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July 14, 2010 1:52:59 AM

Hi all, I need some advice on if this would be a good build and if all the parts are compatible, if any of these don't meet those requirements, feel free to suggest a replacement.
I would also like some help with choosing a motherboard as explained further on in the post.

Keep in mind that this system would be used 85-90% of the time for gaming, so here goes....

Memory : Kingston HyperX 1600 Mh/Z 4GB Dual Channel
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3 GB/S (planning to upgrade to RAID 0 in future)
CPU : Intel Core i5 750 2.66 Gh/Z (but probably will overclock in future)
GPU : Sapphire HD 5850 1 GB
Optical Drive : BenQ 24x DVD Writer Retail Box
Case : CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout (this case is awesome!!!!)
PSU : Corsair HX 650W Modular PSU

Motherboard : I'm thinking MSI P55-GD65, but I want suggestions for other P55 boards

Mouse : Logitech MX 518
Keyboard : Microsoft Sidewinder x4

So, feel free to suggest replacements, but I need advice on the motherboard.

I have also chosen the i5 over the Phenom II x4 because the 2.66 Gh/Z i5 750 whoops the Phenom II x4 @ 3.4 Gh/z 956's a$$ in gaming...

So thanks for the ongoing help :)  :D  :) 

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July 14, 2010 8:34:13 AM

Thanks, so;
Memory : Kingston HyperX 1600 Mh/Z 4GB Dual Channel
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3 GB/S (planning to upgrade to RAID 0 in future)
CPU : Intel Core i5 750 2.66 Gh/Z (but probably will overclock in future)
GPU : Sapphire HD 5850 1 GB
Optical Drive : BenQ 24x DVD Writer Retail Box
Case : CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout (this case is awesome!!!!)
PSU : Corsair HX 750W Modular PSU

Motherboard : Asus P7P55D-E Pro

Mouse : Logitech MX 518
Keyboard : Microsoft Sidewinder x4

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July 14, 2010 10:21:56 AM

looks good
July 14, 2010 6:37:38 PM

I like the build, all good manufacturers. i reccomend the 750 watt psu for potential future upgrades especially to graphics even if you're not planning them now
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