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June 23, 2010 3:10:57 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in a month
BUDGET RANGE: 800-900 euro

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: high end gaming and multimedia
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no particular
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: The Netherlands

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preferences

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

After searching the web I’ve came to the following configuration:
Processor: Core i5-750
Mobo: Asus P7P55D Deluxe (or Premium)
GPU: Sapphire HD5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M700
Memory: OCZ Obsidian OCZ3OB1600LV4GK 4GB
HD: Seagate 7200.12 500B
DVD writer: Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S222A
Case: Sharkoon Rebel 9 Economic

I also have a couple of questions about the configuration:
1. Is the PSU strong enough to support an other HD5850 in crossfire?
2. This config is a bit above my budget. On which part could I cut down without a significant loss in performance?
3. What’s exactly the difference between P7P55D Deluxe and Premium?
4. Is it wise to install a cheaper GPU (HD5770)? When it won’t be enough I could install another HD5770 in crossfire.
5. Could you recommend a cheap case with good airflow?

I thank you in advance..

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June 23, 2010 3:31:34 PM

Switching to a 5770 is not advisable for higher end gaming.

If you're over budget, then you should probably get a phenom 955 build instead.

Cooler Master (although I really love their cases) don't make very good psus. Switch that to a Corsair TX-750 or TX-650 instead.
June 23, 2010 5:23:48 PM

More suggestions, someone???
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June 24, 2010 8:40:26 AM

Thank you very much for your answers,

I have made a cheaper i5 system for about 872 eur and an AMD system for 800 eur

The AMD system

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AMD Black Edition - Processor - 1 x AMD Phenom II X4 955 / 3.2 GHz - Socket AM3 - L3 6 MB - Box

Asrock 870 Extreme3 - Moederbord - ATX - AMD 870 - Socket AM3 - UDMA133, SATA-300 (RAID), SATA-600 (RAID), eSATA

Cooler Master GX RS-750-ACAA-E3 - Voeding ( intern ) - ATX12V 2.31 - 115/230 Volt wisselstroom V - 750 Watt - actieve PFC - Euro

Sapphire RADEON HD 5850 - Grafische adapter - Radeon HD 5850 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - Digitale Visuele Interface (DV

Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class HD103SJ - Vaste schijf - 1 TB - intern - 3.5"e; - SATA-300 - 7200 tpm -buffer: 32 MB

Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223C - Schijfstation - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 22x/22x/12x - Serial ATA - intern - 5.25"e; - zw

Kingston ValueRAM - Geheugen - 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1333 MHz / PC3-10600 - CL9 - 1.5 V - niet-gebufferd - ni

Xigmatek Asgard II - Midtowermodel - ATX


The cheaper i5 system:

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Processor: Core i5-750

Mobo: MSI P55-GD65

GPU: Sapphire HD5850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E

PSU: Cooler Master GX RS-750-ACAA-E3

Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 4 GB : 2 x 2 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1333 MHz / PC3-10600 - CL9 - 1.5 V

HD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class HD103SJ 1 TB

DVD writer: Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S223C

Case: Xigmatek Asgard II - Midtowermodel - ATX





What do you think about the systems and what is the difference in gaming between the two systems?
June 24, 2010 1:12:46 PM

Anybody??
June 24, 2010 4:08:20 PM

Well, you ignored the advice about the PSU. Don't. That particular CM PSU is not good for loads over 450W if I remember correctly. Not unless you want to be sure not to burn your hardware. The noise is over the allowed limits. Like was already stated, Cooler Master PSU's aren't that good.

Getting a Corsair is seconded by me.
June 24, 2010 5:58:07 PM

inquartata said:
Well, you ignored the advice about the PSU. Don't. That particular CM PSU is not good for loads over 450W if I remember correctly. Not unless you want to be sure not to burn your hardware. The noise is over the allowed limits. Like was already stated, Cooler Master PSU's aren't that good.

Getting a Corsair is seconded by me.


Thank you for your answer, I will replace the PSU for a better one.
Still you didn't comment on the two systems I asked about. Could you (or somebody else) please rate these two systems? It's really important because I would like to buy one of them this week.
June 25, 2010 8:34:58 AM

I'm planning to buy one of the systems today. Any second thoughts??
June 25, 2010 9:27:36 AM

I would say the amd system is much better, the 1156 socket of the i5 is dead but the am3 socket of 955 is gonna continue to the next generation, also both systems will give you almost the same performance so it wont be worth it the extra money
June 27, 2010 5:29:50 PM

Thank you for all of your answers.
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