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Gaming Build - P55 or X58 / 1156 or 1366/ i5 or i7/ Nvidia or ATI

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August 7, 2010 5:40:55 AM

Which is the better for GAMING ? Give a good combo if you can. The HIGHLIGHTED words are what ur looking at.

- LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner (SATA)
- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
- EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5/// OR EQUIVALENT ATI GRAPHICS CARD ( 5800 series range)
- Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
- ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard///ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- COOLER MASTER GX Series 750W ATX12V SLI Ready (80 PLUS BRONZE)
- COOLER MASTER HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
- Intel Core i5-650/660/670 Clarkdale 3.2/3.33/3.46GHz LGA 1156 CPU/// OR EQUIVALENT AMD PROCESSOR
- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Cooler (air cooler)
- AOC 22'' LCD screen ( I already own this)
August 7, 2010 2:19:56 PM

They're all pretty much equal for gaming. The only reason you should go 1366/X58 is if you want the option to add three graphics cards in total. Then the choice between 1156 and AMD is based on whether you're interested in trying to prepare for Bulldozer/Zambezi - for which the benefits in gaming will be dubious - at least in the short term. You would probably be able to game very well for a number of years on either a Phenom II X4 955 or i5-750/60. I disagree with choosing a dual core for a gaming build. If you went AMD then you would have to seriously consider an ATI card if you want the option to crossfire.

Don't get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus from newegg, it is overpriced at $50. Get it from somewhere else like Amazon or Frys. Or from newegg get the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B $35 ($7 shipping).

I do not know why someone would choose the Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe over the Asus P7P55D-E Pro.

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is faster than that WD drive and is cheaper. If you're going to stick with WD then this is only $5 more and will be an improvement on both drives, but I maintain, not necessarily worth it: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $95. See what I mean: http://techreport.com/articles.x/19330/1

The Cooler Master GX750 cannot deal with ~45C heat. So I don't recommend it.
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August 7, 2010 2:42:16 PM

IMO in this budget a 460 is a must it's the best bang for buck on the market currently. SLI'd it wil even rival a 5970 which speaks for itself. Seeing as sli is very appealing I'd also get intel and the i5 750/760 is probably the best choice.
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August 7, 2010 3:03:07 PM

Ok, thanks guys. So i should get an i5 700 series and overclock it ?
Also, Silvune i will check up that info,
thanks.
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August 7, 2010 3:05:35 PM

Silvune said:
They're all pretty much equal for gaming. The only reason you should go 1366/X58 is if you want the option to add three graphics cards in total. Then the choice between 1156 and AMD is based on whether you're interested in trying to prepare for Bulldozer/Zambezi - for which the benefits in gaming will be dubious - at least in the short term. You would probably be able to game very well for a number of years on either a Phenom II X4 955 or i5-750/60. I disagree with choosing a dual core for a gaming build. If you went AMD then you would have to seriously consider an ATI card if you want the option to crossfire.

Don't get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus from newegg, it is overpriced at $50. Get it from somewhere else like Amazon or Frys. Or from newegg get the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B $35 ($7 shipping).

I do not know why someone would choose the Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe over the Asus P7P55D-E Pro.

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is faster than that WD drive and is cheaper. If you're going to stick with WD then this is only $5 more and will be an improvement on both drives, but I maintain, not necessarily worth it: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $95. See what I mean: http://techreport.com/articles.x/19330/1

The Cooler Master GX750 cannot deal with ~45C heat. So I don't recommend it.


