First time builder - Gaming PC Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 23, 2010 7:12 PM in Systems Share tnorcan July 23, 2010 6:26:59 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month BUDGET RANGE: ~$1000 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primarily gaming; Also planning as possibly using it as a Media Center. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard and Mouse Power Supply: Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan Hard Drive: Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.ca, Ncix, anything that is Canadian-friendly. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference OVERCLOCKING: I don't know how but I'd be interested. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire in the future MONITOR RESOLUTION: Most likely 1920x1200 This is what I'm thinking: CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 Motherboard: This is where I need help, I don't really know what's compatible with what I want. GPU: I want to get a Radeon HD 5850, and would like to get a second one for crossfire when needed. However I don't know which manufacturer to go with. RAM: I'm thinking somewhere between 4-8gigs, but I don't know which brand, and things like what voltage I need to looking for. Case: I guess this is dependent on the motherboard, I'm open to any suggestions. Monitor: I'll be buying my monitor locally, hopefully with a resolution of 1920x1200. Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm new to this so I want to make sure all the parts work together. More about : time builder gaming banthracis July 23, 2010 6:48:13 PM Swap the HD to a SPinpoint F3 1tb. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... The Mobo for P55 to get would be an Asus P7p55D-E Pro. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... However, if this is just a gaming rig, then you can just get a Phenom II x4 955 and Ga 790 UD4. Very minor difference in gaming for a lot less. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... GPU: Any major brand is fine, so GA, Asus, XFX, Sapphire all work fine. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... RAM 4 gb is fine. Look for G skill ECO or Ripjaw 4gb, DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Don't think build will be under $1000 including a monitor. Do you also need OS? m 0 l WR2 July 23, 2010 6:51:25 PM Hello tnorcan; You're in the right place to get your 'stuff' together. Right now we like the Samsung Spinpoint F3 and Seagate 7200.12 HDDs a bit better than the WD versions. And a bonus is they cost bit less: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA2 3.5IN 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive$80 To go with your i5 750 CPU: ASUS P7P55D Pro LGA1156 P55 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI SLI CrossFireX 6SATA GBLAN 1394 Motherboard $188 XFX Radeon HD 5850 725MHZ 1GB video card $335 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer WR2 July 23, 2010 7:12:53 PM G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 RAM $100 Samsung DVD burner $30 Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case $50 OCZ FATAL1TY Series 750W 80+ Bronze Power Supply $120 That looks to be about $1130CAD before any fancy NCIX price matching. And without a copy of Windows. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAdvice for a first time PC builder/upgrading my gaming PC Forum SolvedDoes this Build look well for a Gaming PC? (First time builder) Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder ($600 Budget) RTS and RPG Gaming Pc Forum Solvedquestions about a new gaming pc build from a first time builder Forum Solved$900 (Canadian) Gaming PC, First Time Builder, Need Advice Forum SolvedDesktop gaming PC for around $900 first time builder Forum SolvedFirst time builder $2500 Gaming PC Forum SolvedGaming first PC build 1st time builder. Forum SolvedFirst time gaming pc builder. Need help with parts work with Intel i5 4440S (3.30GHz). Forum SolvedDoes a case affect overheating for a Gaming PC?(first time builder) Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder (Gaming PC Advise/Suggestions) Forum SolvedFirst Time Builder: Gaming PC- HELP PLEASE! Forum SolvedFirst time PC builder for casual gaming. Forum SolvedFirst-Time Gaming PC Builder -- Need to know if these parts will work together and if they are the best bang for my buck Forum SolvedGaming PC - first time builder Forum SolvedFirst time builder, will this work? (£500 gaming PC) Forum SolvedFirst time builder-Up-gradable Gaming pc for Cheap 2013/2014 Forum SolvedFirst-time builder, $2700 Gaming PC; feedback and compatibility requested. Forum SolvedFirst time builder. $1600 AU quiet gaming PC. Please critique! Forum SolvedFirst time gaming pc builder in need of help fast! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !