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June 19, 2010 11:28:36 PM

Well im going to the USA, and im planing to buy the parts on compusa, since i can't order online, and compusa seems to be the best bet on retail store. Im going to Houston or San Antonio. I heard theres a microcenter in Houston, but on their online site they dont have any processors on sale???

Well, lets role it:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming>Internet>Office applications(word).

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:I have a HAF 932 case, an ATI 5850 Twin Frozr II videocard from MSI, mouse,keyboard, OS.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Compusa(preferred) Microcenter(I dont know 100% if im going to Houston).

PARTS PREFERENCES: I have always used Intel, but im open to the AMD Phenoms II x4 and x6.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, if the motherboard has the option, such as ASUS Turbo,MSI oc Genie or the one from Gygabyte... if the motherboard doesn't has any automatic overclocking then no.

CROSSFIRE: Yes, I have an ATI 5850 Twin Frozr II videocard from MSI, and im buying a second one in 2 years, approx.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 LG 32" model 32LH40

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
-PSU modular IF possible, crossfire ready, and silent(i had an ocz stealth x stream 700 watts, very good psu BUT at load is noisy, and even after i finished gaming the psu didnt want to idle and kept at load noise.

-My max is around $800 with taxes.

-A heatsink fan(no V8 OR V10)


Thanks and cheers, i appreciate it!

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June 20, 2010 6:49:53 PM

So well after 1 day no answer...i5,i7,Phenoms II x4 and x6 builds are what im looking for.Dont care about the video card since i allready got a huge one, care more about the motherboard that is crossfire capable and the two pci express x16 slots working at x16(if not then 1 at x16 and the other one at x8....since if it works at x4 its a waste).

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June 20, 2010 7:35:22 PM

Asus P7P55 Deluxe Motherboard - LGA1156, Intel P55
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
$180

Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1333C9AG 4GB Dual Channel DDR3
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
$100

Core i5-750
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
$200

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
$90

[Modular] Kingwin LAZER 750W Power Supply - 750-Watt, Modular, ATX, SLI-Ready, 4x 12V Rails, Blue & White switch LED fan, 80 plus
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...
$100

Total: $670

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June 20, 2010 10:00:40 PM

Thx for the input

I came up with this build:

CPU(worth to pay $20 more to get the 3.4ghz version?):
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Motherboard:
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Memory:
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Power supply(worth to pay $10 more to get the 850 watts version?):
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Hard Drive(worth to pay$10 more to get 750gb version?) :
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

CD/DVD drive:
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

Heatsink(is it good?):
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

TOTAL: $690


Notes: I choose that motherboard because it has nice features like 3.u usb and the pci express slots...i can use corssfire both at x16 and even throw a Physx card.

I just noticed it has OC Genite Lite applicable from BIOS, but it also has some buttons on the bottom of the motherboard to crank it up.



Now that i think c3 version of 955 will be enough...siince it will be overclocked by the motherboard to around 3.6 ghz.

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June 21, 2010 6:58:46 PM

Do you guys know another forum where i can get replies? Please tell me one, since i need help and none is answering me here.
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June 21, 2010 7:33:00 PM

1. If 8/8 when 2 discrete in CF have a look at Asrock 870Extreme3

2. 16/16 890FX
Cheap: Biostar TA890GXE
Mid : Asrock 890FX Deluxe3
Premium : Other than that MSI havea look att Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5?

3. Why not tried and tested Corsair 750TX for PSU?
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

4. 955BE is fine

5. U dun sound like a OCer so either stock HSF or hunt for a CM 212+ when u do decide to do so (best via BIOS not software for best results)?
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June 21, 2010 9:06:37 PM

batuchka said:
1. If 8/8 when 2 discrete in CF have a look at Asrock 870Extreme3

2. 16/16 890FX
Cheap: Biostar TA890GXE
Mid : Asrock 890FX Deluxe3
Premium : Other than that MSI havea look att Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5?

3. Why not tried and tested Corsair 750TX for PSU?
http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-de...

4. 955BE is fine

5. U dun sound like a OCer so either stock HSF or hunt for a CM 212+ when u do decide to do so (best via BIOS not software for best results)?



Thx for the reply :) 

1.- You mean 8/8 wont be a great loss in performance compared to 16/16?

2.- Will have a look at them.

3.- Damn didnt saw that one, but my qestion is: How can a single +12v rail feed 2 video cards that need 4 +12v rails? It has 60 amps needed to feed x2 5850 but i cant figure out how to connect them with a single +12v rail.

4.- Thanks, will choose that.

5.- Nope never done an overclock to a cpu, however to my 5850 i overclocked it to 900mhz core clock, because it has easy softwares to use....that must be similar to the OC Genie thing. And yeah i choose that $35 heatsink fan because the CM +212 is so popular its most of the time out of stock, and those who have it on stock they sell it for $50+

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June 21, 2010 11:39:25 PM

8/8 CF is OK, and you can't get any better than that on the P55 chip-set.
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June 22, 2010 5:09:55 AM

Tosen said:
Thx for the reply :) 

1.- You mean 8/8 wont be a great loss in performance compared to 16/16?

2.- Will have a look at them.

3.- Damn didnt saw that one, but my qestion is: How can a single +12v rail feed 2 video cards that need 4 +12v rails? It has 60 amps needed to feed x2 5850 but i cant figure out how to connect them with a single +12v rail.

4.- Thanks, will choose that.

5.- Nope never done an overclock to a cpu, however to my 5850 i overclocked it to 900mhz core clock, because it has easy softwares to use....that must be similar to the OC Genie thing. And yeah i choose that $35 heatsink fan because the CM +212 is so popular its most of the time out of stock, and those who have it on stock they sell it for $50+


1. Nah not significant enuff to get worried

3. Dun worry about single/multi railss : a quality PSU by any other name/rail....:p 

5. Source out other online h/w vendors ^^

You are welcomed
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