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July 26, 2010 7:23:16 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Two weeks from now
BUDGET RANGE: 900~1000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (Oblivion, Sc2, WoW) , Adobe Photoshop, video encoding
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or frys.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I want to stick with the i5 760, asus/gigabyte mobo
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: San Jose CA
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, my friend's going to help me cook my cpu
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: If budget permits.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 x 900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'll probably do CAD in within 6 month. Can this build handle that?

CPU and Mobo: i5 760 & ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55
$359.99

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
$97.99

Monitor: Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19"
$109.99
$8.99 Shipping*

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
$54.99

DVD BURNER: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner
$17.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case & Win 7
$54.99
$9.99 Shipping*

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
$79.99
$10 Rebate

GPU & OS: EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) & Win 7
$289.98

Fan: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
$59.99

Fortunately someone's sharing the cost for the monitor at our local store so I could exclude it from the total.

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July 26, 2010 7:56:47 AM

The 550W isn't enough?
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July 26, 2010 8:04:03 AM

Might as well double the capacity of that Spinpoint F3 for $20, and get the HD103SJ.

This RAM has lower latencies and costs around $7 more, which is worth it I suppose.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This cooler is better and cheaper, that Zalman is pretty old.

CM Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.frys.com/product/5971334?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Later on, you may want to SLI another GTX 460 - best to get a 600W PSU. An OCZ ModXStream 600W isn't a bad choice.
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July 26, 2010 8:16:07 AM

CPU and Mobo: i5 760 & ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55
$359.99

Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
$97.99

Monitor: Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19"
$109.99
$8.99 Shipping*

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
$54.99

DVD BURNER: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner
$17.99

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case & Win 7
$54.99
$9.99 Shipping*

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
$79.99
$10 Rebate

GPU & OS: EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) & Win 7
$289.98

Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus Cooler
$29.99

Ok I haven't considered the OCZ PSU yet. Is it a good brand? Most of the guides I read recommended getting Corsair.
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July 26, 2010 5:05:40 PM

Nice build here's a couple of suggestions.
PSU-same Corsair quality with a little more future headroom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM-Faster ram,tighter timings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
I have the Ripjaws kit and it's really nice fast ram.
The OZC ModXtreme psu is worth considering since it will make for a nice tidy install (modular)
I own the 600w model and have no complaints it's quiet and made for an easy cable install.
Better monitors don't skimp out on display the one you chose is limited
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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July 26, 2010 6:22:31 PM

wardy22 said:
Don't get the Hyper 212 Plus. for $5 more you can get the Scythe Mugen 2 which is a better cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Here's Tom's 1156 cooler tests
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...

I agree the Mugen is a nice cooler but it's a pita to install and can cause ram/dimm issues if not researched properly.
Nothing wrong with the Hyper 212+ and it's definitely not a don't get recommendation.
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July 26, 2010 6:40:30 PM

^You're right, didn't mean for it to sound like that.
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August 20, 2010 4:49:04 AM

Best answer selected by Lysia.
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