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First build help i5-760

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August 16, 2010 3:16:03 PM

So Im building my first computer and I want to run Snow Leopard on it and windows 7.

CPU: i5-760
MB: Gigabyte P55A-UD3
Power: Silverstone 500W ATX12V
Memory: G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 PC3 10600
HD:WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s#.5''
Case: Modtek Cassini Gaming Case

Right now I need to get a keyboard but Im not sure which one to get that will work with both Windows 7 and Mac. Has anyone had success or failure building with same specs? What did you use?

Any advice on Graphics card? Going to HDTV through HDMI hopefully.

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August 16, 2010 4:06:29 PM

Mac OS X is based on unix/linux, so it should work fine with any keyboard attachable to your specs. Also you did not choose gpu, was it on purpose?

Also I have almost the same specs and radeon 5750 and I am pretty content
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August 16, 2010 4:51:27 PM

Forgot to put in that I have a ENGT220, but will most likely upgrade. It will be going to a 42'' HDTV with 1080p and 120 hz. How long ago did you build? Was thinking of maybe a good wireless keyboard from digitech. Just want something that will work with both Windows and Mac, the mac wired keyboard is also in the running now.
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August 16, 2010 6:20:01 PM

I have my pc for half a year, I have i750, gigabyte p55 mobo, 2x2gb a-data 10600 ram and also 500w fortron psu, so it is really very similar to your choices

but for 1080p you should get more powerful card than gt220, that's for sure,
I would recommend something more powerful than radeon 5750 even

just look on charts here on toms hardware (probably these 1920x1200 as it is closest to 1080p) and consider how much you are willing to spend for your gpu, you cant go wrong with either ATI or Nvidia at this time, there are no killer features currently that will really matter
but than you may consider a bit more powerful psu, but if you are not going for some dual-gpu or some power-hungry card, my opinion is that 500w will be enough - of course it has to be some reliable manufacturer, although I am from Europe, so we do not have every brand the same as in US
I read on this forum, that silverstone is okay. (we don't have that here, but reliable brands are seasonic, corsair and fortron, at least here, that's for sure)
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August 16, 2010 6:36:35 PM

the cheapest graphic card that you can get that would support 1080p would be 5770, but that's not so great, I would recommend going with the 5830 or even the GTX 460.
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August 16, 2010 8:27:59 PM

I agree with that, gtx 460 is good value for its cost
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