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Gaming PC i5 760 base, feedback and advice please

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August 9, 2010 3:20:01 AM

After 20+ hours worth of research this week this is what I have come up with.

All the parts will be bought when purchase is made:

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156

MOBO: ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) SC

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

CASE: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Everything is on newegg.

How does this set up look? I tried putting links, but for some reason I couldn't get them to work...
I also want to buy an aftermarket CPU cooler, because I do plan on overclocking, so what do you recommend? And then is $40 USD worth 1 inch of monitor? Haha...

Thanks for the highly anticipated feedback!

August 9, 2010 7:17:10 PM

I selected this one because it is modular and it's only 54.99 after mail in rebated. I don't really know too much about psu's so recommendations are good. I plan on doing sli sometime so accounting for that would be good, and the fact that I'll be overclocking the cpu.
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August 9, 2010 8:29:52 PM

The RAM you have stated is not compatible with your mobo & processor. You want DDR3. This is a good set: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO $105

The OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W should be enough to SLI 460s. I know it's not the best in the world, but it is FAR from the worst. If you want real quality then one of these two:
XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W 80Plus Bronze Modular $100 ($20 rebate, $2 shipping)
Antec Truepower New TP650 80Plus Bronze Modular $100 ($20 rebate, $2 shipping)

You should not get that particular WD drive, as it is not as fast as the $5 more expensive WD 1TB FEAX drive, nor is it as fast as the cheaper Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. So get either of those.

What do you think about having a motherboard with SATA6G and USB3?

I think this is a really good option: Thermalright MUX-120 $47 from Amazon. As it was one of the top performing coolers in the Tom's 1156 coolers roundup, because of being quiet and performing exceptionally well when paired with a faster fan. If you think you're going replace the fan then have a look at the Scythe Yasya $55 ($7 shipping).
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August 9, 2010 8:41:43 PM

Agree with all of Silvune's advice.

I'd suggest spending a little more to get the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro for USB 3.0 & SATA 6.0 GB/s support.
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