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 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 SolvedIs this a good build for a gaming pc? First time builder Forum Solved$1000 Gaming PC *First time builder* Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !