot for high-end budget/gaming rigs as of right now.
  4. the 1055t is a good processor as long as it's not for a gaming pc, if it is x4 955 beats it in basically every test...
    read this review,2613.html
  5. that's a solid build^,
    although with the budget of 800-1300 probably I would choose to get a more powerful GPU and if possibly a better PSU so you would be able to crossfire that card in the future. Changing the PSU to a corsair 750w and the GPU to either the 5850 or 5870 would be the best option, you really would see a big improvement while gaming as 2 5770's performe as a 5870, but the 5850 can be overclocked to the performance of 5870, it's really easy to overclock the 5850...
  6. Also, forgot to mention in my last post, at that price point for the case, for the same price after rebates you would be able to get a Antec 902 instead of the haf 922. I really like the antec 900, and with the improvements that the 902 had it's a unbeatable case for the price.
  7. Overall that's the build i would get with that money

    CD/DVD Burner - ASUS Black 24X - $22.99
    Case + PSU combo - Antec 902 + Antec Earthwatts 750w - $159.94 after rebates
    Hard Drive - Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb - $69.99
    GPU + CPU combo - AMD Phenom II X4 955 + ASUS 5870 - $514.98 after rebates
    Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $99.99 with promo code EMCYTZY34
    Motherboard - MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $179.99 after rebates

    Total $1049.87 after rebates + shipping

    That's overall a REALLY better build
  8. ^^ Nice improvements.
    Anyone would be ecstatic to have a build like that. I would go with that.
  9. updated. Im ready for the criticism :)
  10. You can get the Asus P7P55D-E Pro for the same price, which has USB 3.0 and SATA III on board. I'm not all that familiar with the P7P55D Deluxe, but there doesn't seem to be any real benefit off hand.
  11. I think for Deluxe is the same as Pro but the Deluxe has an overclock remote control where you can load preset overclock options.

    scroll down and see the video
  12. Yeah, I should go with the p5p77-E Deluxe too because i don't think i will need an oc remote because its not a problem going to the bios
  13. Well, there's a P7P55D-E Deluxe. Personally, I'd rather have the on board USB & SATA than an OC remote, but I guess that's a personal preference. On the fly OCing to seems like one of those things that's great in theory, but would go mostly unused.
  14. Go with the P7P55D-E Pro then. The P7P55D-E Deluxe is expensive for little benefit IMHO.
  15. What is the difference between pro and deluxe?
  16. It comes with that TurboOC remote, has heatsinks for watercooling setups, has 2 LAN ports, etc. Some nice features, but not really worth the additional money IMHO. The -E Pro is a great overclocker.
  17. well i plan on getting liquid cooling later on so if a pro cant liquid cool ill have to go with a deluxe
  18. Heh. The Pro *can* water cool, and honestly, are you really going to be ready to water cool during the lifetime of this rig? I don't mean this in an insulting way, but you're in 8th grade, and a starting out with a sub-$1000 budget. If the answer to that question is yes, than I would scrap the i5-750 build altogether, and go straight for the X58 setup. A i7-920/930 and an Asus P6X58D Premium on water is amazing.
  19. well either i watercool or get a heatsink fan because im gonna have this rig for 2-4 years
  20. if you plan on getting a after market heatsink the sunbeam 120mm is a really good heatsink. I got the sunbeam 120mm last month and to be honest with you I was surprised with it's performance, it got my Phenom II x4 o.c. to 3.6. after 11 hours of prime 95 it's maximum temperature was 46c (the stock cooler, with the stock clocks, voltages it used to IDLE at 44c and at load at 59) I was in doubt between this cooler and the cooler master 212+, glad i chose this one, as long as your are not installing it on a socket 1366 it doesn't need a back plate, so I didn't have to remove my motherboard out of the case, with made installation REALLY easy, so after all, I think it's one of the best coolers for the price, it's very silent also. Would highly recommend it. It's $25 after rebates, and it comes with good thermal paste, no need to buy any other thermal paste!
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