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My First Gaming Rig v2

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July 24, 2010 5:00:55 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Over the next month, will be buying a few parts at a time.

BUDGET RANGE: Around 1500 a little over is ok.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, also some 3D Modeling and Photoshop.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: New Egg, Amazon, what ever has the best deal.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: This is my first build so as long as it preforms well.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (Not to start with but potentiality as a future upgrade.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, May buy a new 180p monitor.

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The parts that I have already picked:

Case:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:
XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler:
Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:
SAMSUNG 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 4X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24x DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor:
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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So after getting some advice on my last build I want to see what people think of this potential build, I am open to any advice or suggestions. This is my first time building a computer so I dont know a ton about different Hardware and whats best.

The one thing in particular i am curious and want advise on is I kinda want to get a little more RAM then 4, possibly 6GB, would 6GB give me better performance and would it be worth the extra $?

Thanks

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July 24, 2010 5:13:40 PM

All your monies are belong to me!

I dunno no I would stick with 4gigs. If you need 6 you'll know it.

only thing I would change I guess is the hard drive. I'm a seagate/WD fanboy so I'd get one of those. Probably a velocity raptor. 600gigs. :p 
July 24, 2010 5:18:03 PM

xxsk8er101xx said:
All your monies are belong to me!

I dunno no I would stick with 4gigs. If you need 6 you'll know it.

only thing I would change I guess is the hard drive. I'm a seagate/WD fanboy so I'd get one of those. Probably a velocity raptor. 600gigs. :p 

Both my HDDs from Seagate crashed within 6-months. Go for Samsung, they're cheap and reliable. :kaola: 
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July 24, 2010 5:56:58 PM

lol

m9a2 said:
Both my HDDs from Seagate crashed within 6-months. Go for Samsung, they're cheap and reliable. :kaola: 

July 24, 2010 7:29:33 PM

m9a2 said:
Both my HDDs from Seagate crashed within 6-months. Go for Samsung, they're cheap and reliable. :kaola: 


Yeah no worries def going with Samsung I am a big fan of their electronics.
July 24, 2010 7:33:35 PM

That's cool. I'm not here to tell anyone what to buy. I could care less. ENjoy your new gaming rig :) 

mjdailey said:
Yeah no worries def going with Samsung I am a big fan of their electronics.

July 24, 2010 8:37:52 PM

Forgot to add what Power Supply i am planning on getting


XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
July 24, 2010 8:41:41 PM

I'm a corsair fan when it comes to power supplies and RAM :) 
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