Ok, thanks, i WILL CONSIDER UR INPUT. good reply'

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August 7, 2010 3:08:19 PM

EDIT - I chose deluxe version because it has a good power phase (24 hybrid)= 16+3 phase power
The pro has 16+2 i think, and i also like the OC features on the deluxe and a few others, but i will check out the pro.
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August 7, 2010 3:26:13 PM

I have not read an overclocking comparison between the Deluxe and the Pro, so maybe the Deluxe would be better at or easier to OC with. However I'm under the impression that a larger number of phases doesn't necessarily improve OCing ability - sometimes quality is more important than quantity. And even then the difference might only become noticeable in extreme OCing conditions - water or liquid nitrogen etc.
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August 7, 2010 3:29:47 PM

ok, then i would probably go for the P7p55D Deluxe .( the deluxe versions have the remote that i like as well) and that is $169.00 for tht mobo
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August 7, 2010 7:29:27 PM

Silvune said:
They're all pretty much equal for gaming. The only reason you should go 1366/X58 is if you want the option to add three graphics cards in total. Then the choice between 1156 and AMD is based on whether you're interested in trying to prepare for Bulldozer/Zambezi - for which the benefits in gaming will be dubious - at least in the short term. You would probably be able to game very well for a number of years on either a Phenom II X4 955 or i5-750/60. I disagree with choosing a dual core for a gaming build. If you went AMD then you would have to seriously consider an ATI card if you want the option to crossfire.

Don't get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus from newegg, it is overpriced at $50. Get it from somewhere else like Amazon or Frys. Or from newegg get the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B $35 ($7 shipping).

I do not know why someone would choose the Asus P7P55D-E Deluxe over the Asus P7P55D-E Pro.

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 is faster than that WD drive and is cheaper. If you're going to stick with WD then this is only $5 more and will be an improvement on both drives, but I maintain, not necessarily worth it: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $95. See what I mean: http://techreport.com/articles.x/19330/1

The Cooler Master GX750 cannot deal with ~45C heat. So I don't recommend it.


What do you mean by saying that Cooler Master GX750 cannot deal with ~45C HEAT. Explain please
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August 7, 2010 7:57:34 PM

I think he means the psu will break or degenerate at those temps. Which is obviously bad.
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August 7, 2010 8:01:10 PM

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-GX...

When it is run in 45C and tries to provide more than 650 watts of power it either doesn't perform very well (ripple and noise out of spec, low efficiency etc), or it shuts down.

Something is in the works tho, as Jonnyguru has gotten another sample unit which they are probably testing right now. However the results haven't been published as far as I'm aware and until they are released and unless they show something different I will continue to be negative about it.
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August 7, 2010 8:26:22 PM

so what u recommend that is 79.99 or lower and 750 watts then?
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August 7, 2010 8:34:19 PM

Before or after rebates? What about shipping?

Also do you really need a 750W PSU? I think you'd only need a 750W PSU if you were going to be adding a second GTX 460 and OCing them. If you're just doing an OC on the CPU then you'll only need a good 650W PSU.

And why are you unprepared to pay more for a higher quality PSU?
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August 7, 2010 9:52:06 PM

here is something to keep in mind.

MSI writes this board will not explode on their boxes for a reason: because paired with the right(or should I say wrong) psu toasting a mobo is very possible.
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August 8, 2010 7:23:48 AM

I am plannin to sli so waht psu?
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August 8, 2010 8:10:18 AM

I'd say corsair 750tx or xfx 750w
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August 8, 2010 2:51:19 PM

You didn't answer my questions, so I will give it a bit of a stab.

If you're adamant about $79.99, then this: Tuniq Potency PSU-POT750-BK 750W $79.99 ($30 rebate, $10.18 shipping). Got a Golden award from hardwaresecrets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/955 It might only have 650 watts on it's 12V rails, but like I said earlier that's all you'll need.

Altho after shipping it costs the same as this: Corsair TX 650

And these two are $79.99 after rebate:
XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W 80Plus Bronze Modular
Antec Truepower New TP650 80Plus Bronze Modular
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September 2, 2010 10:49:40 PM

and i did answer your question.....i said i was plannin on SLI'ing the 2 460's...
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September 2, 2010 10:55:35 PM

You only answered one of my multiple questions.
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September 3, 2010 3:06:43 PM

ok..
i am goin with the intel 15 760
xfx 750 watts psu
asus p7p55 d deluxe
hyper 212 plus (but not from newegg)

what you think..
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